MEDFORD, Ore. – State, county and city law enforcement officers are currently searching for a suspect who fled a stolen vehicle following a high speed attempt to elude along Interstate 5 between Phoenix and Medford. Officers are searching the area of the Bear Creek Greenway.
Last night at approximately 9:55 P.M., Oregon State Police attempted to stop a 2004 Acura TL four-door displaying Washington license plates northbound on Interstate 5 near Phoenix. The driver failed to yield and attempted to elude at high speeds until abandoning the car near E. Barnett Road and Interstate 5. The driver, described as a white male, late teens, wearing a white t-shirt fled on foot. An 18-year old female was taken into custody. Police were using thermal imaging and police dogs to attempt to find the suspect.
Law enforcement officials confirm the chase exceeded speeds of 140 MPH.
The vehicle was confirmed reported stolen in Washington State.
Anyone with information regarding the suspect is asked to call O.S.P. Southern Command Center dispatch at (541) 664-4600 or 911.