Two arrested, one suspect sought after two Beaverton carjackings

Two arrested, one suspect sought after two Beaverton carjackings »Play Video
Police work at the scene of a carjacking in Beaverton early Friday morning. (KATU image)

BEAVERTON, Ore. - Beaverton police are looking into two carjackings that took place overnight. Two people were arrested in connection with one of the incidents.

The first incident took place near the 14000 block of SW Millikan Way just after midnight when a 39-year-old man told police he was held up at gunpoint as he left work and his car taken.

Officers spotted the victim's Lexus a short time later on SW Electric Street, a short distance from where the crime took place.

Two people in the car were arrested after they ran from the vehicle, including Omarcus Zenus Rhone-Fields-James, 18. The other person arrested was a 17-year-old minor.

The second incident took place at a corner with a stop sign on NW 113th Avenue and NW Cornell Road at about 2:45 a.m.

The 32-year-old woman driving the car told police a man walked in front of her vehicle while it was stopped, opened the passenger side door and got into the passenger seat.

Once in the car, police said the man displayed a knife and threatened to rape the woman.

Police said the woman drove a short distance on NW 113th and then pulled over, grabbed the keys, got out of the car and fled to her home, which was located nearby.

The suspect, whom police said was a white male male with a mustache, wearing dark jeans and a dark shirt, may have been a transient. The victim told police the man had strong body odor and had on dirty shoes.

A search of the area by police did not turn up a suspect and police said nothing was taken from the car, which was still parked where the woman had left it.