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Registered Sex Offender Arrested After Towing Undercover Police Car

Michael Alan Selmer, from Falls City, is the subject of an ongoing investigation after OSP received information he acquired two tow trucks.

Michael Alan Selmer
A 35-year old Polk County man under investigation by Oregon State Police related to an alleged illegal towing business was arrested Tuesday for failing to register as a sex offender and parole violation. Photo Courtesy: Marion County Sheriff's Office

(SALEM, Ore. ) - A 35-year old Polk County man under investigation by Oregon State Police related to an alleged illegal towing business was arrested Tuesday for failing to register as a sex offender and parole violation.

Michael Alan Selmer, from Falls City, is the subject of an ongoing investigation after OSP received information he acquired two tow trucks and began advertising towing services in Salem and Independence areas without obtaining a towing certificate authorizing him to perform tow services.

His tow trucks displayed the name "Whoops! Towing" and he allegedly posted tow impound signs at various businesses in the Salem, Jefferson and Independence areas, using a spotter to call for tows before removing vehicles. Registered On July 8, OSP arrested Selmer when he began to tow an undercover OSP vehicle from a parking lot. Selmer was lodged in Marion County Jail for Felony Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and Parole Violation.

Additional charges related to the OSP investigation may be pending following review by the Marion County District Attorney's Office.

Anyone with information related to the illegal towing investigation is asked to contact Senior Trooper Doug Brown at (503) 378-3387 ext 30500.

Source: Oregon State Police




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Anonymous II July 18, 2014 4:28 pm (Pacific time)

The previous poster is 100% correct, Michael Alan Selmer, from Falls City, is a conman. He has been cheating people for a very long time now.


Anonymous July 11, 2014 10:34 pm (Pacific time)

This guy is a conman. Goes by Whoop's Towing, Mikes Towing and Auto Repair. Pacific West Towing. All Around Bad man. Did not know he was a convicted sex offender. 


Anonymous July 11, 2014 5:35 am (Pacific time)

It doesn't surprise me he is arrested yet again. He already spent two different occasions in Oregon prisons and once in a Tennessee prison too. Nothing he ever does is legal. He always used to say he bends the rules to make it fit his needs.


T July 10, 2014 11:31 pm (Pacific time)

Too bad the company does have a towing certificate and is legal.

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