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Deputies Arrest Two After Daytime Burglary (Photo) - 05/25/16
Today at around 11:30 am, the Marion County Sheriff's Office was called to the 4700 block of Riverdale Road South on a reported burglary in progress. The owner of the residence called 911 after receiving texts from her daughter stating a male and female were inside of the house gathering items to steal.

The 18 year old victim who hid in a closet, under a blanket after the two would be burglars forced open a garage door texted her mother letting her know she needed help. The burglars were rifling through items in the home and finally opened the closet where the victim was hiding. When the burglars lifted the blanket the victim yelled, "Get out of my house," and both suspects ran to their waiting vehicle.

Deputies caught up with the suspects in the 5400 block of Skyline Road South, where they were positively identified by the victim and arrested. Tiffany Wicke, age 38 and Jestahn Jackson, age 37 were taken to the Marion County Jail for the crime of Burglary in the first degree. (Please watch our web page for the suspects booking image)

The Sheriff's Office would like to commend the victim in this case for taking action to protect herself and assist the Sheriff's Office in capturing the two suspects. Calls for service like this are some of the scariest situations a resident can face and in this case the victim did everything right to protect herself and aide in the capture of Ms. Wicke and Mr. Jackson.

For a copy of the 911 tape please email cbaldridge@co.marion.or.us
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Property Dispute Turns Into Robbery Near Turner (Photo) Update 2 (Dog Recovered) - 05/24/16
Last Saturday afternoon, acting on a tip, Deputies requested the assistance of the Portland Police Bureau in checking a residence for "Isis", the dog stolen last month during a landlord tenant dispute. When officers arrived "Isis" was seen inside the residence and later surrendered by the man holding the dog.

Deputies have reunited "Isis" with her owner and will be looking further into how the man obtained "Isis" and whether or not he had any involvement in the taking of the dog. Once deputies complete their investigation the police reports will be sent to the District Attorney's Office for any charging considerations. The Sheriff's Office does not intend to release the man's name or location where the dog was found as he has not been charged with any crimes.


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On Friday April 29th the suspect turned herself in to deputies waiting at the Marion County Jail. Deputy Bennett was able to work with Ms Kempton's attorney who convinced her to turn herself in. Ms Kempton agreed to meet Deputy Bennett and her attorney in the parking lot of the Marion County Jail.

Deputies waiting in the parking lot for Ms Kempton saw a limousine pull into the parking lot right in front of the Marion County Court Annex. After about 10 minutes, Ms Kempton exited the limousine and contacted Deputy Bennett. The dog "Isis" is still missing and Ms Kempton would not tell Deputy Bennett where the pet is. Deputy Bennett will continue to attempt to locate the dog.

Ms Kempton was taken into custody and lodged at the Marion County Jail on charges of Robbery 3 (for causing injury during the theft of the dog) and Theft 1 (the theft of a pet). Deputy Bennett said this was a unique situation and one he did not expect. He has never had anyone arrive in a limousine to turn themselves in.

Anyone who has information about the whereabouts of "Isis" the dog should call Marion County Dispatch at 503-588-5032.


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On April 26th, Deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office, were called to the 5400 block of Sams Place SE near Turner to investigate a landlord tenant dispute that had grown out of control. From their investigation Deputies believe that Rose Mary Skoda-Kempton, age 39 of Turner also known as Brooke Kempton was upset at her tenant Kate Taylor, age 30, for being disrespectful and kicked Ms. Taylor out of the residence two days prior to the police being called.

Ms. Taylor moved from the residence the day she was asked to leave collecting her belongings and selling her horses which were being boarded, as part of the rental agreement, at Ms. Kempton's mother's residence near Turner. On April 26th around 8 a.m., Ms. Kempton went to Ms. Taylor's father's residence located in the 4700 block of Marion Road SE. While at the residence Ms. Kempton confronted 61 year old Kevin Taylor stating that Kate Taylor stole two saddles and she was taking Ms. Taylor's dog until she got her saddles back.

Mr. Taylor attempted to stop Ms. Kempton by jumping on the running boards of her silver Ford truck. Ms. Kempton accelerated forward throwing Mr. Taylor from the truck, onto the driveway, injuring his hand and wrist, which required treatment at a local hospital.

