January 28 2020
PORTLAND, Oregon - Today, 31-year-old Seth Thomas Thayres and 35-year-old James Enrico Cardenas have been indicted by a grand jury, reported by Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill.
Thayres, a Salem Police officer, appeared in Multnomah County Circuit Court on February 21, 2019 and was arraigned.
Cardenas was arraigned earlier this month.
In total, the grand jury investigating this case returned three separate indictments, two of which apply exclusively to Cardenas.
The indictment issued under case number 19CR09146 was filed on February 14, 2019 and charges Thayres with one count of unlawful possession of methamphetamine and one count of theft in the first degree. Cardenas is charged in that same indictment with two counts of aggravated theft in the first degree, five counts of burglary in the first degree, and one count of unlawful possession of methamphetamine. A probable cause affidavit was previously filed in this case, and additional information can be obtained by clicking here.
On February 15, 2019, a grand jury returned the two other indictments previously mentioned in this press release. The indictment in case number 19CR09460 accuses Cardenas of two counts of burglary in the second degree, one count of theft in the first degree, one count of theft in the second degree and one count of criminal mischief in the first degree. It is alleged in court documents that on December 3, 2018, Cardenas unlawfully entered a business located in the 800 block of Southeast Stark Street in Portland, Oregon and caused more than $1,000 in damage to "Uncorked Studios."
The indictment in case number 19CR11413 accuses Cardenas of nine counts of burglary in the first degree. It is alleged in court documents that Cardenas unlawfully entered nine separate residences at a condominium in the 1300 block of Northwest Irving Street in Portland, Oregon.
Copies of the indictments and probable cause affidavits filed in these cases can be obtained using the Oregon eCourt Information (OECI) system.