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Ivan S. Chi


After attempting to elude sheriff’s deputies Monday evening, June 17, Ivan Chi, 44, of San Diego was arrested, according to a news release.

Chi was driving a vehicle near the intersection of Crater Lake Parkway and South Sixth Street at about 6 p.m. Monday when sheriff’s deputies witnessed him making a turn and lane changes without using his signals. Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle, but Chi failed to yield and led deputies south on Summers Lane, and eventually onto Laverne Avenue.

Once on Laverne Avenue, Chi jumped out of his moving vehicle and took off on foot through several residences’ backyards. His vehicle struck and damaged a fence, narrowly missing a bystander. Chi entered the home of a resident and attempted to hide, but the homeowner ran outside and alerted deputies.

Deputies entered the home and detained Chi. He was booked in the Klamath County Jail and charged with first degree burglary, unlawful entry, felony attempt to elude, possession of methamphetamine, recklessly endangering another person, reckless driving and probation violation.