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Deputies Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash (Brooks) (Photo) - 07/13/18

Investigators have identified both drivers in yestedays fatal traffic crash.  Deputies belive Michael Bashaw, age 18, of Salem was making a delivery when he turned in front of a motrcycle causing a collision.  The motorcyclist Robert Grove, age 69, of Newberg died at the scene.  This is still an active investigation and there are no additional details to release at this time.   

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Today at 8:57 a.m., deputies with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office were called to a motor vehicle crash on River Rd NE south of Waconda Rd NE. Preliminary information is that a motorcycle was traveling south on River Road when a northbound SUV turned west in front of the motorcycle.

The driver of the vehicle was not injured in the collision. Tragically the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. River Road is closed between Waconda and Brooklake RD NE but expected to reopen within the hour. The Sheriff’s Office is not prepared to release any further details or the names of either driver until the proper notifications can be made.   

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Deputies Investigating Serious Injury Crash (Salem) (Photo) ***Update*** - 07/13/18

The Marion County Sheriff's Office has learned that Mr. Bolen died from the injuries he sustained in yesterdays motorvehicle crash.  This is the third death involving a motorcycle in Marion County in a time span of less than 12 hours.  The summer months brings extra traffic on our roadways including motorcycles, bicycles and pedesterians.  We encourage all of our resdients and vistors to practice being an attentative driver and please watch for others.  

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Today at 9:13 a.m., deputies with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office were called to a motor vehicle crash on Cordon Road NE near State Street.  Investigators have determined that a motorcycle being ridden by Virgil Bolen, age 90 of Salem, was traveling north on Cordon Road. A southbound passenger car driven by Kaye Yocles, age 52 of Salem turned east in front of the motorcycle causing both vehicles to collide head on.   

Ms. Young was not injured in the collision and has been issued a citation for making a dangerous left hand turn.  Mr. Bolen was transported to Salem Hospital where he is being treated and expected to survive his injuries. 

There is no further information available at this time.   

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Today at 9:13 a.m., deputies with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office were called to a motor vehicle crash on Cordon Road NE near State Street.  Preliminary information is that a motorcycle was traveling north on Cordon Road when a southbound passenger car turned east in front of the motorcycle. 

The driver of the vehicle was not injured in the collision, the motorcyclist was transported to Salem Hospital with life threatening injuries.  Cordon Road is closed between State Street and Auburn Road NE.  This closure is to allow specialized investigators with our CRASH Team to investigate.  It is believed the road will remain for the next hour. 

There is no further information available at this time.   

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Sex Offender Notification (Photo) - 07/10/18

Marion County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the following information pursuant to ORS181.507, OAR 291-28-30, which authorizes Parole and Probation to inform the public when the release of information will enhance public safety and protection.

The individual who appears on this notification has been convicted of a sex offense that requires registration with the Sheriff’s Office.  Additionally, this person’s criminal history places them in a classification level which reflects the potential to re-offend.  This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather, it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public.

NAME: Samuel Gardiner

SID#: 20111726

DOB: 12/06/89

CURRENT AGE: 28

RACE: White                         SEX: Male

HEIGHT: 6’2”                        WEIGHT: 180 lbs

HAIR: Brown                            EYES: Brown

RESIDENCE: 2162 Celeen Avenue SE, Salem, OR 97302

Samuel Gardiner is on Post Prison Supervision for the crimes of: SEX ABUSE I NAT (x3) and CHILD SEX I (x2)

This person was granted supervision on: 6/6/2018

Supervision expiration date is: 10/29/2022

Special restrictions include:               

[X] No contact with minors (male/female)

[X] Sex offender treatment

[X] Submit to polygraph        

Other:  Gardiner’s victim pool includes minor males and females unknown to him.

 

 

Marion County Sheriff's Office Statement (Detroit Arrest) **Statement #3** - 06/29/18

Please find the attached statement. 

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Deputies Investigating Suspicious Death (Lyons) (Photo) **Update** - 06/25/18

Detectives have identified the man found dead Saturday as Jonathan Liesch, 27, of Lyons. Mr. Liesch was found in a pond on property he was living on in the 20000 block of Fern Ridge Road SE.

Detectives are still investigating the man's death. The Sheriff's Office is looking to speak with anyone who may have spoken with or seen Mr. Liesch over the last weekend.

There are currently no additional details available at this time. If you have any information please call our tip line at 503 540 8079.

 

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Today at 2:20 p.m., deputies were called to the 20000 block of Fern Ridge Road SE near Lyons after a man was found dead in a pond near his residence.  Detectives have been called to the scene to investigate as the circumstances surrounding the man’s death are suspicious. 

It is very early in this investigation and no additional information will be made available until an autopsy can be performed, that time frame is not yet known.   The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone who may have been in the area and saw anything suspicious to please call our tip line at 503 540 8079.   

