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Adult in Custody Walks Away from Transition Center (Photo) - 10/21/20

Deputies are asking for the public’s help in locating an Adult in Custody, AIC, who walked away from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Transition Center. Arlo Daniel Silbernagel, 34, walked away from the facility around 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 21st, 2020. Silbernagel was in custody for a Parole Violation.

Silbernagel is a white adult male with blue eyes and brown hair. He is 6’00” tall and weighs 150 lbs.

The Marion County Transition Center prepares AIC’s for re-entry into the community prior to release from custody. AICs are allowed to leave the facility for pre-approved treatment or medical appointments.  

Deputies are asking anyone with information about Silbernagel to call the Marion County Sheriff’s Office at 503-588-5032


Attached Media Files: Silbernagel_Arlo.jfif
Investigators Called to Scene of Shooting in East Salem ***Update*** - 10/20/20

Detectives are continuing to investigate a shooting reported yesterday evening, October 19th, on Auburn Road NE near Clarmar Drive NE.  When deputies arrived in the area, they located one victim with a gunshot wound in the parking lot of a gas station a few blocks away.  The victim, a 16-year-old male, was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.  The events leading up to the shooting are still being investigated; investigators stated this does not appear to have been a random act of violence.  There are no other known victims at this time and no arrests have been made. 

Investigators are asking anyone living in the area that may have surveillance video of the incident to contact investigators.  Additionally, anyone with information which may be helpful to this investigation is encouraged to call the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at 503-540-8079 or submit a tip anonymously at

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is being assisted with this investigation by the Keizer Police Department, Salem Police Department, and the Oregon State Police.


At about 6:50 p.m. on Monday, October 19th, 2020, deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office were called to a reported shooting on Auburn Road NE near Clarmar Drive NE.  Deputies located one victim at a business a few blocks away on Lancaster Drive NE.  The victim was transported by ambulance to a local hospital; the victim’s condition is unknown at this time.  Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Unit have been called to the scene and are investigating.  Auburn Road is closed between Clarmar Drive NE and Tierra Drive NE.  This is an active investigation; no further details are available at this time.

Adult in Custody Walks Away from Transition Center (Photo) - 10/20/20

On October 19th, 2020, at approximately 1:18 p.m., an adult in custody (AIC) at the Marion County Transition Center walked away from the facility.  Anthony Travis Bodda, 21, was in custody serving a 90 day jail sentence for Reckless Endangerment and Possession of Burglary Tools.  Bodda is 5’10”, 140 lbs, with brown hair, brown eyes, and was last known to be living in the Stayton area. 

Staffed around the clock, the Transition Center provides an intermediate sanction between Jail and Probation.  Unlike the Marion County Jail, the Transition Center provides minimum-security supervision.  Residents are expected to work, either at their own jobs, or by performing community services.

If you see, or know the location of, Anthony Travis Bodda, please call the Sheriff’s Office at 503-588-5032 or submit at tip at

Attached Media Files: Bodda_Anthony.jpg
Willamette NF Closures
Willamette NF Closures
All evacuation levels are being lifted as 10:00 A.M. today, October 14, 2020. (Photo) - 10/14/20


The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is removing all evacuation levels in Marion County following close consultation with fire management officials. There may be some roadways in the area that are closed for inspection and repairs. Up to date information on closures can be found by visiting

As a reminder, the Oregon Department of Transportation released the following statement yesterday, October 13th, 2020:

 “OR 22 in the Santiam Canyon will open to thru traffic beginning at 7 p.m. tonight. Sections of the highway have been closed to traffic or controlled with pilot cars since Sept. 7 when a wind storm and series of wildfires caused devastating damage to communities and creating a series of hazards for travelers.

The Oregon Department of Transportation estimates that over 30,000 hazard trees have been removed along a 40-mile stretch of OR 22 that was heavily impacted by the winds and wildfires. Hazard trees are dead, dying or leaning trees that were damaged by the wildfires, and would likely come down on the highway posing a risk to travelers.

Travelers should be aware of the following:

  • The speed limit is reduced to 40 mph between Gates (milepost 33) and Pamelia Creek Road (milepost 63).
  • Significant work continues in the canyon and travelers should expect delays throughout the burn area.
  • Utility companies are working throughout the corridor to repair power lines. Utilities and ODOT continue to cut down hazard trees.
  • In addition to the ongoing work zones, hazards to travelers include damaged guardrail, roadside log decks and slash piles from the hazard tree removal, as well as the potential for falling rocks.
  • With fall and winter rains beginning, slides and debris flows are a particular concern, especially in areas where the vegetation, tree roots and underbrush have been stripped away.
  • Since many businesses and other facilities were damaged or destroyed by the fires, there are limited services available throughout the Santiam Canyon. Fill your gas tank, pack enough water, food and other supplies for the journey.
  • Travelers are urged to use extreme caution while traveling through the burn area. Add extra travel time or consider using an alternative route.


