Photo: confiscated from Lopez-Marquez
“On 01/25/2022 around 3:10 p.m., a Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant was on patrol in the Mount Shasta area when he saw a 1990 Chevrolet Blazer occupied by a man that appeared stuck on railroad owned property. The Sergeant made his way up to the Blazer and contacted a man associated with the vehicle. When the man was asked for his identification, he claimed his wife, Mackenzie Paulino, had his ID. He told the Sergeant his name was Jorge Lopez-Marquez, age 31 of Seattle.
The Sergeant contacted Paulino who lied and said Lopez-Marquez’s ID was stolen and that his name was not Jorge Lopez-Marquez, but Francisco Matinez. Suspecting she was lying to him, the Sergeant inquired further about how they knew each other and discovered the two were not even married.
The Sergeant called for assistance investigating what was going on. Lopez-Marquez was able to get the Blazer unstuck and drove down to where Paulino and the Law Enforcement Officers were located. Lopez-Marquez was asked if he had anything illegal in the vehicle. Lopez-Marquez said he had an AK47 and a shotgun in the vehicle.
Both Paulino and Lopez-Marquez were detained and a search of the Blazer was conducted. A loaded Mossberg shotgun was located along with a loaded SKS-style rifle. Also found in the vehicle was Methamphetamine and multiple items associated with drug trafficking: weight scales, packaging, vacuum sealers, containers, etc.
Paulino was searched and a methamphetamine pipe and methamphetamine were found on her person. She was then cited and released for the items at scene.
It was discovered Lopez-Marquez was a convicted felon. Lopez-Marquez was taken to the Siskiyou County Jail and booked for multiple gun charges including a felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of ammunition along with possession of methamphetamine.”