Newberg man flees from police
A local man led police on a chase through the streets of north Newberg on Tuesday morning.
According to a press release, an officer from the Newberg-Dundee Police Department spotted a man she believed was wanted a warrant enter the store at the Union 76 gas station near the intersection of Springbrook and Portland roads just before noon. The officer made contact with the man, the release said, and confirmed his identity as Roberto Jaimes Nunez, 28, of Newberg.
When the unidentified officer attempted to place Nunez under arrest, however, "a struggled ensued and he physically resisted arrest. The male then fled on foot from the store with the officer chasing him," the release said.
Officers from the NDPD and deputies from the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene, where they were briefed by the arresting officer on the details of the event and that the suspect was running toward the Fred Meyer store. Nunez reportedly entered the store at the grocery entrance and exited through the front doors on the north side of the building.
Nunez was apprehended near the Salvation Army trailer that sits in the parking lot of the Fred Meyer store. He was taken into custody on the original warrant and will face addition charges of resisting arrest and escape, according to NDPD Capt. Jeff Kosmicki. Nunez was transported to the Yamhill County jail to await arraignment.