Oregon runaway found at motel

The 14-year-old girl, missing more than a month, was in Hazel Dell with a
34-year-old man

WENDY OWEN

VANCOUVER — Salem police Tuesday arrested a 14-year-old Oregon runaway
on a probation violation after she was found Monday night in a
Vancouver-area motel.

A Clark County sheriff’s deputy found the girl at a Hazel Dell-area motel
with a 34-year-old man. She had been missing for more than a month. The
Oregonian avoids naming minors involved in some suspected crimes.

Sheriff’s deputies arrested David Camarena-Delgado on an outstanding
Oregon warrant involving custodial interference. He also was charged in
Washington with possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine.

Camarena-Delgado appeared in a Clark County courtroom Tuesday on the drug
charge. He has previous arrests in Oregon on accusations of possession of
controlled substances.

He may face additional charges in Oregon related to the 14-year-old girl.
The two allegedly knew each other, said Sgt. Craig Hogman of the Clark
County Sheriff’s Office.

A clerk at the Value Motel, in the 700 block of Northeast 78th Street,
recognized the girl and called 9-1-1 shortly after she checked in Monday
night, according to information from the sheriff’s office.

The girl, who was one of four people in the motel room, was taken to Oak
Grove Crisis Shelter in Vancouver on Monday night, Hogman said. She
returned to Salem on Tuesday.

She is being held at a Marion County juvenile facility, said Lt. Bill
Kohlmeyer of the Salem Police Department.

© 2005 The Oregonian.

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