UPDATE – from Portland Police Bureau
The passenger injured in this incident has been identified as 45-year-old Jeannette Rene Fields.
On Sunday, October 5, 2014, at 4:59 p.m., 34-year-old Joshua Eric Lindsay abandoned his vehicle, and then broke into a home in the 10000 Block of NE Beech, where he stole the keys of a 2014 white Toyota Camry from the residence’s owner. The owner did not know the suspect or the fact that he entered his residence and stole the vehicle.
After leaving the residence, Lindsay drove off with a 45-year-old female passenger. He then crashed into the back of a 1995 Honda Odyssey driving westbound on Northeast Prescott at Northeast 94th Avenue. The Odyssey then crashed into a third vehicle, a 2013 Subaru.
Lindsay continued driving the stolen vehicle westbound until it became disabled at NE 83rd Avenue and NE Going. A witness heard the car horn and went to see what was occurring. The witness saw Lindsay slapping the unconscious passenger with an open hand, as if he was trying to wake her up. When the witness confronted the suspect, Lindsay removed items from the vehicle and ran off westbound. North Precinct Officers later located Lindsay at NE 72nd and NE Alberta, where he was walking out of a back yard. Lindsay had not sustained any injuries in the crash.
Medical personnel transported the passenger to a local hospital, where she is listed in critical condition.
The driver and passenger from the Honda Odyssey received minor injuries and were transported to a local hospital, where they were late released. The driver of the Subaru did not suffer any injuries.
The Major Crash Team Responded to investigate. Lindsay was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault II; Burglary I; Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII; Driving While Suspected; Reckless Driving; Unlicensed Use of a Motor Vehicle; and Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver.
Anyone with additional information is asked to call traffic investigator, Officer Chris Johnson at (503) 823-2213.