Driver of Stolen Vehicle Crashes Into Driver of a Separate, Unrelated Stolen Vehicle in Oregon

July 13, 2020 Updated: July 13, 2020

In a twist of fate, a police chase in Oregon ended when a suspect driving a stolen vehicle crashed into the driver of a second, unrelated stolen car, resulting in the arrest of both suspects.

Newberg-Dundee Police officers responded to a report of a stolen Toyota Land Cruiser on the morning of July 5 and located the vehicle just moments later as it drove through town, according to a press release from the Newberg-Dundee Police Department.

The suspect led the officers on a chase through downtown Newberg; but it finally ended when the Land Cruiser crashed into a Buick Regal near E. Franklin & College St., about 20 miles southwest of Portland, where the officers took the suspect into custody.

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Coincidentally, the police learned that the Buick Regal had also been stolen in a “completely unrelated” crime, and the driver of the sedan was then also apprehended.

The suspect driving the Toyota Land Cruiser was identified as 27-year-old Randy Lee Cooper from Portland. He was taken into custody for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, attempting to elude police, third-degree assault, reckless driving, and other related crimes, the release stated.

The second suspect driving the stolen Buick was identified as 25-year-old Kristin Nicole Begue from Newberg, who failed a sobriety test and was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

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Randy Lee Cooper, 27, from Portland, was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, attempting to elude police, third-degree assault, reckless driving, and other related crimes. (Courtesy of Newberg-Dundee Police Department)
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Kristin Nicole Begue, 25, from Newberg, was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. (Courtesy of Newberg-Dundee Police Department)

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