WOODBURN POLICE SEEK STABBING SUSPECT

August 5, 2020 – Woodburn, OR – On Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at approximately 5:38 p.m., Woodburn Police responded to the 600 block of Carol Street in Woodburn in response to the report of a stabbing. Officers located a Hispanic male in his early 20’s, suffering from multiple stab wounds, who was taken to an area hospital for his injuries and later released. The suspect, who fled the scene prior to police arrival, was identified as Woodburn resident, Aldo Vasquez Lozano (age 21).

Vasquez Lozano is a Hispanic Male Adult, 5’6’’, 120 lbs with shaved black hair and brown eyes. He has three dots tattooed under his left eye, a tattoo across the top of his hairline above the forehead and “503” on his right arm. Investigators learned Vasquez Lozano and the victim knew one another.

Community members should not contact or approach Vasquez Lozano. Anyone who has information about this case or Vasquez Lozano’s whereabouts are asked to contact Detective Matt Stearns of the Woodburn Police Department at (503) 982-2345.

Overnight Standoff With Police Ends In Arrest Of Woodburn Man.

On August 3rd, 2020, at approximately 5:30 pm, deputies were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 8100 block of Highway 219 NE, just west of Woodburn.  When deputies arrived they spoke with a 20 year old female who said she had been assaulted by her boyfriend.  Medics were called to the scene and the female was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  The suspect had already left the area prior to the deputies arriving at the home.

Deputies returned to the home shortly before 11:30 pm after learning the male had returned.  As deputies prepared to make contact they were told the suspect was inside the residence with a gun, threatening to kill himself.  Deputies helped family members evacuate from the residence until the male could be taken into custody.  After attempts to get the male to come out of the house were unsuccessful, negotiators and SWAT were called to the scene.

While at the residence, deputies continued loud hailing for the male to come outside and SWAT team members delivered a throw phone into the residence in an attempt to get the male to talk with negotiators on scene.  After prolonged efforts to get the male to speak with negotiators and to surrender were unsuccessful, gas munitions were deployed into the residence shortly after 4:00 am.  The suspect came out of the residence a few minutes later and was safely taken into custody.

Raul Scotte Martinez, 19, of Woodburn was taken to Marion County Jail where he will be lodged for Strangulation, Assault IV, Coercion, Theft II, and Robbery III.

During this incident, Highway 219 was closed to traffic between Willow Avenue NE and Butteville Road NE for approximately 4 hours.  The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Woodburn Police Department, Woodburn Ambulance, and the Oregon Department of Transportation for their assistance during this incident.

Fatal Crash On River Road Claims One.

Press release from MCSO:

At 5:21 pm on July 28th, 2020, deputies were dispatched to a serious motor vehicle crash on River Road NE at the intersection of Clearlake Road NE, just north of Keizer.  When emergency responders arrived on scene, they discovered two vehicles were involved in the collision, a silver Ford Taurus and a green Ford F-150.  The driver of the Ford Taurus sustained fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene, the two passengers from the car were taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  The driver of the Ford F-150 also sustained non-life threatening injuries and was also transported from the scene by ambulance.

Investigators from the Marion County Multi-Agency Crash Team were called to the scene.  During the investigation, deputies learned the Ford Taurus had been traveling eastbound on Clearlake Road NE prior to the crash.  The driver of the Ford Taurus is believed to have failed to stop at a stop sign prior to entering the intersection where it was struck by the Ford F-150 which was traveling southbound.

The driver of the Ford Taurus has been identified as, Jacqueline Cavero Chavarry, 39, of Sheridan.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office was assisted during this response by the Keizer Police Department, Marion County Fire District #1, Keizer Fire Department, Marion County Public Works, Marion County Medical Examiner’s Office, and the Marion County District Attorney’s Office.

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Ex-Treasurer Of Newberg Animal Shelter Board Arrested For Embezzlement; Alleged Loss Approximately $86k.

