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UPDATE (Address Correction) - News Release: Police Arrest Man in Attempted Kidnap and Theft of a City Bus (Photo) - 09/14/20

UPDATE: Woodburn Police located the stolen transit bus in the 1000 block of 4th St. in Gervais. This was incorrectly listed as 5th St. in the original release.



Case # 20-9860

Monday, September 14, 2020 – Woodburn, OR – On Sunday, September 13, at about 1:36 P.M., Woodburn Police responded to a report that a lone passenger had stolen a City of Woodburn transit bus. The transit bus driver reported that the suspect, 32-year-old male Aurelio Navarrete Ramirez, had armed himself with a wooden “tire thumper” and demanded that the transit bus driver take him out of the city. 

The transit bus driver instead drove the bus to the Woodburn Police Department, exited the bus and called for police. Ramirez then drove the bus away prior to police arrival. At approximately 2:34 P.M., Woodburn Police located the stolen transit bus in the 1000 block of 5th St. in Gervais, took Ramirez into custody at a nearby residence then transported him to Marion County Jail

Ramirez is charged with Robbery III, Attempted Kidnapping II, Menacing, Coercion, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.


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