Portland Man Arrested after Police Pursuit, Stand-Off in the Aurora Area

A 60-year-old Portland man is in custody after a police stand-off Friday afternoon that led to road closures and a shelter-in-place warning for the Aurora area.

It started at approximately 1:40 p.m., when the suspect, Forrest Rankins, reportedly attempted to pass an Oregon State Police trooper in a “reckless manner.”

Driving a green Acura, Rankins allegedly refused to stop for the trooper and led police on a brief pursuit, ultimately stopping and fleeing on foot into a residence in the 23000 block of Meadow Drive in Aurora.

An occupant of the home ran out of the residence and advised law enforcement the suspect was inside the residence.

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Shelter in place for Aurora area**A shelter in place notice has been sent to residents in the area of Meadow Dr NE & Arndt Rd NEResidents being asked to stay indoors, lock doors/windows, and remain inside until further notice.@MCSOInTheKnow @ClackCoSheriff @ORStatePolice

Clackamas County SWAT arrived to assist and Rankins was eventually taken into custody without further incident.

Rankins was transported to the Marion County Jail, where he was lodged on charges of reckless driving, recklessly endangering, attempt to elude, burglary, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and numerous outstanding warrants for his arrest.

OSP was assisted by Clackamas County SWAT, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Wilsonville Police Department, Molalla Police Department, Gladstone Police Department,Tigard Police Department and Aurora Fire Department.

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