Press release from YCSO today:

On July 21, 2020 Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office arrested Laura Marie Stone, 39, of Newberg after an extensive, six-month investigation into an ongoing theft scheme perpetrated by Stone while she was associated with the non-profit Newberg Animal Shelter in Newberg, OR.

The investigation alleges Stone, who was on the Newberg Animal Shelter Board and served as Treasurer from January of 2017 through December of 2019, disabled the shelter’s PayPal account and arranged for over $16,000 of donated funds to be directly transferred to her personal PayPal account.  Additional financial investigation revealed that Stone stole an additional $70,000 of cash donations and animal adoption fees from the shelter over that same time frame.

Special Investigations Unit Detective Will Lavish, the primary investigator in the case, obtained financial histories and information and developed the evidence needed for the arrest and presentation to the Grand Jury which resulted in a warrant being issued.  He worked closely with the Newberg Animal Shelter Board members who assisted openly with the investigation.

Stone was arrested and lodged into the Yamhill County Correctional Facility on 8 counts of Theft in the First Degree and Misapplication of Entrusted Property.  Her bail was set at $75,000.

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McMinnville Nursery Defrauded Of $4.4 Million. Suspect Arrested.

Press Release from YCSO:

On February 24, 2020 Oregon Pride Nursery, which is located in rural McMinnville, filed a criminal report with the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office involving suspected fraud.  The business located some suspicious transactions and performed an extensive audit of their books, finding suspicious transactions dating back to 2013.

Over the course of several months, Oregon Pride Nursery worked with an accounting firm and Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office Detective Jacob Herr, identifying that from 2013 until 2019 approximately $4.4 million dollars had been embezzled by a former employee, identified as 61 year-old Jeanna Lee Buxton, who currently resides in La Pine, OR.

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The case was presented to a Yamhill County Grand Jury who returned an indictment charging 21 counts of Aggravated Theft in the 1st Degree.  A warrant was issued for the arrest of Jeanna Lee Buxton with a bail amount of $200,000.

On July 20, members of the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Response Team (CRT) contacted Jeanna Lee Buxton at her residence and took her into custody on the outstanding warrant.  She was lodged into the Deschutes County Correctional Facility in Bend.

The Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank Oregon Pride Nursery for their extensive cooperation in this complex investigation, and the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in the arrest.

 

Car Thieves Crash Into Each Other During Brief Pursuit In Newberg July 5.

Bad day for car thieves in Newberg….

Newberg-Dundee PD Press Release:

On the morning of July 5, 2020, Newberg-Dundee Police officers responded to a report of a suspect that had just stolen a victim’s Toyota Land Cruiser.  Officers located the stolen vehicle moments later as it drove through town.  The suspect attempted to elude police through downtown Newberg and crashed the Land Cruiser into an occupied Buick Regal near E. Franklin & College St.  Officers took the suspect into custody from the Land Cruiser, but then learned the Buick Regal was also stolen from a completely unrelated crime that had been reported about three weeks prior.  The driver of the stolen Buick was found to be under the influence of intoxicants and arrested as well.

The suspect driving the stolen Land Cruiser, Randy Lee Cooper (27 years old), of Portland, was arrested for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Attempting to Elude Police, Assault-3, Reckless Driving and other related crimes.

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The suspect driving the stolen Buick, Kristin Nicole Begue (25 years), of Newberg, was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.

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WOODBURN MIDDLE SCHOOL TRACK COACH ARRESTED FOR SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH MINOR

Press release from WPD.

Tuesday, June 23 2020 – Woodburn, OR – On Tuesday, June 23, 2020, the Woodburn Police Department (WPD) arrested Salem resident Jubentino Guzman, (age 26) after receiving information on June 19, 2020 about a sexually explicit video circulated on social media that showed Guzman with a 16-year-old victim.

After interviews were completed, it was learned that Guzman was employed as a track coach at French Prairie Middle School in Woodburn. Guzman admitted the relationship had been on-going for several months. WPD confirmed that Guzman was a coach at French Prairie Middle School from 2013 through 2020, and that the victim was a former student at the middle school when Guzman was employed there.

