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News Releases
Salem Police Investigating Overnight Shooting - 07/11/19

On Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at approximately 9:30 p.m., the Salem Police Department responded to the McDonalds in the 1500 block of Hawthorne AV NE on the report of a person suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers arrived and located the male victim, who was being helped by passersby, in the drive through area.

It was determined that the male had been shot at a different location and walked to McDonalds before collapsing due to his injuries. He was transported to Salem Health for treatment, his status is unknown at this time. Detectives were called in to work the case.  

The investigation is ongoing and more details will be released as they become available

Salem Police Department to Conduct Pedestrian Crosswalk Safety Campaign - 07/05/19

News Release from Salem Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: July 5th, 2019

As the weather becomes warmer and days become longer, we typically see more pedestrians out and about at various times of the day and night, and pedestrian safety issues become even more important. As a result, the Salem Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting pedestrian safety enforcement and education campaigns throughout the City of Salem during the summer months.

The campaigns will utilize plain clothes officers who will be crossing streets at crosswalk locations throughout the City, and video cameras will be used to record violations. Those who are contacted will be able to view the violation on video.

Oregon law requires all drivers to stop prior to entering a crosswalk for pedestrians who are crossing the street in a marked or unmarked crosswalk. Drivers are required to stop if a pedestrian is either in the lane in which the driver's vehicle is traveling or in a lane adjacent to the lane in which the driver's vehicle is traveling.

Marked crosswalks may be located at or between intersections and are recognized by solid or dashed white lines. Oregon Law also states that every intersection should be considered to have a crosswalk, whether marked or not. Additionally, a vehicle may not legally pass another vehicle that is stopped at a marked or unmarked crosswalk for a pedestrian. Failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk and for passing a stopped vehicle at a crosswalk are class B violations and carry a fine of up to $265.00.

This safety campaign is in partnership with Oregon Impact in order to address pedestrian and crosswalk safety through education and enforcement.
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