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Police: Suspect in stolen car caught hiding in tree after chase, crash in NE Portland

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A police chase ended in a crash and the arrest of a suspect early Friday morning in NE Portland. A police chase ended in a crash and the arrest of a suspect early Friday morning in NE Portland.
A police chase in NE Portland ended when the suspect crashed into another vehicle that was driving on Marine Drive at 122nd Avenue. A police chase in NE Portland ended when the suspect crashed into another vehicle that was driving on Marine Drive at 122nd Avenue.
After the crash, police said the suspect got out of the car and ran away, leaving a female passenger inside the car. After the crash, police said the suspect got out of the car and ran away, leaving a female passenger inside the car.
Mugshot: Joshua Moler Mugshot: Joshua Moler
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A man has been arrested after attempting to get away from police in a stolen car, then on foot after causing a crash early Friday morning, according to investigators.

Portland Police Canine Unit Officers attempted to stop the driver of a green 1999 Subaru Legacy in the area of Northeast 141st Avenue and Sandy Boulevard for a traffic infraction and suspected the vehicle was stolen.

According to police, the driver, Joshua Marcos Moler, failed to stop for police and led officers on a short traffic pursuit. The pursuit ended when he crashed into another vehicle that was driving on Northeast Marine Drive at 122nd Avenue.

The driver of the other vehicle in the crash was not injured.

After the crash, police said Moler got out of the car and ran away, leaving a female passenger inside the car. She was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Officers and K-9s searched the area for Moler, eventually finding him hiding in a tree near the Goodwill Industries property on the southeast corner of the intersection, according to police.

Moler was taken into custody and faces multiple charges including unlawful use of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, attempt to elude by vehicle, and attempt to elude on foot.

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