By News-Register staff • 

Suspect arrested by McMinnville police following pursuit

Miguel Uribe
Miguel Uribe
Photo courtesy McMinnville Police Department##K-9 Axell assisted with the arrest of the elude suspect.
Photo courtesy McMinnville Police Department##K-9 Axell assisted with the arrest of the elude suspect.

 A lengthy pursuit began late Tuesday night in rural Yamhill County and ended early Wednesday morning with McMinnville police taking a suspect into custody.

Miguel Angel Uribe, 29, a McMinnville transient, was charged with with one count each of second-degree criminal trespass, carrying of concealed weapons, interfering with a peace, post-prison supervision or probation officer, possession of a controlled substance/methamphetamine, possession of weapons by certain felons, probation violation and reckless driving, in addition to three counts of fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer/on foot and in a vehicle.

The charges violated his probation and he was lodged in jail without bail.

Police gave this account:

Shortly before 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, information was received from Newberg-Dundee police regarding a pursuit that had been terminated on Highway 240 near Tangen Road. The driver was identified as Uribe.

Minutes later, a McMinnville Officer driving an unmarked vehicle observed Uribe entering the city of Lafayette on Abbey Road.

The officer followed the vehicle south on Lafayette Highway toward Highway 18, coordinating with other officers who moved into positions to stop the vehicle with the use of spike strips.

Uribe was followed onto Loop Road and then onto westbound Highway 18 into McMinnville. He picked up speed as he continued westbound.

With spike strips laid out on the south end of the Three Mile Lane Bridge and on Highway 18 in the area of Lowe's Home Improvement, a traffic stop was attempted.

A sheriff's deputy and a McMinnville officer activated their emergency lights and sirens and attempted to stop Uribe when he took the Three Mile Lane bridge exit from the highway.

He failed to stop and sped off, driving over the strips which flattened both front tires within about 30 seconds.

Uribe continued across the bridge and onto Northeast Third Street, slowed to turn northbound onto Johnson Street and struck a concrete median which disabled the vehicle.

He fled on foot and McMinnville officer Erik Newhouse and his K-9, Axell, began chasing Uribe. After a foot pursuit lasting about three blocks, Axell caught up to the suspect, and the chase was over.

Uribe fought with officers and had to be tased prior to being taken into custody. A switchblade and six grams of meth were taken from him.






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