On June 12, 2021 at approximately 9:25 AM Sgt. Pitcher, of the Toledo Police Department, conducted a traffic stop on a Gray Ford hatchback near the intersection of Highway 20 and Highway 229 after observing traffic violations as the vehicle traveled through Toledo. At the time of the stop Sgt. Pitcher was aware the license plate displayed on the vehicle returned to a Honda Civic and did not match the Ford hatchback. The driver of the vehicle initially yielded as it pulled on to the South entrance of Yasek Loop Road then had a brief confrontation with the Officer, during which Sgt. Pitcher recognized the driver as Todd Wesley Ramsey from previous contacts.
Ramsey then rapidly accelerated North on Yasek Loop road with the Officer pursuing behind him. Ramsey continued North on Yasek Loop Road at a high rate of speed before turning North onto Highway 229 towards Siletz. Once on Highway 229 Ramsey increased his speed to over 100 MPH and as Ramsey entered the city of Siletz he nearly lost control of his vehicle and recklessly passed a line of vehicles, forcing Officer’s to terminate the pursuit in the interest of public safety.
Ramsey has numerous active warrants for his arrest including the charges of Burglary I, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of Methamphetamine, DUII, Elude, and is currently listed on “abscond” status for the original charge of Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine through Lane County Parole and Probation. Ramsey has a lengthy history of violent crimes and eluding law enforcement. If you see Ramsey or the vehicle pictured below please contact your local law enforcement, please note the license plates on the vehicle may now be changed or removed. The vehicle had noticeably tinted windows and a “BMW” emblem where the Ford logo should be on the rear hatch.