Tuesday, September 22, 2020

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A short high speed chase electrified the streets of north Lincoln City for a time right after 1pm. The chase occurred in a number of streets at the north end of Lincoln City with Lincoln City Police in hot pursuit.

The fugitive was certainly driving crazy…65mph on 101 in town, then passing on the right. But when he started going into oncoming traffic, police decided to pull the plug on the pursuit. The fugitive and his 1998 silver Honda Accord shot up North 101 and out of sight.

His Oregon license plate 890 EFP comes back to a Stayton residence. Stayton is a farming community southeast of Salem. When contacted, the registered owner of the car said she sold it to a young man back in March. Someone living in Siletz.

The chase may have been triggered when the fugitive, who failed to stop for a pedestrian, decided he wasn’t going to be pulled over and be given a ticket by a police officer.

Police later arrested a passenger in the Honda that jumped out early in the chase, at the Lincoln City Motel 6. He also had a warrant out for him as well. Both Cromwell and the passenger are headed for the Lincoln County Jail.

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Now police say the driver may have ditched the car and fled. One driver in the area saw a male running southbound near 101 wearing a green tank-top, green ballcap and red backpack.

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Police have found the vehicle abandoned.

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Police think they have him. One at gunpoint on Clancy Road near where police called off the pursuit.

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Pursuing police officer positively identifies the suspect being detained on Clancy. Zachary Cromwell in custody. Warrant out for his arrest may explain why he ran.

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Justin Werner is founder and publisher of Lincoln City Homepage and a journalist reporting news for the fine citizens of Lincoln City, Oregon and beyond. He's on a mission to seek out truth and isn't afraid to be the tip of the spear for freedom of the press. When he's not wearing his reporter hat, you can find him enjoying the Oregon Coast with his wife and three children.

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