The Sheriff's Office is searching for Ms. Kempton and "Isis", the missing K9. Ms. Kempton is 5'09" tall and 147 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes, she may be driving a 2008, Ford F250, Oregon license 305DGR. "Isis" is a 4 year old Whippit, she is black in color, weighing 15 lbs, and micro chipped. Deputies have made several attempts to contact Ms. Kempton at her residence and by phone, but so far have been unable to contact her. Deputies are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of Ms. Kempton or "Isis" to please call the Sheriff's Office at 503-588-5032, you may remain anonymous.
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Deputies On Scene of Commercial Vehicle Crash (Photo) - 05/20/16
The Sheriff's Office has determined that the commercial cement truck was negotiating a curve, struck two power poles and over turned. The truck is fully loaded and will require special equipment to remove it. In addition, power crews are on scene and will be replacing the two poles, restoring power to residents affected by the crash. PGE estimates the outage is affecting some 235 residents. The estimated outage and road closure is between 4 to 6 hours. We are asking travelers to please seek alternate routes.

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Deputies are currently on scene and investigating a motor vehicle crash on River Road South. A commercial cement truck left the roadway and overturned, striking a power pole. The driver is uninjured but was trapped for several minutes until PGE could arrive and shut off the live power lines.

River Road South between Riverdale and Halls Ferry will be closed for several hours while the dump truck, power poles and down lines are removed from the roadway. Marion County Public Works is assisting with traffic control and setting a detour route. Sheriff's Office will update when the road reopens.
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Deputies Searching For Wanted Males in Jefferson (Photo) - 05/18/16
The Sheriff's Office has completed its search and believe the men may have fled to the east. One man was found hiding in a shed and detained. That male is not being charged with a crime but is being questioned by Deputies. At this time the Sheriff's Office does not believe there is any danger to residents. Residents are asked to call 503-588-5032 if they have any information regarding Dusty or Chase Hall.

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The Sheriff's Office is currently searching a residence and several surrounding properties for Chase Hall age 27 and his brother Dusty Hall age 29. Both are wanted for outstanding drug warrants, have past histories of assault and are known to carry weapons. Both men are believed to have fled from a vehicle in the 700 block of Sunrise Drive in Jefferson.

If residents see Dusty or Chase please call 911.


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A large police presence including the Marion County Sheriff''s Office SWAT Team is currently in the 700 block of Sunrise Drive in Jefferson. Deputies are searching for two wanted felons who fled from a vehicle at a residence. Both males have active warrants for their arrest and one is known to carry weapons.

The Sheriff's Office is asking residents in the affected area to remain indoors and call 911 if they see anything suspicious on their property. The Sheriff''s Office is not releasing the names or charges associated to the wanted males. Additional information will be provided as the situation unfolds.
Images for Media - 05/18/16
The Sheriff's Office has made several changes to make images more readily available for media. Our jail roster updates hourly and arrestees who were booked and released are made available for seven days online. Additionally the images are stored at the highest resolution possible and can be dragged and dropped straight to your desktop.

While we understand the world moves fast and deadlines are critical to stories, please utilize our online resource for obtaining booking images. If the image is not available because the person is no longer in custody please feel free to contact our staff and they can assist you.

If you open our web page and find a booking that only shows a badge this indicates that a process has not yet been completed and the image is forth coming. In these cases please do not contact the jail and request the image, the image will be available as soon as the issue is resolved.

Thank you.
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Marion County Detectives Serve Search Warrant and arrest Sex Offender (Photo) - 05/15/16
Marion County Sheriff's Office Detectives served a search warrant today in the 4900 Block of Trails End Ct SE Salem. A Marion County Sheriff's Office Patrol deputy had received information through an initial investigation where the suspect, Edward Charles Ritter, 47 of Salem, had sexually assaulted an adult female victim. During the initial investigation, a second victim was identified, who also is an adult female, and was interviewed by detectives.

The information obtained through both interviews lead detectives to the residence at 4951 Trails End Ct SE where they served a search warrant today. Mr Ritter was ultimately arrested and lodged at the Marion County Jail on charges of Rape 1, Unlawful Sexual Penetration 1, Delivery of a Controlled Substance and Private Indecency. Mr Ritter is being held without bail and his arraignment is scheduled for Monday May 16th at 3 p.m. at the Marion County Court Annex located at 4000 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem.

