Newport Police were alerted to an Harassment complaint in North Newport, the female victim telling 9-1-1 that her boyfriend, Alexander Halbersma, had threatened over the phone to kill her and that he was was enroute to Newport from the Portland area. The victim also advised 9-1-1 that Halbersma carries firearms and body armor with him in his car, which was described as an older blue Ford sedan.
Several hours after receiving the initial call, Newport Police spotted an older blue Mercury Grand Marquis traveling through Newport. Officers were able to positively identify the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle as Halbersma.
Police conducted a high risk vehicle stop at the intersection of North Coast Hwy and NE Avery Street. Halbersma was compliant during the stop and was taken into custody without incident. During a search of Halbersma’s vehicle, an amount of Methamphetamine was located along with a .22 caliber revolver and ammunition.
Halbersma was lodged at the Lincoln County Jail for being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm and for Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine.