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OSP Traffic Stop Recovers Stolen Property; Fairview Man Arrested
11/14/2008
Sergeant Julie Wilcox
Oregon State Police - The Dalles
Office: (541) 296-9646

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A Fairview-area man was arrested by Oregon State Police (OSP) on Wednesday during a traffic stop in which the trooper found approximately $5,000 of stolen property in the vehicle.
 
On November 12, 2008 at approximately 7:40 a.m. OSP Senior Trooper Thad Routson stopped a vehicle eastbound Interstate 84 near milepost 56 for a speed violation. The driver, JUAN ALANIZ, age 42, from Fairview, was initially arrested for failure to present a drivers license.
 
A subsequent investigation led Senior Trooper Routson to finding a laptop computer, five car stereos, four i-Pods, several cell phones, and other miscellaneous property including wallets belonging to other persons. In addition, methamphetamine pipes and a small amount of Marijuana were also located.
 
The investigation revealed the 1990 Ford pickup had switched license plates and was stolen out of Gresham.
 
With the assistance of The Dalles Police Department, numerous victims of thefts from vehicles during the previous night were found to be associated with the property in the vehicle. Most of the stolen property recovered has already been returned to its owners.
 
ALANIZ was lodged at the Northern Oregon Regional Correctional (NORCOR) facility for Uuauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, ID Theft, Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Stolen Property, Theft in the First Degree, Failure to Carry & Present a License, and Furnishing False Information to a Police Officer.