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Truck Crash Creates Traffic Problems (Photo) - 03/23/15
**UPDATE** Just after 3:00 PM, Douglas Barnes, 46 years of age from Amity, was operating a 1985 Peterbilt pulling two flat bed trailers loaded with lumber, rolled over as he was southbound on the Salem Parkway negotiating the curve onto Commercial St NE. Barnes was not injured in the crash. The truck leaked diesel fuel and the lumber spilled onto the roadway and into a manufactured home park. The crash also sheared off a power pole. Emergency crews are on scene, but it will be a significant amount of time before it is cleaned up. The accident is under investigation; however, it appears excessive speed was a major factor.

A semi-truck carrying a load of lumber southbound on the Salem Parkway has tipped over at Commercial St NE spilling its load. Diesel fuel has also been spilled on the roadway. Two of three lanes are blocked. Motorists are asked to take alternative routes while first responders are working to clean it up. Additional information will be released when it is available.
Salem Man Dies in Single Vehicle Crash - 03/20/15
A 26-year old Salem man died in a single-vehicle crash on Fairview Industrial Dr SE on Thursday evening.

Heriberto Garcia-Ambriz was driving southbound in the 2100 block of Fairview Industrial Dr SE at approximately 9:45 pm on Thursday evening when the crash occurred. The investigation indicates that Garcia-Ambriz pulled into the center lane and was traveling at a high rate of speed when he attempted to pass two other vehicles. He struck the raised center median, lost control of his 1991 Honda Civic and struck a tree along the west side of the street. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

There were no other vehicles directly involved in the incident, no citations have been issued and the investigation is continuing.
Upcoming annual workshop for landlords-Don't miss out on the early bird registration - 03/18/15
Attention, rental property owners, property managers, on-site resident managers! Save April 15 & 16, 2015 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 conducted in partnership with John Campbell of Campbell DeLong Resources. 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 on day two.

Register on or before April 3 and pay the reduced price of $65 per person or $85 per couple; postmarks are considered. After April 4, the fee increases to $75 and $95, respectively. Registration includes reference materials and refreshments.

For more information about the course, contact the Crime Prevention Unit at (503) 588-6175. To submit your registration visit the police department page at to download the form.
Don't Be An Easy Victim-Close and Lock Your Garage and Shed - 03/12/15
The Salem Police Department has investigated 35 incidents of sheds and/or garages being burglarized thus far in 2015. In the nine cases where sheds were targeted, eight of those sheds were not secured and the thief was able to steal property without having to force entry. Of the twenty-six burglaries from garages, at least nineteen of them involved unsecured garages and/or vehicles that allowed access into the garages.

Typically these types of incidents increase in frequency with the arrival of nicer weather when people are outside and working in their yards and fail to secure their garages and sheds afterwards. Some of these incidents even occur when the resident is at home and leave the garage door open in the front of the residence as they work in the backyard. We also see cases where vehicles are left unsecured and have remote garage door openers visible in the vehicle. The thief needs only to grab that remote control and then has access to the garage and even the residence!

The Salem Police Department urges everyone to not be an easy victim. As we all take advantage of good weather and get an early start on our yardwork, make that effort to secure your garages, sheds and residences.
* Close your garage door whenever you will not be actually present. Even if you're just in the back of the residence, an open garage door is a tempting sight for a thief.
* Don't leave garage doors partially open for fresh air or for pets. It is surprising how small of a space a thief will need to slide under a partially open garage door and gain access to the garage and residence.
* Avoid leaving windows open. If you do choose to leave them open, leave it open just a little bit for air to get in, but not wide enough for a person to enter and use a secondary locking device that will prevent it from being opened any wider.
* Always close and lock your vehicles, don't leave anything in plain view in the vehicle and don't leave remote garage door openers in the vehicle. Consider a keypad entry system for the garage.
* Close and secure sheds. Even if the shed is in your backyard, always keep it closed and locked. Many people store expensive items such as power equipment in their sheds, and these make easy targets for thieves.
* Close and secure gates leading to your backyard.
* Don't leave items unattended in your front yard.
* Make a final sweep when you go in for the day and look around at your neighbors' houses as well. Be a good neighbor and remind them to close their doors and windows as well.
* Write down serial numbers of your valuables, take photos of them and mark them with an owner applied number such as your driver's license number.
* Contact the Salem Police Department Crime Prevention Unit for a free residential security survey and inspection.
* Form a Neighborhood Watch if you don't have one already. Watch out for each other in your neighborhood. Contact the Salem Police Crime Prevention Unit at 503-588-6175 for further information.
Anglemier’s career shadow box
Anglemier’s career shadow box
Salem Police lieutenant retires with memorable career (Photo) - 03/06/15
After almost 33 years of police service to the Salem community, Patrol Division Lieutenant Jim Anglemier retired from the Salem Police Department to start another journey in law enforcement as a captain with the Silverton Police Department.

