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Teen arrested in connection with shooting that injured one - 10/04/22

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DATE: October 4, 2022

Teen arrested in connection with shooting that injured one

 

Salem, Ore. — Yesterday, October 3, Salem Police detectives arrested a 16-year-old juvenile on several charges related to a shooting incident on September 27. 

At approximately 3:30 p.m. that Thursday afternoon, police officers responded to the area of Marion and 13th STS NE after multiple callers reported the sound of gunfire. 

Detectives from the Felony Crimes and Strategic Investigations Units assisted with canvassing the area and collecting evidence. Initially, no reports of injuries or damages were received; however, several hours after the shooting, officers contacted a juvenile victim at Salem Health. The adolescent sought medical treatment at the hospital for a non-life-threatening gunshot injury.

The investigation ultimately led to the arrest of a male teenager who was lodged at the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center on the following charges:

  • Assault in the second degree
  • Unlawful use of a weapon
  • Conspiracy, assault in the second degree
  • Conspiracy, unlawful use of a weapon

The Salem Police Department does not release the names of minors involved in criminal investigations.

All further inquiries concerning this case should be directed to the Marion County District Attorney’s Office.

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Traffic Team asks for public's help locating hit-and-run driver - UPDATE 2 - (Photo) - 10/01/22

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DATE: October 1, 2022

 

Traffic Team asks for public’s help locating hit-and-run driver

Involved-vehicle identified

Update 10/01/2022 | 9:00 a.m.

The Salem Police Traffic Team has identified the involved vehicle in the Wednesday, September 28, fatal traffic collision.

Traffic investigators are now asking for the public’s help in locating the pickup which is described as follows:

  • 1998, Chevy 1500 pickup truck, extended cab, dark blue
  • Oregon license plate 604 FWD
  • Damage to the driver side headlight

The photographs provided with this press release were captured prior to the collision. 

Anyone with information on the truck’s whereabouts is asked to immediately call the Salem Police Department at 503-588-6123 (option 1) and refer to case number 22-2177.

Members of the public should not attempt to make contact with anyone with the vehicle. Please call police directly.

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Victim identified

 

Update 09/30/2022 | 9:00 a.m.

The victim is identified as Cynthia Lynn Perry Rizzo of Keizer. Rizzo, who sustained critical injuries in the collision, succumbed to those injuries on Thursday, September 29.

The Salem Police Traffic Team is still seeking assistance from the community to identify the driver who fled from this fatal traffic incident.

At the scene investigators collected pieces of a headlight assembly which point to the involved vehicle being a 1988 to 2000 full-size Chevrolet/GMC pick-up or sports utility vehicle.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to call the Salem Police Traffic Team at 503-588-6171.

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Originally published 9/28/2022 | 4:00 p.m.

Salem, Ore. — The Salem Police Traffic Team needs the public’s help in locating the driver involved in a hit-and-run collision today in the 4000 block of Sunnyview RD NE

Officers responded to the area just after 5:00 a.m. on the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. The victim, a 66-year-old woman was found lying in the roadway with life-threatening injuries, and she was transported to Salem Health.

The unknown driver of the vehicle in the collision did not remain at the scene and likely fled eastbound on Sunnyview RD from Lancaster DR NE.

At the scene investigators collected pieces of a headlight assembly which point to the involved vehicle being a 1988 to 2000 full-size Chevrolet/GMC pick-up or sports utility vehicle.

Anyone with information concerning this traffic investigation is asked to call the Salem Police Traffic Team at 503-588-6171.

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Late night shooting incident leaves one injured - 09/30/22

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DATE: September 30, 2022

 

Late night shooting incident leaves one injured

 

Salem, Ore. — On Thursday, September 29, at 11:10 p.m., Salem Police patrol officers received the report of a person with a gunshot wound in the area of Bill Frey DR and Portland RD NE.

Arriving officers located a man with a gunshot wound at an encampment in the distance. The officers provided immediate medical aid and carried him out to a location where paramedics provided assistance. The man sustained a life-threatening injury, and paramedics transported him to Salem Health where he is currently receiving treatment.

Officers learned a dispute occurred between individuals at the encampment prior to the shooting incident. Detectives from the Violent Crimes Unit have assumed this active investigation, and at this time, no further information is being released. 

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Man posing as teen arrested on multiple sex offense charges - 09/29/22

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DATE:  September 29, 2022

 

Man posing as teen arrested on multiple sex offense charges

 

Salem, Ore. — Twenty-three-year-old Tyler Justin Hausen was arrested yesterday, September 28, on multiple sex offense charges by detectives from the Salem Police Special Victims Unit.

