Fairview Man Arrested with Machete, Molotov Cocktails, After Jumping in Stream
Thursday, November 06, 2014
Around 7 a.m. Thursday morning, Wilsonville police responded to reports of a man at Town Center Loop East near Wilsonville City Hall, who had jumped out of a car and menaced a woman with a machete, officers said.
Sheriff’s deputies were in the area and soon located a vehicle along Town Center Loop West driven by Patrick Michael Donovan Moon, 30. Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle: Moon fled and deputies pursued him.
Wilsonville police joined deputies as Moon drove north on Interstate 5 and exited in Tualatin, officers said.
After 16 minutes, with Tualatin and Sherwood police also joining the chase, Moon pulled into a Sherwood apartment complex at 16738 SW Gleneagle Drive. The suspect stopped, ran from the car and jumped into a nearby creek, according to deputies.
Three deputies leapt into the chest deep water and arrested Moon as he tried to flee, officers said.
The vehicle was a stolen from Hertz car rental. The vehicle was searched and two Molotov cocktails were found along with what was suspected to be methamphetamine.
Moon was charged with possession of a controlled substance, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, unlawful possession of a destructive device, attempting to elude and reckless driving, according to officers.