News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted: Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017
At approximately 3 p.m. on January 26, 2017, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call reporting a theft occurring at the Lowe's located at 13631 SE Johnson Rd. in Milwaukie. The caller informed dispatchers there were three suspects who were last seen fleeing the scene in a dark colored Volkswagen Jetta.
At approximately 3:07 p.m., a deputy assigned to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit was patrolling the area and located the suspect vehicle near the intersection of SE 82nd Ave. and SE Causey Ave. in unincorporated Happy Valley. The deputy attempted to stop the suspect vehicle, but the driver refused to stop and attempted to elude the deputy.
The pursuit led into the parking lot of the Walmart located at 10000 SE 82nd Ave in unincorporated Happy Valley. While in the parking lot, the suspect vehicle maneuvered toward the K-9 deputy and intentionally rammed his patrol car. The suspect vehicle also struck a large tanker style semi-truck in the parking lot, causing substantial damage, before continuing out of the parking lot.
The pursuit ended near the intersection of SE Linwood Ave and SE King Rd in unincorporated Milwaukie, where the suspect driver intentionally rammed a second Clackamas County Sheriff's Office patrol car head on. The three occupants of the suspect vehicle attempted to flee the scene on foot, but were all successfully captured with the help of CCSO K-9 Grimm and responding deputies.
The driver of the suspect vehicle, Jeremy Alexander Grina, is currently lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on two warrants, theft II, felony hit and run (x2), attempt to elude a police officer, assault III (x2), reckless driving, reckless endangering, and assault on a public safety officer (x2).
The two passengers, Andres Ryan Duarte and Benjamin Michael Esterberg, were both booked in the Clackamas County Jail for theft II.
One deputy was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries he sustained when then the suspect driver rammed his patrol car. K-9 Grimm was evaluated on scene and did not appear to be injured. One suspect was also transported to an area hospital due to the injuries sustained during his apprehension by K-9 Grimm.
At this time, the name and condition of the injured deputy are not being released. The deputy who was injured is currently assigned to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit and has been with the sheriff's office since 2005.
Further updates on this case will be made as they become available.
Sergeant Brian Jensen
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office