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California Double Attempted Murder Suspect Arrested South of Bend
12/30/2011
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247
gregg.hastings@state.or.us

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Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers, with the assistance of Los Angeles, California Police Department (LAPD) and Deschutes County area law enforcement agencies arrested a suspect wanted for two counts of attempted murder during a traffic stop on Highway 97 south of Bend.
 
According to OSP Sergeant Paul Collinsworth, on December 29, 2011 at approximately 7:00 p.m. OSP was notified by LAPD that a suspect involved in an attempted double homicide was traveling north on Highway 97 near Chemult. An OSP Fish & Wildlife Division trooper spotted the vehicle, a 1996 Chevrolet S10 pickup displaying California license plates, driven by the suspect and followed it as additional OSP patrol troopers and officers from Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Sunriver Police Department, and Bend Police Department set up at several locations along the highway.
 
At approximately 8:10 p.m. OSP troopers stopped the pickup and took its lone occupant identified as JESUS ANTONIO ALDANA, age 30, from Panorama City, California into custody without incident.
 
ALDANA (aka Fernandez-Aldana) was lodged in the Deschutes County Jail in Bend, Oregon as a fugitive from justice related to charges stemming from the California incident. He was also charged with failure to present a drivers license.
 
The suspect was sought by LAPD in connection with a December 29th reported stabbing of an adult female and adult male. Questions regarding the LAPD investigation should be directed to their department's media relations section at (213) 486-5910.
 
Members of the OSP Criminal Investigative Services Division and OSP Forensic Services Division are continuing the investigation in conjunction with LAPD.