Yamhill Co. Sheriff's Office
Emergency Messages as of 9:58 am, Sat. Jan. 19
No information currently posted. Operating as usual.
Subscribe to receive FlashAlert messages from Yamhill Co. Sheriff's Office. Please use any browser other than Internet Explorer.
Primary email address for a new account:

Emergency Alerts News Releases  
And/or follow our FlashAlerts via Twitter

About FlashAlert on Twitter:

FlashAlert utilizes the free service Twitter to distribute emergency text messages. While you are welcome to register your cell phone text message address directly into the FlashAlert system, we recommend that you simply "follow" the FlashAlert account for Yamhill Co. Sheriff's Office by clicking on the link below and logging in to (or creating) your free Twitter account. Twitter sends messages out exceptionally fast thanks to arrangements they have made with the cell phone companies.

Click here to add Yamhill Co. Sheriff's Office to your Twitter account or create one.

Hide this Message

Manage my existing Subscription

News Releases
Heroin Found During Body Scan at Yamhill County Jail (Photo) - 01/12/19

Additional drug charges were added to a McMinnville woman Thursday night when heroin was found hidden in her body during a body scan at the Yamhill County Correctional Facility. Amberann Renee Lane, 31, of McMinnville was originally charged by McMinnville Police for Theft in the First Degree and Possession of Heroin.

During the booking process Lane was put through the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office body scanner which located an additional gram of heroin and two plastic bags inside her.  Additional crimes of Supplying Contraband and Unlawful Possession of Heroin were added to her charges. 

Lane is currently being held on $50,000 bail. 

“People are beginning to realize there are no free passes when you try to smuggle drugs into our facility” said Sheriff Tim Svenson. “Our body scanner is doing exactly what I intended to do. It’s protecting our staff and inmates by catching contraband early in the booking process. Those caught will be charged and prosecuted.”  


Attached Media Files: Lane
Five Arrested for DUII During Week Leading to Christmas - 12/26/18

Yamhill County Sheriff's Office Patrol Deputies arrested five motorists for driving under the influence of intoxicants between 12/13/2018 and 12/22/18. Of the five arrests, three suspects were taken into custody after being involved in motor vehicle crashes.

Maxime De Lavenne, 40 of McMinnville was cited to appear for DUII as a result of a single vehicle crash that occurred in the 13500 block of SW Masonville Road in rural McMinnville.

Kenneth Eggers, 71, of Dayton was arrested and lodged at YCCF for DUII after been contacted asleep in his car near 4th and Ferry Street in the City of Dayton.

Matthew Hanson, 51, of Amity was lodged at YCCF on charges of DUII after being called in as a drunk driver in the City of Amity.

Juan Cazares Cazares, 21, of Dundee was cited of DUII after a crash in the 16900 block of NE Mountain Home Road in rural Newberg. He was cited to appear at the hospital where he was being treated for injuries resulting from the crash.

Lloyd Williamson was arrested after he drove off the road in the 13400 block of NW Baker Creek Road. He was cited to appear in court.

"The inclement weather and holiday season creates a dangerous situation for those who choose to drink and drive." said Sheriff Tim Svenson. "Please plan ahead when celebrating and utilize designated drivers. We want the remainder of the holiday season to be safe for everyone."