On January 27, 2020, at about 9:36 a.m., a Tualatin Police Officer stopped a white Ford Explorer with Oregon license plates, ZVG061, for an equipment violation in the parking lot of 7000 SW Nyberg St. The driver who is believed to be Marco Antonio Martinez Pena was not cooperative with the officer during the stop and fled the location in his vehicle.
Tualatin Officers pursued the fleeing vehicle southbound on SW 65th Ave then eastbound on SW Borland Rd to SW Stafford Rd in Clackamas County. A Tualatin Police Sergeant successfully performed a pursuit intervention technique (PIT) on the suspect vehicle spinning it from the roadway but the suspect was able to regain control of the vehicle and continued on SW Stafford Rd near SW Ek Rd in the opposite direction. The suspect vehicle collided with a different Tualatin Police vehicle and continued back northbound on SW Stafford Rd. The officer suffered minor injuries from the impact.
Due to safety concerns for other uninvolved motorists on the roadways the decision was made to terminate the pursuit.
Tualatin Police and other law enforcement agencies in the area continue to look for the vehicle and driver who faces charges of felony elude in a vehicle, reckless driving, assault II, assaulting a Public Safety Officer, failing to perform duties of a driver and was also found to have outstanding felony warrants out of Washington County.
Tualatin Police is asking for help from the public in locating Marco Antonio Martinez Pena.