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Jefefrson High School Incident (Jefferson, Oregon) - 12/10/18

Today at 9:49 a.m. , deputies with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to the baseball fields adjacent to Jefferson High School.  When deputies arrived they found a 17 year old male who died from a gunshot wound. Deputies are investigating the death as a suicide.

Jefferson High School was placed into a lockdown and remained in that capacity until students were released from school at 1:00 p.m.  The Sheriff’s office is being assisted on scene by the Jefferson Fire Department, Marion County District Attorney’s Office and the Marion county Medical Examiner’s Office.    

This is a very tragic situation and law enforcement is working closely with the school district to address any needs of the students and the community.   The Sheriff’s Office does not intend to release the name of the student and there are no additional details available for release. 

21 Years of Shop With A Cop Make For a Happy Holiday Season - 12/08/18

Today, over 40 law enforcement agencies from all over Marion County and the State of Oregon descended on Wal-Mart on South Commercial in Salem.  With smiles on their faces, the occasional Santa hat and an unmatched holiday spirit, deputies, officers, and volunteers served over 600 kids who otherwise may not have had a Christmas present to put under the tree.

Stories like Ivan age 12 who waited patiently in line clutching the two gifts he selected, and a smile from ear to ear gleefully stated, “I’ve never got this much stuff at one time.”  Shop with a Cop is an event that has been in existence over 21 years.  The event pairs law enforcement with a child and together they shop!  Presented by the Believe In Your Community Foundation, Walmart and countless community donations the event is something the Marion County community looks forward to and can count on to help those in need.

“We can’t tell you how much this event means to Walmart and our associates.  This is my 18th season and an event we look forward to every year. We are thankful we can donate our store to help others have a happy holiday season,” stated, Sarah store manager Walmart store #1920.

Walt Schulz the President of the Believe Foundation stated, “At Believe our slogan is, believe in your community. The fact we can help create an event that makes the Christmas season possible for those less fortunate is the very basis our foundation was built on.

You can donate to events like Shop with a Cop at https://www.believeinyourcommunity.org

***Images of Shop with a Cop can be found at the link below***

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9zw9b0ahgr50xz1/AACSPO4nvRh2BDcP9CA-v3owa?dl=0

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Vehicle Crash Closes Lancaster (Photo) - 12/08/18

A single vehicle crash has closed Lancaster Drive SE between State Street and Mahrt Street SE. A vehicle has struck a power pole causing it to fall across Lancaster. No one was injured in the crash and the driver is cooperating with deputies. Power is out to the area affecting some 2600 PGE customers. PGE is on scene and estimates 4 to 5 hours to repair and reopen the roadway. 

Lt. Baldridge PIO Cell Phone Number Change (Attn: News Desks) - 12/07/18

For your records please update your records to show PIO Lt. Chris Baldridge cell phone as 503-910-3520.

Thank you

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4 Vehicle Fatal Crash (Donald) (Photo) **Update / Names Released** - 12/05/18

Yesterday, (12/04/2018) at 7:55 a.m., deputies were called to McKay Road NE near French Prairie Road NE  after four vehicles collided resulting in multiple injuries and one fatality.  In all two people were transported to the Salem Hospital with injuries, two people were treated on scene and sadly one person has died. 

Investigators believe a small SUV, being operated by Mildred Schaber, age 81, of Newberg, was traveling east on McKay Road when for unknown reasons she began driving in the oncoming (west bound) lane.  Ms. Schaber first side swiped a large work truck that was west bound on McKay.  The work truck was being operated by Clifford Erickson, age 39, of Grand Ronde.  Mr. Erickson avoided the head on collision by steering into the east bound lane.  Mr. Erickson was treated on scene for minor injuries. 

Ms. Schaber continued westbound and struck an oncoming passenger car head on.   The driver of the vehicle Catherine Ashely, age 51 and her passenger Kacy McCauley, age 29, both of Aurora were transported to Salem Hospital.  A fourth vehicle, a pickup truck, was being driven westbound by Keith Wright, age 84, of Aurora.  Mr. Wright rear ended Ms. Schaber moments after the head on collision had occurred. Mr. Wright was treated on scene for minor injuries. Investigators believe the glare from the sun was a contributing factor in the crash. 

Tragically, Ms. Schaber was killed in the collision, she was not wearing her seatbelt.   According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; seatbelt usage in cars saved an estimated 14,668 lives in 2016.  The Sheriff’s Office is asking all of our residents and visitors to please buckle up and drive safely. 

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Today, (12/04/2018) at 7:55 a.m., deputies were called to McKay Road NE near French Prairie Road NE  after four vehicles collided resulting in multiple injuries and one fatality.  In all two people were transported to the Salem Hospital with injuries, two people were treated on scene and sadly one person has died. 

Investigators believe a small SUV was traveling east on McKay Road when for unknown reasons it began driving in the oncoming (west bound) lane.  The SUV first side swiped a large work truck that was west bound on McKay.  The work truck avoided the head on collision by steering into the east bound lane. 

The SUV continued westbound and struck an oncoming passenger car head on.  A fourth vehicle, a truck,,traveling west bound, rear ended the small SUV.  Investigators believe the glare from the sun is a contributing factor in the crash. 

The driver of the work truck was treated on scene and released, the two occupants of the passenger car were transported to Salem Hospital and are expected to survive their injuries.  The driver of the SUV died on scene and the driver of the truck was treated on scene and released.    

McKay Road is closed at French Prairie Road NE and Highway 219.  The closure is expected to last over the next several hours while specialized investigators examine the wreckage.  The Sheriff’s Office is being assisted by the Oregon State Police and the Keizer Police Department. 

