A Newport Police Officer this weekend stopped a passenger car near the north entrance to Yaquina Bay State Park for Failing to Obey a Traffic Control Device. The Officer identified him as Jonathan James Trusty, age 43 of Newport.
A routine driving status check revealed Trusty was a wanted fugitive out of the state of California on charges of Counterfeiting, Forgery, and Burglary. The Officer also discovered Trusty’s Oregon driving privileges were suspended.
Trusty was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Lincoln County Jail. He was charged with Fugitive from Other State, with bail set at $150,000. Trusty was also issued citations for his driving violations.
The Newport Police Tip Line is available at 541-574-5455, or Text-a-Tip at 541-270-1856.