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Posted on: March 11, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Bystander in truck assists police officer with arrest of wanted suspect

EPD Patrol Vehicle

On March 9, at approximately 4:50 p.m., Eugene Police responded to the 3300 block of W 11th Avenue, for a man who was being trespassed from a medical facility for inappropriate behavior. 


The responding officer located the described suspect, Andrew Joshua Berry, age 26, of Eugene, on the 3500 block of W 11th, after he left the medical facility westbound on foot. The officer contacted Berry regarding the incident and found that he had two warrants for arrest. While in custody for investigation of warrants, Berry subsequently ran from the location and continued to run after being given direction from the officer to stop and told he was under arrest. 


A bystander in a truck near the location, observed Berry run from the officer across traffic during rush hour, and came to the assistance of the officer, who was away from his vehicle. The officer got in the passenger side of the truck and was driven toward the location of the suspect, and caught up to him on the 3700 block of W 11th. Berry continued to disregard direction from the officer, and pepper spray was deployed. He again attempted to run, and was eventually apprehended and taken into custody in front of the Hampton Inn, and evaluated by medics. He was arrested on two warrants, Escape From Custody, and transported to the Lane County Jail. 


The police department has been in contact with the man who helped the officer, and are thankful for his quick response and assistance, which helped lead to the arrest of a wanted suspect. 


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