Police arrested a felon on gun and other charges Wednesday evening.
Timothy Ray Waters II, 23, is charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Attempt to Elude on Foot, Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver, and Reckless Driving.
According to police, at 10:55 p.m. on Aug. 20, East Precinct Street Crimes Unit officers attempted to stop a vehicle for traffic infractions at Southeast 82nd Avenue and Sacramento Street.
The driver of the vehicle, later identified as Waters, momentarily stopped but then sped away from officers. They pursued him until he crashed into a street sign and fence at Southeast 82nd Avenue and Morrison Street.
Waters ran away but was quickly apprehended in the neighborhood by officers pursuing him on foot. Officers located and seized a handgun inside the vehicle.
This week, the Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team is being assisted by Street Crimes Units from all three precincts to help prevent continued gang violence from occurring after several recent shootings.
The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland.
Anyone with information about gang and/or gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at (503) 823-4106.
Gun crimes in progress should immediately be reported to 9-1-1.