Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report
March 8, 2012
It has been an interesting first full week in the month of March when it comes to criminal aliens here in the State of Oregon.
Wednesday, March 7th, the Clackamas County Jail in Oregon City, Oregon had 10 criminal aliens incarcerated at the jail, 2.30% of the jail population the United States (U.S.) Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), agents had identified as possibly being in the county illegally. Three of the 10 criminal aliens with U.S. DHS–ICE holds at the Clackamas County Jail were involved in some type of drug crime, 30.00% of the alien jail population (methamphetamine, heroin, and marijuana).
Thursday, March 8th, the Jackson County Jail in Medford, Oregon had 13 criminal aliens incarcerated at the jail, 5.65% of the jail population U.S. DHS–ICE agents had identified as possibly being in the county illegally. Seven of the 13 criminal aliens with U.S. DHS–ICE holds at the Jackson County Jail were involved in some type of drug crime, 53.85% of the alien jail population (cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine).
This week we have an interesting criminal alien of the week story to report to your radio listeners.
Friday, March 2nd, Georgios Choulis, a Greek National, pled guilty in a federal court in Portland, Oregon to operating a commercial vessel under the influence of alcohol on the Columbia River. Choulis was sentenced to one year probation and a $500 fine. Moreover, he is prohibited from sailing in any capacity on waters subject to the jurisdiction of the United States for one year.
A little background information on the arrest of the Greek Vessel Master that occurred on the Columbia River Bar, Choulis’s blood alcohol content at the time of his arrest was seven times the legal limit to operate the Malta flagged M/V Laconia, a 736 foot commercial vessel that was scheduled to pick up grain in the Port of Longview, Washington.
A local news source reported Georgios Choulis returned to his native Greece by airplane.
The residents of Oregon and Washington owe a debt of thanks to the Columbia River Bar Pilots and United State Coast Guard for preventing a possible shipwreck that could have been both an ecological and economic disaster to the coastal communities near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Lars, the first full week of March, and three different criminal alien reports for your KXL 101.1 radio listeners.