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Marion County Sheriff's Office Announces Speed Zone Changes near Donald (Photo) - 04/24/18

Marion County Sheriff's Office Announces Speed Zone Changes near Donald - 4/24/2018

The Marion County Sheriff's Office in conjunction with the City of Donald and the Marion County Public Works Department wants to make the public aware of a change in speed zones along Butteville Road NE south of the Donald city limits.

A 40 mph speed zone will be added just south of the Donald city limits. This new speed zone will begin approximately 1,000 feet south of the city limits and extend north to the existing 25 mph speed posting at the city limits. This posting will result in a 40 mph transition speed zone between the existing 55 mph and 25 mph speed postings. This will ensure drivers are slowing down and not entering the city at excessive speeds. The Sheriff's Office will continue to educate drivers and enforce traffic laws in and around the city of Donald.

Any questions regarding the speed zone change should be directed to the Marion County Public Works Department at 503-588-5036. For any enforcement related questions please call the Marion County Sheriff's Office Community Resource Unit at 503-588-5094.

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Deputies Locate Child (East Salem) (Photo) - 04/23/18

Hunters parents have been located.  Deputies will be investigating to determine how Hunter wandered away from home.  There are no additional details available at this time.   


Tonight around 10:30 p.m. deputies found a 3 or 4 year old boy named Hunter wandering in the area of Lancaster and Auburn in Salem. Hunter told deptuies that he was on his way to the toy store and that his Father is home asleep and his mother is working.  Hunter was unable to guide deputies back to his home .

Deputies are asking  anyone who can help us locate Hunters parents to please call the Sheriff's Office 503 588 5032. 

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Early Morning Crash sends one to Hospital (Photo) - 04/21/18

*********************************Update-Road is clear**********************************************

The Sheriff's Office CRASH Team has cleared the scene and the roads are now open.  The CRASH is still under investigation but the driver of the Black Ford Explorer, a 16 year old male from Salem, has been lodged at the Marion County Juvinile Detention Center on charges of Assault 2, Reckless Driving and Felony Hit and Run.

The passenger of the Black Ford Explorer is also a 16 year old male from Salem and he has been transfered to a Portland Hospital with serious injuries.  We will not be releasing either of the 16 year olds names or giving further medical information.

The Black Explorer was traveling at a speed and manner that was reckless east on Marht Av SE and ran into the Black Toyota as well as two other parked cars.  The exact speed is unknown at this time but will be determined later by the CRASH Team.  The driver of the Toyota has been identified as 26 year old Josue Amezquita Fonseca of Salem.  Mr Amezquita Fonseca was taken to the Salem Hospital by family with minor injuries.

No further details are available at this time.


Marion County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a crash involving several vehicles near Elma Av SE and Marht Av SE in Salem.  Deputies responded to the call at 4:51 AM and arrived within 5 minutes of the call to find one vehicle with significant damage in the yard of a residence and two other vehicles possibly involved.

The details as to what exactly occurred are still under investigation but initial information is the black Ford Explorer (pictured) was traveling east on Marht, went through the intersection at Elma and collided with a black Toyota pickup.  It appears there were two people in the Ford and one person in the Toyota.  The Marion County Sheriff's Office CRASH Team is on scene assisting deputies.  One person involved in the crash, a 16 year old male, was transported by ambulance to Salem Hospital with significant and potentially life threatening injuries.  The driver of one of the vehicles was contacted away from the crash scene a short time after deputies arrived.

Deputies believe speed was at least partially at cause of the accident.  The CRASH Team will be on scene for several more hours which will create delays in and around the accident scene until they have completed the investigation.  The Sheriff's Office is asking commuters to avoid this are for the next several hours.

No names will be released at this time until family members have been notified.  This release will be updated once the CRASH Team is able to determine additional information.

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Phone Scam circulating again-Marion County Sheriff's Office - 04/20/18

If you receive a phone call from someone saying they are from the Marion County Sheriff's Office and the number that shows up is 503-850-7014, it is a scam. They may be using other Sheriff's Office names and addresses as well.  Marion County will not call and leave a message telling you to send money. 

As a reminder, please do not comply or give out any personal information if you were to receive this call.  Should you find yourself subject to this scam, please contact our Non-Emergency dispatch line at (503)588-5032.

Shooting Leaves Two Dead and Another Injured **Update 2** (Photo) - 04/15/18

Deputies are currently seeking any information regarding the pictured vehicle.  Originally thought to be a Cadillac Escalade investigators now believe they are searching for a late model red or maroon Ford Expedition.  If you have any information regarding this vehicle or its owner please call MCSO at 503 540 807


Deputies have identified both men killed in yesterday's shootings that occurred in the parking lots at Bar Fly's located at 444 Lancaster Drive NE and near 421 Lancaster Drive NE, in Salem.  They are Tobias Helms-Reese, age 24, of Salem and Tyler Longacre, age 21, of Salem. Autopsies were performed on both men by the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office. For both men it was determined that the cause of death was from a gunshot wound.   

Detectives are continuing to investigate the shootings.  As this is an ongoing investigation, the Sheriff’s Office will not offer any further details at this time.  

The Sheriff’s Office is still asking anyone with information to please call or tip line at 503 540 8079.


A late night shooting has left two men dead and another man injured. April 14th, 2018 at 2:28 a.m., deputies were called to Bar Fly’s located at 444 Lancaster Drive NE on a reported shooting.

When deputies arrived they found two men shot, both men were taken to area hospitals for treatment. Sadly at the hospital one of the men succumbed to his injuries and died, the second man remains in stable condition. A short time later a third man was found deceased in the parking lot of DaVita located at 421 Lancaster Drive NE.

Investigators believe all three men are related to the same incident. Detectives are currently on scene and are working diligently to determine exactly what happened. Investigators are seeking information you may have about a red Cadillac Escalade seen leaving the area at the time of the shooting. If you have any information or details surrounding the shooting please call our tip line at 503 540 8079.

The Sheriff’s Office is being assisted by the Salem Police Department, Keizer Police Department, Marion County District Attorney’s Office and the Marion County Medical Examiner’s Office. 

**Media this is a very active investigation and there are no additional details available at this time. A PIO is currently available on scene. If your are responding to the scene please utilize the Road House parking lot to stage any vehicles and equipment.  **


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Man Rescued After Fall (Henline Falls Trail) (Photo) - 04/13/18

Today around, 11:00 a.m., Marion County Deputies, a U.S. Forest Service Ranger and fire personnel were called after a 64 year old Florida man fell some fifty feet down an embankment into Henline Creek. The man was hiking with his son on the Henline Falls Trail near the North Fork road in the Willamette National Forest when he fell.

Rescue crews from Gates Fire, Stayton Fire, Salem Fire and Lyons Ambulance hiked in approximately one mile and extracted the male from the creek.  In all twenty emergency responders assisted in the rescue.  The man was transported to the Santiam Hospital for treatment of his injuries.


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Deputies Searching For Missing Man (Sublimity) ***Update*** (Photo) - 04/13/18

Deputies have learned that Mr. Ingalls has been found safe near the Tacoma Washington area. He was located by a motorist who saw social media postings. The motorists directed the Washington State Police who eventually stopped Mr. Ingalls. They are now working with family to return Mr. Ingalls home safely.

MCSO would like to thank the motorists and the Washington State Police for their incredible efforts to bring Mr. Ingalls home safely.


Marion County deputies are searching for Robert Ingalls, age 82 after he left his Sublimity home yesterday evening. Mr. Ingalls recently moved to an assisted living facility from Washington and may be headed to the Bellevue Washington area or possibly California. Mr. Ingalls suffers from dementia like symptoms and requires medication.

He is a white male adult, who stands 6’03” tall, weighs 285 pounds, with blue eyes and a bald head. Mr. Ingalls was last seen wearing a blue denim shirt, blue docker pants, a gray jacket and black shoes. Mr. Ingalls is driving his 2002 Chevrolet, crew cab ,truck. The truck is tan with a matching canopy and Washington vanity plates YSREBOB. The vehicle is in excellent condition and has a NHRA sticker prominently displayed on the rear portion of the canopy.

Mr. Ingalls does not have a cellular phone and his current location in unknown. If you see Mr. Ingalls or his vehicle please keep him in sight and call your local law enforcement immediately.

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Deputies Investigating Possible Train Versus Pedestrian Crash (Jefferson) - 04/07/18

Deputies, fire personell and rail officals have searched the area throughly and cannot locate any evidence that a crash occurred.  The train has proceeded to its destination and all emergency personell have cleared the scene.  Deputies are asking anyone with information to please call 503 588 5032.  


Marion County deputies and railroad officials are scouring the area of 3rd and Union Streets in Jefferson. Tonight at around 9:00 p.m. a freight train traveling in the area reported a person in a gray hooded sweatshirt sitting on the tracks as the train passed through.

It is currently unknown if the person was struck or moved off of the tracks prior to being struck. The train is stopped in the area now and a search effort is underway. Deputies are asking anyone who may have been in the area at the time and witnessed the incident to please call 503 588 5032.

There are no images available at this time and this story will be updated as information becomes availble.