August 27, 2013
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
NOTE: The 2013 Oregon Legislature amended ORS 162.375 (Initiating a False Report) to be classified as a Class A misdemeanor. The Oregon legislature also changed the statute to "include in the sentence of any person convicted under this section a requirement that the person repay the costs incurred in responding to and investigating the false report." These changes were effective June 24, 2013.
An ongoing investigation by Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigations Division detectives into an alleged August 16, 2013, assault on a woman at the southbound Interstate 5 Baldock Rest Area was confirmed today as a false report after a follow up interview.
On August 27, HEATHER TREVINO, age 33, from Salem, was cited and released by OSP detectives on a charge of Initiating a False Report, a Class A misdemeanor. She is scheduled to appear in Clackamas County Circuit Court on September 25th at 3:00 p.m.
The investigation started August 16 at approximately 5:00 p.m., when a report was received regarding an unknown male suspect assaulting an adult female with her child in a wooded, back section at the southbound Interstate 5 Baldock Rest Area south of Wilsonville. Officers from OSP, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Wilsonville Police Department, and Canby Police Department responded to the rest area and conducted an extensive ground search with air support for a possible suspect.
TREVINO, whose name has not been released until today, was taken to a local hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the alleged attack. Her injuries, which are now believed to be self-inflicted, included throat ligature marks, bruising, and scrapes on her body.
No other information will be released pending her appearance in court. Because she was cited to appear and not lodged in jail, no photograph is provided with this release.
OSP thanks the assisting public safety agencies and the public for their help during the initial area search response and investigation.