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Deputies Seeking Tip Burglary Investigation (Donald) (Photo) - 06/18/18

Video and better image added .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcre7UqAvgM

Deputies with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office are seeking tips to help identify a man captured in a surveillance image from June 13th. The man is currently wanted for questioning related to a vandalism and burglary investigation.

It is believed the man damaged surveillance cameras on June 13th at GK machinery in Donald. Then on June 18th a man fitting the same description was captured on surveillance cameras burglarizing a City of Donlad water treatment facility. T

he Sheriff’s Office is not prepared to provide any additional information regarding the referenced cases. We are however seeking any tips or information that lead to the identification of the man pictured in the image captured June 13th. You can submit your tips by calling 503 588 5032 or you can submit an anonymous tip via our Facebook page by selecting the “submit a tip” button.

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Deputies "Team Up to Clean Up" (North Fork) (Photo) - 06/15/18

The north fork of the Santiam River is regarded as one of the most scenic and beautiful recreation areas in the State of Oregon.  With its vast forests and waterfalls the North Fork Canyon is a popular destination for our residents and visitors. 

Despite its beauty the remote forested area is often the victim of the illegal dumping of trash.   That is why deputies with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and your Marion County Public Works “teamed up to clean up.”  Deputies with the Sheriff’s Office forest patrol, the Marion County Parks Department  and work crews from the Sheriff’s Office Transition Center worked for 8 hours to remove trash dumped in the areas of North Fork Road SE, Pioneer Road SE and Gates Hill Road SE.

Crews removed tires and rubbish from parks and private forest lands.  In all the team collected some 1180 pounds of trash to be disposed of.  The Sheriff’s Office asks anyone who sees illegal dumping or may have information on illegal dumpers to please call us at 503 588 5032.        

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Deputies Seeking Tips in Armed Robbery Investigation (Brooks) (Photo) - 06/14/18

On June 12th, 2018 at 9:30 p.m., deputies with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office were called to 9015 Portland Road NE, Iggy’s Bar and Grill.  Employees called 911 after a man came into the bar and robbed them at gun point.   

The male was described as Hispanic, 5’07” tall, medium build, wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, black pants and a skeleton mask.   Deputies believe the male fled the scene in a late 90’s early 2000, black Honda Civic four door.   If you have any information please call 503-588-5032 or you can submit a tip on our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/MCSOInTheKnow .    

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Deputies Searching for Missing Salem Man (Photo) - 06/12/18

Deputies have located Mr. Siefarth.  A concerned citizen located him near Hayesville Drive NE.  When Mr.  Siefarth could not guide the man to to his home he called the police. Mr. Siefarth will be taken home shortly .

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Deputies Searching for Missing Salem Man

Deputies are currently searching a north east Salem neighborhood for a missing man with dementia.  Gerald Siefarth, age 86 walked away from his care home on Trapper Drive NE around 6:30 p.m. this evening.  Siefarth is 6’02” tall, 192 lbs and walks with a cane. He was last seen wearing a red long sleeve tee shirt and brown pants.

If you see Mr. Siefarth please call 911.   

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3 Vehicle Fatal Crash Closes McKay Road (North Marion County) ***Update*** (Photo) - 06/11/18

The Marion County Sheriff's Office has learned over the weekend Ronald Wall, age 25 and his passenger Jamie Shennan age 22 have succumbed to their injuries and died.  Mr. Shennan and Mr. Wall both received their injuries in a 3 vehicle crash on June 7th in North Marion County.  

The Sheriff's Office would like to send it's thoughts and prayers to the three families affected in this tragic set of events.  The Sheriff's Office is continuing with their investigation and no further details are available. 

 

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Deputies have identified the drivers and passengers involved in yesterdays fatal vehicle crash on McKay Road NE near French Prairie Road NE. Investigators have determined that Jose Castilla-Castilla, age 23 of Clackamas was stopped on McKay Road preparing to make a left hand turn. A second vehicle operated by Ronald Wall, age 25 and his two passengers Jamie Shennan age 22 and Timotheus Albers, age 37 were stopped directly behind Mr. Castilla-Castilla.

