Civil Forfeiture

IN THE MATTER OF CIVIL FORFEITURE OF: (1) 1,410.00 in U.S. currency seized from James Joseph Welch at 12631 SE 172nd Avenue, Happy Valley, OR on 07/07/2016 in Gresham Police Case #16-38441. SUMMARY STATEMENT OF BASIS FOR CIVIL FORFEITURE: The above described property was seized for civil forfeiture on the date(s) indicated by the Gresham Police Department as a result of a criminal investigation, identified by the listed case number. The property is subject to forfeiture pursuant to ORS 131A.020 as proceeds and/or instrumentalities of prohibited conduct, inasmuch as the property was used in committing or facilitating the violation of, solicitation to violate, attempt to violate, or conspiracy to violate the criminal laws of the State of Oregon regarding the manufacture, distribution, or possession of controlled substances (ORS Chapter475). FORFEITURE means that the property will be transferred to the government, and persons with any interest in the property will be deprived of that interest without compensation because of the use or acquisition of the property in or through prohibited conduct as defined in ORS Chapter 131A. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL CLAIMANTS AND TO ALL UNKNOWN PERSONS READ THIS NOTICE CAREFULLY !!! ********************************************************** IF YOU HAVE ANY INTEREST IN THE SEIZED PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN THIS NOTICE, YOU MUST CLAIM THAT INTEREST OR YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY LOSE THAT INTEREST. IF YOU DO NOT FILE A CLAIM FOR THE PROPERTY, THE PROPERTY MAY BE FORFEITED EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT CONVICTED OF ANY CRIME. TO CLAIM AN INTEREST, YOU MUST FILE A WRITTEN CLAIM WITH THE FORFEITURE COUNSEL IDENTIFIED BELOW. THE CLAIM MUST STATE: 1) YOUR TRUE NAME, 2) THE ADDRESS AT WHICH YOU WILL ACCEPT FUTURE MAILINGS FROM THE COURT AND FORFEITURE COUNSEL, 3) A STATEMENT THAT YOU HAVE AN INTEREST IN THE SEIZED PROPERTY. THE CLAIM MUST BE SIGNED UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY AND MUST INCLUDE (1)-(3) ABOVE IN ORDER TO BE VALID. THE DEADLINE FOR FILING IS OCTOBER 28, 2016, UNLESS YOU WERE PERSONALLY SERVED WITH A NOTICE OF SEIZURE, IN WHICH CASE, THE DEADLINE FOR FILING IS STATED IN THE NOTICE. EXTENSIONS FOR FILING CLAIMS CANNOT BE GRANTED. ********************************************************** WHERE TO FILE A CLAIM AND FOR MORE INFORMATION: FORFEITURE COUNSEL: City Of Gresham, City Attorney’s Office, Attention: Assistant City Attorney Berman, 1333 NW Eastman Parkway Gresham OR 97030 (503) 618-2786 SEIZING AGENCY: Gresham Police Department 1333 NW Eastman Parkway Gresham, OR 97030 (503) 618-2318 Published Nov. 11, 18, 25 & Dec. 2, 2016. BT15870176

ad: 15870176

Publication: Misc.

Section: Misc.

Start Date: 11/11/2016

End Date: 12/02/2016

Court Number: #16-38441

Owner: Gresham Police Department