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Crash Closes Howell Prairie Road (Silverton) (Photo) ***Correction*** - 03/11/19

*********Spelling error corrected and detail on number of occupants added*********

A single vehicle crash has Howell Prairie Road between Silverton Road and Hazelgreen Road closed.  The driver who was resuscitated by a witness and a deputy Sheriff, has been taken by Life Flight to Salem Hospital. The driver was the only occupant in the vehicle.

Deputies will have the road closed for approximately 1 hour while they conduct their investigation.  Deputies are being assisted on scene by the Silverton Fire Department.   

Attached Media Files: Crash_1.jpg , Crash_2.jpg
Deputies Need Help Finding Missing Man with Dementia ***Located*** (Photo) - 03/09/19

Mr. Wolfe has been located in the 1000 block of Drift Creek Road SE near Silverton.  Mr. Wolfe was stuck in the snow, a resident in the area found him, took him in and alerted family.  Thank you to all those who helped share this information and kept a sharp eye out.  


Lloyd Wolfe, age 91, of Aumsville is missing from his home in the 7000 block of Rustique Rd Se.  Mr. Wolfe is a white, male, adult, with white hair and blue eyes. He stands 5’10” tall and weighs 174 pounds.  Mr. Wolfe was last seen wearing a white tee shirt, blue jeans, brown shoes and possibly a gray sweatshirt.

Mr. Wolfe was last seen on 03/08/19 at around 8:00 p.m. , he has no cell phone and it is unknown where he may be traveling to.  Mr. Wolfe has dementia and trouble walking, he is believed to be driving his silver, 2001, Chrysler PT Cruiser, Oregon vanity license plate number BUDSPT.  Mr. Wolfe is a regular at the Stayton McDonalds, if you have seen Mr. Wolfe or his vehicle please call 911.

Attached Media Files: Wolfe.jpeg
Two Men in Custody After Burglary (Silverton) (Photo) - 03/06/19

Two men are in custody after a late afternoon burglary, in large part to a quality alarm and video system and a little luck.  Lawrence Hammond, age 33 and Eugene Schott, age 53 are under arrest and being taken to the Marion County Jail.

At 1:30 p.m., today, a resident in the 2600 block of Drift Creek Road NE called to report a male had just broken into his home.  The resident had a camera with a live feed and an alarm that alerted him to the break in.  The resident in turn called deputies with the Sheriff’s Office who responded to the scene. 

By the time the deputies arrived the suspects were gone.  Through the video deputies captured quality images of the vehicle and a suspect.  A short time later, deputies located the vehicle in the 8800 block of Silverton Road NE and arrested Hammond and Schott.   Hammond and Schott will be lodged at the Marion County Jail for the crime of Burglary I. 

**Booking images are from previous arrests**

Attached Media Files: Schott.jpg , Hammond.jpg , Arrest.jpg
Missing Mother and Child Located at Silver Falls State Park **Update** (Photo) - 02/18/19

The updated images show the mother and son as they exited the trails with members of Team 18.  


Early this morning, around 3:00 a.m., deputies with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and troopers with the Oregon State Police responded to a call for help at Silver Falls State Park.  Joshua Dixsen, age 25, of Salem called to report his girlfriend and her 3 year old child were lost somewhere inside the state park.

Mr. Dixsen, his girlfriend Josie Chysm, age 24 of Salem and her three year old son left for a hike around noon on Sunday.  Sometime during the hike the family became disoriented and lost. After the sunset, the couple decided that Ms. Chysm and her son would wait under a tree while Mr. Dixsen walked out for help.  

Searchers with the Marion County Search and Rescue Team responded to the area and began coordinating efforts both on foot and in vehicles.  At 8:30 a.m., ground searchers located Ms. Chysm and her son along the Rim Trail inside of the park. The Sheriff’s Office is happy to report that the pair are cold and wet but otherwise unharmed.  

At the time of this release rescuers are walking the pair out where they will be evaluated by paramedics and reunited with family.  When the family set out they had very limited gear and were not prepared for the winter weather.

Experts with our Search and Rescue recommend you always carry enough supplies to survive at least 24 hours even when setting out on a day hike.  These items should consist of food, water, first aid supplies, warm clothing and instruments for navigation. Often times in these remote areas cell coverage is not an option so hikers should be prepared to treat emergencies until rescuers can arrive.    

The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Oregon State Police, Oregon State Parks, Oregon Office of Emergency Management, Mountain Wave Search and Rescue, Marion County Sheriff’s Office Team 18 and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Jeep Patrol.