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Tip leads to arrest of rape suspect.

Byline: Christian Hill The Register-Guard

SPRINGFIELD - An anonymous tip led police officers on Saturday to arrest a rape suspect they've been looking for since February.

Jesus Acevedo-Alvarez, 27, of Springfield was booked into the Lane County Jail on investigation of first-degree rape, second-degree sexual abuse and fourth-degree assault following his arrest around 9 a.m.

"We do get from time to time anonymous tips which can be really helpful, especially when you get a bigger case like this," Sgt. Pete Kirkpatrick said.

Police officers had been seeking Acevedo-Alvarez since the alleged rape occurred on Feb. 14. He knew the victim, Kirkpatrick said, and there's no indication that he has committed additional rapes since that time.

A warrant had been issued for Acevedo-Alvarez's arrest.

The anonymous tip led officers to a mobile home park in the 4400 block of Daisy Street, where Acevedo-Alvarez was staying with another woman, the sergeant said.

Six police officers surrounded the trailer, and the woman was able to leave safely.

Acevedo-Alvarez attempted to flee through a bedroom window in the trailer but retreated inside when he realized he was surrounded, Kirkpatrick said.

Acevedo-Alvarez then attempted to barricade himself inside by moving furniture to block the trailer's windows.

Officers went in after him after he ignored their commands to come out of the trailer. He was arrested without incident.

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Date:Nov 15, 2015
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