Man Detained for Intentionally Driving at a Police Officer in Downtown Portland

On Saturday night (1 July) in northwest Portland, police reported that a man had attempted to strike a Portland Police Bureau officer with a vehicle. PPB reported that shortly after 6 p.m. on Saturday, an officer in a police vehicle observed a black 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix driving directly toward him.

The suspect avoided a collision by slamming on his brakes at the last possible moment. The driver turned around and attempted to collide with the officer’s car once more. According to the police, the officer attempted to gain distance and called for support.

The suspect continued his pursuit of the officer while his tires skidded. According to PPB, he had erratic starts, pauses, and turns. The officer was unable to halt the suspect, so other officers pursued him.

Man Purposely Hits Police Officer in Downtown Portland Arrested

Do you know that Portland police believe the pedestrian died in a hit-and-run collision in the Sunderland area on Thursday night (29 June) had into the street to confront those throwing fireworks when he was struck:

Officers continued to pursue the suspect while deflating his tires with spike strips. At Northwest Naito Parkway and Northwest Couch Street, they cornered him. He attempted to flee, became immobilized, and surrendered to officers.

The police apprehended Adolfo Beltran-Megia Jr., age 27. The following accusations led to his transport to the Multnomah County jail:

  • Second-Degree Attempted Assault
  • Attempted Assault on a Public Safety Officer
  • Reckless Endangering another Person
  • Reckless Driving, Attempt to Elude Police by Vehicle
  • Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants

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