McMinnville Police Dept.
McMinnville Man arrested for Child Pornography Charges - 05/27/16
On May 26th, 2016, McMinnville Detectives served a search warrant on SW Brockwood Avenue, McMinnville for pornographic material involving juveniles. At that time we also arrested Clayton Smith for possession of child pornographic images.
This investigation was initiated based on a mid January report to McMinnville Police Department from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). They reported that a local computer address had been used for sharing/receiving pornographic images that included minor children. McMinnville detectives completed several follow-up steps to verify that the computer address and user were for the above address and the person of Clayton Smith.
Clayton Christopher Smith age 50 of 639 SW Brockwood Avenue, McMinnville, was lodged in Yamhill County Correctional Facility pending arraignment in Yamhill County Circuit Court on ten (10) counts of Encouraging Child Sex Abuse in the First Degree. The total Security Release Agreement was $100,000.
Anyone with further information about this case is asked to call Detective Brian McMullen at 503-435-5618 or McMinnville PD Tipline at 503-434-2337
Canine Alert leads to methamphetamine and stolen firearms arrest. - 05/16/16
On 05/14/16 at approximately 11:00 pm, an officer of the McMinnville Police Department initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle near the intersection of SW Fellows Street and SW Eckman Court. The vehicle driver was identified as Leonardo Leija - 33 years old out of Salem, Oregon. Mr. Leija was taken into custody on a felony warrant for his arrest.
Drug detection K-9 "Jack" was utilized during the stop and alerted on the exterior of the vehicle. A search was conducted and during the search, two loaded semi auto firearms were located. One of the firearms was determined to be stolen out of McMinnville. In addition, more than 2 ounces of methamphetamine, scales and packaging material was located inside the vehicle. The methamphetamine has a street value of between $2,000-$3,000.
Leonardo was lodged at the Yamhill County Jail pending arraignment in Yamhill County Circuit Court for the following charges:
a felony warrant,
Felon in Possession of a Firearm x 2,
Theft I (by receiving),
Carrying a Concealed Weapon x 2 and
Unlawful Possession and Distribution of Methamphetamine. Total SRA = $50,000
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Officer Jared Wiebold at the McMinnville Police Department at (503) 434-7307.
Owen Woods is no longer a missing person - Update 5-9-16 - 05/09/16
This morning we learned that Owen Woods contacted his family yesterday and he is no longer considered to be a missing person. Thank you to everyone that helped with trying to locate him.
We have worked with Lincoln County and he has been removed from any police database as a missing person since he is of no further interest.