Man attempts to evade traffic ticket by faking a 911 call, is arrested
A man attempting to pull one over on the law ended up in handcuffs after he called in a fake shooting while police were writing up his traffic citation.
Salvador Sanchez-Buenrostro was pulled over at 12:54 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, for a traffic infraction in the area of Northeast Kane and Northeast Olvera avenues. Officer Chad Stevens saw that Sanchez-Buenrostro's license was suspended and began to write out a citation.
While writing out the ticket, police received a 911 call from a man named 'Roberto' that shots were fired near Southeast 190th Avenue and Stark Street, but police traced the call back to where Officer Stevens was conducting the traffic stop.
Stevens asked police dispatchers the number of the incoming call and matched it to Buenrostro's cell phone. Sanchez-Buenrostro eventually admitted that he made the false call.
Police booked Sanchez-Buenrostro at the Multnomah County Detention Center for improper use of 911 and he received a ticket for driving with a suspended license.