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Woodburn Man Arrested After Shots Fired

On Monday, April 8, 2024, at approximately 3:30 AM Lincoln City Police Officers responded to the 1300 block of N Highway 101 on the report of gunshots. Officers learned that an intoxicated male had exited a bar in that area, walked to a nearby vehicle, retrieved a handgun, and then fired several shots into the air before leaving in a different vehicle. Thanks to eyewitness statements and video surveillance, Officers were able to identify the male as 38-year-old Hugo Melo Garcia of Woodburn, Oregon. Officers attempted to locate Melo Garcia but were unable to do so.

Officers located a male matching Melo Garcia’s description returning to the initial vehicle, but he was determined not to be Melo Garcia nor directly involved in the incident. On April 9, 2024 at approximately 6:00 PM Melo Garcia came to the Lincoln City Police Department to turn himself in. He was taken into custody on charges of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and transported to the Lincoln County Jail. The Lincoln City Police Department would like to thank the local businesses in the area for their assistance with this case.

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