Incident:                              Felon in Possession of Firearm Foot Chase
Location:                             2327 Olympic St, Springfield Oregon
Case Number:                   21-2435
Date/Time:                         April 10th 2021 / 2103hrs
More Information:          Lt Crolly 541-726-3714
Completed By:                 Sergeant Kirkpatrick

ARRESTED:                          Uzelac, Michael Joseph 37 year old White male

CHARGES:                           Felon in Possession of a Firearm

                                                Interfering with Police

                                                Theft II

                                                Elude (Felony Warrant)                                           

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:  On Friday April 10, 2021 at 9:03pm K9 Officer Oleary and Officer Lane located Michael Uzelac in the 2300 block of Olympic St.  He was wanted for stealing motorcycle equipment from a prior case.  He quickly fled the scene on foot.  Early on in the foot chase, he either threw or dropped a loaded semi-automatic weapon.  The Officers observed this and continued pursuing him.  He ran away from Olympic St and down a darkened road.  Uzelac has prior convictions for assaulting a Springfield Police Officer while in possession of a gun.  Officers were faced with a potential lethal encounter.  Officers caught up to Uzelac in the parking lot of Jerry’s home improvement and chose to try using a Taser to safely take him into custody.  This tactic was successful and he was lodged at the Lane County Jail on the listed charges.  The Gun and a portion of the stolen motorcycle equipment were recovered.