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Recent Baldock assault found to be a false report

Posted on: August 27th, 2013 by Madeline MacGregor in News & Press | No Comments

Salem, OR  – August 27, 2013

An investigation by Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigations Division detectives into an alleged August 16, 2013, assault on a woman at the southbound Interstate 5 Baldock Rest Area was confirmed today as a false report after a follow up interview.

On August 27, HEATHER TREVINO, age 33, from Salem, was cited by OSP detectives on a charge of Initiating a False Police Report, a Class C misdemeanor. She is scheduled to appear in Clackamas County Circuit Court on September 25, 2013, at 3:00 p.m.

The investigation started August 16 at approximately 5:00 p.m., when a report was received regarding an unknown male suspect assaulting an adult female with her child in a wooded, back section at the southbound Interstate 5 Baldock Rest Area south of Wilsonville. Officers from OSP, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Wilsonville Police Department, and Canby Police Department responded to the rest area and conducted an extensive ground search with air support for a possible suspect.

TREVINO, whose name has not been released until today, was taken to a local hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the alleged attack. Her injuries, which are now believed to be self-inflicted, included throat ligature marks, bruising, and scrapes on her body.

No other information will be released pending her appearance in court. Because she was cited to appear and not lodged in jail, no photograph is provided with this release.

OSP thanks the assisting public safety agencies, Oregon Travel Experience rest area staff and the public for their help during the initial area search response and investigation.

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