3 teens arrested after armed robbery spree, police chase in Portland – KATU
PORTLAND, Ore. — Three teenagers were arrested Sunday morning after after a string of robberies at gunpoint in Northeast Portland, police said.
No one was hurt in the robberies, the Portland Police Bureau said.
Officers were called out to Northeast 19th Avenue and Killingsworth Street just before 7 a.m .on reports of an armed robbery.
The victim told police he was robbed at gunpoint by three people who drove off in a black 90’s Ford Crown Victoria.
Around 8 a.m., police responded to another armed robbery at Southeast 13th Avenue and Division Street where another person had been robbed at gunpoint. Witnesses said the suspects left in a dark-colored Crown Victoria, officials said.
As officers were searching for the suspects near 13th and Division, a third armed robbery call came in from Southeast 139th Avenue and Mill Street.
Officers checked surrounding neighborhoods and spotted a black ’97 Ford Crown Victoria driving on Main Street.
The driver sped off as pursuing officers tried to nudge the vehicle with their patrol cars and make it spin out. Police deployed spike strips to stop the vehicle.
Officers arrested18-year-old Patrick Jenkins, a 16-year-old and a 15-year-old, and found two handguns while searching the car.
Jenkins was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on three counts of both first and second-degree robbery.
The two teenagers are being held at the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home on the same Measure 11 charges.
The suspects will be arraigned on Tuesday.