PORTLAND, Ore. – Police are looking for a driver who they said intentionally rammed a police car with his SUV in a Southwest Portland parking garage Friday night.
Officers noticed drugs in an SUV during a confrontation with two men in the Safeway store garage, located at 1010 SW Jefferson St. just before 11 p.m., police said.
The driver grabbed on to one of the officers as he started the SUV, police said. Another officer pulled the 17-year-old passenger out of the SUV.
The driver accelerated when the officer pulled away from his grip, hitting several vehicles and poles in the garage, including the passenger side of the police car.
Police said one officer was in the driver’s seat and the 17-year-old was in the back of the police car when it was hit.
No one was hurt.
The suspect is described as a Native American in his late 30s. Police said he is 6’2’’ tall, weighs 220 pounds, has brown eyes and short, buzzed black hair.
The SUV is a teal late 1990s model Ford Explorer with heavy damage to the front, rear and driver’s side. Several windows were broken out, police said.
Anyone who sees the SUV is asked to call 9-1-1.