Man charged in June drive-by shooting in North Plains
North Plains police have arrested a man in connection with a drive-by shooting in a North Plains neighborhood in June.
Jose Luis Berumen-Carlos faces more than a dozen charges, including two counts each of first-degree attempted assault, unlawful use of a weapon and reckless endangering.
According to North Plains Police Chief Jesse Baker, a gunman opened fire at a home on Northwest Highland Court just before midnight, June 1. A witness told police the gunman fired several times into the home, then fled the scene.
The case was investigated by North Plains Police and the Washington County Interagency Gang Enforcement Unit a team of police officers from jurisdictions across the county who investigate gang-related incidents.
According to prosecutors, Berumen-Carlos attached a GPS tracker onto the intended victim's car, then used it to track the man's location to the North Plains home. No one was injured in the gunfire.
A week later, on June 7, prosecutors said Berumen-Carlos stole a car, then stole two handguns on June 8.
Beruman-Carlos was arrested Wednesday, June 27.
"This investigation of this case has been successful due to the great teamwork and collaboration between the (Washington County Interagency Gang Enforcement Team), North Plains Police Department, (Washington County Sheriff's Office's) Forensic Team, and WCSO deputies that initially responded to this call," Baker stated.
Prosecutors have charged Berumen-Carlos with 14 counts, including two counts of attempt to commit a felony, two counts of recklessly endangering another person, two counts of first-degree theft, two counts of unlawful use of a weapon, and one count each of possession of a stolen vehicle, unauthorized use of a vehicle, unlawful use of a global positioning system and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Berumen-Carlos' criminal history dates back to 2014, when he was convicted of second-degree attempted assault and unauthorized use of a vehicle.
By Olivia Singer
Reporter, Forest Grove News-Times and Hillsboro Tribune
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