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Salem Police identify woman killed in crash - 11/05/18

The woman who was killed in a motor vehicle crash on November 3, 2018 at approximately 9:15 p.m.. has been identified as Alexandria Tereshka, age 27 of Dallas. Based on evidence at the scene and the statements of the involved drivers, police believe that Tereshka was lying in the westbound lanes of Highway 22W near the Wallace Rd NW exit when she was struck by two vehicles. The drivers of those vehicles, Massah Morris, age 20 of Salem and Lori Goree, age 60 of Salem, both stayed on scene and cooperated with the investigation. Neither driver was impaired and no criminal charges are expected to be filed. 

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Highway 22 westbound from Edgewater exit to Rosemont exit closed - 11/03/18

Highway 22 westbound will be closed between the Edgewater exit and the Rosemont exit as police investigate a crash involving a pedestrian at that location.

Community invited to groundbreaking ceremony for new Salem Police Station - 10/25/18

Salem, Ore., October 25, 2018 -- The City of Salem will celebrate the start of construction for their new Police Station with an official groundbreaking ceremony on the building site at 333 Division ST NE. The City invites the community to participate in the shovel ceremony that will take place on November 9, 2018 at 12:00 noon. Expected to be on hand will be City officials including Mayor Chuck Bennett, City Manager Steve Powers, City Councilors Tom Andersen, Matt Ausec, Chris Hoy, Cara Kaser, Jim Lewis, Steve McCoid, Brad Nanke, as well as Police Chief Jerry Moore.

“This groundbreaking ceremony is an exciting first step in the new legacy of the Salem Police Department and our service to the residents of Salem,” said Chief Moore. “This building will be a beacon of safety for our community for years to come.”

The new consolidated police station will unite all police units and departments under one roof in a safe, welcoming building for both staff and the public. The facility will be three stories in height and approximately 104,000 SF. It will house all police units including Evidence Storage, Crime Lab, all Emergency Response Vehicles, the City of Salem Emergency Operations Center, as well as community and department training spaces. Sustainability measures are being implemented. Site development includes an elevated parking deck for patrol cars and access to patrol functions, with over 200 secure parking stall and specialty parking spaces.

The building will send a welcoming message to the community with an accessible, inviting front plaza and community room, a transparent lobby and public face, and a secure and protective site and building design for day-to-day police operations. The interior will include historical and community themes woven into the workspaces and building spaces including a community room, lobby atrium and interactive displays.

The building site serves as a civic anchor for the north edge of downtown Salem. Through the partnership of CB Two Architects and DLR Group, the team provided selection assistance, architectural design, engineering, planning, interiors and building optimization services.

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MEDIA ALERT ONLY for the Salem Police Station Groundbreaking Ceremony - 10/24/18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: 

Lt. Treven Upkes, Public Information Officer

City of Salem Police Department

503-932-3196

tupkes@cityofsalem.net

 

Marsha Crockett

DLR Group

480-330-2557

mcrockett@dlrgroup.com


MEDIA ALERT

NOVEMBER 9, 2018

EVENT: Groundbreaking ceremony for the new Salem Police Station

Salem, Ore. -- The City of Salem invites the community to celebrate the groundbreaking event of the new Police Station. City officials including Mayor Chuck Bennett, City Manager Steve Powers, City Councilors Tom Andersen, Cara Kaser, Jim Lewis, Chris Hoy, Matt Ausec, Brad Nanke, Steve McCord, as well as Police Chief Jerry Moore will be on hand to offer comments, interviews, and answer questions. Representatives from the design team of DLR Group and CB|Two Architects will also present information, site plans, and renderings for media kits. An official shovel ceremony will be part of the presentation. Detailed Press Release to follow.

LOCATION: 333 Division ST NE, Salem, Ore.

TIME: Ceremony begins at 12 noon. Light refreshments provided.

PHOTO / FILM OPPORTUNITIES: Film and photo backdrop available for interviews.

  • City officials speaking
  • Shovel Ceremony
  • Imagery of project
  • Community on future site of police station

FOR FUTHER INQUIRIES:

Angela Hedrick, Community Relations Analyst, Police Department

ick@cityofsalelm.net">ahedrick@cityofsalelm.net, 503-588-6175

Or

Marsha Crockett, Brand Communications Manager, DLR Group

ockett@dlrgroup.com">mcrockett@dlrgroup.com, 206-461-6088

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Danny Rebolledo
Danny Rebolledo
Salem Police asking for public's help in year old homicide (Photo) - 10/22/18

On the one year anniversary of the shooting death of Juan Diego Guerrero-Ceja, the Salem Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating Denny Herrera Rebolledo, age 28.

Rebolledo is wanted for questioning in connection with the shooting that took place in 2017 at an apartment complex on Market ST NE and Park AV NE in Salem. He is currently featured on the Salem Police Department’s Top Ten Most Wanted for outstanding warrants.

If you have information regarding Denny Herrera Rebolledo, please call the Salem Police Tips Line at 503-588-8477 and leave a message for Detective Davis.

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Attached Media Files: Danny Rebolledo
Outside the Salem District BLM Office
Outside the Salem District BLM Office
Salem Police SWAT arrests burglar at BLM office (Photo) - 10/19/18

Salem, OR, October 19, 2018 -- Today at approximately 3:26 a.m., the Salem Police Department responded to a commercial burglary alarm at the Salem District Office of the Bureau of Land Management located in the 1700 block of Fabry Rd SE.  Arriving officers saw a person on the roof and quickly surrounded the location. Eventually, BLM employees arrived and let officers into the building.

Once inside the building, more resources were needed to safely clear the building and locate the suspect due to the building’s size and complexity. Salem Police SWAT was called away from a scheduled training day to provide search support.  Additionally, two Salem Police K-9 officers were also called to assist.

While searching the building, a police K-9 alerted to a HVAC access room. SWAT officers entered the room and spotted the suspect, Charles McWilliams age 54 of Salem, hiding approximately 15 feet down a ventilation access shaft. With assistance, McWilliams was able to climb out of the access shaft and was taken into custody. He was transported to the Salem Police Department to be interviewed by detectives.

With the help of the Salem Fire Department Heavy Rescue Team, officers were lowered into the access shaft to look for evidence and ensure McWilliams did not have an accomplice hiding in the area.

The investigation was coordinated with BLM officials.

McWilliams was booked into the Marion County Correctional Facility for Burglary II.     

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For media outlets: B-roll of the incident is available on the Salem Police Department YouTube Channel, https://youtu.be/ByhzDJ9nJ4I