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UPDATENews Release: Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Vehicle on N Pacific Highway - 03/31/23

Update: The victim has been identified as Woodburn resident Elizabeth J. Djema.


Original: Friday, March 31, 2023 – Woodburn, OR - On Thursday, March 30, 2023 at approximately 8:42 p.m., Woodburn Police, Woodburn Ambulance, and Woodburn Fire were dispatched to a report of a vehicle hitting a pedestrian in the 1100 block of N Pacific Highway/99E near James St. 

The victim, a 67-year-old female pedestrian, was struck crossing the southbound lanes of Hwy 99E outside of a crosswalk. CPR was administered to the victim, who was transported to Salem Hospital, but died as a result of her injuries. The driver of the involved vehicle remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation, which revealed no evidence of the driver being impaired or distracted. Woodburn Police personnel contacted the family of the deceased pedestrian.


Jesus Camarena
Jesus Camarena
News Release: Woodburn Police Seek Suspect Wanted for Multiple Felonies (Photo) - 03/22/23

UPDATE: Photo of Jesus Camarena now included.


ORGINAL: Wednesday March 22, 2023 – Woodburn, OR - On Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at approximately 3:09 p.m., Woodburn Police officers observed 26-year-old Jesus Camarena enter a residence in the 1000 block of Williams Ave in Woodburn. The officers, aware Camarena had multiple felony warrants issued for his arrest, set a perimeter around the residence and requested other individuals inside to exit. Camarena was not observed exiting during this time. 

Due to serious nature of the warrants, the Marion County Regional SWAT Team was requested to conduct a search of the residence. A shelter-in-place was issued at approximately 4:30 p.m. for residents in the 1000 block of Williams Ave, and a section of Highway 99E was closed in both directions between Lincoln St and Hardcastle Ave. At approximately 5:42 p.m. a warrant was signed by a Marion County Judge to search the residence for Camarena. Marion County Regional SWAT members then conducted a search but did not locate him.

Camarena is described as a Hispanic male, 6’0” and 165lbs, with black hair, brown eyes, and a tattoo on his right hand.

He is wanted for a Parole Violation for Felon in Possession of Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Assaulting an Officer, as well as separate warrants for Unlawful Use of a Vehicle and Domestic Violence. 

Anyone with information about Jesus Camarena’s location is asked to contact the Woodburn Police Department at 503-982-234/5.  


Attached Media Files: Jesus Camarena
ATM Theft 6
ATM Theft 6
News Release: Woodburn Police Attempt to Identify Fraud Suspect (Photo) - 03/06/23

Monday March 6, 2023 – Woodburn, OR - Woodburn Police are asking the public’s help in identifying a subject who used stolen checks to make over $2,000 of fraudulent withdrawals from an automated teller machine (ATM) in Salem. He was captured on ATM video cameras cashing the checks on February 19 and 20 at Central Willamette Credit Union located at 852 Lancaster Drive, Salem OR 97301. 

The suspect, described as a White or Hispanic male with a short goatee and what appears to be a tattoo on his right hand that extends onto his forearm, was seen in a gold or tan GMC and a white SUV.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to please contact Officer Josh Mitchell with the Woodburn Police Department at 503-982-2345, or email josh.mitchell@ci.woodburn.or.us.

Case # 23-2321