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March 13, 2007 00:00


The Clackamas Interagency Major Crimes Team, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers, is asking for your help in finding a suspect in a gang-related shooting.

On Sunday, February 18, 2007, at 2:00 a.m., a group of Hispanic gang members from the Southside Locos were involved in an altercation during a party at 415 Berkeley Avenue in Molalla. During the altercation, 18-year-old Javier Cruz-Mendoza shot and wounded two victims. The victims sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries. The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office has issued a $250,000 warrant for Cruz-Mendoza on charges of Assault in the First Degree and Assault in the Second Degree.

Cruz-Mendoza is described as a Hispanic male, 5’1”, 130 pounds, with close-cropped black hair and brown eyes. Cruz-Mendoza has several nicknames, “Busta”, “Mini-me”, and “Shorty”, he has three dots tattooed near his left eye, and on his hand. Cruz-Mendoza has associates in the Canby, Woodburn, and Salem area. He should be considered armed and dangerous.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and you remain anonymous. Call Crime Stoppers at (503) 823-HELP (4357).


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