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Man Wanted on Ten Felony Warrants Arrested Following Attempt to Elude in Milwaukie
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
Office: (503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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A man wanted on ten outstanding felony warrants was arrested Monday night by Oregon State Police following an attempt to elude State, county and police officers in the Milwaukie area. The suspect has a history of attempting to elude police.
On November 10, 2008 at approximately 10:08 p.m. Oregon State Police Trooper Justin Lane attempted to stop a black 2001 Hyundai Accent northbound Interstate 205 south of 82nd Avenue for an unsafe lane change. As Trooper Lane walked toward the car the driver accelerated onto the northbound 82nd Avenue off ramp and attempted to elude at speeds near 100 mph before turning westbound on Highway 224. Trooper Lane kept the vehicle in sight as it drove recklessly and passed other vehicles on the highway shoulder before turning off onto side roads near Lake Road and Oatfield Road.
At approximately 10:18 p.m. the car pulled onto the shoulder of Lake Road at 43rd Avenue where its driver was taken into custody without further incident.
The driver was identified as ELISEI EMIL GALE, age 36, from Milwaukie. GALE had ten outstanding felony warrants for his arrest including charges of Identity Theft, Forgery, Burglary in the First Degree, Kidnap in the Second Degree, and Attempting to Elude. He was also arrested for:
  • Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle
  • Reckless Driving
  • Recklessly Endangering Another Person
  • Misdemeanor Driving While Suspended
  • Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine
  • Possession of Burglary Tools
A search of the car led to the discovery of a small amount of methamphetamine and two pairs of large bolt cutters that may be associated with area burglaries.
OSP troopers were assisted by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and an Oregon City Police Department K-9 unit.