Suspect injured after breaking into residence, jumps into police car but then tried to run away.
Police have arrested a 19-year-old man after a Sunday morning crime spree in Southeast Portland.
Noel Stivensson was being treated at a Portland hospital for non-life-threatening injuries and drug impairment Sunday afternoon. Pending his medical treatment, he will either be booked into jail upon his release or receive criminal citations from the investigating officers.
According to police, at 8:22 a.m. on May 21, East Precinct officers responded to the 600 block of Southeast 148th Avenue on the report that a shirtless man was being chased by another man yelling that the he broke into his apartment. As officers were continuing to respond, they received updated information that the suspect was possibly bleeding and that the victim may have a knife.
When police arrived, the suspect ran to an approaching police car and got into the passenger seat. The officer got the suspect out of the police car and attempted to take him into custody, but he broke away and ran, then attempted to break into another residence but was repelled by the residents.
The suspect then tried to enter the passenger side of a passing car as officers arrived and took him into custody in the area of Southeast 148th Avenue and Mill Street. Medical personnel responded to the scene to treat the suspect for agitation and cuts he suffered in a struggle with the first victim.
Officers learned that the suspect attempted to enter an occupied apartment. The resident grabbed a utility knife to repel the suspect, who then ran away. The victim went outside to ensure the suspect left the area. The suspect confronted the victim, who used the utility knife to defend himself.
The victim who used the utility knife is not expected to face any charges.