Wilsonville Police pursuit ends in capture of wanted felon with help from Beaverton Police K9

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

Posted: Friday, July 7, 2017, 4:46 p.m.



Please reference CCSO Case # 17-17986

K9 ToaThe Clackamas County Sheriff's Office arrested Nicholas Swisher following a vehicle pursuit in the City of Wilsonville, OR. Photos are attached.

At 4:50 a.m. on Friday, July 7, 2017, an alert Wilsonville Police deputy observed a vehicle driving slow without headlights on through a neighborhood at SW Meadow Parkway near SW Wilsonville Rd, Wilsonville.

Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver had other ideas and attempted to elude them.

Deputies pursued the vehicle until it crashed on SW Boeckman Rd. near SW 95th Ave. at a closed construction site.

The driver, later identified as Nicholas Swisher, ran from the vehicle into a large overgrown field.

A Beaverton Police K9 team arrived and began to track the suspect. The police canine track lasted about an hour. The suspect was located hiding in the overgrown field about a half-mile from the vehicle.

A deputy, the police canine and his handler returned wet and muddy but they had the suspect in custody without any injuries.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office received assistance from the Beaverton Police Department and the Tualatin Police Department during the incident. Special thanks to Officer Lutu and his canine partner Malietoa "Toa."

Photos from the scene are linked above.

Following an investigation, deputies arrested Nicholas James Swisher, 31, of Gladstone and booked him into the Clackamas County Jail on charges of Attempt to Elude, Possession of Methamphetamine and other charges along with outstanding warrants. Swisher's complete booking information and photo can be found here.

Bail is set at $47,500.

Two Clackamas County cities -- Happy Valley and Wilsonville -- contract with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office to provide municipal police services.


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Contact Info:
Sergeant Marcus Mendoza
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office