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Deputies Seeking Tips in Home Invasion (Sublimity) **Update** (Photo) - 06/22/18

The Marion County Sheriff's Office is releasing a pair of composite sketches created of two men wanted in connection to a home invasion robbery in the 15000 block of Coon Hollow Road SE near Sublimity.  If you believe you may know the identity of either man pictured please call our tip line at 503 540 8079.  The Sheriff’s would like to thank the Composite Sketch Technicians at the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office for assisting in our investigation.   

 

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Today at 1249 p.m., the Marion County Sheriff's Office was called to investigate a home invasion robbery in the 15000 block of Coon Hollow Road SE near Sublimity. 

Investigators believe two men entered the home, tied up the residents and robbed them of their valuables. No iniuries were reported during the ordeal.

Deputies are searching for two white male adults. Both men wore shorts and tennis shoes.  The first male wore a black long sleeve tee shirt, tennis shoes and a baseball hat. The second male wore a white tee shirt with a basketball jersey over the shirt, a hat and sunglasses. 

Both men left in a late 80's or early 90's Honda Accord or Civic.  Deptuies are asking anyone with information to please call our tip line at 503 540 8079. As this is an active investigation no additional details are available at this time. 

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Deputies Searching For Salem Man Involved in Stabbing Investigation (Photo) - 06/22/18

Deputies and detectives are searching for information on the location of Gleen Nedelic , age 30 of Salem.  On June 21, 2018 at 12:30 a.m., deputies were called to the Devonshire Court Apartments in Salem on a reported fight involving a knife. 

The victim who is not being named at this time reported a male identified as Nedelic stabbed him multiple times in his upper torso causing injury.  The victim was transported to Salem Hospital where he is expedited to survive his injuries. 

Nedelic fled the scene prior to deputies arriving and his current whereabouts are unknown.  The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information to please call 503 588 5032 or you can submit a tip by texting TIPMCSO followed by your tip to 847411. 

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Sex Offender Notification (Photo) - 06/21/18

DATE:  6/15/18

Marion County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the following information pursuant to ORS181.507, OAR 291-28-30, which authorizes Parole and Probation to inform the public when the release of information will enhance public safety and protection.

The individual who appears on this notification has been convicted of a sex offense that requires registration with the Sheriff’s Office.  Additionally, this person’s criminal history places them in a classification level which reflects the potential to re-offend.  This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather, it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public.

NAME: William Blizzard

SID#: 11749027

DOB: 7/22/1977

CURRENT AGE: 40

RACE:            WHITE           SEX: MALE

HEIGHT: 6’2”                        WEIGHT: 190 lbs

HAIR: BROWN                     EYES: BLU

RESIDENCE: 2178 State Street #2

Salem, OR 97301

William Blizzard is on Post Prison Supervision for the crimes of: SODO I, INCEST, UNLAWFUL USE OF VEHICLE AND MAIL THEFT

This person was granted supervision on: 2/16/2012

Supervision expiration date is: 10/10/2023

Special restrictions include:               

[X] No contact with minors (male/female)

[X] Sex offender treatment

[X] Submit to polygraph        

Other:  Blizzard’s victim pool includes adult males and females known to him.

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Deputies Investigate Drowning (Silverton) (Photo) - 06/21/18

Last night, 06/20/2018 at 7:55 p.m., deputies with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and fire personnel with the Silverton Fire District were called to Canyonview Camp located in the 13000 block of Finlay Road NE near Silverton.  Camp personnel reported a swimmer had disappeared underwater and could not be located. 

When deputies and fire personnel arrived on scene they found lifeguards and camp counselors searching the approximate two acre pond for the missing swimmer.  A short time later the body of 14 year old, Naomi Rudolph of Keizer was located and pulled from the water.  Naomi had been working at the camp as a junior camp counselor and was using her off time to swim in the pond. 

From their investigation deputies believe the teen was swimming when she began to struggle and called for help.  Sadly lifeguards could not get to her before she submerged and Ms. Rudolph died.  This marks the first drowning death in Marion County for the 2018 summer season and it is with heavy hearts that we must remind swimmers how dangerous water can be.  Provided is a link to some swimming safety tips created by safekidsoregon.org.  http://www.safekidsoregon.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/swimming_safety_tips2_0.pdf

The Sheriff’s Office thoughts and prayers are with the Rudolph family and all those affected at Canyonview Camp. 

 

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Deputies Seeking Tip Burglary Investigation (Donald) (Photo) - 06/18/18

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Deputies with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office are seeking tips to help identify a man captured in a surveillance image from June 13th. The man is currently wanted for questioning related to a vandalism and burglary investigation.

It is believed the man damaged surveillance cameras on June 13th at GK machinery in Donald. Then on June 18th a man fitting the same description was captured on surveillance cameras burglarizing a City of Donlad water treatment facility. T

he Sheriff’s Office is not prepared to provide any additional information regarding the referenced cases. We are however seeking any tips or information that lead to the identification of the man pictured in the image captured June 13th. You can submit your tips by calling 503 588 5032 or you can submit an anonymous tip via our Facebook page by selecting the “submit a tip” button.