Train-hopping suspect detained after footchase

Police say they don't believe Pickett was involved with Monday morning's burglaries

Anthony Nathaniel Pickett, 31, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail following a chase, but police said they do not believe Pickett was behind a series of burglaries early Monday that led police to him. (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office)
Anthony Nathaniel Pickett, 31, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail following a chase, but police said they do not believe Pickett was behind a series of burglaries early Monday that led police to him. (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — Police say a person detained after after he jumped onto a moving train Monday morning as he fled from officers was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

Anthony Nathaniel Pickett, 31, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail following a chase, but police said they do not believe Pickett was behind a series of burglaries early Monday that led police to him.

Police were called to Phagan’s Beauty School around 3:20 a.m. on one of the morning’s burglary calls.

Officers said a construction worker heard glass breaking and went to check the area. The worker spotted a suspect and chased him toward Lloyd Center Mall before losing sight of him, police said.

The worker gave a description to responding officers, and a K9 officer found someone shortly after in a nearby neighborhood that matched the description of the suspect. That person, later identified as Pickett, ran and heading west toward the railroad tracks, jumped onto a slow-moving freight train, according to police.

Pickett then jumped off the train and crossed both directions of Interstate 5 before officers caught up with him near the Morrison Bridge.

Again, police said Pickett was arrested on an outstanding warrant is not believed to have been part of burglaries that took place at Dogs in the City Daycare, Einstein’s Bagels and Go Wireless — all along NE Broadway Street near Phagan’s.

 

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