Saturday afternoon, a Portland Police Officer on patrol in the 600 Block of Southeast 146th Avenue saw a wanted suspect, 42-year-old Kevin Davidoff, who had multiple outstanding warrants for his arrest.
The suspect was also wanted for previously eluding from officers trying to stop him in a vehicle on at least three separate occasions.
When the suspect saw the officer, he ran into the house. Another person with Davidoff also ran into the house despite orders to stop. The officer requested additional resources, who helped her surround the house.
Officers and supervisors from the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT), the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT), and the PPB K-9 unit responded on a limited deployment to assist. A limited SERT deployment allows the team members to use specialized tools, but is less than a full team call-out.
The officers tried calling Davidoff on the phone and used the public address speaker on a police car to try to convince him to surrender. The other subject came out and surrendered, however Davidoff refused to come out.
After over three hours, officers with SERT searched the house and located the suspect hiding under a large pile of debris in the garage. The subject was not cooperative during his arrest and suffered a minor injury from a K-9 bite. He was treated at the hospital and then booked into the Multnomah County Jail.