Hit and run driver attempts to flee with Homeland Security Officer hanging on to his vehicle - 04/17/14
Gresham, Ore -A driver trying to flee a Hit and Run left the scene taking an off-duty Homeland Security Officer with him, who was hanging onto the vehicle. Sean P Hacker, 33, of Gresham was arrested after a police canine was deployed and he was taken into custody by perimeter officers. He will be charged with a variety of crimes related to this case.
It began when the off-duty officer observed a person driving a black Lexus driven by Hakcer, eastbound on N.E. Glisan make a right turn onto southbound N.E. 223rd. The vehicle spun out, leaving it facing northbound in the southbound lanes. The vehicle had hit a tree that was part of the landscaping on the sidewalk just north of the intersection. The officer stopped and identified himself with the intention of intervening. Instead, the driver was attempting to flee so the officer reached into the car to try to take the keys. The driver drove off southbound in reverse with the officer hanging onto the door for about 150 feet. When the driver suddenly stopped, the officer let go and was able to escape without any injury. The driver continued until he reached the driveway of the Crunch Fitness, 355 N.E. 223rd, where he tried to turn around, while still driving in reverse. In doing so, he hit a raised curb and his car was disabled. He was seen fleeing on foot from the second crash. Officers were able to set up a perimeter and a police canine was deployed. The canine tracked him to a swampy area west of the location. Hacker then ran from this area and to waiting officers in the perimeter, where he was taken into custody without incident.
He is being charged with a variety of crimes related to this incident and will be lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center. There were no injuries related to this incident. There was property damage to Hacker's vehicle and the landscaping.
Multiple Wanted for Stealing From Guide Dogs for the Blind (photo) (Photo)
Gresham, Ore. - At least two men and one woman are wanted in connection with stealing approximately $4,800 from the Boring, Ore. based Guide Dogs for the Blind. Sometime between Dec. 2013 and Jan. 2014, unidentified suspects unlawfully entered some of the organization's vehicles and stole gas cards. The cards were then fraudulently used at several gas stations in Gresham, Troutdale, and Portland. Surveillance photos depict multiple vehicles and suspects being involved in these crimes. (Suspects and vehicles pictured below)
The three suspect vehicles involved are identified as a white, 4-door, 2000 era Dodge Stratus; a white, 4-door, 2000 era Buick LeSabre with a dent or mark on the trunk; and a gold, 4-door, 2000 era Chevrolet Malibu with oversize chrome-colored wheels.
Detectives are seeking the public's help identifying all suspects in this case. Anyone with pertinent information is encouraged to call the Gresham Police. The Gresham Police tip line is 503.618.2719 (local) or 1.888.989.3505 (out of area).
Police seek public's help in locating missing Gresham man (Photo)
Combs' DMV photo
Gresham, Ore -Gresham Police are asking for the public's help in locating a man who has not been heard from since January 18, 2014. Cameron Lowell Combs has no known ties outside of the east Multnomah County area and his family says it is unusual for him to be non-communicative for this long. Family and friends have not heard from him since that date.
He is described as a white male, 24 years old, 5-feet 6-inches, 135 lbs. with brown hair and brown eyes. He has a cross tattoo on one of his arms, a '420' tattooed on the opposite upper arm and a single straight line tattoo on one of his thighs. If anybody has any information related to his whereabouts or if anybody spots him, please call Gresham Police at 503.618.2719.