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Late Evening Barricaded Subject Results in One Arrest - 03/20/19

In the late evening of March 19, 2019, officers from the Newberg-Dundee Police Department responded to a suspicious activity call in the 200 Block of Bina St. in Newberg.  A male, unknown to the caller, said someone was trying to kill him and wanted to be let into the residence.  The unknown male said someone was trying to shoot him.

As officers responded, a single unoccupied vehicle was found crashed on Hwy 219 and East 2nd Street. A witness reported that a male had crashed the vehicle and fled on foot.  Moments later officers received another call that an unknown male barged into an apartment located at 2501 E Second St. and told the resident that someone was shooting at him.

The suspect then entered a second apartment in the complex, causing that resident to lock themselves in a room and call police.  The unknown male, later identified as German Alberto Florian-Garcia, of Salem, then locked himself in the downstairs bathroom and refused to come out when police arrived.  Residents from the involved and neighboring apartments were evacuated for safety after Florian-Garcia barricaded himself inside.

Officers negotiated with the suspect for over an hour and deployed 40 mm OC (pepper spray) rounds to eventually extract Florian-Garcia.  The suspect surrendered and was taken into custody without any injuries from the arrest.  Mr. Florian-Garcia was transported to Providence Newberg Medical Center for treatment of OC exposure and the injuries he sustained from the earlier vehicle crash.  After being medically cleared he was lodged at the Yamhill County Correctional Facility.  Any prior information about persons chasing or shooting at Florian-Garcia is thus far unfounded.

  • German Alberto Florian-Garcia, 48 of Salem, was arrested on the following charges:
    • DUII
    • Criminal Trespass in the 1st Degree
    • Interfering with a Police Officer
    • Disorderly Conduct

There are no photos of the suspect available. 

St. Patrick's Day Helicopter Crash in Newberg Leaves Two Lucky Occupants (Photo) - 03/17/19

On March 17, 2019 at 4:12pm, Newberg-Dundee Police Department responded to a helicopter crash in a field on the southwest corner of Hwy 219 and NE Bell Rd in the city limits of Newberg.

Upon arrival, both occupants of the aircraft had exited on their own, miraculously without injury.  The helicopter sustained major damage. 

The pilot, Robert Taylor (46 years, from Washington), was accompanied by his brother, Aaron Taylor (43 years, from Beaverton).  While in flight from Beaverton to McMinnville, the aircraft lost power and an emergency landing was conducted.  The pilot’s quick thinking and extensive flying background can be credited for their survival of this crash.  Additionally, no property on the ground was damaged.

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue responded and found the scene free of fire or fuel leaks.  The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board was contacted.  The aircraft was released back to the pilot at the scene.

Attached Media Files: HeloCrash3 , HeloCrash2 , HeloCrash1
February Distracted Driving Enforcement - 03/12/19

The Newberg-Dundee Police Department conducted a focused traffic enforcement operation in February to address distracted driving issues.  That single day operation resulted in 11 citations for distracted driving/cell phone use.

In cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Newberg-Dundee Police Department will continue to be proactive with distracted driving enforcement and will participate in a nationwide event beginning on April 11, 2019 for “Distracted Driving Awareness Month.”

February DUII Operation rolls into March-April Distracted Driving Patrols - 02/28/19

The Newberg-Dundee Police Department conducted focused DUII patrols on Super Bowl weekend that resulted in a single DUII arrest, however there were 12 DUII arrests, 48 Driving While Suspended offenses and 1 MIP alcohol/marijuana offense throughout the month.

In partnership with sponsoring organizations, NDPD will again be performing enhanced patrols for distracted driving offenses starting today through April.  While these offenses are illegal every day of the year, special grants are made to schedule additional officers to focus on DUII or Distracted Driving issues within our community.  Statistics are showing that distracted driving (Texting, talking on a cell phone, etc.) are a significant cause of traffic collisions.  Drivers using mobile communication devices without a hands free feature can expect to receive a citation during this targeted effort.

Newberg woman attempts to jump off bypass bridge (Photo) - 02/27/19

This afternoon at approximately 3:25 a caller reported that a female was attempting to climb over the steel fencing connected to the flyover bridge that crosses Hwy 18 (Newberg-Dundee by-pass).  Officers responded to the scene to find the female all the way over attempting to jump off and into the traffic below.

NDPD Officers were able to grab the female and pin her to the fencing.  NDPD then called for TVF&R to bring a ladder truck onto the bypass so they could remove her from the bridge.  The woman was fighting with officers the entire time trying to get free and jump.

Officers from NDPD were able to secure the woman to the ladder truck and safely remove her.  The woman was then taken to Providence Medical Center for a mental health evaluation.  There are no criminal charges at the time of this release.

The Newberg-Dundee Police Department was assisted by and thanks the following agencies:

  • Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office
  • Oregon State Police
  • ODOT
  • TVF&R


Attached Media Files: IMG_4306.JPG , IMG_4300.JPG