SEASIDE - A suspect in a car theft case led Seaside police on a wild chase for six hours Monday morning until they caught him at about 8:50 a.m. at Sixth Avenue and North Holladay Drive.
Seaside police saw a car at 2:44 a.m. Monday that had been reported stolen and signaled for it to pull over. Instead, the vehicle took off and did not stop until it hit a dead end at Fifth Avenue and Promenade. It also hit a pole, causing minimal damage. The suspect, identified as Jason Edwin Boehme, 27, fled on foot. Police pursued and set a containment area around Boehme's last known location at Fifth Avenue and Holladay. Cpl. Bill Barnes finally located Boehme in the 700 block of Sixth Avenue hiding under a car in a garage.
"He was very quick," said Lt. Dave Ham, who took part in the pursuit. Boehme leapt over several fences in his effort to get away, he said.
Charges include an outstanding warrant, theft of a car, eluding police and reckless driving. Seaside police also arrested Jamie Kristine Crowther, 28, for parole violations and hindering prosecution in connection with the incident.
The Cannon Beach and Gearhart Police Departments and the Clatsop County Sheriff's Office assisted in the pursuit.