Deputies arrested a theft suspect after they say he led police on a high-speed chase, hit a pedestrian, and then crashed his car into an embankment off Interstate 205.
Detectives in an unmarked vehicle Wednesday morning saw the suspect, Oleg Olegovich Kirillov, 35, of Portland, leave the Happy Valley Fred Meyer store on Southeast 82nd Avenue carrying a shopping basket with merchandise he appeared to have not paid for, according to the sheriff’s office.
Kirillov got into a Honda Civic in the parking lot and a second man got into the passenger side of the car, deputies said.
The detectives suspected Kirillov had stolen the items and attempted to pull him over. Kirillov pulled into the Home Depot parking lot nearby but did not stop, allegedly pulling back out onto Southeast 82nd Avenue and continuing north at a high rate of speed before turning east onto Southeast Johnson Creek Boulevard.
Detectives pursued him and found he had crashed two blocks east of the Home Depot near I-205. Kirillov tried to flee on foot but was arrested. The Honda’s passenger was detained and interviewed regarding the incident. The passenger was released after questioning.
According to detectives, Kirillov had tried to enter the I-205 northbound on-ramp toward Portland, but was going too fast to negotiate the turn. The Honda then drove over a concrete median and crosswalk before hitting a traffic sign, continuing across all lanes before slamming into the embankment on the far side of the off-ramp.
According to detectives, Kirillov hit a 62-year-old pedestrian in the crosswalk. The man, a Happy Valley resident, had been walking with his wife when he was hit. He was transported to an area hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. His wife was not hurt.
Kirillov did not have a valid driver’s license in Oregon and had two cite-and-release warrants for his arrest issued by Multnomah County Circuit Court for unauthorized use of a vehicle and criminal mischief in the second degree.
He was transported to an area hospital for evaluation after the incident and then lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on charges including second-degree assault, felony failure to perform the duties of a driver, felony attempt to elude, recklessly endangering and second-degree theft.
The sheriff’s office is asking for additional information regarding Kirillov’s activities. Anyone with information that could be helpful to investigators is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 503-723-4949 and reference case no. 20-023712 or use their online email form.
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