Guzman was booked into the Marion County jail on charges of Sex Abuse III, Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse I, Possession of Child Pornography, and Official Misconduct.

Anyone with information about this case should contact Detective Linda Hedricks of WPD at 503-982-2345.

As this is an on-going investigation, and involves a minor, no further information is available at this time.

Thinking About Fireworks? Read This Good Advice From The Oregon State Fire Marshal.

Legal fireworks go on sale in Oregon this year beginning June 23rd, and the Oregon State Fire Marshal has answers to commonly asked questions.   (It may help you avoid a $2,500 fine for illegal fireworks possession or use, too.)

What type of fireworks can I use in Oregon?
Retail: A permit from our office is not required to use Oregon consumer legal fireworks, also sometimes referred to as retail fireworks. Commonly known Oregon consumer legal fireworks are fountains, flitter sparklers, and ground spinners just to name a few.
Limited: 1.4g products, also known as consumer fireworks in the fireworks industry, may be used in Oregon only with a valid permit issued by our office. Common 1.4g fireworks are bottle rockets, Roman candles, firecrackers, and certain aerial fireworks. For more information on the permitting process, visit our website at https://www.oregon.gov/osp/programs/sfm/Pages/Fireworks.aspx.

Where can I purchase Oregon consumer legal fireworks, also called retail fireworks?
They can be purchased at an Oregon permitted retail fireworks sales location during the retail fireworks sale dates of June 23 through July 6. For approved locations, visit our website at https://www.oregon.gov/osp/programs/sfm/Pages/Fireworks-Retail-Permits.aspx.

When can I use Oregon consumer legal fireworks, also called retail fireworks?
Under Oregon law, the Office of State Fire Marshal has no regulations on when you can use retail fireworks purchased during the retail fireworks sale dates of June 23 through July 6; however, you need to check with local government for any local regulations.

Where can I use Oregon consumer legal fireworks, also called retail fireworks?
You can use Oregon consumer legal fireworks, also called retail fireworks where fireworks, are not prohibited.
Some prohibited locations are Oregon State beaches, parks, campgrounds, and State and Federal forest lands. You may also want to check for any local regulations. For more information visit their websites.
Oregon State Parks: https://oregonstateparks.org
Oregon Department of Forestry: https://www.oregon.gov/odf/Pages/index.aspx
Bureau of Land Management: https://www.blm.gov/oregon-washington
U.S. Forest Service: https://www.fs.fed.us

Can I bring fireworks to Oregon from another state?
No, fireworks must be purchased from an Oregon permitted retail fireworks sales location.

Can I use fireworks that fly in the air?
Fireworks that fly in the air, explode or behave in an uncontrolled and unpredictable manner are not allowed to be used in Oregon without the proper permit issued by our office. A limited fireworks display permit would allow you to use 1.4g fireworks, commonly known as bottle rockets, Roman candles, firecrackers, and certain aerial fireworks. For more information on the permitting process, visit our website at https://www.oregon.gov/osp/programs/sfm/Pages/Fireworks.aspx.

Can I use sky lanterns in Oregon?
No, the law prohibits the use of sky lanterns in Oregon at all times.

Can I use fireworks at a private event?
Retail: You can use Oregon consumer legal fireworks, also called retail fireworks where fireworks, are not prohibited.
Some prohibited locations are Oregon State beaches, parks, campgrounds, and State and Federal forest lands. You may also want to check for any local regulations. For more information visit their websites.
Oregon State Parks: https://oregonstateparks.org
Oregon Department of Forestry: https://www.oregon.gov/odf/Pages/index.aspx
Bureau of Land Management: https://www.blm.gov/oregon-washington
U.S. Forest Service: https://www.fs.fed.us
Limited: Yes, you can, if you have completed the permitting process for a limited display permit allowing you to have a fireworks display using 1.4g also known as consumer fireworks in the fireworks industry. Common 1.4g fireworks are bottle rockets, Roman candles, firecrackers, and certain aerial fireworks. For more information on the permitting process, visit our website at, https://www.oregon.gov/osp/programs/sfm/Pages/Fireworks.aspx.​

