By News-Register staff • 

Large cache of stolen ammunition, weapons recovered in Sheridan

Photo courtesy Yamhill County Sheriff s Office
A traffic stop resulted in stolen ammunition, firearms and drugs being recovered Monday during a Sheridan traffic stop.
Photo courtesy Yamhill County Sheriff's Office
A traffic stop resulted in stolen ammunition, firearms and drugs being recovered Monday during a Sheridan traffic stop.
Eric Pinnell
Eric Pinnell
Christopher Anderson
Christopher Anderson
Jose Hernandez
Jose Hernandez
Christopher Nelson
Christopher Nelson

SHERIDAN — A traffic stop about 12:30 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Blair and Bridge streets in Sheridan resulted in the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office recovering a cache of ammunition, handguns, rifles and shotguns, in addition to heroin and methamphetamine. Four arrests were made.

The four suspects, all from McMinnville, were allegedly involved in a burglary earlier in the day in rural Sheridan. The residence is located just inside Polk County, but is prosecutable in Yamhill County.

Deputy Will Lavish conducted the stop and made the discovery of the ammunition, drugs and firearms.

"The stop was based on tips from our Community Response Team and the Yamhill County Interagency Narcotics Team," Sheriff Tim Svenson said. "Information sharing is what we do.

"Sometimes the stars align and we are able to catch criminals in the act and get property back to citizens who have been victimized," he said. "I am proud that my deputies were able to keep these guns off the streets."

Arrested in connection with the case were:

* Christopher Daniel Anderson, 27, charged with one count each of first-degree burglary, first-degree criminal trespass, first-degree theft and felon in possession of a weapon. Bail was set at $280,000.

* Jose Antonio Garcia Hernandez, 20, charged with one count each of first-degree burglary, first-degree criminal trespass and first-degree theft. Bail was set at $152,500.

* Christopher Michael Nelson, 33, charged with one count each of first-degree burglary, first-degree criminal trespass, first-degree theft and felon in possession of a weapon. Bail was set at $280,000.

* Eric Madden Pinnell, 21, charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance/heroin and methamphetamine, in addition to one count each off first-degree burglary, first-degree criminal trespass and first-degree theft. Bail was set at $170,000.

Anyone with information on this case or should call Sgt. Chris Ray at 503-434-7506, or the YCINT tip line at 503-472-6565.

 

Comments

Lulu

How soon do you think they might be allowed work release?
These guys undoubtedly must relinquish their membership in MENSA.

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