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Turner Man in Custody and Accused of Rape **Update First Name Added to Release** (Photo) - 05/28/15
Joshua Jillie, a 33 year old Turner man has been arrested and taken to the Marion County Jail for the crime of Rape in the First Degree.

MCSO Detectives were alerted to the investigation by the Salem Police Department after it was determined the crime was committed at Jillie's home in Turner, Oregon, where it is alleged that Jillie forced the victim to have sexual intercourse. Detectives learned Jillie met his victim while working his food service job at the Bon Appetite Café, a private food contractor located on the campus of Willamette University. Today at about 1:40 pm, Detectives arrested Jillie at work and took him to the Marion County Jail where he is scheduled to appear in court tomorrow at 3:00 pm.

Detectives are still actively investigating this case and as a part of that investigation we are working closely with our partners at the University and the District Attorney's Office. The Sheriff's Office does not intend to provide any further details regarding this investigation. All further press releases will be from the Marion County District Attorney's Office.
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Lieutenant Retires After 39 Years of Service to Marion County (Photo) - 05/28/15
Where were you in 1976? If you are doing the math that is some 39 years ago, well I can tell you where one man was and that was becoming a Deputy Sheriff with Marion County. After 39 years of service to our community, Lieutenant Dan Connor is retiring from our Enforcement Team.

When I sat down to interview the Lieutenant I set out to ask him things like, "What have you seen, what have you done?" Then it quickly occurred to me, what hasn't he seen and what hasn't he done. So I asked in 39 years, "How have things changed, what hasn't changed and what did you love the most about your job?"
How have things changed?

When Lt. Connor first became a deputy the only means of communication he had with our dispatch center was a vehicle mounted two-way radio inside his car. Through his years he has seen the development of handheld radios, cellular phones and computers and now tablets mounted in his car. Commander Eric Hlad stated, "I was so impressed just the other day, when I watched Dan instruct a much younger deputy on how to get through a log on problem with his tablet."
What hasn't changed?

Lt. Connor told me that he has seen many things change over his career, but there is one constant that has stood out to him. In 1976, the population of Marion County was 177,888 people; Marion County has now grown to some 323,614 people. So you can understand how astounded I was when Lt. Connor told me, that despite the rising population we still patrol our streets with the same number of deputies we had in 1976.
What did you love the most about your job?

This question truly stumped the Lieutenant, because like the rest of us it is very difficult to narrow down a job you love so much, to just one thing. After a minute or two Lt. Connor told me, "What I love the most is being a Lieutenant with 39 years of experience, the things I have seen and been a part of and the fact I was able to pass that experience onto the younger leaders in our office."

Commander Eric Hlad was quoted as saying, "Dan is the guy that regardless of rank, when he speaks you listen. You do this not only out of respect but because his level of experience is unmatched in our office. Dan thank you for your candor, willingness to go the extra mile and your undying loyalty to your community, you will be missed. "

Sheriff Jason Myers stated, "Lt. Connor is an icon in our Office. He is someone who has unselfishly served this county for a very long time and has been a mentor to many. His wisdom, experience and the history he provides will be missed. It will be difficult to replace him. We wish Lt. Connor the very best in his next stage of life; he certainly deserves it."
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Sublimity Man Arrested for Sexual Assault (Photo) - 05/26/15
A 23 year old, Sublimity man has been arrested and charged with several crimes associated with an alleged sexual assault. Joshua Behrens is currently at the Marion County Jail and set to be arraigned for the crimes of Sodomy I, Strangulation, Assault IV, and Coercion.

Mr. Behrens, a volunteer firefighter with the Turner Fire District and former volunteer with the Sublimity Fire Department, is accused of sexually assaulting his adult victim at a rural location near Turner. Mr. Behrens's crimes are not associated with any duties he performed while acting as a volunteer fire fighter. Detective Matt Hagan is asking anyone with information regarding Mr. Behrens to please call him at 503-316-6605.
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Deputies Seeking Help in Finding Man Who Attempted to Abduct a Child (Photo) - 05/22/15
Today at about 3:15 pm, three students walking home from Four Corners Elementary, in south east Salem, banded together and thwarted an attempted abduction. The three students, ranging in age from 5 to 7, were approached by a male asking for Girl Scout Cookies. When the male attempted to grab one of the children, the oldest stepped in and slapped the wrist of the male allowing the victim to escape. The children ran away and the male chased after them, a witness working in the area called to the man, which startled the suspect causing him to run back to his vehicle and speed away.