Anglemier started his career with Salem in 1982. As he rose through the ranks, Anglemier served the department in many capacities, such a field training officer, cadet advisor, firearms instructor, and trauma team leader. By 2003, Anglemier had achieved the rank of lieutenant. His supervisory assignments included the Traffic Control Unit, the Street Crime Unit, the Community Response Section, the Criminal Investigations Section, and the Patrol Division.

However, he is best recognized for his leadership roles, such as that of original SWAT team member, and participation in the Salem Police Honor Guard and the Oregon Fallen Badge Association.

With no time to enjoy retirement, Anglemier was sworn in at Silverton City Hall by Police Chief Jeff Fossholm on Monday. Salem Police Chief Jerry Moore and Deputy Chiefs Steve Bellshaw, Jim Ferraris, and Skip Miller were in attendance.


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Salem Police Accepting Applications For Citizen Police Academy - 03/04/15
The Salem Police Department's 34th Citizen Police Academy will begin on April 1, 2015 for a period of 14 weeks, ending July 1. Classes will be limited to 20 students and will involve Wednesday evening classes as well as three Saturday classes.

The goal of the Citizen Police Academy is to inform and educate citizens regarding police practices and services and to enhance the relationship between the police department and the community. Speakers from almost every unit within the Salem Police Department will give presentations and demonstrations to give students a better understanding of what happens behind the scenes.

Successful applicants must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid driver's license, have no felony convictions, no misdemeanor arrests within 12 months prior to the Academy and must live or work within the City of Salem. The course is free, but in order to graduate, each student must attend at least 80% of the classes.

If you would like to be considered to attend the Academy, please contact Jennifer Graber at 588-6499 opt.1, or and an application packet will be mailed to you. The deadline for completed applications is March 20 but applicants are encouraged to submit their applications early as spaces are filled on a first come, first served basis.
Arthur Chavez
Arthur Chavez
Salem Man Arrested on Sexual Assault Charges with Juvenile Female (Photo) - 03/03/15
On November 30, 2014, Salem Police Detectives arrested 39-year old Arthur Nigel Chavez of Salem on five counts of Rape in the Second Degree and one count of Sodomy in the First Degree. The charges stem from inappropriate sexual contact with a juvenile female who was known to him.

As the investigation progressed it was discovered that Chavez had been having contact with other juvenile females and was also an assistant girls basketball coach in the Salem Keizer Educational Foundation (SKEF) basketball league during the 1012-2013 and 2013-2014 seasons. SKEF is aware of the investigation and has been cooperating with detectives.

Due to the nature of the allegations against Chavez, the Salem Police Department as asking anyone who is aware of any inappropriate contact between Chavez and juvenile females to contact Salem Police Detective Dustin Wann at 503-540-2462.
Attached Media Files: Arthur Chavez
Salem Police Searching For Missing Elderly Male-UPDATE Subject located (Photo) - 03/03/15
**** UPDATE *****
March 3, 2015/2:15 pm

Edward Bakke has been located. At approximately 7:40 am this morning, a passerby located Mr Bakke on the ground near the intersection of Center St NE and Cottage St NE, apparently suffering from some type of medical problem. He was transported to Salem Hospital where he was identified and his family notified. No further information is available on his medical condition at this time.

The Salem Police Department would like to thank all who assisted in searching for Mr Bakke.

A photo of Mr Bakke is attached

The Salem Police Department activated "A Child Is Missing" at approximately 9:30 pm on March 2 to assist in the search for 80-year old Edward L Bakke.

Mr Bakke left his residence near the intersection of March Ave NE and Hawthorne Ave NE at approximately 5:30 pm today to walk approximately 1/2 mile to the Target store on Center St NE near Lancaster Dr NE and he has not been seen since. Mr Bakke is described as a white male adult, approximately 6'00" tall and 155 lbs. He has white colored hair down to his neck, is unshaven and was last seen wearing khaki pants with a dark blue puffy jacket and a black colored beany cap with an eagle on the front. He walks in an upright posture. Mr Bakke has short-term memory issues and takes medication for seizures and has become confused and lost before.

Anyone with information as to Mr Bakke's whereabouts is asked to call the Salem Police Department at 503-588-6123.

The Salem Police Department is working to obtain a photo of Mr Bakke. It will be released as soon as possible.
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