PORTLAND – A car theft suspect was chased down and bit by a police dog after he took off on foot Friday morning, police said.
Just before 11 a.m., deputies tried to pull over 22-year-old Trevor Freauff of Clackamas who was driving a 1999 white Volkswagen Passat near Highway 212 and Highway 26 after they noticed he was not wearing a seatbelt, said Sgt. Adam Phillips with the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office.
Freauff then sped off, eventually pulling into a driveway near Southeast Waybill Road and Southeast Orient Drive, Phillips said.
Deputies learned the car was stolen from Southeast Portland on Dec. 12.
Freauff and two passengers then took off on foot through the home’s yard and into the neighborhood. Additional police were called in with the help of a K9 to track the suspects down, Phillips said.
They eventually discovered Freauff when the dog bit him. He was taken to the hospital to be treated for dog bite wounds. Freauff will be taken to the Clackamas County Jail on charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and reckless endangering, Phillips said.
One of the passengers, 25-year-old Joshua Biggs, was also arrested on unauthorized use of a motor vehicle charges.
Deputies are still looking for the third suspect who they tentatively identified as 27-year-old Christopher Freauff of Clackamas.