Salem’s most wanted list shrinks after car chase, meth spill

Alberto Contreras, 33, faces multiple charges after attempting to elude police. (Marion County Sheriff's Office)
Alberto Contreras, 33, faces multiple charges after attempting to elude police. (Marion County Sheriff's Office)

SALEM, Ore. (KOIN 6) – One of the Salem Police Department’s most wanted suspects is behind bars following an arrest Thursday night.

Alberto Contreras, 33, faces multiple charges after attempting  to elude an Oregon State Police officer.

Late Thursday night, his vehicle was pulled over on I-5 late Thursday night, he sped off and a chase through Salem Parkway, I-5, Cordon road and Shores St. ensued.

Roughly thirteen minutes later, Contreras reached a dead end on Shores St., where officers from Oregon State Police, Salem Police Department and the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office arrested him.

When they opened the door of his Chrysler 3000 sedan, what police believed to be methamphetamine was spilled inside the front and rear passenger areas.

Contreras is charged with two counts of failure to appear, felony attempt to elude a vehicle, reckless driving, two counts of recklessly endangering another person, and unlawful possession and distribution of methamphetamine.

Two women, aged 30 and 24, were in the vehicle with Contreras but were not arrested.

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