BURNET – A traffic stop on a suspicious vehicle whose license plates did not match the vehicle’s make or model ended up in the arrest of an Oregon man and woman on multiple charges, according to the Burnet Police Department.
While conducting surveillance on a vehicle that was parked at a known drug trafficking residence, BPD stated that the officer on patrol noticed that the license plates on the vehicle did not match the make or model of the vehicle so when the vehicle left the residence, the officer initiated a traffic stop.
While speaking with the suspects in the vehicle, BPD noted that the male passenger denied having identification on him. Instead, the individual told police his name and date of birth which turned out to be his brother’s identification information, added law enforcement.
Once police learned the true identity of the suspect, they discovered that he had outstanding warrants from Portland, Oregon for Homicide and Unlawful Use of Firearm.
During the attempt to learn the male’s identity, authorities stated that the officer noticed drug paraphernalia in plain view inside the vehicle and conducted a search with the assistance of additional officers.
As stated by Burnet PD, over 150 evidence items were found during the search, including: printers, credit cards, ID’s, altered vehicle titles, gift cards, ledgers full of victim information and card numbers, social security cards, passports, checks, deposit slips with account numbers, all of which belonging to other people besides the two suspects, and approximately $1,500 in counterfeit US currency.
BPD concluded to say that both individuals were arrested and charged with Unlawful Use/Possession of Identifying Information >50 Items, a 1st Degree Felony. The male suspect was also charged with Forgery of Financial Instrument, a 3rd Degree Felony, Prohibited Substance in Correctional Facility, a 3rd Degree Felony, Possession of Controlled Substance PG1 <1g, a State Jail Felony, and Fail to ID Fugitive from Justice Provide False Info, a Class A Misdemeanor.
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