Sheriff: Suspects in stolen Porsche out of Eugene caught after chase, crash in Clackamas County

Photo: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

WILSONVILLE, OR (KPTV) - Two suspects in a Porsche stolen out of Eugene led deputies on a chase before crashing into the back of a semi-trailer on Interstate 5 in Clackamas County, according to the sheriff’s office.

A deputy attempted to stop the Porsche in Wilsonville near Southwest 95th Avenue and Elligsen Road at around 1:45 a.m. Saturday.

The driver did not stop and went onto northbound I-5. Deputies attempted to use spike strips to stop the car, but the suspect drove around them and sped away.

Deputies said the suspect then attempted to cut across the freeway behind two semis. It was raining at the time with standing water on the highway.

The driver lost control, collided with the back of a semi-trailer, spun out and came to a stop against the concrete barrier on the right side of the freeway.

Deputies surrounded the car and detained the driver, identified as 39-year-old April Lynn Evernden of Eugene. A passenger, 34-year-old Thomas Steven Evernden of Eugene, was also detained.

Deputies said both suspects are facing several charges, but they were first taken to the hospital for evaluation and treatment. Their conditions were not known.

The car was reported stolen on Dec. 25, 2019 after a burglary at an apartment complex. 

Deputies said they found suspected drugs, drug paraphernalia, stolen identification cards, credit cards, checks and other possible stolen items inside the stolen Porsche.

There was a large dog in the car, as well. Deputies said the dog appeared to be uninjured and was taken in by Clackamas County Dog Services.

Officers from Lake Oswego and Canby assisted Clackamas County deputies in this case, along with crews from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue and American Medical Response.

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(4) comments


What a waste of a decent Porsche... and the poor dog traumatized.


Yep, the idiots didn't know how to drive a relatively high performance car.


Nice. So they chased the thieves, destroying the vehicle and endangering everyone, EVERYONE, on the road. Good job!


Pity. It seems it's always after a crash. :(

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