Late Tuesday evening Newport Police Officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of SW Alder and SW 9th Streets. While the Police Officer was completing a traffic citation, the Newport Police Department K9 vehicle arrived on scene. Upon arrival of the K9 vehicle, the driver of the stopped vehicle, Jesse Yamaguchi Telmar, age 29 of Siletz, started his vehicle and drove away from the traffic stop. Newport Police Officers followed Telmar westbound onto Hwy 101, then southbound where his vehicle picked up speed.
As Telmar’s vehicle drove southbound across the Yaquina Bay Bridge, a passenger inside the vehicle, Sidney Ronald Myers, 23 of Newport, attempted to throw a dark-colored metal box out the window and over the side of the bridge. However, rather than clearing the bridge, the metal box bounced off a steel beam and landed in the roadway. The metal box broke open, exposing a large amount of Heroin.
Newport Police Officers, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies, Toledo Police Officers, and Oregon State Police Troopers worked together in pursuing Telmar’s vehicle south on Hwy 101, east on North Beaver Creek Rd, then onto 1000 Line Road. Near milepost 2 on 1000 Line Road, Toledo Police Officers had deployed spike strips for Telmar’s vehicle. As Telmar approached the location of the spike strips, he lost control of his vehicle, coming to a stop in the middle of the roadway. Officers conducted a High Risk Traffic stop, and took both Telmar and Myers into custody.
A subsequent search of the vehicle and subjects revealed additional drug paraphernalia, a large amount of US currency, and multiple firearms. Both Telmar and Myers were transported to the Lincoln County Jail and lodged on the following charges:
* Telmar–Unlawful Possession Heroin; Unlawful Delivery Heroin; Unlawful Manufacture Heroin; Reckless Driving; Eluding Police Officer; Criminal Conspiracy; and Tampering with Evidence; his bail was set at $880,000.
* Myers–Criminal Conspiracy; and Tampering with Evidence; his bail was set at $765,000.
Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact the Newport Police Department at 541-574-3348. The Newport Police Tip Line is available at 541-574-5455, or Text-a-Tip at 541-270-1856.