WOODBURN, Ore. -- After a three-year investigation, Woodburn police arrested a 23-year-old man on Wednesday for multiple crimes committed since 2013 near the Woodburn Estates & Golf and the Woodburn water treatment facility.
Dustin Nehl is being held at the Marion County Jail and faces multiple charges, including two counts of first-degree arson.
"This is a significant arrest not only because of the threat to our residents, but to City infrastructure and public safety," said Woodburn Police Chief Jim Ferraris.
"Our detectives have stayed on this case since 2013 and have done great work following up on tips leading to this arrest."
The following is a list of the three incidents, with their locations and charges Nehl faces for each:
- Crimes committed in the 1900 block of West Hayes Street (next to the golf course): One count of first-degree arson, four counts of possession of a destructive device, four counts of construction of a destructive device.
- Crimes committed in the 700 block of South Cascade Drive (next to the golf course): One count of first-degree arson.
- Crimes committed at the Woodburn water treatment facility: Two counts of first-degree criminal mischief.
On Wednesday, Sept. 21, at about 10 a.m., Woodburn detectives served a search warrant at Nehl's home in the 400 block of Ben Brown Lane. Nehl wasn't home at the time, but he was arrested when he returned at around 9:30 p.m.