On Saturday morning, October 8, 2022, TCSO Corporal Chris Barnett responded to assist OSP Trooper Tom Mayne with a traffic stop near the Beaver Shell station, with a person that had several outstanding warrants.
Michael Boisa, 24, of Hebo, had warrants for Violating his Release agreement for Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine out of Tillamook County, and a Fail to Appear (FTA) warrant for Driving While Suspended-Misdemeanor out of Polk County, when he was contacted by Trooper Mayne. Boisa is also a convicted felon.
During this contact, Cpl Barnett observed a weapon that is illegal for Boisa to possess. A .22 caliber Ruger pistol, which was stolen out of Hood River, along with a Tillamook County Sheriff’s patch, methamphetamine and scales were also found in Boisa’s possession.
In addition to the warrants, Boisa was arrested for Theft 1, Unlawful Possession of restricted Weapon, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and also cited for several violations related to his driving with a suspended license, no insurance, and for having switched plates on the car. The case will be forwarded to the Tillamook County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution consideration. Boisa was taken into custody and lodged at the Tillamook County Jail.
We commend the actions and due diligence of Trooper Tom Mayne (a former TCSO Deputy), and Cpl. Chris Barnett, for their collaborative efforts in getting dangerous weapons and a wanted criminal off the streets of Tillamook County. It’s just another great example of how Tillamook County’s law enforcement partners work together every day to help keep your community safe.