A 24-year-old man involved in a fight got in a Tigard officer’s patrol car and drove off, according to police.
The situation began around 4:30 p.m. when an officer responded to reports of a fight on the 16200 block of Southwest 113th Avenue near Durham Road.
When the officer arrived on scene, one man was being treated for injuries by medical personnel. Another man approached the officer and was told to wait nearby while the officer checked on the injured man, but the man quickly entered the officer's car and drove away.
Additional officers responded to the scene and searched the area. The patrol car was spotted pulling into the Masonic Lodge parking lot, located at 13680 Southwest Pacific Highway.
After stopping and exiting the vehicle, police said the suspect tried to make enter the lodge by smashing a window adjacent to the front entrance.
Police said the suspect continued to try to enter the lodge while ignoring officers commands.
According to police, officers utilized several tactics allowing them to close-in and take the suspect into custody.
Djordge Djuric was arrested and taken to Washington County Jail. He was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, assault in the fourth degree, criminal mischief and resisting arrest.
There were no reports of injuries or property damage in connection with this case.
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