Mr Ritter is a registered sex offender with previous charges of Sex Abuse 2, Sex Abuse 3 and Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. Detectives believe the suspect used drugs on the victims in order to facilitate the assaults. Detectives also believe there potentially are more victims that have not come forward yet. If you have further information or would like to report an assault regarding this case, please call the Marion County Sheriff's Office Tip Line at 503-540-8079.
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Sheriff's Office Sees Uptick In Motorists Speeding While Avoiding Construction (Photo) - 05/13/16
The Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Team regularly partakes in adding extra patrols to our roadways largely in part to grants made possible by the Oregon State Sheriff's Association and the Oregon Department of Transportation. As a part of these operations our Deputies listen to our residents and review crash statistics to best determine where their patrols our needed.

Wrapping up our Cinco De Mayo DUII patrols, we are now launching into a seatbelt operation from May 16th through May 29th, additionally we will be adding DUII patrols over the Memorial Day weekend. A trend Deputies have noticed is motorists using our rural roads to avoid construction projects.


The Keubler Road project is driving motorists to use Hylo Road South, a rural county road with steep hills and multiple blind spots. In the last month our Deputies have issued 39 citations for speeding from 60 to 73 mph in the posted 45 mph zone. The Sheriff's Office understands a motorist who wants to get home after a hard day's work, but we are asking you to please slow down and observe the 45 mph limit set for this roadway. The Sheriff's Office wants to see all of our residents and visitors have a safe and happy holiday weekend.
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Domino's Delivery Driver Saves Man Life (Photo) - 05/09/16
On Sunday, May 8th an alert Domino's delivery driver called the Sheriff's Office after a regular customer failed to order a pizza from the Salem area company. Tracey Hamblen, an employee at Domino's on Silverton Road NE, called the Sheriff's Office after not speaking with the customer in 11 days. Mr. Hamblen had formed a relationship with the victim because of the regular orders and knew he suffered form severe health issues.

When the Sheriff's Office arrived at the residence in the 4100 block of Penticton Circle NE, they could hear a man calling for help from inside the residence. Deputies forced entry and found Kirk Alexander, age 48, of Salem down and in need of immediate medical attention.

Thanks to the quick actions of Mr. Hamblen, Mr. Alexander is in stable condition at the Salem Hospital. The Sheriff's Office would like to personally thank Mr. Hamblen for his quick actions and willingness to take time out of his day to care for others.
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Sheriff's Office Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash ***Update 2*** (Photo) - 05/09/16
The Sheriff's Office has concluded its investigation into this weekend's fatal crash. Deputies believe that Joshua Rich, age 32, of Silverton was riding his 2014, Harley Davidson, east on Silverton Road when he attempted to pass a Ford 150, striking the F150 and then hitting head on with a west bound, 2004 Ford Explorer, causing the Explorer to burst into flames. Mr. Rich was killed instantly in the crash.

In August of 2014, Mr. Rich was involved in a similar incident, near the same location where he was passing recklessly and crashed his motorcycle. In this case, Deputies applied a tourniquet to stop the bleeding associated to a severe leg injury, helping to save Mr. Rich's life. The Sheriff's Office has concluded its investigation and determined no citations will be issued in this case.

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Deputies have reopened Silverton Road and are wrapping up their investigation into last night's fatal crash. Additional details will be made available once Deputies complete their investigation and the motorcyclist's next of kin have been notified. The Sheriff's Office can confirm that this is not being investigated as a criminal incident nor do we anticipate issuing any citations to the other motorists.

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Today at 1:53 a.m., Deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office were called to the scene of a motor vehicle crash on Silverton Road NE near 81st Avenue NE, just east of Salem. Although it is very early into the investigation, Deputies believe an east bound motorcycle attempted to pass, clipped the vehicle it was attempting to pass and was then struck head on by a west bound motorist.

