Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Convicted Mexican Latino HUMBERTO MOISES RODRIGUEZ, Felon in Possession of Meth, Stolen Handgun – Highway 30 in Ontario

 Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Convicted Mexican Latino HUMBERTO MOISES RODRIGUEZ, Felon in Possession of Meth, Stolen Handgun – Highway 30 in Ontario (Photo)
Oregon State Police– 04/11/12

An Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop early Tuesday morning in Ontario led to the arrest of a 29-year old convicted felon on numerous charges including possession of methamphetamine, possession of a stolen firearm, and resisting arrest.

On April 10, 2012 at approximately 1:10 a.m. an OSP trooper stopped a 1996 Cadillac displaying Idaho license plates for a traffic violation on Highway 30 near NE 4th Street in Ontario. The vehicle was driven by a 27-year old female and also occupied by passenger HUMBERTO MOISES RODRIGUEZ, age 29, from Ontario.

During the traffic stop the trooper discovered RODRIGUEZ, who was on post-prison supervision, was in possession of alcohol and a small amount of marijuana. Contact with his parole & probation officer confirmed a detainer would be authorized for his arrest. When the trooper attempted to take RODRIGUEZ into custody, he swung at the trooper as he resisted in an attempt to flee. With the help of an assisting trooper, RODRIGUEZ was taken into custody following a brief struggle.

Subsequent search of the vehicle led to the discovery of a 40 caliber handgun next to where RODRIGUEZ was seated. The handgun had previously been reported stolen to Ontario Police Department. While searching RODRIGUEZ subsequent to arrest, the trooper found over an ounce of methamphetamine and a small amount of marijuana on his person.

RODRIGUEZ was lodged in the Malheur County Jail on several charges including:

* Unlawful Possession, Distribution and Manufacture of a Controlled Substance — Methamphetamine
* Felon in Possession of a Firearm
* Unlawful Possession of a Stolen Firearm
* Attempted Assault of a Public Safety Officer
* Resisting Arrest
* Parole Violation

The driver was not arrested. OSP Criminal Investigation Division and Drug Enforcement Section are continuing the investigation.

Photograph — Malheur County Sheriff’s Office

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Attached Media Files: Rodriguez

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