Police chase ends at Portland cemetery

August Lockwood, 41, pictured in a jail booking photo provided by the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office.
August Lockwood, 41, pictured in a jail booking photo provided by the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office.

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A 41-year-old man is accused of leading police on a vehicle pursuit around Rose City Cemetery.

August Lockwood was arrested by Port of Portland Police officers Wednesday night around 5:30 p.m. after an officer noticed the motor home Lockwood was driving had switched license plates.

According to police reports obtained by KOIN 6, Lockwood refused to stop and a pursuit ensues near the intersection of Northeast 47th Avenue and Northeast Columbia Boulevard. Officers from the Portland Police Bureau assisted with the chase.

It ended when the motor home crashed through a chain link fence at the Rose City Cemetery, police said. The driver then ran on food and was taken down by a Portland police K-9 unit.

Lockwood was transported to Portland Adventist Hospital by ambulance and then lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center.

Police said there were no reported injuries to officers or any reported damage to the vehicles.

During the booking process, officers learned the Lockwood had a felony parole violation warrant out for first-degree robbery.

He remains in jail on charges of first-degree criminal mischief, possession of a stolen motor vehicle and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Officials expect him to make his first court appearance Thursday afternoon in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

 

— Brent Weisberg

Follow on Twitter: @BrentKOIN

 

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