The Clackamas wildfires are dominating the news, but the sheriff’s office and other law enforcement agencies are still out on the road working other calls, including helping apprehend a murder suspect this weekend.
On Sunday morning, a sheriff’s deputy contracted to Wilsonville Police was on patrol when he reportedly saw a suspicious along the side of Southwest Boones Ferry Road near Nike Drive.
The man was acting strangely and had a belt around his neck, the deputy later reported. He attempted to contact the man to do a welfare check, but he was uncooperative, police said.
The deputy noticed a distinctive tattoo on the man’s face, which matched the description of a face tattoo for a murder suspect who had been linked to a homicide in Woodburn the previous week.
The suspect was subsequently identified as 38-year-old Isidro Patricio Aguilera Jr., of Woodburn, who had an active Marion County warrant for his arrest on charges of murder, unlawful use of a weapon and felon in possession of a firearm.
Aguilera was arrested and transported to Clackamas County Jail. He was later transferred to Marion County, where he remains. No bail has been set.
Aguilera was the Woodburn Police Department’s prime suspect in the Sept. 5 shooting death of 27-year-old Javier Montes-Reyes, which occurred in the 200 block of Oswald Street in Woodburn.
Welfare Check Yields Arrest, Drugs, Firearms, Recovered Stolen Truck
Another non-wildfire-related arrest occurred two days earlier. Just before midnight on Sept. 11, deputies were dispatched to a welfare check at a 7-Eleven in unincorporated Clackamas County, near Milwaukie.
Deputies arrived to find an unresponsive male in the driver’s seat who appeared to be under the influence of illegal drugs. Additionally, deputies observed two loaded firearms sitting near the driver.
Deputies were able to remove the firearms out of the reach of the driver and then awakened him. Deputies also requested that medical personnel respond to the scene to ensure the well-being of the driver.
As deputies were waiting for medical personnel to arrive, they discovered the truck the man was sitting in was stolen and had switched license plates on it. Deputies assisted the driver out of the truck, and he was cleared by medical personnel a short time later.
The driver was identified as Donald Mathew Freauff Jr., 25, of Redmond, who had a felony warrant for his arrest for distribution of heroin, and was a previously convicted felon.
Deputies reportedly found 19.2 grams of methamphetamine, 7.8 grams of heroin and several rounds of ammunition in Freauff’s possession.
Freauff was subsequently charged with two counts of felon in possession of a firearm, distribution of methamphetamine, possession of heroin, unauthorized use of a vehicle and providing false information to a police officer.