Multiple Arrests after Search Warrant Served at a Salem Residence

Posted on June 24, 2023

Salem, Ore. — Detectives from the Salem Police Strategic Investigations Unit (SIU) served a search warrant in the 1700 block of Nebraska ST NE yesterday afternoon at approximately 3:00 p.m.

The search warrant was served by SIU as part of the FBI Safe Streets Violent Crime Task Force in an ongoing criminal investigation to locate individuals staying at the residence with outstanding warrants for their arrest.

Four suspects were taken into custody without incident after a brief attempt to escape on foot.

  • Gerardo Lara-Alvarez, 25, three warrants, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, first-degree burglary, first-degree theft
  • Jesus Camarena, 26, two warrants, a probation violation (unauthorized use of a motor vehicle) and a parole violation (harassment).
  • Jasthmine Monic Pena, 26, a probation violation warrant (distribution of a controlled substance)
  • Benito Salinas, JR, 38, Salinas, parole violation warrant (first-degree manslaughter I)

A handgun and ammunition were also seized during the operation.

Additionally, Camarena was found with 8.6 grams of methamphetamine in his possession. He was also charged with second-degree possession of a controlled substance. Pena also faces the charge of felon in possession of a firearm. Salinas was also charged with felon in possession of a restricted weapon.

The above listed individuals were booked into the Marion County Jail and are scheduled for a 2:30 p.m. arraignment at the Marion County Circuit Court Annex.

The investigation continues and no further information is available.

Our thanks to our federal partners for the continued collaboration through the Safe Streets Task Force which helps us identify and focus efforts where most needed, while maximizing limited resources to address violent crime in our community.

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