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Mongold Boat Ramp
Mongold Boat Ramp
Falling Tree Kills Boater at Detroit Lake (Photo) - 05/24/20

At approximately 3:40 pm on May 24th, 2020, Marine Patrol deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a boating accident in the Box Canyon area of Detroit Lake.  The caller reported two pontoon style boats were near the shoreline tethered together, when the top of a large tree fell, striking both boats.  The caller said at least one person was severely injured and was taken by boat to Mongold State Park for help.

Deputies and emergency personnel arrived at the Mongold boat ramp a short time later where CPR was being administered to the victim.  Life Flight was called to transport the patient.  Tragically, the victim did not survive the accident and was pronounced deceased at the scene.  No other injuries were reported.

The victim, a 13-year-old female from Utah, was at the lake with family when the accident occurred.  No additional information about the victim will be released at this time.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Detroit-Idanha Fire District, Marion County District Attorney’s Office, Marion County Medical Examiner’s Office, Lyons Ambulance, Life Flight, U.S. Forest Service, and Oregon State Parks.

Attached Media Files: Mongold Boat Ramp
New CHL Appointments Being Accepted As Sheriff's Office Enters Phase 1 of Reopening - 05/22/20

With the start of Phase-1 to reopen Marion County, the Sheriff's Office will resume scheduling appointments for new Concealed Handgun Licenses beginning May 28th, 2020. As a precaution to protect both our community members and staff from COVID-19, we've implemented the following guidelines for new CHL applicants:

  • We ask applicants arrive no more than 10 minutes before their appointment.
  • Please have paperwork completely filled out prior to arriving at the Sheriff's Office.
  • Seating and space in waiting areas is very limited, applicants should not bring anyone with them to their appointment.
  • Applicants will be required to wear a mask while waiting for, and during their appointment.
  • Applicants may bring their own mask, or one will be provided by the Sheriff's Office.
  • Before entering our office area, applicants will have their temperature taken using a contactless thermometer and be asked to answer four brief screening questions related to known COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Prior to entering the CHL office, applicants will be required to sanitize their hands.
  • CHL staff will sanitize the signature pad and fingerprint machine after each use.

As we begin accepting appointments for new Concealed Handgun Licenses, it is likely we will see an increase in the number of appointments being scheduled in the coming weeks. Our team will be working diligently to process applications as efficiently as possible.

While we work toward reopening the Sheriff's Office facilities to public access, we will be taking a phased approach. Visitation at the Marion County Jail will continue to be suspended until Phase 2 of the reopening process. We appreciate the patience our community members have displayed while waiting for operations to return to normal.

To schedule an appointment for a new CHL or a transfer from another county, please visit our online portal at Renewals for existing Marion County CHL holders can be completed by U.S. mail. For questions about our Concealed Handgun Licensing Unit please call 503-588-5094.

Salem Man Arrested In Connection with Stealing Multiple Vehicles in Marion County (Photo) - 05/18/20

On Saturday, May 16th, 2020, deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Salem man wanted in connection with the theft of multiple vehicles from the Salem/Keizer area. The arrest happened after deputies located the suspect, Shayne Rheinholdt, sleeping in a parked vehicle in the parking lot of a local hotel on Fisher Road NE, Salem.

Shayne Rheinholdt, 27, of Salem had been the subject of an investigation by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office involving the theft of several vehicles occurring over a several month period, dating back to September of 2019. During previous attempts to stop Rheinholdt, he is alleged to have fled at a high rate of sped and successfully eluded deputies on multiple occasions.

At the time Rheinholdt was taken into custody, he had outstanding warrants for his arrest for numerous charges including; 7 counts of Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, 2 counts of Unlawful Possession of Heroin, 2 counts of Attempting to Elude Police, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Identity Theft, Giving False Information to Police, Recklessly Endangering, and Assault IV.

In addition to the outstanding warrants, Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputies charged Rheinholdt with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle X 4, Unlawful Possession of Heroin, Possession of Burglary Tools, Attempting to Elude Police X 2, and Theft I. Following Rheinholdt's arrest, deputies coordinated with investigators from other local agencies who had also identified Rheinholdt as a suspect in additional vehicle thefts.

Sheriff Kast stated, “I appreciate the tenacity our deputies have shown in their efforts to take this suspect into custody safely. Through their willingness to work collaboratively with other local agencies, this one arrest helps bring us one step closer to the resolution of a series of vehicle thefts that have impacted numerous members of our community.”

Rheinholdt has been lodged at the Marion County Jail where he is scheduled to be arraigned today, May 18th, 2020, at 1:30 pm.

Early Morning House Fire Results in Fatality - 05/17/20

At approximately 4:13 am on Sunday, May 17th, 2020, emergency crews were dispatched to a house fire in the 9300 block of Silver Falls Highway SE in rural Marion County.  Fire personnel from multiple jurisdictions were called to the scene to help with the fire which resulted in significant damage to the two-story home on the property. 

