BY KATU STAFF

An Oregon man stole a cash register out of a Wilsonville Sheri’s restaurant, hit a parked car, and abandoned a cat while trying to get away from deputies, according to Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies were called to the Shari’s at around 10 p.m. on March 19.

A theft suspect abandoned a cat as he was trying to run away from officers. (Courtesy Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office)

The suspect, 37-year-old Ronald Woods, was found driving a white Chevy Impala a few hours after the theft, according to deputies.

When deputies tried to stop the car, Woods drove off and quickly crashed into a parked car. Woods then got out of the car and ran off.

Woods was eventually found with the help of the Beaverton Police Department K9 team, and arrested on charges including theft II, hit and run, and attempt to elude.

Booking photo: Ronald Woods. Woods was arrested on charges including theft II, hit and run, and attempt to elude (Courtesy Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office)

Anyone with information on the theft is urged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at https://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/tip.

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