Suspect arrested after hiding inside attic of Parkrose home

Published: Feb. 6, 2023 at 8:06 PM PST
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PORTLAND Ore. (KPTV) - A suspect has been arrested after barricading themselves in a Parkrose neighborhood home Monday evening.

Officers first contacted the suspect while attempting a traffic stop due to no plates at 5:51 p.m. near Southeast 92nd Avenue and Southeast Stark Street. The driver of the car refused to stop, fleeing the area.

Police say an air unit began following the vehicle, tracking the driver through East Portland before spike strips were deployed near the Glisan Street onramp to I-205.

The suspect left the car near Northeast 122nd Avenue and Northeast Siskiyou Street, running on foot to a home where they barricaded themselves inside. A tactical team was then deployed.

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According to police, the residents of the home safely evacuated and no one was injured.

The suspect, identified as 32-year-old Levi Jon Lapage, was taken into custody shortly before 10 p.m. after they were found hiding in the attic of a garage. Lapage was booked into the Multnomah County Jail for attempting to elude by vehicle, reckless driving, attempting to elude on foot, first-degree burglary, and two counts of identity theft.

Police said Lapage also had a felony warrant from the Oregon State Parole Board for identity theft.

Inside the car Lapage was driving, police say officers found a vest with armor plating, a disassembled assault rifle, rifle rounds, a loaded drum style magazine, someone else’s work identification and driver’s license, and $2,985. A handgun was also recovered during Lapage’s arrest.

Evidence found in the car
Evidence found in the car(Portland Police Bureau)

Northeast 122nd Avenue was closed between Northeast Russell Street and Northeast Fremont Street while the scene was active.

Police are asking anyone who has not yet spoken with investigators about this incident to call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333 or email and reference case number 23-34540.