Civil Forfeiture

IN THE MATTER OF CIVIL FORFEITURE OF: (1) $3915.00 in U.S. Currency from William Suiter at NE 223rd Avenue and NE Sandy Boulevard, Fairview, 97024, Multnomah County, Oregon on December 7, 2018, in Gresham Police Case # 18-69110. (2) $1,175.00 in U.S. Currency from Juan Navarette Gomez at NE 60th Avenue and NE Glisan Street , Portland, 97213, Multnomah County, Oregon on January 4, 2019, in Gresham Police Case # 19-326. (3) $29,070.00 in U.S. Currency and a 2013 BMW 330 bearing VIN: WBADX7C51DJ589537 from Travis Merrell and Ashlyn Jawal at 15615 NE Caruthers Court, Portland, 97233, Multnomah County, Oregon on January 11, 2019, in Gresham Police Case # 19-1849. (4) $3,014.00 in U.S. Currency from Lewis Miranda at 2473 SE 135th Avenue, Portland, 97233, Multnomah County, Oregon on March 22, 2019, in Gresham Police Case # 19-14580. SUMMARY STATEMENT AND BASIS FOR CIVIL FORFEITURE The above described property was seized for civil forfeiture on date(s) indicated by the Gresham Police Department as a result of criminal investigation identified by the listed case number. The property is subject to forfeiture pursuant to ORS 131A.020 as proceeds or instrumentalities of prohibited conduct in as much as the property was used in committing or facilitating the violation or 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 Chapter 475). 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, AND 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 A CLAIM IS MAY 14, 2019 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 Attn: Forfeiture Counsel 1333 N.W. Eastman Parkway Gresham, OR 97030 (503)618-2506 SEIZING AGENCY: Gresham Police Department 1333 N.W. Eastman Parkway Gresham, OR 97030 (503)618-2318 Published Apr. 2, 9, 16 & 23, 2019. BT102134

ad: 102134

Publication: Miscellaneous

Section: Legals

Start Date: 2019/04/02

End Date: 2019/04/23

Court Number: 18-69110; 19-326; 19-1849; 19-14580

Owner: Gresham Police Department

City: GRESHAM

County: Multnomah