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Shots fired into a residence - 10/26/20

Case # 20-03433

 

On October 24th, 2020, at about 8:22 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 4000 block of Holly Court NE regarding shots being fired into a residence. Officers discovered that at some point during the previous evening, unknown person(s) fired several rounds into an unoccupied vehicle and the occupied home at the location. No one was hurt. The investigation is ongoing, and detectives are pursuing leads. No further information will be released at this time.   

Lt. Bob Trump, PIO

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Arrest made in stabbing (Photo) - 10/26/20

Case # 20-03427

On October 23, 2020, at about 8:46 p.m., officers responded to a disturbance in the 3800 block of River Road North that involved Avery Johnston striking vehicle windows with a metal pole. Following Mr. Johnston breaking a car window and striking a Subway restaurant’s window, a Subway employee locked the restaurant doors to protect their property. Because a bystander perceived the employee to be in immediate danger, he intervened on her behalf. Mr. Johnston advanced on this man, holding a fixed blade knife. The man struck Mr. Johnston with a baseball bat, which did not stop him, and Mr. Johnston stabbed the man at least once during the confrontation, resulting in a superficial wound. 

Arriving officers ordered Mr. Johnston to drop the knife, but because he continued to advance toward the victim while refusing to drop the knife, officers used tasers and a police K9 to subdue and arrest him. Before being lodged at the Marion County jail for the listed charge, Mr. Johnston was taken to Salem Health. The investigation is ongoing, and further charges are likely.

Arrested: Avery Wayne Johnston, 28 years-old, of Keizer

Charge: Assault II

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Follow Up To Fatal Hit and Run Investigation - 10/12/20

Follow-up to Case # 20-03256

On Friday, October 9, 2020, 70-year-old Andrew Otho Polston, of Keizer, was lawfully riding his bicycle north on Windsor Island Road when he was struck and killed by a northbound 1973 Dodge van driven by 93-year-old Robert E. Lindsey, of Salem. The Keizer Police Department and Marion County Sheriff's Office investigated the fatal crash, which is ongoing. No arrest has been made.

Once completed, the investigation will be forwarded to the Marion County District Attorney’s office for review and determination of any potential criminal charges. The district attorney’s office will release any further information.

Lt. Bob Trump, PIO

Original release:

Case # 20-03256

On October 9, 2020, at just before 12:30 p.m., Keizer police officers were dispatched to the 6100 block of Windsor Island Road North to a reported vehicle crash involving a pedestrian. Officers found a 70-year-old man deceased at the scene, an apparent victim of a collision with a vehicle. The vehicle that struck the man did not remain at the scene, and officers with the traffic team are currently investigating, assisted by detectives and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. Because this is an ongoing investigation, no further information will be released at this time, and the name of the deceased male will not be released until his next of kin has been notified.

Keizer Police investigating fatal pedestrian crash - 10/09/20

On October 9, 2020, at just before 12:30 p.m., Keizer police officers were dispatched to the 6100 block of Windsor Island Road North to a reported vehicle crash involving a pedestrian. Officers found a 70-year-old man deceased at the scene, an apparent victim of a collision with a vehicle. The vehicle that struck the man did not remain at the scene, and officers with the traffic team are currently investigating, assisted by detectives and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. Because this is an ongoing investigation, no further information will be released at this time, and the name of the deceased male will not be released until his next of kin has been notified.