Grand Jury Returns Additional Indictment Against Seth Thayres

Posted on March 13, 2019

Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced that a grand jury returned a new indictment against 31-year-old Seth Thomas Thayres and 35-year-old James Enrico Cardenas.

Thayres, a former Salem Police officer, was arrested on the warrant by law enforcement on March 13, 2019 and was booked into the Clackamas County jail.

Cardenas, who has been in custody since February 7, was arraigned on March 13, 2019.

In total, the grand jury investigating these alleged crimes has returned four separate indictments, two of which apply exclusively to Cardenas. For additional information on the previous indictments, please click here.

The indictment issued under case number 19CR17109, which was filed March 12, 2019, charges Thayres with eight counts of felony computer crime and six counts of theft in the first degree; and Cardenas with three counts of burglary in the first degree, 14 counts of burglary in the second degree and five counts of theft in the first degree.

The criminal conduct is alleged to have occurred between November 2018 and February 3, 2019.

Copies of the indictments and probable cause affidavits filed in these cases can be obtained using the Oregon eCourt Information (OECI) system.

This remains an ongoing investigation and as such, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office cannot release any additional information.

An indictment is only an accusation of a crime. Thayres and Cardenas are both innocent unless and until proven guilty.

This case is being litigated by the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office Neighborhood/Strategic Prosecution Unit, which reviews cases that stem from neighborhood-specific concerns. The unit is primarily responsible for interfacing with the community over specific issues, and handles all types of cases across the criminal justice spectrum to include misdemeanors and homicides.


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