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Arrest made in identity theft case (Photo) - 05/20/20

Case # 20-01380

On May 19, 2020, as part of an on-going investigation conducted by detectives, a Keizer Police officer stopped a vehicle operated by Matthew Rouch. The vehicle Mr. Rouch was operating was pulling a trailer that had an ATV on it. Both the trailer and the ATV were later determined to be stolen — fraudulently purchased by Mr. Rouch. Following up, detectives searched a residence in the 4900 block of 13th Ave NE. At the home, detectives discovered an organized identity theft operation. Mr. Rouch was lodged at the Marion County jail for the listed charges. The investigation is continuing.


Matthew Rouch, 35 years-old, of Keizer


Theft 1, attempted theft 2, forgery 2, and identity theft. Total bail: $42,500



Attached Media Files: Rauch_Booking.jpg
Arrest for attempting to elude in stolen auto (Photo) - 05/17/20

Case # 20-1585


On May 16, 2020, at about 10:38 a.m., the victim of a stolen car called 911 to report they had located the vehicle and were following it in Salem. Law enforcement was notified, but the caller eventually lost sight of the vehicle, a 2007 Prius. A few minutes later, a Keizer Police officer located the Prius near the intersection of Mainline Drive NE and Salem Parkway NE and attempted to stop it. The Prius tried to elude the officer, eventually entering northbound I-5, driving at around 80 mph.

Other officers assisted and were able to block the vehicle’s movement, which ended the pursuit near the Brooks Exit on I-5. Minor damage occurred to both the Prius and one police vehicle. Haraja Apa was arrested at the scene and was later taken to Salem Health, complaining of minor injuries. She was cited and released for the listed charges. No officers were injured.  

Arrested: Haraja Apa, 20-years-old, from Vancouver, Washington

Charges: Unlawful use of a vehicle, attempt to elude, and criminal mischief. Bail--$30,000

Attached Media Files: Apa.png
Detectives Investigating Stabbing - 05/10/20

On May 9, 2020, at about 10:47 p.m., Keizer Police officers responded to a report of a stabbing that occurred in the 4000 block of Holly Court NE. Three male subjects, a 17-year-old and two 18-year-olds, all Salem residents, sustained stab wounds and were transported to Salem Health for treatment. Their current conditions are not known. Detectives are actively investigating and have determined there is no threat to public safety. No further information will be released at this time. Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Andy Phelps at 503- 856-3497.