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Laptop Tracking Software Leads OSP to Stolen Computer in Woodburn; Two Arrested
Sergeant Justin McGladrey
Oregon State Police - Newport
(541) 265-5354

Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Woodburn Police Department and the Marion County District Attorney's Office, arrested two men Wednesday morning after a May 2009 burglary investigation in Otis, Oregon led to a Woodburn area home and a stolen laptop computer. OSP investigators were led to the home with the help of tracking software installed in the laptop computer as a preventative measure in case it was stolen.
On May 11, 2009 an OSP trooper responded to a reported burglary at an Otis-area residence in the 29000 block of Salmon River Highway. The victim reported the theft of property including a laptop computer that had LoJack tracking software installed. The trooper worked with the LoJack company and determined a location of computer activity to a residence in the 1100 block of Dahlia Street in Woodburn.
Working in conjunction with the Marion County District Attorney's Office, a search warrant was authorized. On December 2, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. OSP Criminal Investigations Division detectives from Salem and Lincoln City, along with troopers and Woodburn police, served the search warrant that led to the seizure of the stolen laptop computer and fake social security cards.
Two residents were taken into custody for Unlawful Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree. Booked into the Marion County Jail were ARTURO LUNA-ERASMO, age 21, and JAVIER TENTZOHUA-LOPEZ, age 20. LUNA-ERASMO will also be charged in Tillamook County with Theft by Receiving.
The investigation is continuing into who was involved in the Otis burglary leading to the stolen laptop ending up at the Woodburn residence.