YAKIMA COUNTY — Toppenish Police say they received an anonymous tip called into dispatch from Crime Stoppers of Yakima County after Jorge Cuevas-Morfin was featured Saturday night on Washington’s Most Wanted.
Cuevas-Morfin was at his mother’s home staying in a shed in the back of the residence. Officers from three different agencies arrived and attempted to call Cuevas-Morfin out, but he refused.
Police say they got consent from his mother to search the shed and officers kicked in the door. Cuevas-Morfin was found inside along with two women. He was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Yakima County jail at 11:51 am on Sunday, March 31st for Possession of a Stolen Vehicle and Obstructing Law Enforcement. One woman had a warrant and was also taken into custody and booked.
Cuevas-Morfin is WMW Capture #1073
WANTED IN TOPPENISH —
Toppenish Police say this convicted felon hid in a woman’s home while police searched for him. She told officers Jorge Cuevas-Morfin was out of breath when he showed up after a chase. He was huffin’ and puffin’ because police say he’d been jumping fences and running hard after ditching a stolen truck at the intersection of W. 4th Ave. and Lillie Ln. in November.
Officers say Cuevas-Morfin left when she told him to.
He’s wanted for possession of a stolen vehicle and obstructing law enforcement — the same two crimes he’s been convicted of before. He’s also been busted for DUI.
He’s 34 years old, 5’3”, weighs 145 pounds and has the name ‘Marta’ tattooed on his neck and ‘South Side’ inked on his chest.
If you know how to help Toppenish Police track him down, use the P3 Tips App on your smart phone to submit the information to Crime Stoppers, or call the hot line at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).
It’s anonymous and you’ll get a cash reward of up to $1,000 if your tip helps lead to his arrest.