PORTLAND, Ore. — Police swarmed the Montavilla neighborhood looking for an armed robbery suspect on Tuesday morning after a victim reported they were carjacked at gunpoint.
The victim tracked down their vehicle to a parking lot at Southeast 92nd and Stark. A suspect took off in the victim’s car and officers blocked it in on 92nd Avenue. They got out and ran into the neighborhood.
Police did a methodical block-by-block search and arrested 21-year-old Taysean Nash several hours later. He was found hiding in a crawlspace under a house at 92nd and Alder. A gun seized as evidence turned out to be a realistic looking BB gun.
A passenger, Rhachelle Cotton, was also arrested. Both suspects face charges of Robbery I & II and Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle.
The area from Southeast 92nd Avenue to I-205 between Washington and Taylor Street was cordoned of. Residents were notified using the Community Emergency Notification System to stay inside, lock their doors and windows and call 9-1-1 if they witnessed any suspicious activity.