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Sheriff: Man with knife, hatchet caught by K-9 after crashing stolen car twice

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Oregon City Police Department K-9 Mac. (Photo: Oregon City PD) Oregon City Police Department K-9 Mac. (Photo: Oregon City PD)

A wanted man stole a car from a family member, crashed the car into the relative's house and then took off and rolled the car into a ditch, according to police.

Officers responded to reports of a domestic disturbance and possible suicidal threat at 4:17 p.m. Sunday near Allegheny Drive and Blue Ridge Drive.

Witnesses said Timothy David Crawford, 22, was involved in an argument with a family members before stealing a car.

Police said he crashed into a home and drove away. Officers said he had an outstanding warrant for the charge of criminal trespass.

Two minutes after the initial crash, police said Crawford rolled the car into a ditch on Central Point Road near Geiger Road.

Officers arrived to find the stolen car, but said Crawford ran away from the scene into a densely wooded area. They learned he was believed to be armed with a knife.

Officers, deputies and two K-9s searched the wooded area for Crawford. At 5:17 p.m., Oregon City Police Department K-9 Mac located Crawford.

Investigators said he was armed with a large knife and a hatchet. After refusing commands to surrender, police said Mac captured Crawford.

A struggle ensued between Crawford and the officers, according to police, but the officers were able to take away his knife and hatchet during the altercation.

Crawford was treated at the hospital for minor injuries before being booked in the Clackamas County Jail on charges including unauthorized use of a vehicle, failure to perform the duties of a driver, reckless driving, resisting arrest, interfering with a law enforcement animal and carrying a concealed weapon.

His bail was set at $61,000.

K-9 Mac was not injured during the altercation and was back on patrol in Oregon City on Monday.

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