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Citizen Complaint Leads to Traffic Stop and Discovery of Large Quantity of Methamphetamine - 01/16/18

**Updated with ages of suspects and where they reside as well as correct date of occurance**

On 01/14/18 at approximately 12:23 pm, a concerned citizen called 911 and reported a reckless driver on Highway 22 near milepost 15 traveling westbound. The citizen not only reported the reckless driving, but advised dispatch they observed the male driver smoking what they believed was Methamphetamine from a glass pipe.

A Deputy from the Sheriff's Office was quite some distance behind the vehicle and requested Grand Ronde Tribal Police to assist in locating the vehicle. The Oregon State Police also had a Trooper from the McMinnville office in the area. Additional updates on the vehicles were provided and Grand Ronde Tribal Police located and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. Shortly thereafter a Deputy from the Sheriff's Office arrived as well as the OSP Trooper.

During the course of the traffic stop and investigation the driver, 38 year old Mr. David Edie of Portland, was arrested for DUII. Further investigation was conducted and a drug detection K-9 from Newberg Police Department responded to the scene. The K-9 alerted to the bags in the vehicle and during a subsequent search of those bags approximately ?1/4 lb. of Methamphetamine was located. A stolen handgun was also located with the Methamphetamine. $500 was also seized from Mr. Edie.

Mr. Edie was arrested for;

DUII -- Controlled Substance
Possession of Methamphetamine (Substantial Quantity)
Distribution of Methamphetamine (Substantial Quantity)
Felon in Possession of a Firearm
Theft I by Receiving

A female passenger, 28 year old Ms. Alicia Schier of Portland, was arrested for;

Possession of Methamphetamine

Both Mr. Edie and Ms. Schier were lodged at the Polk County Jail. Additional charges are likely.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office would like to extend our gratitude to the concerned citizen. Without their call this Methamphetamine would have made it into our communities. We would also like to thank Grand Robde Tribal Police Department, The Oregon State Police and the Newberg--Dundee Police Department for their assistance.

Ronald Selby
Ronald Selby
POINT concludes 5 month long investigation into Heroin / Meth Distribution (Photo) - 12/21/17

On 12-14-2017 detectives from the Polk Interagency Narcotics Team (POINT) concluded a five month long investigation into the illegal distribution of Heroin and Methamphetamine in the city of Dallas. The investigation concluded with a traffic stop conducted by the Oregon State Police in Salem where investigators seized a total of $31,229.00 in cash, 1,572.1 grams (3.4 pounds) of methamphetamine, 0.9 grams of cocaine and a residue amount of heroin from Felipe Rodriguez and Ronald Selby. The investigation also led to the seizure of 5 safes in Dallas in which investigators seized 9mm, 40 caliber and 44 caliber ammunition, drug records, drug use paraphernalia and a shirt for concealed carry of a firearm. No firearms were seized as a result of the investigation. The following subjects were arrested and charged with the following crimes:

Felipe Rodriguez Jr
DOB/ 9-25-1984

Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine -- Super-substantial Quantity
Unlawful Possession of Cocaine
Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine -- Super-substantial Quantity
Unlawful Delivery of Heroin (x2) -- Substantial Quantity
Unlawful Possession of Heroin -- Substantial Quantity
Probation Violation

Ronald Selby of Dallas
DOB/ 10-12-1969

Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine -- Super-substantial Quantity
Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine -- Super-substantial Quantity

Monique Somora of Dallas
DOB/ 12-11-1984

Hindering Prosecution
Tampering with Evidence

Jesse Ayala
DOB/ 12-29-1990

Possession of Heroin

POINT is a cooperative effort between law enforcement agencies within Polk County with a Mission to directly impact the negative effects of unlawful activities involving controlled substances within all jurisdictions of the Polk County community. POINT member agencies include the Polk County Sheriff's Office, Oregon State Police, Monmouth Police Department, Independence Police Department, Dallas Police Department and the Polk County District Attorney's Office.
Other agencies that assisted POINT with this investigation include the Salem Police Street Crimes Unit (SCU), Dallas Police Department and Polk County Sheriff's Office.

Scammer using fake Polk County Sheriff identity to call potential victims - 12/20/17

Last Friday, 12/15/17, the Polk County Sheriff's Office took two reports of people being victimized by scam artists. Both calls involved a person who identified themselves as a Deputy with the Polk County Sheriff's Office. They informed the victim they missed some sort of court appearance and that a warrant was going to be issued for their arrest. To circumvent the warrant the victim could purchase gift cards and provide them with the card numbers.

Today, 12/20/17, we took several more reports from businesses and citizens receiving phone calls from males identifying themselves as Polk County Deputies. Fortunately, those who received the calls today recognized the calls as scams and did not comply with the requests for money and called it in to us.

We are working to try and identify the subjects making these calls by requesting subscriber information for the suspect phone numbers, which include 503-509-7965 and 503-662-6730.

No law enforcement agency will make this request of you. If you have concerns that a person is attempting to perpetrate a scam against you please stop, and call or walk into your local police or sheriff's office.