On April 1, 2023, at approximately 9:32 AM, a Klamath Falls Police Officer stopped a 2007 GMC Yukon for a traffic infraction, at Veterans Park. The officer, noticing signs of criminal activity, asked for and was granted consent to search from the driver of the vehicle.

During the search, the officer located over 15 pounds of methamphetamine, a street value of nearly $30,000. The occupants of the vehicle, identified as Gerardo Martinez (30) and Carlos Guzman(48) both from Ivanhoe, CA were arrested for possession/delivery of methamphetamine. Gerardo Martinez was lodged at the Klamath County Jail, Carlos Guzman was issued a citation and released.

This is a great example of how your patrol officers go above and beyond to protect our community from criminal activity by taking a proactive approach to detect crime rather than only responding to reports from the citizens we serve. The Klamath Falls Police Department’s philosophy of “Policing with Purpose” is how we operate daily to enhance our abilities to detect crime and to protect and serve the City of Klamath Falls.