Police say chase ends with man, meth hiding behind kiddie pool

PORTLAND, Ore. - If you can't admit you've hit rock bottom when police find you hiding behind a kiddie pool with methamphetamine in a stranger's backyard, you probably never will.

Police said they chased 31-year-old Michael Pollack after he sped away Sunday around noon when they tried to pull him over for traffic infractions at SE 82nd Ave. and Division St. When he reached the 2400 block of NE 50th Ave., police say Pollack stopped his car and bolted.

They established a perimeter and called in a K-9 unit, eventually tracking him down behind the kiddie pool in the 2500 block of NE 49th Ave.

Pollack was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of possession of methamphetamine.

Police said additional charges might be added.