Woodburn duo arrested for burglary and vehicle theft
A two-and-a-half-month search for two Woodburn residents linked to a stolen vehicle and a burglary ended when Marion County Sheriffs deputies arrested the pair at their residence near Woodburn Wednesday.
Kiril Efimovich Martusheff, 31, and Laura Anne Usoltseff, 44, were apprehended at their home at 2 p.m. on the 12000 block of McKee School Road Northeast, located southeast of Woodburn. Deputies contacted the residence on an unrelated matter and were kept occupied by Usoltseff as Martusheff fled out the back of their travel trailer.
Martusheff was located hiding in the bushes a short distance from the scene and was seized by a Salem police K-9 unit after he refused to come out of hiding. Martusheff was treated for injuries sustained during the apprehension and was taken to Marion County Jail where he is being held without bail.
Deputies obtained a warrant in February tying a stolen vehicle taken in a burglary to the location on McKee School Road but were unable to locate Martusheff or Usoltseff at the time.
Martusheff was charged with attempt to elude, attempted assault on an officer, recklessly endangering another person, reckless driving, hit and run, criminal mischief II, burglary II, two counts of possession of a stolen vehicle, criminal mischief I, theft I, criminal trespass II and parole violation.
Usoltseff was charged with burglary II, two counts of possession of a stolen vehicle, criminal mischief I, theft I and criminal trespass II. She was booked and released from Marion County Jail.