On the afternoon of October 9, 2016, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a traffic stop after observing a moving violation. The traffic stop occurred in the area of NE Three Rocks Road and Old Scenic 101 in Otis, OR.
During the traffic stop, deputies contacted the driver, Oscar Mejia Salazar, a 26 year old male from Grants Pass. Deputies identified a bicycle inside the vehicle which strongly resembled one that had been previously reported stolen earlier this year.
Deputies were able to confirm the bicycle had been stolen through statements made by Oscar Mejia Salazar and matching the serial number with the reported stolen bicycle. Deputies also made contact with the bicycle owner who valued the bicycle at $3,100.
Oscar Mejia Salazar was placed in custody for Theft I By Receiving and transported to the Lincoln County Jail where he was lodged and held on $50,000.00 bail.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is reminding you the importance of keeping record of serial numbers for items of value as it can make the difference in their recovery in the event they are stolen.