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Video shows stolen big rig ramming Oregon police cruisers


A bystander captured startling video of a stolen semi truck ramming Oregon police cruisers during a pursuit that occurred on Monday.

Around 9 a.m. on June 10, a suspect identified by police as Jesus “Jessie” Meza-Sanchez, 39, allegedly stole a semi truck in southeast Portland, Oregon, according to the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.

The truck owner called 911 to tell police that they were tracking the stolen semi.

Around 9:30 a.m., the truck was located in Fairview, Oregon.

At 9:45 a.m., deputies caught up with the stolen truck in Blue Lake Park. There, as “deputies attempted to box-in the semi, the driver rammed a patrol vehicle, forcibly pushing the vehicle backward into another patrol vehicle.” One deputy was injured.

See video from that moment below.

The stolen truck led police on a pursuit onto westbound I-84 and then northbound I-205.

The truck’s tires had been damaged by spike strips and by now police said that the two front tires had disintegrated and the driver was continuing on rims.

At 10:15 a.m., the truck came to a stop on northbound I-205 in Vancouver, Washington, but the truck occupants refused to exit until around 11:30 a.m.

Meza-Sanchez was arrested and charged with assault, elude, criminal mischief, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and possession of a stolen motor vehicle.

The female passenger was not charged.


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