Police: Burglary suspect rams police car, injures officer

CAMAS, Wash. – Police arrested a burglary suspect who they said rammed a police car and injured an officer during his escape Monday morning.

According to Sgt. Scot Boyles, police responded to a call reporting an interrupted burglary in the 1600 block of NW 27th Avenue in Camas just before 10:30 a.m.

The suspect, later identified as 24-year-old Bradley Eric Jensen, was in his vehicle when the first officer arrived, Boyles said. The officer broke Jensen's window and pointed his Taser at him after Jensen did not obey the officer’s commands.

Jensen started his car as a second officer arrived. Boyles said he rammed one of the police cars as he drove away.

One officer suffered a hand injury, Boyles said.

Jensen drove his car for about one block, where he crashed and ran away on foot. Police searched the neighborhood, but could not find him.

Two hours later, someone in the neighborhood called 9-1-1 to report that Jensen was hiding in her backyard. Jensen tried to run when a K-9 unit arrived, but the police dog bit him and police took him into custody.

He was taken to the Clark County Jail where he faces charges of robbery, burglary, theft, assault, resisting arrest, hit and run and possession of stolen property.

Police asked the nearby Dorothy Fox Elementary to go into lockdown at around 10:30 a.m. Students were able to go from class to class inside the building, Boyles said. The lockdown was lifted at around 12 p.m.