Deputy: Masked man on ATV fled wrong way on one-way at 70 mph

Deputy: Masked man on ATV fled wrong way on one-way at 70 mph
Justin Klein, 33, was arrested on suspicion of a number of crimes after investigators found evidence linking him to an ATV driven at high speeds on city streets by a man wearing a ski mask.

COOS BAY, Ore. -- A masked man on a four-wheeler ATV led law enforcement on a chase through Coos Bay and North Bend before abandoning the ATV -- and the mask -- and fleeing on foot.

At one point, the driver took the ATV the wrong way on a one-way street at an estimated 70 mph, according to the Coos County Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff's office later arrested Justin W. Klein, 33, on suspicion of eluding police, reckless driving and criminal trespassing.

The incident started around 9 p.m. Sunday with a report of a man wearing a ski mask driving a four-wheeler all-terrain vehicle in downtown Coos Bay.

A sheriff's deputy spotted the ATV and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The ATV drove into the Knife River Inc lot on Ocean Boulevard and then attempted to elude the deputy westbound on Ocean Blvd before turning right onto 34th Street, according to the sheriff's office, before driving into a wooded area where the deputy could not follow.

A short time later, Coos Bay police got a report that the subject had made it back to Ocean Boulevard.

The deputy found the ATV on Newmark Street near Norman Street and again attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver continued east on Newmark before heading northbound by driving the wrong way on a one-way street in North Bend at approximately 70 mph.

The vehicle circled some residential blocks before entering a driveway on Madrona Street. The vehicle became blocked in, and the operator fled on foot.

Additional units arrived, including a K-9 unit from Coos Bay.  During the K-9 track, the ski mask was located -- but not the suspect.

Information gathered from the scene indicated the suspect was possibly Klein.

The North Bend Police later located Klein and took him into custody. The sheriff's office arrested Klein on suspicion of two counts of Felony Elude, one count of Criminal Trespass, one count of Reckless Driving and one count of Violation of Release Agreement.