Park Rules Violation Leads To Stolen Vehicle And Other Crimes

Posted Tue, 07/20/2021 - 4:18pm

LAKE OSWEGO – On Sunday, July 18, 2021, at 12:55 A.M., a Lake Oswego police officer was driving through George Rogers Park, at 611 S. State Street, looking for anyone who might be in the park after hours. The park is closed between 10:00 P.M. and 6:00 A.M., and our officers check the closed parks in order to prevent vandalism or other criminal activity from occurring.

The officer located a parked vehicle in the parking lot and he contacted the two occupants. The male and female provided what he later learned were false names and dates of birth and, while the officer was checking the vehicle identification number (VIN), the subjects fled in the vehicle. As the vehicle fled, our dispatch center informed the officer that the vehicle was listed as stolen out of the state of Utah. The subjects were able to escape at that time.

At about 3:52 A.M., officers were dispatched to The Stafford Retirement Community, located at 1200 Overlook Drive, for the report of a male sleeping on a bench in front of the facility. One of the officers who responded was the same officer who had contacted the subjects in George Rogers Park earlier in the night, and he recognized the sleeping man to be the driver of the vehicle that fled from him during the earlier incident. The man was identified as 27-year-old Dylan M. Farris, and he was taken into custody without incident.

At about the same time, another officer located a female subject sitting under a gazebo at the C3 Church, located at 17979 Stafford Road, about 500 feet from where Mr. Farris was located. The female was identified as the passenger in the stolen vehicle at George Rogers Park. The female told the officers that they had crashed the vehicle into the nearby vineyard on Stafford Road at Atherton Drive. She showed them where the crash happened, and the officers found the vehicle had significant damage.

Due to the significant amount of damage to the vehicle and the airbag deployment, the female was transported to a local hospital for evaluation. Mr. Faris was evaluated at a local hospital, and was then lodged at the Clackamas County Jail for the following charges:

  • Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle (ORS 164.135),
  • Failure to Perform Duties of a Driver to Injured Persons (ORS 811.705),
  • Failure to Perform Duties of a Driver When Property is Damaged (ORS 811.700),
  • Attempting to Elude - Felony (ORS 811.540),
  • Giving False Info. to a Peace Officer in Connection with a Citation (ORS 162.385),
  • Reckless Driving (ORS 811.140),
  • and Recklessly Endangering Another Person (ORS 163.195).

Media inquiries can be directed to Sergeant Tom Hamann at (503) 635-0238 or thamann@lakeoswego.city.

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Location
George Rogers Park
611 S. State Street
Lake Oswego, OR 97034