A pickup truck, being driven by Paul Leyva, age 27, of Wilsonville struck Mr. Wall’s vehicle from behind causing Mr. Wall’s vehicle to hit Mr. Castilla-Castilla’s vehicle. Mr. Castilla-Castilla and Mr. Leyva were both transported by ambulance to an area hospital for evaluation.

Mr. Wall and his passenger Jamie Shennan were both transported to OHSU by Life Flight. Tragically Timotheus Albers died at the scene. Mr. Wall and Mr. Shennan both remain at OHSU in critical condition. All three men are employees of a Dutch technology company and arrived in the United States last weekend.

Specialized investigators with the Sheriff’s Office are still working to determine the events that lead up to yesterday’s crash. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Aurora Fire Department, Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue, Life Flight, Marion County District Attorney’s Office, Marion County Medical Examiner’s Office and Marion County Public Works

The Sheriff’s Office does not anticipate the release of any additional information at this time.

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Today, (June 7th, 2018) at 2:50 p.m., deputies with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office were called to a three vehicle, rear end crash on McKay Road NE west of French Prairie Road NE. In total 4 people were injured and tragically 1 person was killed when two passenger cars and a truck collided.

Two of the victims were taken by Life Flight to area hospitals and their conditions are unknown at this time. The remaining 2 victims were transported by ambulance to area hospitals for evaluation. Deputies with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Safety CRASH Team are on scene and investigating to determine the cause of the crash.

It is very early in this investigation and the roadway will remained closed for the next several hours. No additional details are available at this time.

 

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Deputies with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office are currently on scene of a three vehicle crash on McKay Road NE near French Prairie Road NE.   Deputies have confirmed there are at least five people injured in the crash, one of whom is deceased.

Members with our CRASH Team are enroute and a PIO is headed to the scene.   McKay Road is closed and will remain closed for an undetermined amount of time.  Additional information will be released as soon as it becomes available.    

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Deputies Respond to Serious Injury Crash East of Salem *** Corrected Information *** (Photo) - 06/06/18

The green Honda Accord was traveling southbound and the white Chevrolet pickup was northbound. It is undetermined at this time as to which driver crossed over the centerline. This investigation is ongoing.

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This morning at 10:30 AM, deputies responded to a motor vehicle crash on Cordon Rd NE at 55th Ave NE.  They found two vehicles, heavily damaged, and blocking the roadway.

The preliminary Investigation by deputies revealed a green Honda Accord, operated by a 17-year old Salem resident, was northbound on Cordon Rd and for unknown reasons crossed over the centerline and struck a white Chevrolet pickup traveling southbound operated by 79-Year old, Turner resident Don Etzel.

Etzel suffered minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to Salem Hospital for further evaluation.

The 17-year old female was transported by ambulance to Salem Hospital with serious injuries.

 

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Marion County Fire Department and Marion County Public Works Department.

 

No other information is available at this time

Attached Media Files: Cordon Rd Crash 2 , Cordon Rd Crash 1
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2nd Grade Scott Elementary Student Struck by Vehicle (Photo) - 06/05/18

At approximately 4:00 pm today, Deputies responded to a report of a 9-year old girl who had been hit by a truck while crossing Hollywood Dr NE near Val Vista Ave NE.

The 2nd grade Scott Elementary School student got off the bus at her stop just south of Val Vista Ave NE and started to run alongside the bus as it was driving north on Hollywood Dr NE. As the bus passed her she immediately turned and ran into the roadway where she was struck by an oncoming white Dodge Pickup driven by 20-year old Salem resident Lisa DELA CRUZ. 

The bus driver stopped and assisted the arriving deputies on scene. The 9-year old suffered what appeared to be non life threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to Salem Hospital for further evaluation. During the investigation deputies were told by DELA CRUZ the brakes were failing on the truck and needed to be replaced.

DELA CRUZ was issued a citation for driving outside her license restrictions and for unsafe vehicle operation.

As school draws to an end and summer begins todays crash is a reminder to always be aware of our surroundings and drive vigilant. Small children can be unpredictable, so please use caution while driving our Marion County roadways. 

 

No other information is available at this time

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Marion County Sheriff's Office Statement (Detroit Arrest) **Statement #2** - 06/05/18

Please find the attached statement. 

