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Man arrested after eluding police for several miles

Urbano Cazares Jr.

UMAPINE, Oregon — A pursuit that began in Milton-Freewater ended in Umapine, with the arrest of one Urbano Cazares Jr., 27.

Umatilla County Undersheriff Jim Littlefield tells us they believed the suspect was driving a stolen 2000 Dodge Durango, and attempted a traffic stop yesterday afternoon. Cazares Jr. did not pull over, so they pursued him for several miles on Highway 332. While it was a pursuit, it was not a high-speed chase. Officials tell us Cazares did not exceed 40 mph, and no erratic driving occured.

Cazares Jr. eventually pulled over and he was arrested for attempt to elude, unlawful possession of meth and interfering with a police officer. He’s lodged in the Umatilla County Jail on $25,000 bond.

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