Portland suspect arrested after fleeing police, ditching 12-year-old girl

portland-crashOn the evening of Monday October 14, North Precinct officers responded to the 10300 block of Northeast Prescott Street on the report of a single vehicle crash into a power pole.

Officers arrived and found the car, a sheared-off power pole, and a 12-year-old girl in the passenger seat. The driver fled the crash scene and was eventually located and arrested at Northeast 103rd Avenue and Tillamook Street.

East Precinct officers had previously attempted to stop the vehicle in the area of Southeast 102nd Avenue and Stark Street, but the vehicle sped away and was briefly pursued by officers before they terminated the pursuit.

The suspect, 43-year-old Arnell Wendell Brown, will be booked into the Multnomah County Jail on several charges. The 12-year-old girl did not appear to have any serious injuries but was transported to a Portland hospital as a precaution. She is the daughter of an associate of Brown’s.

Pacific Power & Light (PP&L) will be replacing the power pole.