Hausen became the focus of an investigation after detectives received a report he was posing as a 16-year-old adolescent on a social media platform and asked a 13-year-old girl for nude images or sexual favors in exchange for marijuana or liquid nicotine. Detectives also learned Hausen was transmitting sexually explicit images of himself to young girls via the social media platform.

Hausen was lodged at the Marion County Jail for the following crimes:

  • Sodomy, second degree
  • Online corruption of a child, first degree
  • Encouraging child sexual abuse, second degree
  • Possession of materials depicting sexually explicit conduct of a child, first degree
  • Luring a minor
  • Compelling prostitution

Arraignment for Hausen will be at 2:30 p.m. today at the Marion County Criminal Court Annex, and therefore, all inquiries into this investigation must be presented to the Marion County District Attorney’s Office.

The Salem Police Department works closely with Liberty House, an essential partner in law enforcement’s work to investigate and bring justice to the most vulnerable of our community. We invite the community to learn more about the organization’s iRespect&Protect program intended to help teens and parents work through the sometimes-difficult conversations concerning cell phones and social media. 

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Detectives arrest two in neighborhood shooting incident - 09/29/22

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DATE: September 29, 2022

 

Detectives arrest two in neighborhood shooting incident

 

Salem, Ore. — On Tuesday, September 28, detectives from the Salem Police Violent Crimes Unit arrested two individuals sought in an August 28 shooting incident in the 400 block of 24th ST NE.

Israel Fausto Anaya, age 27, and Aaron Max Anaya, age 19, were arrested in their Lebanon residence after the investigation led detectives to the pair who are brothers.

Anaya and Anaya were indicted by a Marion County Grand Jury on September 16. Israel Anaya was charged with the following:

  • Attempted murder in the second degree with a firearm
  • Assault in the first degree with a firearm
  • Unlawful use of a weapon, two counts
  • Felon in possession of a weapon

Anaya also had an outstanding warrant for a parole violation.

Aaron Anaya was charged by the Grand Jury on the following:

  • Attempted murder in the second degree with a firearm
  • Assault in the first degree with a firearm
  • Unlawful use of a weapon

The Salem Police detectives coordinated with the Linn-Benton Counties Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team and served a search warrant at the family home where the brothers were taken into custody. Detectives recovered eight firearms in the search.

The Anaya brothers are currently lodged in the Marion County Jail. All further inquiries into this investigation must be directed to the Marion County District Attorney’s Office.

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Missing teen found deceased in waterway - 09/27/22

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DATE: September 27, 2022

 

Missing teen found deceased in waterway

 

Salem, Ore. — At approximately 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 24, Salem Police detectives and deputies from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office were called to an area of the Willamette River at about the 3900 block of Wallace RD NW on the report of deceased person in the waterway.

The individual matched the description of missing, west Salem teenager, Zackary Christopher Brenneman. 

An examination performed by the Oregon State Medical Examiner ruled the cause of death as drowning. Although Salem Police detectives are waiting for the results of other medical reports for official confirmation of identify, they are confident the person found is Zackary. Additionally, detectives found no evidence of criminality or foul play.

Family members reported the 16-year-old missing just after 11:00 p.m. on Friday, September 16. Since then, Salem Police detectives have been in communication with Zackary’s parents throughout the investigation. 

We offer our condolences to the Brenneman Family during this extremely difficult time. At present, the family is requesting privacy.

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Southeast Salem house fire determined to be arson - 09/26/22

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DATE: September 26, 2022

 

Southeast Salem house fire determined to be arson

 

Salem, Ore. — At approximately 12:35 p.m. on Friday, September 23, emergency responders were called to the area of Wilbur and Cross STS SE on a residential house fire. 

The Salem Fire Department responded to the fire which started on the porch but then quickly engulfed a large portion of the home. Residents quickly evacuated the dwelling and reported no injuries. One firefighter is receiving medical treatment for minor injuries received at the scene.

Salem Police patrol officers interviewed witnesses and determined a teenager set a lit sparkler into a Halloween decoration, causing the fire. The teen was identified and arrested. 

The 16-year-old male juvenile was lodged at the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center on the following charges:

  • Arson in the first degree
  • Criminal mischief in the first degree
  • Reckless endangering

The Salem Police Department does not release the names of minors involved in criminal investigations.

All further inquiries on this case should be directed to the Marion County District Attorney’s Office.

