On November 13, 2019, at approximately 1:25 a.m., Keizer Police officers attempted to stop a speeding motorist near River Road North and Appleblossom Avenue North. The driver of the vehicle, later identified as 45-year-old David Acevedo of Lynwood Washington, eluded police for nearly two miles into the City of Salem. Mr. Acevedo crashed into a City of Salem fence near Front Street NE and Union Street NE. Mr. Acevedo fled on foot towards the Willamette River. Keizer PD K9 Kobe tracked Mr. Acevedo through the Willamette greenway and located him along the riverbank.
Mr. Acevedo was charged with Attempt to Elude (felony), Attempt to Elude (misdemeanor), and Hit and Run (property damage).