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Plane Crash Kills Pilot (East of Salem) ***Update*** (Photo) - 06/05/18

Investigators have identified the pilot killed in last night’s plane crash as Norman Newton, age 40 of Salem.  Deputies believe that Mr. Norman was flying his Kit Fox 1 plane when for unknown reasons he crashed killing him instantly.  This morning representatives of the NTSB arrived on scene and have assumed the investigation.  A detective will remain on scene with Federal Investigators as a liaison while the NTSB completes their investigation.  The Sheriff’s Office will refer all further inquiries regarding the crash to the NTSB. 

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Deputies have learned that today’s deadly plane crash will be investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).  An investigator with the NTSB will arrive tomorrow morning from Alaska and the investigation will continue.  The Sheriff’s Office intends to release the pilots name tomorrow morning any additional statements pertaining to the crash will be made by the NTSB and their investigators.  The Sheriff’s Office does not anticipate any additional releases this evening. 

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Plane Crash Kills Pilot (East of Salem)

Today at 3:56 p.m., the Marion County Sheriff’s Office was called to a plane crash in the 6700 block of Lardon Road NE near Salem.  When deputies arrived they found a crashed fixed wing aircraft near a private runway.  Sadly, the occupant and presumed pilot was killed in the crash.

Deputies are working with the Federal Aviation Administration to determine what events led up to today’s crash.  It is anticipated investigators will be on scene and working over the next several hours.  There are no additional details available at this time.  The Sheriff’s Office anticipates releasing additional details as well as the pilot’s identity sometime tomorrow morning. 

Anyone who believes they may have witnessed the crash are asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 503 588 5032. 

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Deputies Searching For Missing Fisherman Near Detroit ***Final Update*** (Photo) - 06/04/18

*** FInal Update ***

This afternoon around 4:00 p.m., an Oregon Army National Guard Lakota Helicopter responded and spotted smoke coming from underneath the tree canopy and what appeared to be blue jeans while searching the area around Leone Lake. The helicopter was able to hover over the area and lower down a member of the Corvallis Mountain Rescue Team to look for anyone on the ground. They were able to confirm both men were sitting next to a fire they made to signal search and rescue teams. The helicopter crew hoisted both men, one at a time out to a nearby forest road where a search and rescue personnel were waiting.

They were escorted quickly to Lyons Ambulance personnel that evaluated their condition. Both declined medical transport and did not have any injuries despite being in the wilderness overnight. They were reunited with family members near the Command Post in the city of Detroit.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office would like to extend a sincere thank you to our partners who assisted in the search and rescue effort: Oregon Army National Guard, Polk County Sheriff's Office, Corvallis Mountain Rescue, Idanha-Detroit Fire, and Lyons Ambulance.

No further information is available at this time

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***UPDATE***

Search and Rescue crews have located both missing fishermen. They are currently being evacuated from the area. Medical Personnel are standing by to transport them to a local hospital for further evaluation. More information will be released later this evening.

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Last night, (06/03/2018) at approximately 10:00 p.m., the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a call from family members of Josh and Corbin "Stacy" Cox.  Family members of the men told deputies that the father and son had gone fishing and had not yet returned as they had planned.

Both men went fishing along the Breitenbush Road yesterday and told family members they would return by 4:00 p.m., after the hours went by family became concerned and contacted the Sheriff’s Office.  Deputies have responded to the area and have located the Cox’s vehicle near Leone Lake, a small body of water close to the Breitenbush Hot Springs.

Josh Cox is a white male adult, who is 40 years old, 6’01” tall, 400 lbs, with brown hair and hazel eyes.  He was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt and blue jeans. Corbin Cox is white male adult who stands 6’00” tall, 260 lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes.  He was last seen wearing a tan t-shirt and blue jeans. Both men have medical needs that require medication.

Deputies with our Search and Rescue Teams are currently enroute to Leone Lake.  Anyone who may have seen the Cox’s or know their current location are asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 503 588 5032.   

Attached Media Files: Josh Cox , Corbin Cox
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Deputies Seeking Tips Transition Center Walk Aways (Photo) - 06/04/18

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is seeking tips to locate two female inmates who walked away from the Sheriff’s Office Transition Center on June 1st at 10:15 p.m.  Deputies are searching for Molly Terwilleger age 26 and Mary Wiseby age 29, both of Salem.