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Traffic collision results in motorcyclist fatality - 09/24/22

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DATE: September 24, 2022

 

Traffic collision results in motorcyclist fatality

 

Salem, Ore. — At 2:10 p.m. on Friday, September 23, Salem Police patrol officers responded to the scene of a traffic collision involving a service delivery van and motorcycle at the intersection of Liberty RD and Browning AV S

The motorcyclist was traveling westbound on Browning AV approaching Liberty RD when it collided with the service delivery vehicle making a northbound turn onto Liberty. Witnesses reported the motorcyclist was accelerating into the intersection. The rider was unable to keep the vehicle upright and went down, sliding a short distance before hitting the service van driven by Patrick John O’Neill, age 56. 

The motorcyclist, Frederick Lee McKinney, age 35, suffered critical injuries and was transported to Salem Health where he later died. 

O’Neill, who remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation, was not injured.

The intersection remained closed for approximately two hours as the incident was investigated, and the scene cleared. 

The Traffic Team investigation into the collision continues. At this time, no arrests have been made or citations issued.

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School bus driver arrested for driving under the influence - Name spelling correction - 09/23/22

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DATE: September 23, 2022

 

School bus driver arrested for driving under the influence

 

Update 09/23/2022 | 9:55 a.m.

Please note, Fowler's first name is Katy. Fowler's first name was misspelled in the original release. 

Sincerest apologies for the error.

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Originally published 09/23/2022 | 9:00 a.m.

Salem, Ore. — Yesterday, September 22, Salem Police officers arrested 42-year-old Kathy Anne Fowler on charges related to driving under the influence.

The investigation by the Salem Police Traffic Team was initiated after the report of Fowler, a bus driver for Salem-Keizer Public Schools, being under the influence of alcohol while transporting students on August 9, 2022. 

The incident involved Fowler driving 15 students on two separate bus routes between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. that Tuesday morning in August. Between the two transports, Fowler was also involved in a collision in which the bus she was driving struck a guard rail.

Fowler is charged with the following:

  • Reckless endangering, 15 counts
  • Driving under the influence of an intoxicant
  • Reckless driving
  • Criminal mischief

Any parents, students, or community members who may have witnessed the bus in operation by Fowler are asked to call the Traffic Team at 503-588-6171.

Please direct further inquiries about this investigation to the Marion County District Attorney’s Office.

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Suspect fleeing arrest injured - UPDATE 2 - 09/22/22

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DATE: September 21, 2022

Suspect fleeing arrest injured

Update 09/22/2022 | 3:30 p.m.

The following update provides additional information concerning the arrest of Daniel Aniceto Garcia. 

The initial investigation into the incident determined an officer attempted to detain Garcia, but he immediately fled on foot. The officer deployed a Taser, and Garcia subsequently fell, striking and injuring his head on the ground. No other significant use of force occurred. The officer was uninjured.

Garcia was hospitalized. When any arrested person requires admission to a hospital while still in police custody (before being booked into jail), they must be guarded. This involves coordination with the hospital to restrict access to the person in custody. A family point of contact was identified and limited, controlled visitation for the family was arranged. This is not something law enforcement is required to do, but it was the right thing to do. Arrangements were also made for hospital staff to provide regular medical updates directly to a family member, rather than through the police department. This, too, is also outside hospital protocol for in-custody patients, but it was the right thing to do.

Due to the anticipated length of medical care, Garcia’s charges are being referred to the Marion County District Attorney’s Office for a charging decision; therefore, the Salem Police Department is releasing Garcia from police custody.

There are no further details available for release.

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Update 09/21 /2022 | 6:05 p.m.

The 29-year-old suspect in this investigation is identified as Daniel Aniceto Garcia of Salem. 

During yesterday’s incident, officers sought to arrest Garcia on a statewide felony warrant for a probation violation on the offense of domestic assault. Additionally, officers have probable cause to arrest Garcia on first-degree burglary charges in three separate cases.

Although this event did not involve the use of deadly physical force, the Salem Police Department proactively requested Oregon State Police assist with the investigation due to the severity of injuries Garcia sustained.

No information on Garcia’s medical status is available for release.

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Originally published 09/20/2022 | 6:33 p.m.

Salem, Ore. — At approximately 3:00 p.m. today, a suspect wanted for multiple felony crimes and warrants was injured while fleeing police. A patrol officer spotted the person in the area of Nebraska and 16th STS NE. 

The 29-year-old man fled on foot and was injured during the subsequent attempt to arrest him. He was provided medical aid before paramedics arrived and transported him to Salem Health where he is currently being treated. The suspect’s condition is unknown at this time.

