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Police: Man with warrants tries to escape by jumping into Columbia River

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Kenan Dizdarevic, Robert Sanchez, jail booking photos Kenan Dizdarevic, Robert Sanchez, jail booking photos
A wanted man was arrested after jumping into the Columbia River and then climbing on a dock of floating homes. A wanted man was arrested after jumping into the Columbia River and then climbing on a dock of floating homes.
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A wanted man attempted to get away from officers by jumping into the Columbia River, according to police.

Officers stopped a vehicle on North Center Avenue on Hayden Island at 7:35 p.m. Sunday after recognizing the driver as a suspect with warrants.

The driver stopped, but police said he then ran from the vehicle. Kenan Dizdarevic, 27, ran about a half mile and then went down an embankment and jumped into the river, according to police.

Investigators said Dizdarevic climbed out of the water onto a dock of floating homes. A K-9 responded to the scene and found Dizdarevic hiding in a storage shed, according to police.

Dizdarevic was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of second-degree burglary, third-degree escape, attempt to elude on foot, interfering with a peace officer and disorderly conduct, along with several outstanding arrest warrants.

A passenger in Dizdarevic's vehicle, 38-year-old Robert Sanchez, was also arrested on charges of possession of heroin and felon in possession of a restricted weapon.

Police said he was armed with a knife when he got out of the car, but he quickly dropped it.

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