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Suspect in August’s triple homicide booked into Benton County jail
Tri-County Herald

A Umatilla man now is charged with three counts of aggravated first-degree murder for allegedly shooting three people in a Benton County cornfield last August.

Francisco J. Miranda-Resendiz, 23, was booked into the Benton County jail on Friday. He is scheduled to make his first court appearance Tuesday.

The bodies of David Perez-Saucedo, 22, Victoria Torres, 19, and Abigail Torres-Renteria, 23, were found Aug. 9 on farmland off Nine Canyon Road, southeast of the intersection with Coffin Road.

The victims all were from Pasco. Torres-Renteria was almost nine months...

No drugs or alcohol affected killer of Linfield College student, tests show
OregonLive.com

Toxicology reports on Joventino Bermudez-Arenas showed no signs of drugs or alcohol...

On Nov. 15, Bermudez-Arenas was shot and killed by three McMinnville police officers outside a 7-Eleven where he earlier had fatally stabbed Linfield College student-athlete Parker Moore. Bermudez-Arenas had just returned to the 7-Eleven near his home to surrender to police, his family said.

An investigation later determined that Bermudez-Arenas had stabbed Moore, who played on the Linfield College football team, apparently without reason....

Berry, in a news conference last month...

4 times deported, Mexican gets 6 years after meth discovery
The Observer

Federal prosecutors say a Mexican man deported four times from the United States has been sentenced to six years in prison after he was arrested in a southern Oregon traffic stop and officers found 2.5 pounds of methamphetamine...

...identified him as 44-year-old Julio Gonzalez-Zamudio.

Prosecutors said he has a record of drug offenses and burglaries, had once served more than five years, and was most recently deported in 2011.

They said the sentence Judge Owen Panner imposed Monday covers his illegal re-entry and his violation of release-from-custody terms in 2011....

Felon deported to Mexico two years ago to face sentencing next week following arrest for pointing BB gun at motorist
OregonLive.com

A man accused of shooting a BB gun at a car in Oregon City this spring and later found to have packaged bindles of heroin in his vehicle is expected to change his plea and be sentenced in federal court on Tuesday.

Daniel Jimenez-Barragan, 22, was indicted in U.S. District Court for possession with intent to distribute heroin and illegal re-entry to the country. He was a convicted felon who had been deported to Mexico two years earlier...

Jimenez-Barragan was arrested on April 9 after Oregon state police responded to a report of a motorist driving recklessly on Interstate 205...

Should Oregon police issue commands in Spanish when facing a suspect at gunpoint?
OregonLive.com

Three McMinnville police officers faced off with Juventino Bermudez-Arenas as he held the large blade he'd just used to kill a 20-year-old Linfield College student.

Officers pulled their guns. One, who spoke Spanish, reached for her Taser but dropped it and grabbed her pistol as Bermudez-Arenas lowered his head and his hands and appeared to move forward.

Seconds before they fatally shot the 33-year-old Mexican man, police yelled, "Get on the ground," and, "Drop the knife," again and again.

They yelled their commands in English, the dominant language in the U.S......

Impostor changed name of ID theft victim
democratherald.com

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Mexican man living unlawfully in the United States for decades was arrested Tuesday in an identity theft scheme that was so ingenious that prosecutors say a court unwittingly changed the name of the U.S. citizen whose identity he assumed to his own real name.

The 33-count indictment outlining one of the most unusual identity theft cases in the country....

Unsealed Tuesday in federal court in Wichita, the indictment against Perez-Rivera and his 82-year-old wife, Antonia Vargas-Ortega, outlines a sporadic history of unlawful entry into the United States...

Labor activist Francisco Aguirre leaves Augustana Lutheran Church sanctuary, heads to Fairview home
OregonLive.com

Francisco Aguirre, the labor activist accused of illegally reentering the U.S. after his 2000 deportation to El Salvador, is going to his home in Fairview.

The 35-year-old Fairview resident has been living at Augustana Lutheran Church in Northeast Portland since September, when congregants took him in as part of the sanctuary movement.

Aguirre's latest troubles began Aug. 9, when he was stopped for drunken driving ...

...national and local community groups -- including Voz Worker's Rights Education Project, Jobs with Justice and Migrant Workers Collective -- banded...

Seven Year Report: Criminal Aliens Incarcerated Oregon Department

According to the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) Inmate Population Profile dated October 1, 2014 DOC indicated there were 14,606 prisoners incarcerated in DOC’s 14 prisons (See attachment).

Not included in DOC’s October 1st Inmate Population Profile was DOC data indicating there were 1,086 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in its prison system (See attachment).

All 1,086 criminal aliens incarcerated on October 1st by DOC had United States (U.S.) Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), detainers. The U.S. DHS–ICE...

Suspect's identity in Linfield student's death confirmed by Yamhill County investigators
OregonLive.com

...the man suspected in the killing of a Linfield College student-athlete....has been positively identified as Juventino Bermudez-Arenas, 33.

Bermudez-Arenas is suspected in the fatal stabbing of Parker Moore, 22,....

Authorities say the killing appears to have been random.

Bermudez-Arenas fled, but returned to the store and was shot to death in a confrontation with three McMinnville police officers, who are now on paid administrative leave.

Berry said a key piece of the investigation is verifying if Bermudez-Arenas is who family members say he is.

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Francisco Aguirre, Portland labor activist fighting deportation, arrested on federal criminal warrant
OregonLive.com

Francisco Aguirre, a local labor activist originally from El Salvador, was arrested Thursday on federal charges of entering the United States illegally after he had been deported.

Aguirre took refuge in Northeast Portland church in September ...

Aguirre -- full name Juan Francisco Aguirre-Velasquez -- was deported to El Salvador in 2000 after a conviction for drug trafficking offenses.

Thursday's arrest came as a surprise to Aguirre...

Defense attorney Barbara Gabriela Ghio said she did not learn of the federal warrant until the hearing began.

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