A search warrant served by the East Metro Special Weapons and Tactical team Tuesday morning led to five arrests at a Fairview house known to law enforcement for harboring illegal drugs and other potential crimes.
Based on an ongoing investigation of the location for suspected narcotics- and identity theft-related crimes, the team surrounded the residence in the 900 block of Northeast Pacific Drive on Tuesday, March 10. Team members issued amplified verbal warnings from outside the residence prior to entering to issue the warrant, the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office said.
Fourteen people were located inside the house. Nine were later released.
The five who were arrested, their age and accusations against them, include:
• Kenneth Baker (42; felony warrant)
• Megan Holliday (23; warrant)
• Heather Shropshire (37; warrant)
• Nathaniel Entriken (34; warrant)
• Zachary Bender (25; warrant)
Additional charges may be filed, depending on the results of the investigation. Sheriff Mike Reese; Law Enforcement Chief Deputy Nicole Morrisey O'Donnell; and Special Investigations Unit Captain James Eriksen, who also serves as Fairview's chief of police, were on the scene during the raid.
"This is the result of teamwork between neighbors, the city (of Fairview) and law enforcement," Reese said. "We will continue our enforcement efforts and neighborhood outreach until this problem location is resolved."
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