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Stabbing suspect arrested in downtown McMinnville (Photo) - 11/23/14
On November 23, 2014 at approximately 12:50 am McMinnville Officers were dispatched to a fight in progress near the intersection of NE 3rd Street and Evans Street. Additional information was provided shortly thereafter that one of the involved persons was stabbed.

Upon arrival officers located the victim, who was identified as Jaime Alfredo Jimenez (30 YOA) from McMinnville. Mr. Jimenez was transported to Willamette Valley Medical Center with what were determined to be multiple non-life threatening stab wounds. There were several witnesses on-scene who provided a description of the suspect (a Hispanic male wearing a red shirt).

Officers located the suspect running from the area and after being positively identified by witnesses, was taken into custody. The suspect was identified as Stephen Brandon Garr (19 YOA) from Coos Bay. Mr. Garr was lodged at the Yamhill County Jail on the following charges: Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Aggravated Menacing and Assault II, bail was set at $167,500.
Attached Media Files: Garr.jpg
Reagan Bute Found safe - Father brougth her into Ashland PD - 11/20/14
McMinnville Police Department has learned that earlier this morning, Paul Bute turned himself in at Ashland Police Department and Reagan was with him. She appears to be unharmed and we are in conversation with Ashland PD to determine what action to take from here.

Thanks to all agencies and media sources that have helped broadcast or investigate this case.
Stock Photo - similar vehicle
Stock Photo - similar vehicle
McMinnville Police Department looking for 7 year old Reagan Bute (Photo) - 11/19/14
McMinnville Police Department is requesting assistance in locating and recovering Reagan M. Bute (age 7), who is illegally in the custody of her father, Paul Robert Bute.

Paul Robert Bute is described as a white male adult, age 38, 5'08", 150 pounds, and with brown hair and brown eyes. His last known address was 1855 NE Johnson Court, McMinnville. He may be operating a silver 1999 Honda Passport with a spare tire on the back (photo of similar vehicle, not actual vehicle). License plate is Oregon 505GRY.

Reagan Bute is a seven year old white female. She is approximately 3' 6" and weighs about 60 pounds. She has light brown or dirty blonde shoulder length hair, possibly in a ponytail. She was last seen wearing jeans; a pink, purple, and green hoody; bright yellow fuzzy socks; black Ked shoes, a gray coat with fur trim around the hood, and carrying a purple and pink "Hello Kitty" backpack.

Reagan was last seen when she was pulled out of school early by Paul Bute at about 11:15 am. Shortly thereafter, he lost custody of Reagan in court and the judge ordered that he not have custody of Reagan or any other children pending further review by the court. Mr Bute has not surrendered Reagan to her mother or the courts.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Reagan Bute, Paul Bute, or the vehicle is asked to call McMinnville Police Department at 503-434-6500.
Explosion location
Explosion location
Propane canister exploded near Community Corrections Facility in McMinnville (Photo) - 11/12/14
At about 0430 on November 12th, 2014, someone placed a propane canister along an exterior wall of Community Corrections near 7th and Ford Streets. The canister was exploded and caused minor property damage to equipment near the building. No one was injured by the explosion and the building is undamaged and open for business.

McMinnville Police Officers are investigating the incident and anyone with information about this incident is asked to call McMinnville Police Department at 503-434-7307.
Attached Media Files: Explosion location
Crash scene
Crash scene
Fatal Motorcycle Crash in McMinnville (Photo) - 11/10/14
On 11/9/2014 at approximately 8:00 pm, McMinnville Officers responded to a crash on SE Millwright Ave south of SE Naomi Way, involving a motorcycle that had driven into the rear of a parked pickup. When officers arrived, they learned that the motorcycle, a 2015 KTM350, crashed into a legally parked 1988 GMC pickup. EMS personnel attempted to resuscitate the crash victim, Reshelle Kair, age 25, unknown address, but were unable to revive her. The motorcycle was reported to belong to her boyfriend, James Nash, age 33, of McMinnville.

According to witnesses, the motorcycle was being operated by Reshelle Kair with James Nash riding behind her. They reported that it was traveling north when the front wheel came off the ground and appeared to be out of control. It crashed into the rear of the pickup while the front wheel was still in the air.

Neither rider was wearing any safety gear at the time of the crash. There were indications that alcohol had been consumed by both riders prior to the crash. The incident is still being investigated by the Yamhill County MATT team.

Anyone with questions or information regarding this crash is asked to contact YCSO Deputy Wilkinson at 503-434-7506.
Attached Media Files: Crash scene