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California Man Arrested After Attempt to Elude in Lake of the Woods Area
Sergeant Patrick Trippett
Oregon State Police - Klamath Falls
(541) 883-5713 ext. 230

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers, with the assistance of Klamath County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and US Forest Service law enforcement, arrested a Tulelake, California man Friday night as he attempted to swim away from officers after attempting elude in a stolen vehicle and on foot in the Lake of the Woods area.
On June 2, 2010 at approximately 9:40 p.m. OSP Senior Trooper Dave Chambers observed a blue Toyota Celica westbound on Highway 140W near milepost 51 matching a description of a previously broadcasted stolen vehicle. As Chambers turned to attempt to initiate a traffic stop, the Toyota accelerated to speeds reaching 130 mph.
A Klamath County sheriff's deputy deployed spike strips near milepost 44, successfully hitting the right front tire. The Toyota continued onto Dead Indian Road towards Ashland and subsequently stopped off Lake of the Woods Westside cabin road where the driver fled on foot and dove into the lake.
After swimming for a considerable distance he was taken into custody by OSP with the help of a KCSO Marine Patrol boat, deputies and a US Forest Service law enforcement officer.
The driver was identified as JACK L. HASBROUCK, age 26, from Tulelake, California. In addition to two felony warrants for his arrest, he was ldoged by OSP in the Klamath County Jail on the following local charges:
  • Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle
  • Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle
  • Misdemeanor Attempt to Elude on Foot
  • Reckless Driving
  • Recklessly Endangering Another Person
  • Misdemeanor Driving While Suspended