Neither driver was injured in the crash, but tragically the rider of the motorcycle was killed instantly. Members of our Crash Team have arrived on scene and Silverton Road will be closed for several hours. An additional release will follow as more information becomes available.
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(April) RV Fire Near Gervias ***Update*** - 05/09/16
Detectives have identified the man killed in an RV fire this April, in the 9300 block of Mt. Angel Gervais Road in . Dental records were used to identify Nicholas Leigh Olson, age 28, of Salem as the person killed in the fire. Detectives have closed this case and determined the death to be accidental.
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Sheriff's Office Searching for Missing Salem Man ***update 2*** (Photo) - 05/06/16
Mr. Risteen has returned home safely to his family.

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Mr. Risteen's correct age is 71 and his truck is light green. Mr. Risteen owned a farm in north Linn County in the mid-eighties and family believes he may possibly be in that area. The Sheriff's Office is still asking that if you see Mr. Risteen to please call 911 immediately.



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The Marion County Sheriff's Office is seeking help finding, Gary Risteen, age 60, of Salem. Mr. Risteen was reported missing by family after he left his residence on Sanrodee Drive SE today around noon and did not return.

Mr. Risteen is 5'11" tall, weighs 200 lbs, with blue eyes and brown hair, he may be driving a gold, 2004, Ford F150, Oregon license 443BAF. Mr. Risteen recently underwent a medical procedure and is without his medication. The Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with information regarding Mr. Risteen to please call 911.

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Sheriff's Office Adding Additional Patrols May 5th Cinco de Mayo (Photo) - 05/04/16
Thursday May 5th, the Marion County Sheriff's Office's Traffic Safety Team will add additional patrols to our roadways. The Deputies will be focusing on detecting and arresting impaired drivers in Marion County.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA); Over the 2014 Cinco de Mayo holiday period, almost one-fifth (18%) of drivers in fatal crashes had BACs of .15 or higher--that's almost twice the legal limit in every state. The Sheriff's Office is asking our motorists, if you are celebrating, please designate a sober driver.
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Body Found South of Salem ***Update 2*** - 04/29/16
Deputies have identified the man found last night near Croisan Creek as Loyd White, age 62, of Salem. Mr. White was reported missing on April 22nd to the Salem Police Department. Mr. White suffered from numerous health conditions and was known to wander from home after becoming disoriented.

Mr. White's death is tragic and our hearts go out to his family. Symptoms like Mr. White's affect many Marion County residents and their families often struggle with how to keep their loved ones safe, if you are a Marion County resident there are options.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office is a member of Project Lifesaver. You can purchase a small radio transmitter that is worn like a watch or bracelet and if your loved one is lost, our Search and Rescue Teams can track and find them quickly. The Sheriff's Office provides the maintenance for the transmitter so there is little to no work for the family. If you are interested in Project Lifesaver, check it out at; http://www.co.marion.or.us/SO/Operations/programs/Pages/PLI.aspx



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Deputies, Detectives and the Medical Examiner are continuing their investigation into the body found near Croisan Creek. Detectives have identified the male and do not suspect foul play. We are working to notify the family but do not anticipate any further releases this evening.

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Tonight at 6:00 p.m., Deputies were called to the 4200 block of Croisan Creek Road South near Salem, after the body of an adult male was found under a bridge near the creek. Deputies are on scene and waiting for the Medical Examiner to examine the scene and determine just how the man died.

We are very early in our investigation and very few details are available. This release will be updated as soon as more information becomes available.
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Registered Sex Offender Notification (Photo) - 04/28/16
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 Albert Nosack
SID#: 5437397
DOB: 11/16/1957
CURRENT AGE: 058

RACE: White
SEX: Male
HEIGHT: 5' 11''
WEIGHT: 240lbs
HAIR: Brown
EYES: Brown

RESIDENCE: Marion County Sheriff's Office Transition Center, Salem, OR 97317

William Albert Nosack is on Post Prison Supervision for the crimes of : SEX ABUSE 1, SEX ABUSE 1, and INMATE IN POSSESSION OF A WEAPON

This person was granted Supervision on: 04/14/2016
Supervision expiration date is: 04/13/2019

Special restrictions include: [X] No contact with minors (male/female)
[X] Sex offender treatment
[X] Submit to polygraph
[X] No alcohol or bars
Other: Nosack's victims have been females who are known to him as well as females who are unknown to him.