Ms. Terwilleger was serving a sentence for Theft 2, Possession of Meth, Attempt to Elude the Police and Possession of Burglary Tools, she was scheduled for release on July 6th of this year.  Ms. Wiseby was serving a sentence for a Parole Violation and scheduled for release on June 8th.

Ms. Terwilleger is a white female adult who stands 5’ 02” tall, 200 lbs with brown hair and brown eyes.  Ms. Wiseby is a white female adult who stands 5’06” tall, 135 lbs with brown hair and hazel eyes.

Both women were housed in the Sheriff’s Office Transition Center.  The Transition Center is an opportunity for inmates to learn skills and to be a part of programs that give back to our community while providing work experience that can help secure employment once they transition back into the local community.

The Sheriff' Office is asking anyone with information regarding Ms. Terwillegar or Ms. Wiseby to please call the Marion County Sheriff's Office non-emergency number, 503-588-5032, you van remain anonymous.  

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Sex Offender Notification (Photo) - 05/29/18

Marion County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the following information pursuant to ORS181.507, OAR 291-28-30, which authorizes Parole and Probation to inform the public when the release of information will enhance public safety and protection.

NAME: Tyler McCulley

SID#: 14662775

DOB: 8/04/1985

CURRENT AGE: 32

RACE: Asian                        SEX: Male

HEIGHT: 5 ft 1 in                  WEIGHT: 140 lbs

HAIR: BLK                            EYES: BRO

RESIDENCE: 650 LOCUST ST NE

SALEM OR 97301

Tyler McCulley is on Post Prison Supervision for the crimes of: SEX ABUSE 1 AND AGGRAVATED HARASSMENT

This person was granted supervision on: 2/23/2018

Supervision expiration date is: 11/22/2021

Special restrictions include:               

[X] No contact with minors (male/female)

[X] Sex offender treatment

[X] Submit to polygraph        

Parole & Probation Deputy:  SOPHIE POLONSKY

Phone:  503-566-6960

E-Mail: spolonsky@co.marion.or.us

Inmate worker walks away from work crew (Photo) - 05/24/18

On Wednesday, May 22nd at approximately 9:45 am an inmate that was working in the South Salem area on a work crew ran off from the crew.  The inmate, 22 year oldTarjen Jokon was working with a crew of inmates being supervised by a Marion County Deputy during the time.  They were working on Kuebler Blvd in South Salem.

Mr Jokon was being held in the Marion County Transition Center on the charge of a probation violation for the original charge of Theft.  Marion County Deputies conducted a search of the area for Mr Jokon but were unable to locate him.  It is believed Mr Jokon was picked up from someone in a vehicle and drove him out of the area.

The Sheriff's Office has 4 work crews with approximately 8 inmates on each crew working in the community conducting weed control, clean up and numerous other tasks.  The Sheriff's Office selects inmates that are housed in the Transition Center and typically have a low risk to public safety.  This has been a great opportunity for inmates to learn skills, give them the opportunity to give back to our community as well as give them work experience that can help them secure employment once they transition back into the local community.

The Sheriff' Office is asking anyone with information about Mr Jokon's location to call the Marion County Sheriff's Office non-emergency number, 503-588-5032.  The attached photo is Mr Jokon's latest booking photo.

Attached Media Files: Booking Photo
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Marion County Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Team will be on the lookout for impaired drivers this Memorial Day Weekend. (Photo) - 05/23/18

Beginning May 25th and ending May 28th, the Marion County Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Team will be stepping up their patrols, adding additional deputies who will be 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. Additionally our Safety Belt focused patrols are continuing through May 27th.

During the summer months, there is usually an increase in the number of vehicles on the nation’s roadways. Families take to the highways for vacations and extended road trips. These excursions can start off as a happy occasion; they can too often result in tragedy due to negligence and failure to properly execute the necessary steps to ensure safe travel.

According to the National Safety Council, over 400 people may die in crash related fatalities during this Memorial Day holiday period throughout the United States. We want everyone in Marion County 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.During the summer months, there is usually an increase in the number of vehicles on the nation’s roadways.

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