On Thursday, February 4, 2021, at approximately 12:42 pm, Officers from the Klamath Falls Police Department were dispatched to assist the Oregon State Police in stopping a blue, Kia sedan which was driving recklessly, southbound on Highway 97 toward the Klamath Falls City Center. KFPD Officers intercepted the described vehicle in the vicinity of Spring and S 6th Street and also attempted to stop the vehicle via emergency lighting and sirens, but then discontinued the effort due to excessive speeds and traffic conditions.
The vehicle proceeded to the area of S 6th Street near Adams Street where it then struck a bystander’s vehicle, then almost stuck a pedestrian at the lighted pedestrian crossing. At this time, officers reengaged the effort to pursue the vehicle, as it was clear the suspect driving factors were likely to contribute to substantial injury or death to another person.
The vehicle slowed at one point near 6th Street and Shasta Way, driving around a patrol vehicle and almost striking an officer. The driver of the sedan then proceeded southbound on Washburn from 6th Street, and later turned into the Walmart shopping area.
During this time, and with regard to the threat posed to pedestrians and motorists within the shopping area, a pursuit intervention technique (an intentional striking of the suspect vehicle to suspend any further driving) was used and the vehicle was blocked in a manner not to proceed.
The driver, identified as 29 year old, Trevor M. Wiley of Medford, OR, then attempted to flee the area on foot, and resisted efforts to be taken into police custody. An officer effectively deployed their Taser, striking Mr. Wiley and bringing this incident to a safe resolution and arrest, with no further incident.
Mr. Wiley was treated for minor injuries at Sky Lakes Medical Center and released prior to being lodged at the Klamath County Jail on the following charges: Attempted Assault 1, Felony Elude, Misdemeanor Elude, Reckless Driving, Reckless, Endangering, Hit and Run, and Resisting Arrest.
The Klamath Falls Police Department extends its appreciation to our partner law enforcement agencies, as well as to Klamath County Fire District 1 for assisting with this incident.
Arrested: Trevor M. Wiley, DOB 2/21/1991- photo unavailable as of time of this release.
If you have information regarding this case, please contact the Klamath Falls Police Department at 541-883-5336.