The suspect is described as a thin, black male adult, 20 to 30 years old, with short curly hair, no facial hair and a nose piercing. He was wearing long pants, Adidas shoes and a black sweatshirt. The male had some type of distinct marking on either his face or neck. The mark is described as a tattoo or possibly a birthmark shaped like a bird or skull.

His vehicle is described as a charcoal, two door, gray, possibly 2009, all stock, Acura, with tinted windows, a green triangle hanging from the rear view mirror and cigarettes were seen in the center console. The Sheriff's Office is seeking any information regarding this suspect. If you see this person or know of his whereabouts please dial 911 immediately, you can remain anonymous.
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Sheriff's Office Adding Focused Patrols For Holiday Weekend (Photo) - 05/20/15
Beginning May 21st and ending May 25th, the Marion County Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Team will be stepping up their patrols, adding additional deputies who will be out and attempting to locate DUII drivers. Deputies will be working all hours of the day and night to ensure a safe traveling experience for our residents and visitors.

We want everyone to have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend, so please, if you are going to be drinking, plan ahead and designate a sober driver. Our patrols are made possible through grants administered by our partners at the Oregon State Sheriff's Association and the Oregon Department of Transportation.
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PIO Duties 05/16 & 05/17 - 05/15/15
Starting tomorrow and through Sunday, the PIO duties will be assumed by Sergeant Jeff Stutrud. To reach Sgt. Stutrud please call the PIO line at 503-584-MCSO (6276) Please remember that Sergeant Stutrud is assigned to our Patrol Team and working this weekend. This may delay his response in breaking news situations.

Thank you and have a great weekend!
Sheriff's Office to Take Part in Annual Seatbelt Campaign (Photo) - 05/15/15
The Marion County Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Team, will be joining law enforcement offices around the State in the annual "Click it or Ticket" campaign. Our deputies will be focusing their efforts starting May 18th and ending May 31st.
Did you know?

Child passengers weighing less than forty pounds must be restrained in a child seat.
Children under one year or weighing less than twenty pounds must be restrained in a rear-facing child seat.

A child over forty pounds must be restrained in either a child seat or a booster seat appropriate for the child's size until he/she reaches age eight or 4/9" tall AND the adult belt system fits properly.

We are proud that Oregon leads the nation with the highest reported seatbelt use: 98.18%, but there is still work to do! According to NHTSA, in 2013, an estimated six lives could have been saved in Oregon if everyone buckled up.

Please watch for our deputies working at the intersection of Lancaster Drive NE and Silverton Road NE on Friday, May 22nd from 7:00 am until 12:00 pm, and remember "Click it or Ticket!" Patrols like these are made possible by our partners at the Oregon Department of Transportation and the Oregon State Sheriff's Association.
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Mug Shot Released (Photo) - 05/14/15
Our office has received a large interest in the release of the mug shot pertaining to CAGEN, RICHARD MARC SID 21163504. In response to those requests it has been attached to this release.
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Inmate Found Deceased in Cell - 05/12/15
Today at about 4:20 p.m., Deputies in the Marion County Jail found an unresponsive male inmate inside of his single cell. Deputies attempted to revive the male, however he was pronounced deceased by paramedics. In accordance with our procedures the Linn County Sheriff's Office has been called in to investigate the incident.

All remaining releases pertaining to the inmates name and cause of death will be coordinated and released through the Linn County Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff's Office to Host Crime Prevention Symposium (Photo) - 05/12/15
On Thursday, May 14th the Marion County Sheriff's Office is hosting a Crime Prevention Symposium at Adam Stephens Middle School at 6:30 p.m. The Sheriff's Office is bringing a panel of experts from our Crime Prevention Unit, Patrol, Jail, Code Enforcement and Parole and Probation to offer crime prevention tips, listen to residents and answer questions.

The event is designed for residents in the Jan Ree area or north east Salem. The Sheriff's Office will be offering additional events in SE Salem, rural Marion County and our contract cities, the dates of those events have not yet been set.

Please, come out, meet our staff and join us in a conversation geared at making our neighborhoods crime free!
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Sheriff's Office Adds New Lieutenant To Its Ranks (Photo) - 05/07/15
Earlier today, members of the Marion County Sheriff's Office gathered for a promotional swearing in ceremony for Lieutenant Chris Baldridge. Baldridge has worked for the Sheriff's Office for 10 years and previously served as a police officer for the City of Stayton and a deputy in Jefferson County.

