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Arrests made in long term theft and fraud at local dentist office - 07/15/15
On 07/13/15 officers from the McMinnville Police Department, with the assistance of the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office and the Oregon State Police, served search warrants at two residences (one in Amity and one in rural McMinnville). The search warrants were related to a fraud/theft investigation involving two former employees of a local dental practice.

Records supplied by the dentist's office indicated a long term theft case involving thousands of dollars for receiving unauthorized unemployment wages, receiving payment for hours the employees did not work, taking unauthorized vacation time, altering timesheets and fraudulently using business checks and credit cards.

The following subjects were arrested and lodged at YCCF pending arraignment in Circuit Court for the listed charges:

Linda Hixson (56 years old) of McMinnville on the following charges: Aggravated Theft 1, Theft I x 5, Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card X 9, Forgery x 9 and Computer Crime x 2 - SRA $197,500

Sherry McMullen (47 years old) of Amity on the following charges: Theft I x 5 and an outstanding Yamhill County warrant - SRA $32,500

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information related to this case is encouraged to contact Sgt Cully Desmond or Detective Bill Christensen at the McMinnville Police Department (503) 434-7307.
***Updated Information 7/2/15***Officer Involved Shooting - 07/02/15
Information about the officer involved shooting incident in McMinnville from yesterday has previously been provided. This office has become aware that misinformation, not provided by Yamhill County Law Enforcement on this issue, has been disseminated on social media and otherwise. The information provided below is intended to both give further information to the public about the incident as well as correct misinformation that has been circulated.

On July 1, 2015 at about 7:30am a Yamhill County Sheriff's Deputy conducted a traffic stop on NE Doran Drive just off of Highway 99W in McMinnville. During the traffic stop the deputy requested a cover unit respond.

As a cover unit was responding to the area, the backseat passenger in the vehicle from the traffic stop, identified as Kevin Lamont Judson, exited the vehicle and ran across the highway into the shared parking lot of Christensen Auto Sales and Tire Factory. The other two (2) occupants of the stopped vehicle, driver and passenger, stayed with the vehicle as did the deputy who conducted the initial traffic stop.

Deputy Richard Broyles, responding to the area, encountered Judson in the parking lot of Christensen Auto Sales. Although details of the incident are continuing to be compiled, it is clear that Deputy Broyles and Judson were involved in a struggle and ultimately Judson was shot. At the time he was shot, he was alone in the driver's seat of Broyles' patrol vehicle.

At the time of the shooting, Deputy Broyles and Judson were the only two present. There were uninvolved witnesses in the area who are cooperating with the investigation and providing statements.

Earlier today, the autopsy of Kevin L. Judson was performed by Dr. Young of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office. Cause of death was determined to be from two gunshot wounds.

This investigation is continuing. Anyone with information about the matter is asked to call the McMinnville Police Department tip line at 503-434-2337. Further inquiries should be directed to the Yamhill County District Attorney's Office at 503-434-7539.
***Updated Information***Officer Involved Shooting - 07/01/15
At approximately 7:30 am on July 1, 2015 officers from multiple Yamhill County agencies responded to the scene of an officer involved shooting that occurred near the intersection of Hwy 99W and Doran Drive, McMinnville.

One male is deceased at the scene and was positively identified as Kevin Lamont Judson DOB: 8/24/1990 (24) of Dayton, OR. The involved deputy, Deputy Richard Broyles, a 16 year veteran of the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, was unharmed and is currently on paid administrative leave as per established protocol.

The incident is being investigated by the Yamhill County Major Crime Response Team (MCRT). The MCRT is made up of investigators from the McMinnville Police Department, the Newberg Dundee Police Department, the Yamhill County District Attorney, the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, the Yamhill Police Department, the Carlton Police Department, the Amity Police Department and the Oregon State Police.

This investigation is in its initial stages and is still evolving. More information will be provided as it becomes available. Press inquiries should be made to Captain Tim Symons of the McMinnville Police Department at 503-435-5614 or 503-437-1106. Anyone with information concerning the incident is asked to call the McMinnville Police Department tip line at 503-434-2337.
Officer Involved Shooting - 07/01/15
At approximately 7:30 this morning, officers from multiple Yamhill County agencies responded to the scene of an officer involved shooting that occurred near the intersection of Hwy 99W and Doran Drive, McMinnville.

One male is deceased at the scene. The officer was unharmed. The involved officer is a Deputy with the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office.

The incident followed a traffic stop where the male fled from the scene of the stop. The officer gave chase and ultimately shots were fired.

The incident is being investigated by the Yamhill County Major Crime Response Team (MCRT). The MCRT is made up of investigators from the McMinnville Police Department, the Newberg Dundee Police Department, the Yamhill County District Attorney, the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, the Yamhill Police Department, the Carlton Police Department and the Oregon State Police.

This investigation is in its initial stages and very little information is currently available. More information will be provided as it becomes available. Press inquiries should be made to Captain Tim Symons of the McMinnville Police Department at 503-435-5614 or 503-437-1106. Anyone with information concerning the incident is asked to call the McMinnville Police Department tip line at 503-434-2337.