Man escapes police after girlfriend rams patrol car with stolen vehicle

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Joshua Taylor Hayward. (Photo: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office via the Tualatin Police Department)

A man was able to get away from police after his girlfriend rammed a police car with a stolen vehicle, Tualatin police said Wednesday.

Police are asking for the public’s help in finding the man, 22-year-old Joshua Taylor Hayward.

Police said they spotted Hayward, 22, Wednesday, Dec. 20 in the area of Southwest Herman Road and Teton Avenue driving a stolen 1994 Honda Civic. The car had been reported stolen the previous day.

They tried to pull Hayward over, but they said his 25-year-old girlfriend, driving another stolen vehicle, rammed the police car’s driver side. That allowed Hayward to get away.

The police officer wasn’t injured but there was damage to his car.

Police took Hayward’s girlfriend, Chelsea Ann Munday, into custody. But they later took her to the hospital after she told them she had ingested heroin and methamphetamine or bath salts.

Officers later found the Honda on Herman Road. They searched for Hayward but were unsuccessful.

Police said Hayward is wanted for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and attempting to elude a police officer.

Munday’s case was referred to the District Attorney’s Office for review.