David Michael Dahlen Biography, Wiki, Age, Net Worth
David Dahlen arrested on Saturday for attempting to murder a Portland Police Officer escaped from custody, the bureau said.
David Dahlen is identified as the man who is accused of ramming into a police officer with a stolen pickup on Christmas Eve. But about four hours later, he escaped from a temporary holding cell in the Police Bureau’s detective division and ran out of police headquarters in downtown Portland, police said.
Officers had located and arrested David Dahlen, 24, of Portland in the attempted murder of Portland Police Officer Jennifer Pierce on December 24, 2020, near Southeast 39th Avenue and Southeast Powell Boulevard.
Dahlen was captured after a short pursuit in the area of Southeast 101st Avenue and Southeast Insley Street. PPB Homicide Detectives were investigating because it was an officer-involved shooting.
PPB said detectives discovered Dahlen had escaped a holding cell he was in at the Central Precinct at 5:30 p.m. The building was immediately placed on lockdown, and additional resources were called to assist. It was later confirmed that Dahlen had gotten out of the building and was last seen running north.
Police said an effort to recapture Dahlen is now underway. They say there is no reason to believe he is a threat to the community.
David Michael Dahlen III is described as a white male, 5’8 “tall and 170 pounds, according to police. He was last seen wearing a green long sleeve shirt, blue jeans and white tennis shoes. There was a noticeable amount of dried mud on his clothing.
Dahlen has warrants for his arrest for first-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, assaulting a public safety officer, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and second-degree escape.
Anyone who sees Dahlen or knows where he is, they’re asked to not approach him and call 911 right away.
David Dahlen accused of striking Portland officer with stolen pickup
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