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Story by James Daniels - The Oregon Herald
Published on Saturday December 18, 2010 - 3:43 PM
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GRESHAM, Oregon - Two Gresham patrol officers were not injured when their police car crashed into a power pole after responding to a call last night at Southeast Stark and 205th Avenue. The accident occurred at about 8:30 last night. A power pole was knocked down by the patrol car and 8,000 customers lost power. Also, TriMet's MAX service was tied up as police blocked off the area for their investigation.

The bottom of the power pole had been cut off and only the top of the pole was hanging precariously in the air.

Two police officers who were in the patrol car were not hurt in the crash. Apparently no one else was involved.

The officers were responding to a call about a man with a gun at Southeast Stark Street by Cleveland. After the crash, another Gresham police officer responded and took the suspect with the gun into custody.

Details of the crash are being held by police and are still being investigated today.