Text Size:   A+ A- A   •   Text Only
Find     
Site Image
News
Citizen Driving Complaint Leads to Arrest of Armed Felons Near Roseburg
01/24/2012
Sergeant David Randall
Oregon State Police - Roseburg
(541) 440-3334 ext. 3347

Photograph link valid 30 days - Source: Douglas County Sheriff's Office
http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2012-01/1002/51131/Luster.jpg
 
An Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper arrested two felons during a traffic stop south of Roseburg after finding they were in possession of a firearm.
 
On January 24, 2012 at approximately 1:00 p.m. a driving complaint was given to an OSP Roseburg trooper regarding a silver vehicle northbound on Interstate 5 toward the Roseburg area at over 100 miles per hour. At appoximately 1:20 p.m. Senior Trooper Mark Moore checked a vehicle matching that description traveling 85 miles per hour just south of Roseburg. During initial contact he detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. He made contact with the driver, MARK E. HARDY JR, age 27, from Portland, and found out that HARDY was on Parole for Robbery out of Multnomah County. Passenger DOMINIC L. LUSTER, age 20, from Portland, was also determined to be on Parole out of Multnomah County for Burglary.

 
Subsequent investigation with the assistance of an OSP drug detection canine led to the discovery of a small amount of marijuana and a Sig Sauer 9 MM semi automatic handgun in the vehicle.
 

HARDY and LUSTER were arrested and lodged in the Douglas County Jail for Parole Violation and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.
 
Only photograph of LUSTER available for this release from Douglas County Jail website.