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Illegal Alien Crime and Consequences to Citizens

The large numbers of criminal aliens in Oregon state prisons reflect the level of crimes committed by illegal aliens. This should be a major concern to the Governor and the State Legislature, at a time when budgets for vital services to citizens are being cut severely, and police and prison workers’ jobs are threatened.

According to the Oregon Department of Corrections Inmate Population Profile dated January 1, 2012, there were 13,937 prisoners incarcerated in Oregon state’s 14 prisons.

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Officers seize $1 million worth of heroin
Anti-drug team finds the stash in two bags, arrests two suspects on a bus in the county
Mail Tribune

Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement officers assisted Friday in what they are calling the largest heroin seizure ever in Southern Oregon.

MADGE assisted Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents who learned that two suspects were carrying heroin on a commercial bus heading through Jackson County.

Officers entered the bus bound for Vancouver, Wash., and arrested two California residents and seized two large bags packed with 47 pounds of heroin, worth approximately $1 million.

"It is safe to say this is the most heroin seized in Southern Oregon at one time," MADGE...

ICE arrests man involved in 2007 Oregon City killing
ICE News Releases

PORTLAND, Ore. — A 25-year-old Mexican national linked to the killing of a Texas teen five years ago is facing deportation following his arrest Friday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers.

Gilberto Javier Arellano-Gamboa was turned over to ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers following his release by the Oregon Department of Corrections. The custody transfer occurred after Arellano-Gamboa fulfilled a 50-month sentence imposed following his conviction for attempted first degree sexual abuse. Arellano-Bamboa will be held at the Northwest...

Two arrested in alleged heroin trafficking ring
Californians had more than a pound of heroin, half-pound of meth, guns, cash
Mail Tribune

Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement investigators arrested two Californians Tuesday who have been linked to a heroin trafficking ring.

The arrests yielded more than a pound of heroin, a half-pound of methamphetamine, two firearms and more than $20,000 in cash, Medford police Lt. Brett Johnson said.

"These suspects are involved in a drug trafficking organization and have made several trips to Southern Oregon to deliver heroin," Johnson said.

MADGE officers, working on intelligence gathered during a lengthy investigation, stopped a vehicle Tuesday in the 700 block of...

Police find nearly 6 lbs. of heroin in suspect's freezer
KATU.com News

PORTLAND, Ore. – Police arrested a Portland man on drug charges after discovering more than 5 pounds of heroin in his freezer.

Police said officers from the bureau’s drugs and vice division were following up on drug complaints in the area of Southeast 92nd Avenue and Division Street on Jan. 13. Officers knocked on the door of 9230 SE Division and the person who answered granted them consent to search the home for drugs, police said.

Officers found 4.67 pounds of packaged heroin in the freezer, along with 1.1 pounds of individually packaged pieces of heroin.

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Previously Deported Alien Caught Transporting Methamphetamine Through Sherman County Sentenced to Serve 78 Months in Federal Prison
U.S Attorney's office - District of Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. – Guadalupe Navarro (a.k.a. “Mari Vasquez”), 50, of Tulare, California, was sentenced on January 20, 2011, by U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown to 78 months in prison, for methamphetamine trafficking and illegal re-entry after deportation.

On the evening of October 3, 2010, a Sherman County Sheriff’s Office deputy stopped defendant’s vehicle for a traffic infraction. Defendant provided false identification, and deputies ultimately discovered her true identity and an outstanding warrant for her arrest. During a search of her vehicle, deputies seized one pound of...

Arrests shut down Gresham shoplifting rings
Thousands in stolen merchandise was sold through apartment 'storefronts'
PortlandTribune

Three Gresham residents are behind bars, accused of setting up stores in their apartments from which they sold thousands of dollars in stolen items at deep discounts.

The suspects, two of whom police arrested Thursday, face allegations of first-degree theft, money laundering, organized retail theft and first-degree aggravated theft. All three also are being held on U.S. immigration holds.

Gresham police seized nearly $47,000 worth of stolen merchandise from two apartments and a storage unit during their investigation, which began earlier this month in response to huge...

Salem officer stops rolling van from entering Market Street traffic
Statesman Journal

A Salem police officer stopped a moving vehicle from crashing into Market Street traffic Monday evening, jumping into the rolling minivan after it had been abandoned by a fleeing suspect.

Officer Erik Hernandez stopped the 1995 Ford Windstar van just before it entered traffic at the intersection of Market and 32nd Place NE, while two other officers caught suspect Efren Avalos-Villa in a nearby parking lot, Salem police Lt. Jim Aguilar said.

The incident began around 6:25 p.m. Monday when a motorist saw the Windstar van rear-end a car that was waiting at a stoplight at the...

Man who raped pre-teen girls gets 170 years
Sex offender is in U.S. illegally
Statesman Journal

A Salem-area man convicted of repeatedly raping two underage girls has been sentenced to more than 170 years in prison — the longest sentence for a sex-crime conviction in Marion County in at least 10 years.

Marion County Judge Dennis Graves handed down the sentence against Juan De Dios Cruz-Rojas after he was convicted by juries of kidnapping, strangulation, sodomy, eight counts of rape, four counts of sex abuse, multiple counts of fourth-degree assault and several other charges.

"Mr. Cruz-Rojas, you are the most self-centered, selfish individual I have ever met," Graves...

Albany teen victim of ID theft
Albany Democrat-Harold

Three weeks ago Dannica Dillenbeck had never heard of Mission, Texas. Now, it’s likely she’ll never forget it.

The city of 77,000 near the Mexican border became all too familiar to Dillenbeck when she tried to fill out a job application for the new Walmart store in Albany.

According to Walmart records, she was already employed by the company.

“I had to enter my Social Security number and it was already in their records,” said Dillenbeck, 17, who has been searching for a job for a year.

Before she even got a chance to fill out the online application, she was...

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