Lt. Baldridge has served Marion County in many capacities, working as patrol deputy, participating on the SWAT team, serving as a detective, and most recently supervising the Community Resource Unit. In addition to his duties as a supervisor, he is the Public Information Officer and is tasked with creating all media releases and managing social media accounts for the Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff Jason Myers administered the Oath of Office for Lt. Baldridge. After the ceremony, Sheriff Myers commented on the promotion. "Chris has an endless amount of energy for this Office and for the community. During his time in the Community Resource Unit, we've watched him grow programs, build relationships and problem-solve issues. He has a way of building energy with his team and motivating groups, and I'm excited to see what he does in his new role."
Deputies Arrest Wanted Redmond Man (Photo) - 05/05/15
On Monday, May 4th at about 7:30 p.m., an alert Deputy Sheriff spotted a suspect he knew to be wanted by the Redmond Police Department. David Mills, age 36, was walking in the 2800 block of Lancaster Drive NE, when he was recognized by Deputy Matt Higgins.

Deputy Higgins immediately called for backup and Mr. Mills was arrested without incident. After his arrest Mr. Mills was found to be in possession of just over ?1/2 ounce of methamphetamine, a scale and packaging. Mr. Mills is currently being held at the Marion County Jail on the charges of unlawful possession and delivery of methamphetamine.

Please see the below release from the Redmond Police Department regarding their charges and investigation.


777 SW Deschutes Avenue, Redmond, Oregon 97756
Phone (541)504-3400 / Fax (541)504-3490

Redmond PD Announces Arrest in
Shooting Incident

Date/Time of Incident: 05/02/2015 at 9:25pm
Location of Incident: Near SW Indian Ave/SW 11th Street
Arrested Person: David Alan Mills, 36 years of age, Central Oregon resident

Media Contact-
On-duty Supervisor
Redmond Police Department
Dispatch 541-693-6911

Redmond, OR - On Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 at approximately 9:25pm, Officers from the Redmond Police Department were dispatched to the area of SW 11th Street and SW Indian Ave on an alleged dispute involving a firearm and possible shots fired. Officers arrived and discovered there were no injuries and began contacting witnesses and involved person during the investigation.

Information obtained revealed there was an alleged verbal dispute between one male and a small group of other males. During the dispute a firearm was allegedly produced and used to assault a victim, in the process, the firearm discharged. Another shot was reportedly fired towards the small group of males as they fled.

The suspect was identified as David Alan Mills. Information was developed indicating he had left the Redmond area the night of this incident, possibly going to Salem.

On 05/04/2015 the Marion County Sheriff's Office located David Alan Mills in the Salem area and he was arrested on a drug crime which allegedly occurred in Marion County. David Alan Mills is currently at the Marion County Sheriff's Office Jail in Salem.

This case has been forwarded to the Deschutes County DA's Office for charging.

The Redmond Police Department wishes to thank the Deputies of the Marion County Sheriff's Office for their assistance in locating David Alan Mills. The Redmond Police Department was assisted during the initial investigation by the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office and the Bend Police Department.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has information regarding this case is asked to contact the Redmond Police Department at 541-693-6911. Point of contact is Detective Lee.

Press Release completed by: Sergeant Curtis Chambers, Redmond PD
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Sheriff's Office Adding Focused Patrols For Cinco de Mayo (Photo) - 05/04/15
On May 5th, the Marion County Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Team will be stepping up their patrols, adding additional deputies who will be out and attempting to locate DUII drivers. Deputies will be working all hours of the day and night to ensure a safe traveling experience for our residents and visitors.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, "Year after year, the Cinco de Mayo holiday period (6 p.m. May 4th to 5:59 a.m. May 6th) is especially deadly on our nation's roads, with more than a third of all crash fatalities from 2009-2013 involving a drunk driver with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher. From 2009-2013, there were 265 people killed in drunk driving crashes over the Cinco de Mayo holiday period (6 p.m. May 4th to 5:59 a.m. May 6th) - 66 people in 2013 alone."

The Sheriff's office is asking that if you are going to be drinking, please plan ahead and designate a sober driver. Our patrols are made possible through grants administered by our partners at the Oregon State Sheriff's Association and the Oregon Department of Transportation.
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