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Man should have given himself up earlier, cops say

A Clackamas County traffic stop turned into a dramatic chase and standoff Sunday night before an overnight arrest was made, sheriff’s officials have confirmed.

Photo Credit: CCSO - OrokeClackamas County Sheriff’s Office personnel said early Monday morning one of the department’s deputies tried to pull over David Oroke’s 1990 Ford pickup around 6 p.m. the night prior. But Oroke did not stop, according to CCSO officials, and nearly drove over a parking curb after finding himself at a dead-end street.

Oroke fled on foot around an apartment building along 8800 block of Southeast Jannsen Road and managed to shake the trailing deputy, sheriff’s officials said, but residents were able to point out the suspect inside one of the complex’s apartments.

After multiple attempts to contact Oroke from outside the apartment, he refused to come out, CCSO officials said. Following a series of failed negotiations, the Clackamas County SWAT team threw chemical munitions inside, according to sheriff’s officials, forcing out the 43-year-old man from the unincorporated Milwaukie area.

Oroke was taken into custody and booked into the Clackamas County Jail on several outstanding warrants, including DUII, failure to appear in court and possession of methamphetamine. Oroke should face additional charges related to Sunday evening’s arrest.




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