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Linn County detectives find large marijuana grow
Lebanon Express

At 10 a.m. on Aug. 12, 2014 Linn County Detectives arrested Louis Alfonso Arellano-Arellano, 47, of Yakima, Wash., while he was tending to a large scale marijuana grow operation, according to a news release from Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley.

The grow operation was located on private timber land owned by Weyerhaeuser Company Inc. in the Lacomb area.

Detectives determined Arellano-Arellano was living in and tending to the marijuana grow site. This large marijuana growing operation caused damage to the surrounding land and to the local streams by the cutting of small trees...

Transport of nearly $1 million worth of meth lands Canby man 17+ years in prison

Omar Martinez Rodriguez showed such little sophistication in drug trafficking that he stuffed 22 pounds of methamphetamine worth close to $1 million into two coolers for the road trip from California to Oregon, his lawyers said.

...Martinez Rodriguez was just a bit player – a courier, not a kingpin.

...sentencing him to more than 17 years in prison. The federal judge said he believed Martinez Rodriguez was planning to sell the meth – some 40,000 doses worth, according to prosecutors.

"You didn't have a chance to capitalize on it, and that's the only thing that saved...

Man with memorable tattoo gets 3 years for sex crime
East Oregonian

A former Irrigon man who evaded justice for 12 years is going to prison for three years for a sex crime.

Court records show Martin Estrada, also known as Juan Manuel Virelas-Martinez, pleaded guilty June 19 to one count of second-degree sodomy.

Morrow County District Attorney Justin Nelson said Oregon State Police investigated Estrada in August 2002 for sex crimes in Irrigon. Police found Estrada received oral sex from a girl who passed herself off as 15 when she was a 13-year-old runaway living with him in his trailer. Detectives interviewed Estrada and arrested him Aug. 29...

Drug dog find 50 pounds of cocaine in vehicle following traffic stop

A Canadian man has been arrested on suspicion of transporting cocaine.

Charles Taesung Pak, 28 of Vancouver, B.C., was pulled over... driving a rental car and did not answer basic questions.

...they called in Nikko, a drug dog..., finding 50 pounds of cocaine.

The drugs have a street value in the United States of $420,000...


Previously deported sex-crime felon re-arrested in Wilsonville

WILSONVILLE -- A Mexican national deported in 2012 after serving a prison sentence for felony sex crimes was re-arrested in Wilsonville Thursday.

Victor Ozuna Bernal, 35, was booked into the Clackamas County Jail and later was taken into custody by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.

...Ozuna Bernal – previously had been deported.

...was convicted in Nebraska in 2007 for sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl. He served a five-year prison sentence and was deported to Mexico... in Woodburn for the past year.

Two men admit using counterfeit credit cards in Washington County, Portland

Summary: Two suspects arrested last December after allegedly using counterfeit credit cards in Washington County and other locations have been convicted and sentenced in U.S. District Court in Portland....

Sentence: Zhao and Zou were each sentenced to six months in federal custody, followed by three years of supervised release. Zhao was ordered to pay restitution of $12,211.67 and a special assessment fee of $100. Zou was ordered to pay restitution in an amount yet to be determined and a special assessment fee of $100.

NOTE:  Both suspects have ICE holds


Suspect in 2007 crash that killed Marion County deputy remains at large, police say

The driver who police believe killed a Marion County deputy and another man in a late-night crash in 2007 remains a fugitive, authorities said.

Tips leading to the arrest of Alfredo De Jesus Ascensio are eligible for a reward of up to $21,000, according to a press release from Marion County Sheriff's Office.

Deputy Kelly Fredinburg, 33, was killed when Ascensio's vehicle crossed the center line on Oregon 99E north of Gervais, according to police at the time. Fredinburg's car caught fire and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

De Jesus Ascensio is wanted on two counts...

Man arrested more than seven times legal BAC limit for commercial truck drivers (.04)

Oregon State Police arrested a commercial truck driver Friday for driving while intoxicated, his second arrest for the same charge earlier this week in another state.

Sukhvir Singh Deol, 41, of Surrey, British Columbia, was more than seven times the legal limit...

Deol is being charged with DUII, reckless driving, failure to perform the duties of a driver involving a property damage crash, failure to carry and present a license, failure to drive within a single lane and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle.

Deol was arrested Tuesday in Sweetwater County, Wyoming...

Six year report: Criminal aliens incarcerated in the Oregon Dept. of Corrections

According to the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) Inmate Population Profile dated May 1, 2014 DOC indicated there were 14,657 prisoners incarcerated in DOC’s 14 prisons (See attachment).

Not included in DOC’s May 1st Inmate Population Profile was DOC data indicating there were 1,133 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in its prison system (See attachment).

All 1,133 criminal aliens incarcerated on May 1st by DOC had United States (U.S.) Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), detainers. The U.S. DHS–ICE is...

Criminal charges dropped for relatives of Hillsboro murder suspect Eloy Vasquez-Santiago

Two relatives of a Hillsboro murder suspect have been in jail for more than a year and a half, though they aren't suspected of taking part in the killing.

Eloy Vasquez-Santiago's father and brother had faced charges of hindering the prosecution ....

Vasquez-Santiago, 31, is charged with the killing of 55-year-old Maria Bolanos-Rivera, a mother of six.

Bolanos-Rivera was last seen by her family on Aug. 26, 2012, when she left her Hillsboro home. Her body has not been found.

Vasquez-Santiago turned himself in to authorities at the California-Mexico border a...