Two arrested in separate incidents in Milton-Freewater

By on Tuesday, June 11th, 2024 in Columbia Basin News More Top Stories

MILTON-FREEWATER – The Milton-Freewater Police Department made two separate arrests this past weekend.

On Saturday, officers responded at 10:47 p.m. to the 100 block of Southwest Seventh for a report of loud music. Officers arrived and asked that the music be turned down and left. Then, there was another call regarding the loud music and officers returned to have the music turned down.

Marcos Javier Salazar, 23, then became disorderly with another subject at the party and officers stepped in between them. Salazar did not comply when asked to leave the party and allegedly punched an officer twice in the face. The officer suffered minor injuries.

Salazar was taken into custody and lodged in the Umatilla County Jail for assaulting a public safety officer, which is a class C felony.

On Sunday, officers responded to reports of shots fired at 10:35 p.m. on the 1300 block of South Main Street. Officers discovered Christian Angel, 29, had fired shots into an apartment. It was also revealed Angel had a felony warrant issued by the U.S. Marshals.

Officers approached and determined that Angel had likely barricaded himself inside the apartment. About an hour later, Angel emerged from the apartment and was taken into custody. A firearm was recovered from the scene.

Angel was transported to the Umatilla County Jail and charged with unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm, two counts of menacing, three counts of recklessly endangering another person, and criminal mischief.