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Sergeant Mike Baskett
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Salem Police Celebrates Promotions (Photo) - 12/01/17

The Salem Police Department celebrated the promotion of five officers to the ranks of Corporal and Sergeant.

Salem Police Chief Jerry Moore presided over the promotion ceremony of Corporal Steve Galvin, Corporal Dustin Wann, Sergeant Jake Pratt, Sergeant Trevor Morrison and Sergeant Mike Baskett Friday afternoon in the Salem City Council Chambers.

Corporal Steve Galvin has been with the Salem Police Department since November of 2006. He has an Advanced Certification from the Department of Public Safety and Standards and Training, is a Defensive Tactics instructor, is on the Tactical Negotiations Team and is also a Field Training Officer.

Corporal Dustin Wann was hired by the Salem Police Department in December of 2004 and was initially promoted to the rank of Corporal in 2011. He left the Salem Police Department for a short time and applied for promotion back to the rank of Corporal. During his tenure with the department, Corporal Wann has been a member of SWAT, the Downtown Enforcement Team, Mobile Response Team, Trauma Team, Domestic Violence Response Team, Drug Activity Response Team, and is a Defensive Tactics instructor. He has also been a detective working in both the Property and Persons investigations units and has been a Field Training Officer.

Sergeant Jake Pratt has been with the Salem Police Department since January of 2006 and was promoted to the rank of Corporal in December of 2013. During his tenure with the Salem Police Department, Sergeant Pratt has been a member of the Tactical Negotiations Team, Mobile Response Team, Trauma Team, and is a Defensive Tactics instructor. He has also been a detective in the Property investigations unit and most recently an Acting in Capacity Sergeant since January, 2017.

Sergeant Trevor Morrison has been with the Salem Police Department since August of 2001. He has been a canine handler for much of his career and is a member of the department Recruiting Team. He has also been an Acting in Capacity Corporal.

Sergeant Mike Baskett began his career with the Salem Police Department as a Reserve Officer in 1995 and was hired as an officer in 1996. He was promoted to the rank of Corporal in 2005. During his tenure with the Salem Police Department, Sergeant Baskett has been on SWAT, Trauma Team and has been a Field Training Officer. He has also been an Emergency Vehicle Operations instructor, Confrontational Simulations instructor and has been a detective in both the Persons and Property investigations units.

The Salem Police Department congratulates these officers on their promotion. They will all be assigned to the Patrol Division.


Salem Police Seeking Person of Interest in Burglaries/Arrest Made on Other Burglaries (Photo) - 12/01/17

Salem Police Detectives are seeking assistance from the public in locating a person of interest in commercial burglaries in the Salem area.

Detectives have been attempting to find 26-year old Roberto Brandon Baney-Mateos as a person of interest in several commercial burglaries, including LaBonita Bakery on November 25.

Baney-Mateos is a caucasian male, 5'08" tall, approximately 150 lbs with wavy brown hair and brown eyes. He has several tattoos on his body and is transient. A photo is attached.

Detectives are asking anyone with information as to Baney-Mateos' whereabouts to call the Salem Police Tips Line at 503-588-8477.


Salem Police Detectives have also arrested another suspect in other non-related burglaries.

Earlier this week, Salem Police Detectives arrested 19-year old Aaron Rauch of Salem on two counts of Burglary in the Second Degree, two counts of Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Burglary and Possession of Burglary Tools.

The Burglary and Criminal Mischief charges stem from burglaries that occurred at the Liberty Market and Deli at 4122 Liberty Rd S on November 17 and the Stop-N-Save Market and Deli at 3625 Liberty Rd S on November 18. The Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Burglary and Possession of Burglary Tools stem from an incident on November 24 when Rauch returned to the Stop-N-Save Market to burglarize it again. He was arrested before he was able to complete the burglary.

These investigations are continuing.


Attached Media Files: Baney-Mateos.jpg
Salem Police Searching for Missing 7-year Old (Photo) - 11/29/17

UPDATE: 11-29-17/9:55 PM

Dillon Wood has been located safe. He is currently with officers and will be returning home shortly.

