Man arrested for Northeast Portland carjacking

Man arrested for Northeast Portland carjacking

PORTLAND, Ore. – An 18-year-old man was arrested Wednesday after police say he pulled a woman out of her SUV in a business parking lot, got in her car and drove away.

Police say Devon Mack carjacked the woman by punching her and stealing her keys at LaCrosse Footwear on Northeast Airport Way shortly after 4 p.m.

Police said they caught up to Devon Mack after people calling 911 reported a car off the road at Northeast 148th Avenue and Marine Drive and a drunken driver near Northeast 33rd Avenue and Marine Drive. Police determined it was the same car in both locations.

Port of Portland officers spotted the car on Marine Drive and one of their officers followed it and tried to stop it with a (PIT) maneuver at Northeast 122nd Avenue and Airport Way but was unsuccessful. A Portland police officer, however, was able to stop the car a short distance away using the same maneuver and arrested Mack without further incident, police said.

Mack was taken to the Multnomah County Jail. He faces charges of third-degree robbery, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, attempt to elude in a vehicle, unlawful entry into a motor vehicle, driving under the influence of intoxicants, failure to perform the duties of a driver and reckless driving.

He will be arraigned Thursday in Multnomah County Court.