SW Portland burglary suspect falls into ravine

Portland Fire & Rescue crews called to get man safely up hill

22-year-old Keith Garrett Matson was arrested in SW Portland, May 7 2017. (MCSO)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A man wanted for robbing a Southwest Portland residence Sunday night fell into a nearby ravine while running from police.

PF&R crews lifted a burglary suspect out of a ravine in Southwest Portland, May 7, 2017. (PF&R)

Police say 22-year-old Keith Garrett Matson was arrested after reports of a robbery in the 3800 block of SW Arnold Street came in just after 9 p.m.

As officers responded to the scene, they learned Matson ran away into woods close to the home he allegedly burglarized. Officers spotted him down a ravine and asked him to come up the hill. He complied with their orders, but then tried running away and fell back down the hill, police said.

Officers went down into the ravine and determined he wasn’t seriously injured. Crews with Portland Fire & Rescue were called in to help get Matson safely up the hill before taking him to jail.

Matson is charged with Criminal Trespass in the First Degree, Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, Unlawful Entry of a Motor Vehicle, Theft in the Third Degree, and Escape in the Third Degree (two counts). He is also being held on two outstanding warrants for Burglary in the First Degree and Attempted Assault in the Fourth Degree.