Access for pedestrians, including those with disabilities, will be available and identified through or around the work zones”


The Willamette National Forest remains closed in certain areas (refer to map for specific areas of closure).  All recreation sites INSIDE OF THE CLOSURE AREA remain closed as of September 25th, 2020 include the following:


Middle Fork Ranger District

• All campgrounds

• Fall Creek Road and all adjacent sites


McKenzie River Ranger District

• All campgrounds

• Road 19 between Hwy 126 and Road 1980

• Terwilliger Hot Springs

• French Pete Trailhead

• Echo Boat Launch

• Bruckart Boat Launch

• Saddle Dam Boat Launch

• O’Leary/Castle Rock Trailhead

• Kings Castle Trailhead

• Olallie North Trailhead

• Lower section of the McKenzie River Trail (where it crosses Rd 2654 – Deer Creek Road to the southern terminus) and associated trailheads

• Frissell Boat Launch

• Paradise Boat Launch

• Big Lake Road, Ray Benson Sno-Park, and portions of the Santiam Pass OHV Area

• Pacific Crest Trail – Santiam Pass Trailhead

• Pacific Crest Trail north of Highway 20


Sweet Home Ranger District

• All campgrounds

• Hackleman Old Growth Trailhead

• Santiam Wagon Road, from west from the junction with Rd 2672

• Iron Mountain – Deer Creek Trailhead (Iron Mountain – Civil Road TH remains open)

• House Rock Day Use Area

• Gordon Lakes Trailheads (all three)


Detroit Ranger District

• All campgrounds

• All recreation sites

• All wilderness areas (Opal Creek and Mt. Jefferson)

• All trails

• Pacific Crest Trail north of Highway 20


* All Marion County parks in the fire zone remain closed while crews continue to work on cleanup efforts.

* Detroit Lake is open for recreation via Mongold State Park.


For more information on Willamette National Forest Closure Areas please visit: USDA Willamette ALERTS

Attached Media Files: Willamette NF Closures
Sex Offender Notification (Photo) - 10/07/20

Marion County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the following information pursuant to ORS163A.215, which authorizes Community Corrections 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: Harrington, Tyler James
SID#: 21811593
DOB: 02/16/1999

HEIGHT: 5' 03''                 WEIGHT: 130lbs
HAIR: BRO                       EYES: BLU
                        SILVERTON, OR 97381

Tyler James Harrington is on Post Prison Supervision for the crimes of: Rape II, Online Corruption of a Child II, Coercion.

This person was granted supervision on: 8/27/2020
Supervision expiration date is: 7/25/2028

Special restrictions include: [X] No contact with minors
                                               [X] No frequenting places minors congregate
                                               [X] Register as a sex offender


Attached Media Files: Harrington_Tyler.jpg
Sheriff's Office Investigating Weekend Homicide in Gervais Area - 10/06/20

On October 3rd, 2020, around 6:30 p.m., the Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Matheny Road NE and Wheatland Road NE, in rural Gervais, on a report of an unconscious male located on the side of the roadway. Deputies and medics arrived and confirmed the male was deceased and detectives from the Criminal Investigations Unit responded to investigate.

The victim has been identified as Francisco Javier Hernandez-Melo, 28, of Salem.  On October 4th, 2020, an autopsy was performed, determining the manner of death to have been homicide caused by gunshot wounds.

Detectives are continuing to follow investigative leads are asking anyone with information to contact the Marion County Sheriff’s Office tip-line at 503-540-8079 or to submit a tip using the MCSOIntheKnow app.

Due to this being an active investigation, no additional information is available for release at this time.

Updated Evacuation Levels in Marion County - 09/30/20

As of 4 p.m. on September 30th, 2020, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office is reducing evacuation levels in several areas within Marion County. The decision to reduce evacuation levels was made following close consultation with fire management officials.

Evacuation Levels as of 4 p.m.:

Level 3 – “Go”

  • Breitenbush

Level 2 – “Be Set”

  • OR 22E corridor east of Detroit Dam to mile post 56.2
  • Detroit
  • Idanha
  • Opal Creek Wilderness / Jawbone Flats

Level 1 – “Ready”

  • Elkhorn
  • Gates east of Gates Hill Road
  • OR 22E corridor Gates Hill Road east to Detroit Dam

A detailed map of evacuation areas within Marion County can be found at

As evacuation levels are reduced many public and private forest lands remain closed to public access.  Before entering private and public forest lands, residents need to confirm if the area has been reopened to public access, regardless of the evacuation level.  This information may be found by visiting websites for the U.S. Forest Service, Oregon Department of Forestry, and by contacting private landowners.  Additionally, some roadways may remain closed for repairs and inspection.  Travel on OR 22E between Gates and Detroit/Idanha continues to be by pilot car only, no through access to Santiam Pass via OR 22E is available at this time.  Up to date pilot car schedules can be found at

We want to remind community members to remain vigilant and to watch for remaining hazards in impacted areas.

  • Numerous fire damaged trees remain near roadways and properties. These trees may fall at any time. Remain vigilant and be prepared to deal with downed trees on the road.
  • Watch out for falling rocks and debris in the roadway.
  • Do not approach downed power lines.
  • Drive slowly! Be watchful for personnel working in the roadway as road cleanup and utility repairs are still ongoing.
  • Keep a safe distance from septic tanks and other buried structures that may have been damaged in the fire.
  • All county parks located within the fire zone are closed.
  • Comply with roadway signs and instructions provided by road crews, utility workers and law enforcement.

For more information about wildfire recovery efforts in Marion County visit