No further information is available at this time.


UPDATE at 2044 for media outlets only: Salem Police Public Information Officer LT Dave Okada will be set up at Washington Elementary School, 3165 Lansing AV NE at 9 p.m. to be available for all media inquiries. Thank you.

CORRECTION: Dillon Wood was last seen leaving Hallman School.

Salem Police Officers are searching the area of Northgate Park for a missing 7-year old boy.

Dillon Wood is approximately 4'00" feet tall with a thin build and blonde hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a black polo style shirt, blue jeans and black/blue shoes. He was also carrying a transformers backpack.

Dillon lives near Northgate Park and is known to frequent the park area. He was last seen at about 3:30 this afternoon as he left Hammond Elementary school.

Anyone with information as to Dillon's whereabouts is asked to contact the Salem Police Department.

Attached Media Files: missing.jpg
Salem Police Conducting Death Investigation-UPDATE-Additional arrest - 11/21/17

UPDATE: November 21, 2017/1510

In the continued effort to investigate the November 10 murder of Kenny Kalugin in northeast Salem, police detectives were able to identify 36-year-old Zachary Urton as a suspect in the case. Area law enforcement agencies were notified.

Early this morning, November 21, Urton was located in a vehicle by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. Urton fled when deputies attempted to stop him, yet was ultimately taken into custody and lodged on an unrelated parole violation warrant.

The homicide investigation is continuing and further will be released as it becomes available.


UPDATE: November 14, 2017/12:20 pm

Salem Police Detectives, with the assistance of the Tillamook County Sheriff's Office and Oregon State Police SWAT, arrested a subject on multiple outstanding warrants on the evening of November 13, then later charged him in the murder of Kenny Kalugin.

21-year old Jose Ricardo Barboza-Manzo was located at a residence in unincorporated Tillamook County on Monday afternoon. When he refused to obey commands to exit the residence, Oregon State Police SWAT was activated to assist in the arrest. Barbanzo-Manzo later surrendered and was taken into custody without further incident. In addition to warrants for his arrest on charges of Felony Attempting to Elude, Misdemeanor Attempting to Elude, Reckless Driving and Harassment, Detectives later charged him with Aggravated Murder, Robbery in the First Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon in the murder of Kenny Kalugin that occurred on November 10.

This investigation is continuing and no further information is being released at this time.


UPDATE: November 13, 2017/5:10 pm

The victim in this incident has been identified as 37-year old Kenny Kalugin of Gervais. Autopsy results indicate that Kalugin died as a result of gunshot wounds.

This is an active investigation and no further details are being released at this time.


Salem Police Detectives are investigating a death in northeast Salem.

Officers responded to an alley west of the 1800 block of Liberty St NE shortly after 7:00 am this morning on a report of an unconscious subject in a vehicle. Officers and medics located an adult male victim in a vehicle and confirmed that he was deceased.

An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow on the victim. His identity is not being released at this time.

This is an active investigation and no further details are being released at this time.


Salem man arrested following an altercation with Salem Police. (Photo) - 11/20/17

47 year old Salem resident Rudolph Murie was arrested this morning following an altercation with Salem Police.

This incident began around 11:10 A.M. when a resident called Salem Police to report a suspicious vehicle parked in the 4100 block of Sunray Avenue South. The resident reported the suspicious vehicle had parked in her driveway and the two male occupants were looking at her home. A check by the Dispatch Center showed the suspicious vehicle was a reported stolen vehicle from Albany.

Several officers responded to the call. As the officers were arriving in the area two males, who matched the description of the occupants of the stolen vehicle, were observed walking away from the area. Salem Police Officers contacted the two males who immediately fled on foot onto Browning Avenue South and ultimately southbound on Kurth Street. One of the males, later identified as Rudolph Murie, reached into his pockets and retrieved two large knives. Murie stopped running, turned towards the officers and began to threaten the officers. Officers briefly spoke with Murie in an attempt to get him to surrender, however, Murie continued his threatening behavior. At this point Murie made stabbing movements towards his neck with both knives causing lacerations to his neck. A Taser was deployed by Officers which was ineffective. As the Taser was ineffective Officers then used bean bag rounds to try and get Murie to surrender. As the bean bag rounds were utilized Murie turned and continued to attempt to flee. A Taser was once again utilized which allowed Officers to take Murie into custody without further incident.

