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Police and Public Safety

Look out for wanted motorcyclist

Friday, August 3, 2018

Police have asked for the public’s help to locate a motorcyclist who fled from a police officer who pulled him over for speeding.

The motorcycle is a sport-bike type with a black gas tank and red stripe running front to back. It bears Oregon license plate MC47260 or something similar, as officers were unable to find it in the Department of Motor Vehicles database.

An officer was near Fred Meyer about 9:30 p.m. July 17 when she heard a motorcycle rev its engine and accelerate at high speed. She followed it while it made a left turn onto Marlin Avenue and accelerated to 47 in the posted 35 mph zone. The officer activated her lights when the motorcyclist slowed for the stop sign at Highway 101 Business.

The motorcycle’s driver was slow to yield, but eventually pulled over near Airport Road. As the officer approached, she asked the driver to dismount. “He looked at me, rocked the bike back and forth twice and then took off at a high rate of speed,” the officer wrote in a report.

Other officers joined in the search, but the motorcyclist could not be found.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact Warrenton Police Department by calling 503-325-8661 and asking to speak to an on-duty Warrenton officer or email policechief@ci.warrenton.or.us.


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