PRINEVILLE, OR -- A Salem sex offender was arrested in Prineville, earlier this week, after seven people were discovered riding in the cargo section of a Budget Rental truck. Responding to a driving complaint, police pulled over the truck driven by 21-year-old Guadalupe Gabino Sanchez-Alden, just before 8:30 Monday morning. He was arrested on an outstanding Marion County warrant and a new charge of failing to register as a sex offender.
Officers found two minors in the cab of the truck and three adults and four other juveniles riding in the back. Investigators believe they were heading to Washington from New Mexico. The Department of Human Services is assisting the nine family members.