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Upcoming annual workshop for landlords - 03/24/17

Attention, rental property owners, property managers, on-site resident managers! Save April 12 & 13, 2017 for the next Salem Police Department Landlord Training. The workshop has a two-day format (8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day) designed to teach participants about how to reduce crime in and around rental properties, as well as how to establish and maintain a stable rental environment.

Day one focuses on crime prevention strategies for properties, recognition of drug, and other types of criminal activity that can detract from the stability of any neighborhood. Participants will also learn about state laws and local ordinances that affect rental properties. Officers with expertise in each of these areas will instruct the classes, and be able to answer common and uncommon questions that can help you protect your investment.

The course is in partnership with John Campbell of Campbell DeLong Resources. On day two, Mr. Campbell will cover an expanded section on Oregon landlord/tenant law, as well as topics, such as applicant screening, rental agreements, and the eviction process.

Register on or before April 3 and pay the reduced price of $65 per person or $85 per couple; postmarks are considered. After April 3, the fee increases to $75 and $95, respectively. Registration includes reference materials and refreshments.

For more information about the course, call 503-588-6175. To submit your registration visit the police department web page at www.cityofsalem.net/LLT to download the form.

Salem Police To Conduct Pedestrian Crosswalk Safety Campaign - 03/17/17

The Salem Police Department Traffic Control Unit conducted two vehicle-pedestrian safety campaigns on March 10, 2017. The goal of these safety campaigns is to enhance safety in our community through education to both pedestrians and vehicle operators. Locations are chosen based on crash and complaint data received by the department.

The locations designated for the campaigns on March 10 were the 1400 block of Center St NE and the intersection of Edgewater St NW/Kingwood Dr NW.

As officers were preparing for the campaign, it was noted that the crosswalk markings on Edgewater St/Kingwood Dr were worn and not as visible as other markings in the area. Although Oregon law states that every intersection should be considered to have a crosswalk whether marked or not, officers chose to focus on education of drivers found to be in violation at that location. Drivers were contacted, educated on the law and were also provided with educational materials in English and Spanish. Officers have also conducted safety campaigns aimed at educating pedestrians on their responsibilities as well.

During the campaign on March 10, 81 drivers were contacted for various violations, 72 of which were pedestrian-related. Of those 72 drivers, only seven were issued citations, with 65 receiving education and warnings. There were 25 warnings and 29 citations issued for other violations.

The Salem Police Department will also be working with the Public Works Department to address markings at intersections when appropriate, and will also continue to work on education and enforcement projects to enhance traffic safety.

This safety campaign is in partnership with Oregon Impact in order to address pedestrian and crosswalk safety through education and enforcement.

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Salem Woman Injured in Vehicle-Pedestrian Crash - 03/17/17

A Salem woman is in custody following a crash where her vehicle left a roadway, struck several mailboxes and critically injured a pedestrian.

At about 10:50 am on March 16, 72-year old Sandra Hill was walking to her mailbox in the 2400 block of Fisher Rd NE to retrieve mail that had just been delivered. As she was near her mailbox, a 2006 Hyundai Sonata that was traveling southbound on Fisher Rd struck the mailboxes and caused the injuries to Mrs. Hill.

The driver of the Hyundai, 44-year old Vanessa Marie Gienapp, left the scene of the crash, but stopped a short distance away. The Postal Service carrier who had just delivered the mail saw the victim laying in the driveway and noticed the Hyundai had stopped in the 2300 block of Fisher Rd. Suspecting that the Hyundai had been involved in some type of crash involving the victim and fearing that the Hyundai may attempt to leave, the Postal Service worker used her vehicle to block the Hyundai from leaving the scene. She remained in that position until officers arrived.

Sandra Hill was transported to Salem Health with life-threatening injuries. After performing Field Sobriety Tests on driver Vanessa Gienapp, officers placed her in custody for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants. The suspect was transported to the Salem Police Department and later to the Marion County Corrections Facility. She remains in custody on charges of Assault in the Second Degree, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants and Recklessly Endangering Another Person.

There are no updates available on the condition of Sandra Hill. The investigation is continuing and additional charges are possible.

Registration opens for the next Citizens Police Academy - 03/01/17

It is time to register for the Salem Police Department's 38th Citizens Police Academy which begins April 5, 2017.

"Officers and staff from the various divisions within the department will give presentations and demonstrations to help citizens understand police practices and services -- it's a behind-the-scenes opportunity for participants," said Salem Police volunteer coordinator Jennifer Hingston who coordinates the program.

The academy is 14 weeks in duration with classes held on Wednesday evenings with the exception of three Saturdays which will allow for special unit demonstrations.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, live or work in the Salem city limits, and also have the following:
* A valid driver license;
* No felony convictions;
* No misdemeanor arrests within 12 months prior to the academy.

The course is free, but in order to graduate, each student must attend at least 80% of the classes.

Applications are available online at http://bit.ly/SalemCPA, or by calling Hingston at 503-588-6499, option 1.

Anyone interested should apply soon as only 20 spots are available. The deadline is March 29.

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Large Drug Bust in Salem Area (Photo) - 02/28/17

UPDATE 02/28/17
On 02/28/17, just after 7:00 AM, the Salem Police Department's Street Crimes Unit served a search warrant in the 4700 block of Dorrance Loop NE. This is a rental residence owned by Casey Miser. To the team's surprise, Miser was in the residence, having been released from the Marion County Correctional Facility just before midnight the night before due to crowding. With Miser was Luis Gonzalez, 37 years of age, and Jesus Silva, 36 years of age.

Approximately five pounds of methamphetamine and an illegal marijuana grow were located in the residence.

Casey Miser's new charges:
Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine
Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine
Unlawful Delivery of Marijuana
Unlawful Manufacture of Marijuana
Violation of a Release Agreement

Luis Gonzalez's charges:
Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine
Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine
Unlawful Delivery of Marijuana
Unlawful Manufacture of Marijuana

Jesus Silva's charges:
Parole Violation






Following an approximately month long investigation, the Salem Police Department's Street Crimes Unit, assisted by the Keizer Police Department, and a narcotics detection K-9 and handler from the Oregon State Police, served search warrants late last night in the 1300 block of Rafael Av N and the 3700 block of Portland Rd NE. Detectives seized approximately 17 pounds of methamphetamine, 5 pounds of cocaine, ?1/4 pound of heroin, 10,000 oxycodone pills, 40 pounds of marijuana, over $40,000 in cash, 5 firearms, and two sets of body armor.
Taken into custody was 36 year old Casey Miser who lived on Rafael Av N. He was booked into the Marion County Correctional Facility on an extensive list of drug and weapons charges.
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