PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The search for a suspected car thief prompted a shelter-in-place order for Southeast Portland’s Centennial neighborhood, authorities said.
Police announced that three suspects had been arrested.
Just after midnight, officers said they were notified by the PDX Stolen Cars Facebook group about a possible stolen vehicle in a grocery store parking lot on Southeast 145th Avenue and Southeast Division Street.
After confirming that the car was stolen, police said they performed a traffic stop on Southeast 145th Avenue where an occupant ran from the vehicle.
It was believed that the suspect could’ve been armed, so a shelter-in-place was ordered for the surrounding neighborhood while police searched.
By 12:49 a.m., police said they had located and arrested the suspect.
Dakota T. Butler, 23, was identified as the driver of the stolen car, police say. He was arrested and faces multiple charges, including unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen vehicle. He also had three warrants for his arrest in Clackamas, Marion and Polk counties.
Police say the suspect that ran from the car was Reece A. Miller, 23, who was located by officers and was booked on a parole violation hold.
A passenger in the car was identified by police as Shaylee M. Lord, 20, who was booked on a Clackamas County arrest warrant.