October 25, 2012
Chief David Enyeart
Toledo Police Department
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A Toledo Police Department investigation into Tuesday night's home invasion assault and robbery in Siletz led to this morning's arrest of two men after search warrants were served by the Oregon State Police (OSP) SWAT team and Lincoln County-area law enforcement agencies. In addition to the arrest on charges related to the original incident, drug detectives found approximately a half pound of methamphetamine and other evidence at one location for which charges are pending for one of the suspects.
According to Chief David Enyeart, on October 23, 2012 at approximately 10:22 p.m., Toledo police responded to a reported burglary and home invasion robbery at the Siletz Trailer Park in the 700 block of SW Ferry Avenue. An adult male victim reported at least 3 Hispanic males broke through a sliding glass door and assaulted him before he escaped outside. The suspects, two that the victim recognized, fled before officers arrived. One of the suspects was armed with a handgun.
Toledo police requested the assistance of the Lincoln County Major Crime Team and Lincoln Interagency Narcotics Team (LINT). The investigation indicated the incident was drug-related and two suspects were positively identified. Search warrants were obtained for two locations in the Newport area for which OSP SWAT members were requested to assist with executing.
Thursday morning, October 25, search warrants were served in the Newport area at 465 NE 36th Street #6 and 85 NW 33rd Place unit "A" by OSP SWAT, LINT, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, Toledo Police Department, and Newport Police Department. While searching for evidence related to the home invasion robbery and burglary, methamphetamine and related evidence was discovered at the NW 33rd Place location. The scene was secured while a LINT detective obtained another search warrant for drug-related evidence that led to the subsequent seizure of approximately a half pound of methamphetamine, a large quantity of cash, several firearms including an assault rifle, and other evidence.
Two suspects identified as JOSE PABLO TORRES, age 23, and ARMANDO ARANDA, age 42, were taken into custody without incident and lodged in the Lincoln County Jail on the following charges:
* Robbery in the First Degree
* Theft in the Second Degree
* Burglary in the First Degree
* Assault in the Third Degree
* Criminal Mischief in the First Degree
Drug-related charges are pending for ARANDA.
The investigation is continuing and additional arrests may be pending. If anyone has information regarding this investigation, please contact Officer Mike Pace at 541-336-5555.
ARANDA photograph not available at this time.