Ages 22, 21 and 13; during Tuesday traffic stop; both adults have history of arrests, already released from custody
If you happened to see police activity in the area of S. California Ave. and Newell Ave. on Tuesday, here is what happened!
At around 3:40pm, Officer Kim and his FTO Officer Young made a traffic stop on the corner of S. Cal and Newell Ave.
While they were investigating, one person in the car (Virgil Lee Adams, born 8/18/99) got out of the car and ran away from the scene. Officers then located a loaded firearm underneath the seat Adams was sitting in.
Additional WCPD Officers and Detectives quickly responded to the scene.
Officer Marre and Sergeant Njoroge located Adams in the creek just south of Newell Ave. after a foot chase.
Officers Young and Kim located the loaded firearm and over 80 fentanyl pills inside the car.
Adams was arrested for narcotics possession, possession of narcotics while armed, weapons possession, and obstruction.
Other occupants in the car included a 13-year-old male who was arrested for an outstanding warrant out of Oregon and Quan’naejia Ta’zjae Taylor (born on 10/31/99. Taylor was arrested for ID Theft. Excellent work by all involved!
According to bustedmugshots.com he was arrested on Oct. 28, 2016 for attempted murder and unlawful use of a weapons. Then, according to arrestfacts.com Adams was arrested by Portland Police on Dec. 9, 2016 for unlawful possession of a loaded firearm and interfering with a peace officer. According to thegrio.com, he was arrested on Feb. 13, 2017 for robbery and assault, but was later found not guilty.
Finally, according to crimeinformer.com, Adams was arrested in Portland, OR on Aug. 25, 2020 for attempted murder, assault and unlawful use of a weapon. According to his Facebook page he lives in Portland and is the father of three children.
According to crimeinformer.com, Taylor was also arrested on Feb. 2, 2018 for theft in Clackamas County, OR, then again on Aug 5, 2019 in Portland, OR for disorderly conduct and interfering with a peace officer. According to mugshots.com and bustedmugshots.com she was arrested by Portland Police on May 9, 2019 for robbery, identity theft and fraud. According to her Facebook page, she’s the mother of two children.
Allen Payton contributed to this report.