This article is a combination of all the releases.
MALHEUR COUNTY, OR (April 17, 2023) - Released by the Oregon State Police (OSP) on behalf of the Malheur County District Attorney: As a result of the tireless and dedicated efforts of all involved law enforcement agencies, the suspect was located early this morning, Monday, April 17, 2023 at a residence in Ontario, OR and safely taken into custody.
The Oregon State Police SWAT team, along with members of the FBI, Ontario Police Department, Malheur County Sheriff’s Office, and other agencies, surrounded a residence in Ontario at approximately 6:40 A.M. and began calling occupants from the home.
At approximately 7:40 A.M., the suspect, Rene Castro, 36, of Nyssa exited a structure and was taken into custody by OSP SWAT personnel. Neither Castro nor SWAT personnel were injured during his arrest.
We want to thank the team of investigators who have been working tirelessly for the past 36 hours to locate and arrest Castro. While the arrest has been made, the investigators are still processing evidence and continuing their work.
Words simply don’t seem adequate to describe the relief spreading through the community, mixed with the continued deep grief at the loss of a dedicated public servant.
**There will be a press conference tomorrow, Tuesday, April 18, 2023, at 11:00 A.M. (mountain time) for final updates to the public. The location is the Ontario Public Safety Training Center located at 55 NW 2nd Ave.
David M. Goldthorpe
Malheur County District Attorney