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News Releases
Domestic Violence Suspect Arrested - 09/21/22

In the early morning hours of Tuesday, September 20, 2022, the Keizer Police Department responded to a report of a stabbing which occurred in the area of 3800 Cherry Avenue NE.  In the course of the investigation, it was determined a male and a female were involved in an argument when another female intervened and attempted to protect the woman from the male.  The female who intervened was subsequently stabbed by the male and was transported to the Salem Hospital where she underwent emergency surgery but is expected to recover.  

The suspect, who was identified as a 32-year-old Keizer resident, was later located and apprehended by Keizer Police detectives.  The detectives also located the victim of the domestic incident as well as multiple items of evidentiary value.  The suspect was transported to the Marion County Correctional Facility on the following charges:

  • Assault in the First Degree
  • Unlawful Use of a Weapon (Two counts)
  • Strangulation (Domestic Violence)
  • Coercion (Domestic Violence)
  • Arrest Warrant for Sexual Abuse in the First Degree

No further information is being released at this time.

**UPDATE** Home Invader Shot - 09/08/22

**Update - 

The deceased has been identified as 30-year-old Salem resident Aaron Scott Gage.  The investigation is continuing and further inquiries should be directed to the Marion County District Attorney's office.**

On September 4, 2022 at approximately 2:22am, Keizer Police officers were dispatched to 3222 Mayfield Place N on a report of a gunshot wound.  The home was occupied by a single owner who woke up to someone inside the residence.  The owner fired his weapon striking the home invader who was pronounced deceased on scene. 

The investigation is on-going and further inquiries should be directed to the Marion County District Attorney’s office.

**UPDATE** Juveniles arrested after incident at Target - 09/06/22

**UPDATE:

On September 3, 2022, investigators arrested three more juveniles involved in the incident at Target.  A 14 year old female was charged with Assault in the third degree and 15 and 16 year old males were charged with Assault in the third degree and Interfering with a Peace Officer.  The investigation is on-going and no further details are being released at this time.** 

On September 2, 2022 at approximately 8:43pm, Keizer Police Department officers were advised of a report of juveniles causing a disturbance at the Target store located at 6450 Keizer Station Blvd. in Keizer Station.  The complainant observed teenagers in front of the Target store harassing patrons – calling them names and confronting them.  The teens were last seen by the complainant hanging around vehicles in the parking lot.

At approximately 8:55pm, additional callers reported the teens were now inside the store running around and knocking over displays and causing damage.  At 8:57 the first Keizer officer dispatched on the call and arrived within 3 minutes as the situation was escalating.  At 9:00pm, callers reported the teens were attacking store employees and an elderly man inside the store.  At one point there was a pepper spray exposure but the deployment did not come from law enforcement.

The Salem Police Department, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and the Oregon State Police assisted with crowd control in and around the parking lot of Target as there was a car show/meet happening as well as a busy In-N-Out Burger restaurant.

Keizer Police arrested a 14 year old female and a 15 year old male on charges that included, Assaulting a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct, Interfering with a Peace Officer and Aggravated Assault in the third degree.

The investigation is on-going and no further information is being disseminated at this time.

Motor Vehicle Crash near River Rd N & Wheatland Rd N - 09/04/22

On September 3, 2022 at approximately 11:30pm, Keizer Police responded and investigated a motor vehicle crash near the intersection of River Rd N and Wheatland Rd N.  A man on an electric scooter abruptly entered the roadway in front of a northbound vehicle which struck him.  The man was transported to the Salem Hospital where he is listed in critical condition.  The driver remained on scene and was cooperative with police.  

The investigation is on-going and no updates are expected for a few days.