The incident did not involve the use of gunfire. 

Nebraska ST is closed between 16th and 17th STS NE until further notice for completion of the investigation.

No other information is available for release at this time.

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Two arrested in local tavern robbery - 09/21/22

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DATE: September 21, 2022

Two arrested in local tavern robbery

 

Salem, Ore. —Salem Police detectives have arrested two individuals involved in the robbery of a local bar earlier this month.

On September 4 at approximately 11:30 a.m., an employee of the Graveyard Bar, located in the 2400 block of State ST, reported being robbed at gunpoint by a man wearing a mask. The employee, Mylicia Marie Mailkoff, reported the gunman left the establishment with more than $10,000.

Through the investigation, the detectives identified the suspect as Daniel Francis Lee Demarre, age 30. Detectives learned that the 30-year-old Mailkoff lived with Demarre across the street from the business. The investigators also determined the actual amount of money stolen was more than $30,000.

Demarre and Mailkoff were arrested, and each faces charges of aggravated theft in the first degree, three counts.

All further inquiries about this case should be directed to the Marion County District Attorney’s Office.

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One fatality in single-vehicle collision - 09/17/22

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DATE: September 17, 2022

 

One fatality in single-vehicle collision

 

Salem, Ore. — At approximately 4:00 a.m. today, Salem Police patrol officers responded to the call of a single vehicle collision near the intersection of Hawthorne AV and Hyacinth ST NE. The vehicle was located off the roadway in a drainage ditch.

Officers found the driver, 34-year-old Hector Manuel Zepeda Briseno, still inside the vehicle, and he was pronounced deceased. 

The area was closed for approximately four-and-a-half hours while the initial scene investigation was completed. The roadways were completely reopened by 8:45 a.m.

The Salem Police Traffic Team is leading this ongoing investigation and believe speed may have been a contributing factor in the collision. No further information is available at this time.

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Early morning traffic collision results in fatality -- UPDATE - 09/08/22

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DATE: September 8, 2022

Early morning traffic collision results in fatality

Arrest made

Update 09/08/2022 | 10:30 a.m.

Traffic investigators have made an arrest in the Tuesday, September 6, collision in northeast Salem. 

The Traffic Team’s preliminary investigation revealed the driver of the mid-size sports utility vehicle was Angel Marie Rogers, age 37. Just prior to the collision, Rogers was traveling westbound on San Francisco DR NE and was accompanied by Keith Alan Schmidtke of Salem. Rogers entered the intersection without obeying the posted stop sign, and the vehicle she was driving was struck by the passenger sedan traveling southbound on Hollywood DR NE, resulting in an impact which killed Schmidtke.

On September 7, Rogers was arrested and lodged at the Marion County Jail on the following charges:

  • Manslaughter in the first degree
  • Driving under the influence of an intoxicant
  • Reckless endangerment
  • Reckless driving

Rogers is scheduled for arraignment today, Thursday, September 8, at 2:30 p.m. at the Marion County Criminal Court Annex, and all further inquiries concerning this case must be directed to the Marion County District Attorney’s Office.

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Originally published 09/06/2022 | 5:00 p.m.

Salem, Ore. — Just after 5:00 a.m. today, Salem Police patrol officers were called to a traffic crash involving two vehicles in northeast Salem.

Officers learned a mid-size sedan collided with a mid-size sports utility vehicle in the intersection of Hollywood DR and San Francisco DR NE. The impact resulted in the death of an occupant of one of the vehicles; Keith Alan Schmidtke, age 46.

Hollywood DR was closed for two blocks north and south of San Francisco DR until approximately 10:30 a.m. for processing and clearing of the scene. A portion of Studio CT NE remained closed until 4:45 p.m. 

The Salem Police Traffic Team is leading this ongoing investigation and have no further information for release at this time.

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Death investigation determined non-criminal - 09/06/22

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DATE: September 6, 2022

Death investigation determined non-criminal

 

Salem, Ore. — On Sunday, September 4, at approximately 3:30 p.m., a caller reported finding a man who appeared to be deceased along the Union Pacific Railroad tracks closest to the intersection of Portland RD at Beach AV NE.

Salem Police patrol officers arrived to find an adult man slumped over on a trail along the tracks. Detectives from the Violent Crimes Unit responded to investigate the incident and have determined no foul play or criminal act was involved.

An autopsy was completed by the Marion County Medical Examiner’s Office, and all inquiries concerning the cause of death should be directed to their office.

The name of the deceased person is not being released due to family notification taking precedence.

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