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Teodor Iacob 1
Teodor Iacob 1
UPDATE: PERSON HAS BEEN FOUND SAFELY *** Endangered Missing Person -- Attempt to locate *** (Photo) - 10/14/18

UPDATE: Mr. Iacob has been located safe and returned home.



31 Years Old, 5’6”, 155 pounds, Brown Hair and Brown Eyes.

Last seen on 10/13/18 at about 10:00 a.m. in Woodburn, Oregon.

Driving a maroon 2004 Toyota Tacoma pickup with a black canopy and off-road tires (in photo above), Oregon License Plate 966GKG.

The Woodburn Police Department is asking the public’s help in locating Teodor Iacob. Mr. Iacob left home wearing blue pajama pants with flowers on them, a dark blue T-shirt and no shoes.  Mr. Iacob has a medical condition requiring medication, which he left home without.  

If you have any information about Mr. Iacob’s current whereabouts contact your local police or the Woodburn Police Department at 503-982-2345.

Attached Media Files: Teodor Iacob 1
Photo 2
Photo 2
News Release: Theft in Walmart Parking Lot (Photo) - 10/12/18

Woodburn, OR - On September 16, 2018 at approximately 12:55 p.m., there was a theft of a Stihl backpack blower and a Stihl weed eater from a vehicle parked at Walmart. The unknown suspect, pictured below, was seen driving a dark green 2000 Volkswagen Jetta with Washington license plate AXY2401. 

If you have any information on the identity of the suspect, or the location of the vehicle, please contact Officer Antoine with the Woodburn Police Department at 503-982-2345.

Attached Media Files: Photo 2 , Photo 1
News Release: Woodburn Police Warn of Latest "Phone Phishing" Scam - 10/08/18

Woodburn, OR – The Woodburn Police Department (WPD) recently received notice from a resident claiming they received a phone call from an individual representing the Woodburn Police Department. The individual told the citizen to call a secondary number, to which another individual claiming to be a WPD attorney told them they had an outstanding warrant and also owed fines. The “attorney” instructed the resident to go to a retail location of their choosing, remaining on the phone the entire time, and purchase a pre-paid debit card and use that to make the false payment or risk being arrested by the officers. Upon arriving at the retail location, a store employee informed the resident that the call was a scam, to which the resident immediately ended the call.

The caller created a fake caller ID number (caller ID phishing scam) showing the actual Woodburn Police Department business number (503-982-2345). The Woodburn Police Department does not phone residents to request or accept any form of payment to clear a warrant. If you receive a call similar to this, or ever suspect that a caller is not a representative of the Woodburn Police Department, please take the following actions:

  • Hang up the phone, and immediately contact the Woodburn Police Department in order to verify if the Department was attempting to reach you.
  • Never provide any financial information to the caller, as the Woodburn Police Department will never instruct you to make payments via phone.
  • Do not call any numbers the caller may provide, as the Woodburn Police Department will never instruct you to call secondary numbers.

You can view a list of common scams and frauds on the FBI’s website.


Margarito Sanchez Vega
Margarito Sanchez Vega
News Release: Woodburn Police Seek Public's Help Locating Suspect Accused of Rape (Photo) - 09/24/18

For Immediate Release

The Woodburn Police are seeking the public’s help in locating Margarito Sanchez Vega. On September 20th, 2018, Margarito Sanchez Vega failed to appear at his trial and the Marion County Circuit Court issued a warrant for his arrest. Margarito Sanchez Vega was charged with Rape in the First Degree, Unlawful Sexual Penetration in the First Degree, and Sexual Abuse in the First Degree.  If you see Margarito Sanchez Vega please call 911.  He is described as 5’3” and 160 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information on Margarito Sanchez Vega’s location is asked to contact the Woodburn Police Department at 503-982-2345. 

Photo attached.


Attached Media Files: Margarito Sanchez Vega