August 16, 2018 – On August 16, 2018, at 2:23 a.m., a Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputy was conducting routine patrols when he observed a gray Honda Civic drive through a red light at Southwest 185th Avenue and West Baseline Road in Beaverton, nearly causing a crash. The Honda then fled at a high rate of speed.
Deputies pursued the vehicle westbound on West Baseline Road then north on Southwest 195th Avenue, ending in a residential cul-de-sac on Southwest Seminole Drive. Once there, the driver turned the sedan around and rammed a patrol vehicle head-on. The driver fled on foot through the neighborhood.
Beaverton Police Officer Wolfe and his partner, K-9 Enzo, responded and assisted deputies in searching for the driver. After a seven minute search, K-9 Enzo located the suspect hiding in bushes behind a nearby residence.
Deputies found a spring-assisted knife concealed in the suspect’s pocket. Inside the vehicle, deputies seized a handgun, methamphetamine, stolen license plates, and burglary tools. Deputies are working to locate the registered owner of the involved vehicle to determine whether it is stolen.
The suspect, 26-year-old Anthony Strohm of Hillsboro, was arrested and lodged at the Washington County Jail on the following list of charges:
•Recklessly endangering another person
•Attempt to elude in a vehicle
•Attempt to elude on foot
•Attempted assault on a public safety officer
•Attempted second-degree assault
•Unlawful use of a weapon
•Felon in possession of a firearm
•Carrying a concealed weapon
•Possession of methamphetamine
•Possession of burglary tools
•Second-degree criminal mischief
•Third-degree theft (two counts)
A deputy sustained minor injuries and was discharged after being evaluated at a local hospital. The involved patrol vehicle received minor damage.
A 23-year-old female passenger in the suspect vehicle was not injured.