There is no further information available at this time. 

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Today, (12/04/2018) at 7:55 a.m., deputies were called to McKay Road NE near French Prairie Road NE  after three vehicles collided resulting in multiple injuries and one fatality.  In all two people were transported to the Salem Hospital with injuries, one person was treated on scene and sadly one person died on scene. 

McKay Road is closed at French Prairie Road NE and Highway 219.  The closure is expected to last over the next several hours while specialized investigators examine the wreckage.  The Sheriff’s Office is being assisted by the Oregon State Police and the Keizer Police Department. 

There is no further information available at this time. 

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Man In Custody After Early Morning Disturbance (Salem) - 12/03/18

On 12/03/2018 at approximately 7:30 a.m., deputies with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 4700 block of Portland Road NE near Salem.  When deputies arrived they developed probable to arrest Richard Allen Lipps, age 50, of Salem.

Deputies believe that Mr. Lipps assaulted his girlfriend and killed her dog by choking it to death after an early morning argument.  When deputies arrested Mr. Lipps he attempted to bite and later spit at deputies in an attempt to escape their custody.

Mr. Lipps is currently at the Marion County Jail for the crimes of Harassment, Criminal Mischief III, Menacing, Attempted Assault on a Police Officer, Aggravated Animal Abuse and Attempted Escape III.  Mr. Lipps is scheduled to be arraigned at the Marion County Circuit Court Annex on 12/04 at 3:00 p.m.   

***There are no previous booking images of Mr. Lipps.  HIs booking image will be made available as soon as deputies can safely process him.  This time frame is not yet known.***

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Suspect in Shooting In Custody ***Salem / Bar Fly's*** (Photo) - 11/30/18

On Monday, November 26, 2018, Lucias Rashaud Harris, age 39, was arrested by US Marshals at a home in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Mr. Harris was being sought as a suspect in a shooting that took place in April of 2018 on Lancaster Drive NE in Salem.

Harris is being held in the Gwinnett County Jail in Lawrenceville, which is 30 miles northeast of Atlanta. Harris's warrants are for 3 counts of Attempted Aggravated Murder, Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Riot. Mr. Harris will remain in Georgia pending extradition to Oregon, that time frame is unknown.

The Sheriff's Office would like to thank the following agencies for their assistance;

US Marshals Service

Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office

Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) Police

Georgia Bureau of Investigation

Oregon Department of Justice

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Sheriff's Office Transition Center Walk Away (Photo) - 11/30/18

On Thursday, November 29th at 7:41 p.m., Samuel Fry, age 21, walked away from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Transition Center located at 4000 Aumsville Highway in Salem.  Fry was at the center serving a sentence for the crimes of Unlawful Possession of Heroin and Giving False Information to Police.

The transition center is able to house 144 offenders and acts as a transitional program to prepare inmates for release to the community.   For more information on the transition just follow the link: http://www.co.marion.or.us/SO/Institutions/Pages/workcenter.aspx

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Mr. Fry please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 503 588 5032 or your local law enforcement. 

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Sex Offender Notification (Photo) - 11/30/18

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the following information pursuant to ORS181.507, OAR 291-28- 30, 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: Case, Juball Laramie

SID#: 5725401

DOB: 3/15/1962

CURRENT AGE: 56

RACE: White

SEX: Male

HEIGHT: 5' 08''

WEIGHT: 135lbs

HAIR: Brown

EYES: Blue

RESIDENCE: 7463 Conifer Street NE, Salem, OR 97317

Juball Laramie Case is on supervised misdemeanor probation for the crime of: Sex Abuse in the Third Degree.   

This person was granted supervision on: 09/14/2018

Supervision expiration date is: 09/13/2023

Special restrictions include: No contact with minors, No entry to places minors congregate and No alcohol.

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Barricaded Man (Marion) (Photo) - 11/13/18

After a lengthy standoff, deputies have arrested John Leonard Rousseau, age 51.  Mr. Rousseau is being taken to the Salem Hospital to be treated for minor injuries he sustained during his standoff with deputies.  Rousseau held SWAT members at bay while armed with a knife and what appeared to be a small caliber rifle. 

Once Rousseau has been treated for his injuries he will be taken to the Marion County Jail for two outstanding warrants for the charges of criminal mischief and the unlawful use of a motor vehicle.  Additionally deputies also arrested Mr. Rousseau for three counts of menacing and the unlawful use of a weapon.   

Deputies were assisted on scene by the Stayton Police Department, Linn County Sheriff’s Office, the Mobile Crisis Response Team, the Marion County Inter-Agency SWAT Team and the Stayton Fire District. 

The scene around the home is still closed but is expected to open within the next hour. 

***Photo of Rousseau is from a prior booking***

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Today at 2:19 p.m., deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office responded to a domestic disturbance in the 5900 block of Stayton Road SE.  When deputies arrived and attempted to contact the involved parties an adult male at the residence brandished a kinfe and hatchet at the deputies.  Deputies were able to back away and call for assitance.

Through thier investigation deputies identified the man and found he has outstanding felony warrants for his arrest.  SWAT is on scene and negotiators are attempting to descalte the man who is highly aggitated.  The man is believed to be alone and the residences close to the house have either been evacuted or the residents are sheltering in place.  

The road remains closed and will remain closed until the situartion can be resolved.     

 

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Deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office are on scene and attempting to deescalate a man with felony warrants on Marion Road SE near Stayton Road SE.  The man has barricaded himself inside of the residence and is refusing to come out.  A small section of Marion Road is currently closed and will remain closed until the incident can be resolved.  The Sheriff's Office SWAT Team is responding.  This is an ongoing tactical incident and no other details are being released at this time. 

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