CRIME & SAFETY
Police: Salem Chevron robbed with help of employee, 4 arrested
Four men were arrested early Thursday morning after police say they robbed a Chevron in Salem with the help of a gas station employee.
Stolen Vehicle Incident in Salem Turns into Hit and Run
Salem, Ore. — Officers arrested a 42-year-old man Tuesday morning, May 30, after a stolen vehicle incident turns into a hit and run. At approximately 7:20 a.m., Salem Police officers responded to the McDonald’s Restaurant in the 1000 block of Lancaster DR NE when witnesses reported a man hit by a delivery truck. Officers located the driver of the delivery vehicle, a 67-year-old man, with injuries in the parking lot.
Teen arrested after threat posted against Salem middle school
A 14-year-old boy was arrested on Tuesday night after a threat was made against Adams Stephens Middle School in Salem, according to the Salem Police Department.
Man, 67, run over by stolen truck at Salem McDonald’s; 1 arrested
A man accused of stealing a vehicle out of a McDonald's parking lot and running over a 67-year-old man in Salem was arrested Tuesday morning, according to the Salem Police Department.
Memorial honors seven lives lost in Interstate 5 crash
Friends, family and coworkers gathered Sunday evening to remember the seven people killed in a fatal crash on I5 earlier this month. Morning Star Church in Salem hosted the memorial, led by pastor and Chaplain George Escalante. The memorial was private, open to invited parties only, but a live stream broadcast the services to grieving loved ones abroad.
Marion County announced 7 sheriff candidates
On Tuesday the Marion County Board of Commissioners announced that seven candidates have applied to replace Sheriff Joe Kast. Kast, who has served as sheriff over the past four years, announced earlier this month that he would retire at the end of June after 31 years in law enforcement. The BOC office said all seven applicants have submitted the required documentation and certification from the Department of Public Safety Standards...
Man Arrested for Hit and Run After Stealing Vehicle from McDonald's Parking Lot
A 42-year-old man named Eloy Tello was arrested on May 30 after a stolen vehicle incident turned into a hit and run. Witnesses reported seeing a man hit by a delivery truck in the parking lot of a McDonald's restaurant in Salem, Oregon.
Semi-truck driver in Interstate 5 crash that killed 7 farmworkers indicted on 13 charges
A Marion County Grand Jury on Tuesday indicted Lincoln Clayton Smith, 52, on 13 charges related to a fatal crash on Interstate 5. Smith faces seven charges of manslaughter in deaths of seven farmworkers killed when the 18-wheeler Smith was driving veered off the highway, striking a passenger van and another parked semi-truck on May 18. A Grand Jury also indicted Smith for charges of assault, reckless driving, and driving under the influence of intoxicants, according to court records.
May 31 sheriff's office outstanding warrants
Anyone with information on these individuals may call the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office or its detectives, or the Newberg-Dundee Police Department. The Sheriff’s Office Crime Information tip line is 800-577-1707. Newberg police can be reached at 503538-8321, and Yamhill County detectives can be reached at 503-434-7508. Feb. 8. May 31 Jason Arthur Blair, 53, is wanted on a warrant for delivery of meth and possession of a controlled substance (PCS). ...
Vigil held for 7 victims of I-5 crash near Salem
SALEM, Ore. — Family members held a vigil in Salem on Sunday for the seven people who were killed in a crash on Interstate 5 on May 18. Eleven farmworkers were in a passenger van parked lawfully on the shoulder of I-5 when the vehicle was hit by a semi truck.
May 31 public safety round-up
Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office May 17 Kandy Marie Odenweller, 43, of Newberg, was arrested on a probation violation. No bail was set and the case remains open. May 18 Filogonio Campuzano Garfias, 56, of Dundee, was arrested for second-degree criminal...
Man arrested after wrecking stolen BMW, running away, abandoning dog in Wilsonville
WILSONVILLE, Ore. (KPTV) – A man was arrested by Wilsonville Police Department deputy early Monday morning after wrecking a stolen BMW and abandoning the scene on foot, leaving behind a woman and dog. At just after midnight the man, later identified as Wayne Douglas Davis, 47, of Independence, was...
Prisoner passes away at Oregon State Penitentiary Friday night
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Corrections is reporting an adult in custody has died. Keane Koleson Lloyd died Friday evening, May 26. Lloyd was incarcerated at the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem. Lloyd was in the penitentiary’s infirmary when he passed. As with all in-custody deaths, the...
Firefighters battle brush, car fire in north Salem
Fire units from Salem, Keizer and Marion County were attempting to put out a fire near Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway and Hyacinth Street NE in north Salem Thursday night. According to Salem Fire spokesman Brian Carrara, what started as a tree fire moved into some brush near Discount Towing and Recovery. It then spread to some vehicles on the property.
Salem couple found in their home in March died from murder-suicide, DA says
The Salem couple found dead in their home in March died from a murder-suicide, Marion County District Attorney officials said Thursday. Investigators said Juan "Braulio" Roque De Le Jeuerta, 37, shot and killed his wife, Kali Roque, 38, on March 30, before dying of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
Deaths of Salem couple in March were murder-suicide, DA announces
Homeless living on Peninsula Crossing Trail invited to live in nearby Safe Rest Village. Those experiencing homelessness living on the trail say their camp will be swept soon. The remains of Kristin Smith, 22, were found in a wooded area of a Portland neighborhood months after she was reported missing.
Three-Car Crash in Salem Leads to One Fatality, One in Custody
Salem, Ore. — At approximately 3:00 a.m. Sunday, May 21, Salem Police officers and other emergency personnel responded to the intersection of Lancaster DR and Beverly AV NE on the report of a three-vehicle collision. The Traffic Team’s preliminary investigation revealed the operator of a passenger vehicle was traveling...
Employer of 7 farmworkers killed in Oregon highway crash says devastation is 'immeasurable'
The employer of the seven farmworkers who were killed last week on Interstate 5 between Salem and Albany said the company considered them family and is grieving the loss. All 11 people killed or injured in the crash, which is being investigated as a DUII, were agricultural workers for J. Ruiz Farm Labor Contracting, a labor contract company in Salem. Seven people were killed; four were injured, some seriously. The Mexican Consulate said it believes the victims were Mexican nationals or have connections to Mexico.
16-year-old boy dies at hospital after Salem hit-and-run crash; suspect turns himself in
SALEM, Ore. (KPTV) - A 27-year-old man has been arrested on multiple charges following a deadly hit-and-run crash in Salem early Sunday morning. The crash happened at about 3 a.m., on Sunday, May 21, at the intersection of Lancaster Drive Northeast and Beverly Avenue Northeast. Police say an investigation showed Gustavo Sosa was driving southbound on Lancaster Drive when he struck the back of another car and also hit a mid-size crossover SUV. Sosa fled on foot after the crash.
May 24 sheriff's office outstanding warrants
Anyone with information on these individuals may call the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office or its detectives, or the Newberg-Dundee Police Department. The Sheriff’s Office Crime Information tip line is 800-577-1707. Newberg police can be reached at 503538-8321, and Yamhill County detectives can be reached at 503-434-7508. Feb. 8. May 24 Robert Earl Baylor III, 42, is wanted on a warrant for second-degree criminal mischief and driving while suspended or revoked. ...
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