On Wednesday, a Vancouver man wanted for domestic violence crimes in Oregon had SWAT officers on the chase, though
The 25-year-old man is reportedly wanted for domestic violence-related offenses in Tigard, Oregon. Among those offenses are harassment, menacing and burglary
Tigard police were reportedly notified early Wednesday morning that a suspicious person was outside an apartment which had recently been broken into repeatedly in the recent past. Reports of restraining order violations, unlawful of a weapon criminal mischief and menacing have also been received in connection with the apartment building, and the Vancouver man is thought to be involved.
Sometime after the report, Clark County law enforcement received notice that Oregon police were pursuing a vehicle allegedly driven by the man, who was pursued by police to a home in East Minnehaha. The home apparently belonged to the man's aunt and uncle, who rent the home. Following an hour and a half standoff, residents of the home responded to police requests to come out of the home.
Sources said the couple was arrested after they said they didn't hear the hailing of the officers. Upon searching the home, though, the suspect was not found. In their search for the suspect, police fumigated the home with teargas, cut holes in the ceiling and roof, opened drawers and moved items around the home. Personal items were, according to the couple, destroyed in the search.
Homeowners whose property is SWAT-searched are able to file a claim with the county risk management division, who will conduct an investigation. If any wrongdoing has taken place, compensation is available.
Source: The Columbian, "SWAT siege fails to turn up domestic violence suspect," Paul Suarez, October 26, 2011.
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