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Sex Offender Notification (Photo) - 10/15/21

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: Kintz, Everett Wade 

SID#: 20178434 

DOB: 05/04/1992 



RACE: W                    SEX: M 

HEIGHT: 6' 00''           WEIGHT: 150lbs 

HAIR: BRO                 EYES: BLUE




Everett Wade Kintz is on Post-Prison Supervision for the crimes of: Custodial Interference I and Unlawful Use of a Weapon

Kintz was granted supervision on: 09/17/2021

Supervision expiration date is: 09/16/2023


Special restrictions include:      [X] No weapons

               [X] No contact with minors 

               [X] No drugs or alcohol 

Other: Mr. Kintz’s victim pool includes teenage females known to him. 

Attached Media Files: Kintz_Everett_Wade.jfif
Evacuation Advisory Lifted for Breitenbush Hot Springs Resort - 09/27/21

As of 1:00 p.m. this afternoon, September 27th, 2021, all evacuation levels for Breitenbush Hot Springs Resort have been lifted.  The decision to lift the Level 1 – Be Ready evacuation advisory was made after consulting with fire management officials who are leading response efforts on the Bull Complex Fire north of Detroit.  While the evacuation levels have been lifted, many areas remain closed to the public due to the 2020 wildfires in the Santiam Canyon.  We want to encourage residents to check ahead when planning a visit to outdoor areas in Marion County to ensure their destination is open to public access.

Regular updates on the status of the Bull Complex fire can be found by visiting or by following the Mt. Hood National Forest page on Facebook.

Two Injured in Daytime Shooting (Update - 9/26/21) (Photo) - 09/26/21

Investigators have arrested two Salem area men in connection with the September 25, 2021, shooting on Tide Court NE.  Victor Ventura (19) and Alejandro Ramirez Jr. (20) were taken into custody by detectives and have been lodged at the Marion County Jail.  Both men are being held on charges including:

  • Attempted Murder
  • Unlawful Use of a Weapon
  • Assault in the First Degree (2 counts)
  • Assault in the Second Degree (2 counts)

Both victims are reported to be in stable condition, this is still an active investigation.  Community members who may have information about this incident can submit tips online at or via text message by texting TIPMCSO and your tip to 847411.

Ventura and Ramirez are scheduled to be arraigned on September 27th, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. at the Marion County Circuit Court Annex.


CORRECTION -  Only 2 known victims.


At just after 1:00 p.m. today, September 25th, 2021, a 911 caller reported a shooting on Tide Court NE near Surfwood Drive NE in the unincorporated area of Salem. Initial reports indicated at least two people were injured and a vehicle was seen fleeing the scene.

Deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office along with other local and state law enforcement responded to the area.  Multiple people have been detained by law enforcement officials in connection with the shooting and the vehicle reported to have fled the scene has been located.

A 10 year-old male was taken to the hospital by ambulance with life threatening injuries.  The second known victim, a 31 year-old male, is in stable condition.

Due to this being an active investigation no additional information is available for release at this time.  Community members who may have information about this incident are asked to submit tips online.

The Sheriff’s Office is being assisted on this response by multiple agencies including the Marion County District Attorney’s Office, Keizer Police Department, Marion County Fire District #1, Oregon State Police, Salem Police Department, Stayton Police Department, and Willamette Valley Communications Center.

Molalla Man Killed in Meridian Road Crash - 09/24/21

On September 23rd, 2021 at approximately 5:22 p.m. a caller reported a serious single vehicle crash on Meridian Road NE near Mt. Angel Scotts Mills Road NE in northern Marion County.  Prior to deputies arriving at the crash, the driver was pronounced deceased at the scene by emergency medical responders.

During the investigation deputies determined the 2020 Kia Sorento had been traveling north on Meridian Road near Mt. Angel Scotts Mills Road before leaving the roadway, striking a tree.

The driver has been identified as Jack Mathews (79) of Molalla.  Earlier in the day, Mathews had been reported to Molalla Police as a missing person.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by METCOM 911, Molalla Police Department, Mt. Angel Fire Department, Mt. Angel Police Department, and Willamette Valley Communications Center during this response.

Adult in Custody Death at Marion County Jail - 09/22/21

On September 22nd, 2021, at approximately 6:00 a.m. deputies located Kenneth William Peden III, a 21 year-old male, unconscious in his cell after an apparent suicide attempt at the Marion County Jail.  Deputies and onsite medical staff at the facility began administering CPR and used an AED in attempts to resuscitate the 21-year-old male. Additional emergency medical personnel from the Salem Fire Department and Falck Ambulance were called to the scene to assist.  The patient was later pronounced deceased at the scene.

In accordance with Sheriff’s Office policy, we have asked the Linn County Sheriff’s Office to investigate the death in cooperation with the Marion County District Attorney’s Office and Medical Examiner.  Under ORS 146.090, a death investigation is required for all deaths occurring while incarcerated in any jail, correction facility or in police custody. 

Detectives Investigating Tuesday Night Shooting in Four Corners Area - 09/22/21

On September 21st, 2021 at approximately 10:41 p.m. a 911 caller reported a shooting in the Four Corners area east of Salem.  While deputies were responding to the area, officers from the Salem Police Department located a victim from the shooting during a traffic stop.  An ambulance was called to the stop location and transported the victim to the hospital for treatment.

Detectives from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office were called to investigate the shooting.  Investigators learned the shooting occurred on Agate Drive SE near Warbler Drive SE.  The victim, a 30 year-old man from Salem, remains hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

Due to this being an open investigation no additional information is available for release.  At this time no arrests have been made in connection with the shooting.

Investigators are asking anyone who may have information about the shooting to contact Detective Gregg Ramseyer at 503-316-6653 or to submit a tip online at