At the time the fire occurred, two people were inside of the home; an adult female and her elderly father.  The female sustained minor injuries while getting out of the residence.  The elderly male was assisted from the home by a neighbor.  Tragically, the elderly male later died after being transported from the scene by ambulance.

Investigators remained on scene throughout the morning, determining the cause of the fire to have been accidental.   

At this time the name of the victim is not being released until all next of kin have been notified.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the many agencies who responded to assist with this incident including:

  • Aumsville Rural Fire Protection District
  •  Marion County Fire District
  • Turner Fire District
  • Stayton Fire District
  • Jefferson Fire District
  • Sublimity Fire District
  • Santiam Ambulance
  • Oregon State Police
  • Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Office
  • Marion County Medical Examiner’s Office
  • Marion County District Attorney’s Office

Sex Offender Notification - 05/14/20

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: McCrae, Tyrone
SID#: 11702492
DOB: 7/29/1977

RACE: B                      SEX: M
HEIGHT: 5' 08''            WEIGHT: 210lbs
HAIR: BLK                   EYES: BRO

SALEM, OR 97301

Mccrae is on Post Prison Supervision for the crimes of: Assault IV, Strangulation, and Tampering with a Witness.

This person was granted supervision on: 4/20/2020
Supervision expiration date is: 03/19/2023

Special restrictions include: [X] No romantic or sexual relationships or encounters without prior PO permission. No contact with minors, excluding his biological children. 

Other: McCrae’s victim pool includes adult females known to him


Attached Media Files: McCrae_Tyrone.docx
Sheriff Kast Releases Community Letter Regarding the Governor's Executive Order and "Stay Home, Save Lives" - 05/07/20

Over the last several weeks Sheriff Kast has received a number of questions from members of our community who were requesting more information about how the Marion County Sheriff's Office is adapting our services and responding to the Governor's Executive Order. Today, Sheriff Kast released the following letter to our community regarding the Governor's Executive Order and "Stay Home, Save Lives".

SWAT Team Responds to Rural Property Near Silverton (Photo) - 05/06/20

On May 5th, 2020, at approximately 10:00 am, deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office went to a rural property located in the 11800 block of Silverton Road NE to serve a court order related to an ongoing investigation.  The property, just west of Silverton, has been the scene of numerous police and fire calls for service during the last year.  Prior calls for service have included suspicious activity, thefts, trespassing, assault, stolen vehicles, warrant arrests, and countless reported code violations.  The most recent event, a large fire on Thursday, April 30th, resulted in a barn, travel trailer, and multiple vehicles being destroyed. 

Yesterday, when deputies attempted to make contact at the home there were multiple people inside of the residence who would not come outside, preventing the order from being served.  Due to the extensive history of law enforcement responses to the property, the Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team was called in to assist with safely securing the buildings on the property. 

Negotiators from SWAT were able to make phone contact with someone inside of the residence, successfully getting the first two people to come out of the building just after 11:00 am.  Approximately 3 hours later another male finally exited the residence.  Silverton Road was closed to traffic for approximately 1 ½ hours Tuesday afternoon while the SWAT Team made entry into the buildings to ensure no others were left hiding inside.  During the several hour operation two arrests were made and numerous people were contacted at the property.

Jonathan Younce, 39, was arrested for a Parole Violation warrant and lodged at Marion County Jail.

Rachel Vaneeten, 42, was cited and released for a probation violation warrant out of Washington County.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has an ongoing investigation involving unlawful activities and unsafe conditions at the property. We will be continuing to work with Marion County Office of Legal Counsel and other county departments to resolve community concerns.

Attached Media Files: Younce_Jonathan.jpg
Passenger Killed in Crash East of Mt. Angel (Photo) - 05/03/20

A few minutes after 1:00 pm, on May 3rd, 2020, emergency crews were dispatched to a serious injury motor vehicle crash on Marquam Road NE near Meridian Road NE, east of Mt. Angel. The crash involved a Volvo and a Chevrolet Silverado. The Volvo had two occupants in it at the time of the crash. The passenger was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver was taken to a local hospital for evaluation. The Chevrolet Silverado was occupied by four people, none of whom sustained serious injuries.

Investigators are working to determine the events leading up to the crash, initial information indicates the driver of the Volvo was going east on Marquam Road and pulled out in front of the Chevrolet Silverado which was traveling northbound on Meridian Road. Investigators have not ruled out driver impairment as a contributing factor to the crash. No determination regarding criminal charges has been made at this time.

Due to this being an active investigation, no further information will be released at this time.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Mt. Angel Police Department, Keizer Police Department, Mt. Angel Fire District, Woodburn Ambulance, Marion County District Attorney’s Office, Marion County Medical Examiner’s Office and Marion County Public Works during this incident.