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State Police Arrest Washington Woman Traveling with 24 Pounds of Meth

Monday, November 23, 2015

 

Teri L. Baker; courtesy of the Oregon State Police

A Washington woman was arrested by Oregon State Police last week after police found more than 24 pounds of methamphetamine in her car.

Teri L. Baker, 55, of Washington was stopped by an Oregon State Trooper for traveling 73 MPH in a 60 MPH zone while driving on Interstate 5 in Lane County. During the traffic stop the trooper observed signs of criminal activity and searched the vehicle with the assistance of a drug detection canine from the Springfield Police Department. 

During the search, the found a hidden compartment inside the vehicle which contained roughly 24.4pound of crystal methamphetamine was seized.

Baker was booked at Lane County Jail on November 20 on charges of unlawful possession and delivery of methamphetamine. 

 

Related Slideshow: Crime Trends in Portland - Good News and Bad News

The Portland Police Bureau's Strategic Services Division and the Criminology and Criminal Justice program at Portland State University (PSU) have partnered to provide an interactive tool to provide a longer term look at crime trends.

The interactive data shows the geographic distribution of crime in the city; and reveals insights into crime data.

See key findings below.

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Vandalism

GOOD NEWS: Overall, the news in Portland is positive regarding incidents of vandalism, but the decline has not been as rapid as some other crimes.

Vandalism has remained relatively consistent for the past five years.

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Domestic

GOOD NEWS: Domestic assaults saw significant decline in the late 1990s, but have been fairly consistent in the past five years.

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Guns

GOOD NEWS: The number of gun related crimes has seen the greatest declines of any of the tracked crime sectors. 

Gun related crimes decreased 80%.

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Bikes

BAD NEWS: The theft bikes has seen an 83% increase. Some of this is tied to the increase in biking, but the crime has been the biggest blemish on the crime trends.

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Robbery

GOOD NEWS: Street Robbery is down more than 25 years, but it has been fairly stagnant during the past five years.

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Non-Domestic Assaults

GOOD NEWS: The number of non-domestic assaults has remained relatively stagnant over the past five years.

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GOOD NEWS: Home breakins are down significantly, but like other categories (non-domestic assault and robbery) it has remained fairly constant during the past five years.

Over the 25 years residential robberies are down over 70%.

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