A Gresham man known as “The Penguin” is in custody and facing multiple weapons and drug charges after a police-involved crash last week on Southeast 82nd Avenue in urban northwest Clackamas County.
Christian Armando Perez Robles, 19, allegedly sold a Ruger 10/22 semiautomatic rifle to members of the Clackamas County Inter-agency Task Force, and told them he had “access to grenades and AR-15 rifles” — sparking the July 9 chase through Clackamas County last week.
Deputies pursued Perez Robles down SW 82nd, where they attempted to apprehend him with a Precision Immobilization Technique, or PIT, maneuver. The move was successful, but two deputies suffered non-life-threatening injuries after losing control of their cruiser and crashing between Southeast Sunnybrook and Highway 224.
A CCSO press release Thursday said the two deputies are recovering well and are expected to return to full duty soon.
Perez Robles was booked at the Clackamas County Jail on two charges of attempt to elude, as well as a failure to appear on a prior drug charge (cocaine). Bail is set at $120,000.
Police are continuing to investigate narcotics and weapons charges, including distribution of weapons and narcotics and undocumented transfer of a firearm. During an ensuing search warrant, officers also recovered 50 grams of heroin from The Penguin’s residence.
Police are seeking any additional tips on possible criminal activity by Christian Armando “The Penguin” Perez Robles. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office Tip Line by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form. Please reference CCSO Case No. 20-014302.
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