Murie was transported to the Salem Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and released.

Murie is charged with a number of crimes related to this incident including Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Felon in Possession of a Weapon (x2), Resisting Arrest, Possession of Heroin, Possession and Distribution of Methamphetamine and a Parole Violation warrant. Murie has been lodged at the Marion County Correctional Facility on these charges.

The Salem Police Department is no longer searching for the second suspect.

No Police Officers were harmed during this arrest.

Prior booking photo is attached.

Attached Media Files: murie-randolf.jpg
2017 Salem Police Toy Drive poster
2017 Salem Police Toy Drive poster
Donations now being accepted for annual police toy drive (Photo) - 11/16/17

The 31st Annual Salem Police Toy Drive starts today with the same commitment and enthusiasm police officers had back in 1986.

"We've already received toy donations," said Support Division Lieutenant Ben Bales who supervises the department's Volunteer Services Section. "The volunteer office is starting to look like Santa Central."

With donations from the public, the toy drive is able to gift toys to approximately 250 families each year. "It's fantastic that after three decades the community joins us in helping to make the holidays brighter for Salem children in need," shared Bales.

Toys should be new and unwrapped for children up to the age of 14 years. Donations of wrapping paper and tape are also needed. Toys will be accepted through December 13.

Each year, the Salem Police Department enlists the assistance of community collaborators, such as Family Building Blocks, Oak Park Community Church, Salem-Keizer School District's Community Outreach Coordinators, and the Community & Partners of East Salem. These organizations generously give of their time to help identify families, sort the toys by age, and wrap all the presents.

Residents can stop by the Salem Police Department at their convenience to make their donation as the lobby is open to public around the clock. However, to make dropping off donations more convenient, the department also connects with local businesses who kindly open their locations as donation collection sites and include:
* Cycle Country, 4764 Portland RD NE
* Dow Pediatric Dentistry, 140 Ramsgate Square S, #110
* Salem Electric, 633 7th ST NW
* White Oak Construction, 2455 River RD S

For more information about donations, please call the Salem Police Volunteer Services Section at 503-588-6499, option 1.

Suspect in Stolen Vehicle Crashes While Being Pursued - 11/15/17

A Gresham man is in custody on multiple charges after crashing a stolen vehicle twice while being pursued by police.

The incident began at approximately 12:44 pm this afternoon when a Salem Police Officer was contacted by a citizen and advised of a stolen vehicle in the area of Wayside Terrace NE and 24th Place NE. The officer found the vehicle, a gold colored 1999 Toyota Corolla, that had been reported stolen to the Portland Police Bureau. The stolen vehicle was leaving the area and drove through the neighborhood towards Portland Rd.

The officer attempted to stop the vehicle at which time the driver fled northbound on Portland Rd. As the stolen vehicle was turning onto Portland Rd, it struck a 2015 Toyota RAV 4 that was traveling southbound on Portland Rd. The driver of that vehicle was not injured. The stolen vehicle then continued northbound on Portland Rd, over Interstate 5 and struck a black 2007 Honda Accord that was turning southbound onto Portland Rd from Hayesville Dr NE. The driver of that vehicle, 41-year old Everado Quirino-Morales, was transported to Salem Health with minor injuries.

The driver of the stolen vehicle, 25-year old Cameron Alex Stiles of Gresham, also sustained minor injuries and was transported to Salem Health. He will be arrested for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Reckless Driving, Felon in Possession of a Weapon, Assault in the Second Degree, and Attempting to Elude an Officer. Located in the stolen vehicle were firearms as well as drug paraphernalia.

The investigation is continuing and further charges are pending