Salem man in custody after Albany chase, crashes

Suspect accused of car theft suffers unknown injuries


June 15, 2022

A Salem-area man was arrested Tuesday, June 8, following a 10-minute police pursuit through Albany that resulted in multiple crashes and, finally, an extrication from his own vehicle.

According to the Albany Police Department, police were called to a 7-Eleven at Belmont Ave. SW for a male, later identified as 24-year-old Grant Tyler Rasband, acting suspicious. His vehicle description matched one stolen and involved in a Linn County robbery reported earlier that day.

Police attempted to contact Rasband, who fled and engaged police in a long chase through the city. Police said he struck a Fed...

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