Suspect in HWY 26 and Cornell hit-run in custody, police say
PORLTAND, Ore. - Beaverton police say they have a suspect in custody after a hit-and-run crash that occurred on Highway 26 and Cornell on Tuesday afternoon.
Police say the man has been identified as 30-year-old Jose Duran-Maya. He was captured at 153rd and Oak Hills, which is not far from where the crash happened. Police said they found him hiding in some bushes.
Two people were taken to a hospital as a precaution but were not seriously injured, police said.
Police spokesman Mike Rowe said Duran-Maya fled the scene of the crash and went up the Cornell off-ramp on foot.
The Southwest Presbyterian Church was placed on lockout, he said.
He said Duran-Maya was driving a white pickup that was stolen in Hillsboro earlier in the day during a burglary.
Rowe said police received several 911 calls reporting that the driver of the pickup was driving erratically and witnesses told police he was purposely ramming cars.
Rowe says police used police dogs to try and find the suspect.
According to Hillsboro Police Department spokesman Mike Rouches, the white pickup truck was stolen from a home in the 2100 block of Southeast Bush Street in Hillsboro.
Rouches said a man was outside his home when a man ran out of the resident's house, got in his 2000 white Ford F150 and drove off.
The resident ran into his house and discovered the back window was broken and his keys were gone, Rouches said. Nothing else was apparently stolen.
Durant-Maya was taken to the Hillsboro Police Department and will be lodged in the Washington County Jail, police said.