Firew​orks and the Impacts of COVID-19 in Oregon
Are legal fireworks going to be for sale in Oregon during the sale period (June 23-July 6) this summer? 
OSFM has been receiving and processing applications for retail sales of consumer fireworks, therefore we anticipate residents will see Oregon consumer legal fireworks for sale this year.
Will the state’s rules and other measures implemented by local governments prevent organized fireworks displays?
Check with your local jurisdiction for updates on organized fireworks displays. Gov. Brown’s plan for reopening Oregon bans large gatherings such as conventions, festivals, and major concerts and live audience sporting events through September.
Can a local jurisdiction ban the sale and/or use of legal fireworks? 
There could be local restrictions in place. Always check with your local city, county, and other local authorities jurisdictions before using any fireworks.
Why are the sale and use of legal fireworks being allowed as the state addresses COVID-19?
Gov. Kate Brown’s Executive Order​ to stay home and save lives does not specifically ban the sale and use of legal fireworks in Oregon due to COVID-19. Oregon law provides for the regulation of fireworks at the local community level since that is where they are sold and used. Check with your local authorities if any restrictions are in place before buying or using fireworks.
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What can happen if I get caught using fireworks in prohibited areas?
Under Oregon law, officials may seize fireworks and you maybe charge with a class B misdemeanor, which could result in a fine of up to $2,500 per violation and a civil penalty up to $500.

Can I be held liable for damage and costs incurred in suppressing fires caused by use of fireworks, by myself or my child?
Yes, those who misuse fireworks or allow fireworks to cause damage may be held liable and required to pay fire suppression costs or other damage. For more information, visit our website at https://www.oregon.gov/osp/programs/sfm/Pages/Fireworks.aspx.
https://www.oregon.gov/osp/Docs/ParentBookEnglish.pdf

How can I report illegal fireworks usage?
Do Not Call 911 unless it’s an Emergency!
You can report illegal usage of fireworks by calling the non-emergency dispatch telephone number of your local law enforcement agency. Under Oregon law they are authorized to enforce the fireworks laws in Oregon.
Oregon Fireworks laws and rules: https://www.oregon.gov/osp/programs/sfm/Pages/Fireworks.aspx#one

REWARD OFFERED IN PROTEST-RELATED VEHICLE ARSON.

Portland.  City of Roses….and riots.

The Portland Police Bureau and Portland Fire & Rescue, in partnership with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public’s help for information to identify the suspect in a vehicle arson.

In the late hours of Friday May 29 or early hours of Saturday May 30, 2020, an unknown subject set fire to a vehicle in the area of Southwest 3rd Avenue and Taylor Street. Prior to the fire, unknown persons vandalized the vehicle during a protest event.

The arson suspect appears to be white, longer brown hair, wearing all black clothing, a black cloth face mask, and blue gloves.

Arson investigators are asking for the public’s help to identify this suspect or any of the persons involved in the vehicle vandalism.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, or to view other unsolved cases, please visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/

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MCSO Arrests Suspects In Alabama Mass Shooting.

On June 21, 2020 at 12:30 pm deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office,  together with members from the Marion County SWAT team, initiated a traffic stop on a Silver/Grey Dodge Charger with Alabama license plate in Stayton. Inside the vehicle they located two men wanted for murder in Alabama.

On June 19, 2020, arrest warrants had been issued for Frederic Rogers, 22, and John Legg, 19, for the offense of Capitol Murder related to a mass shooting in Valhermoso Springs, near Huntsville, Alabama.

Rogers and Legg were taken into custody, without incident, and lodged at the Marion County Jail. They are currently awaiting extradition back to Alabama.

MCSO would like to thank the local FBI office and Aumsville PD for their assistance with the safe capture of these two fugitives from Alabama.