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Reminder-Quarterly PIO Forum is February 18 - 02/11/16
Reminder-The next PIO forum will be held on Thursday, February 18 at 11:30 am. The meeting will be held at CCTV, 575 Trade St SE in Salem.

This is an excellent opportunity for media to meet with a variety of local Public Information Officers and to exchange information and ideas
Salem Police Investigating a Homicide in Southeast Salem - 02/07/16
Salem Police detectives are currently investigating a homicide that occurred on the afternoon of February 6.

Salem Police officers were called to a residence in the 1700 block of Warbler Ct SE at approximately 2:16 pm on a report of a disturbance. When officers arrived they found 45-year old Maria Roldan-DeManzur deceased in the residence. Officers were able to immediately detain 21-year old Jose Manzur-Roldan for questioning in the case, and he has since been arrested on charges of Murder and has been transported to the Marion County Corrections Facility. Jose Manzur-Roldan is the son of victim Maria Roldan-DeManzur.

There were two young children in the residence at the time of the incident. Both of those children are safe and have been released to relatives.

The investigation is continuing and all further media releases will be through the Marion County District Attorney's Office, Deputy District Attorney Amy Queen, 503-588-5222.
Salem Police Responded to Serious Hit & Run Accident (Photo) - 02/05/16
Just after 10:00PM Thursday, the Salem Police Department responded to a serious hit and run accident at Portland Rd NE and Hyacinth St. According to witnesses, a black 2007 Chrysler 300 was southbound on Portland Rd. when a silver 2000 BMW northbound on Portland Rd. turned left into the path of the Chrysler, causing a t-bone accident. The driver of the Chrysler, 31 yr old Valeria Garcia of Woodburn, was transported by medics to Salem Hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the BMW fled the scene on foot leaving behind a passenger, 22 yr old Taylor Goulet of Salem. Goulet was transported by medics to Salem Hospital with life threatening injuries.

The accident remains under investigation by the Salem Police Department's Traffic Control Unit. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call (503)588-6171.
Attached Media Files: Accident.jpg
Salem Police to Continue Specialized DUII Enforcement Campaigns - 02/04/16
The Salem Police Department will continue with specialized patrols to target those who are Driving Under The Influence of Intoxicants and will add extra patrols this weekend to enhance the safety of our roadways on this festive Super Bowl weekend.

The overtime patrols shifts, funded by Oregon Impact, will continue to focus on the very dangerous issue of driving while impaired. During the month of January, officers worked on three of these focused patrols and arrested two people for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants while citing five people for driving with suspended driving privileges. One person was arrested on a felony warrant and an additional 86 citations and warnings were issued for other violations.

Overall, the Salem Police Department arrested 38 people for driving under the influence in the month of January, issued 95 citations for driving while suspended and issued another 706 citations and warnings for various other offenses.

The Salem Police Department and our partners such as Oregon Impact are committed to keeping our community safe through traffic safety enforcement and education.
Evan Huitt
Evan Huitt
Salem Police Searching for 11-year old Child with Asperger's-UPDATE (Photo) - 01/26/16
UPDATE: 01-26-16/1937 HRS

Evan Huitt has been found safe and returned to his family. He was found by police officers close to his home.

The Salem Police Department would like to thank the public and media for their attention and assistance.


UPDATE: 01-26-16/1925 HRS

A photo of Evan Huitt is attached.


Salem Police are asking for assistance from the public as we continue a search for a missing 11-year old boy with Asperger's Syndrome.

Evan Huitt is described as 5'00", 80 lbs with brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a grey colored hoody sweatshirt, and he likes to wear the hood up. He was wearing grey pants and grey shoes as well. He is described as being very friendly and verbal but may not be able to articulate where he lives.

Evan was last seen at about 5:30 pm today on Pine St NE near the railroad tracks.

A photo of Evan will follow shortly.

Anyone with information as to Evan's whereabouts is asked to call 911.
Attached Media Files: Evan Huitt
Salem Police To Participate in Traffic Safety Campaign - 01/22/16
Salem Police Officers will be participating in three statewide traffic enforcement and safety campaigns. The first will be from February 8 through February 21, 2016.

The department will be increasing traffic patrols during daylight hours for the purpose of enforcing seatbelt, child restraint violations, and cell phone use (specifically texting) during this two week campaign. This Oregon Safety Belt Overtime Campaign is a statewide selective traffic enforcement program that utilizes Federal funding from the US Department of Transportation. The goal of the campaign is to reduce the number of motor vehicle related deaths and injuries by increasing public awareness of laws regarding the three most prevalent factors contributing to traffic crash injuries: safety restraint use, speed and impaired drivers.

A statewide observation survey in 2015 found 97% percent of Oregon's motoring public routinely using safety belts. However, ODOT crash data reveals a safety belt use rate of only 75% among those killed in crashes in 2015. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages one through twelve years old, but the proper use of child car seats increases crash survival by 71%.

Oregon law states that a child weighing less than 40 pounds must be properly restrained in a child safety seat and a child under one year of age or weighing less than twenty pounds must be restrained in a rear-facing child seat. A child over 40 pounds and less than eight years old or is less than 4' 9" tall must be restrained in either a child seat with harness system or in a booster seat that raises the child up so that a lap and shoulder belt system fit correctly.

For help with child seats, refer to the seat manufacturer's instructions, vehicle owner's manual, or your local child seat fitting station. A list of fitting stations can be found at: or at

The Salem Police Department along with the Oregon Department of Transportation encourages all drivers and passengers to make a conscious effort to use their seatbelt at all times when traveling in a motor vehicle regardless of the distance traveled. We are also encouraging the proper use of child safety seats and restraints. Please contact the Salem Police Traffic Control Unit at 503-588-6171 with any questions about traffic safety.
Ioan Paul Oien
Ioan Paul Oien
Salem Man Arrested on Sexual Abuse and Sexual Luring Charges (Photo) - 01/20/16
Salem Police detectives have arrested a Salem man on charges of Sexual Abuse and Luring A Minor.

Ioan Paul Oien, age 20, was arrested on January 19 and lodged in the Marion County Corrections Facility. The arrest followed an investigation which revealed Oien was using Facebook to contact minor males for sexual purposes.

The investigation showed that Oien would contact males between 11 and 14 years old, claiming that he was also a teenager and was friends with a friend of theirs. Once he became friends with the unwitting victims, he would introduce the idea of sexual activity and contact with them. Thus far detectives have identified four victims.

As the investigation progressed, detectives learned that Oien has also posted Craigslist ads offering free babysitting. He has gone by the name of "Paul" in these ads.

Due to the nature of the allegations against Oien and the manner of his approaches, investigators are concerned that he may have had contact with additional victims of whom we are not aware. Anyone who has had any suspicious and/or inappropriate contact with Oien is asked to contact Salem Police Detective Jeff Staples at 503-588-6050, extension 7151.

The Salem Police Department would like to remind everyone that predators and scam artists often use social media and the internet to approach victims. Parents should supervise internet and social media activity of their children, watching for unsolicited approaches from unknown parties and also monitoring the content of communications. Make sure that juveniles are only accepting invitations to connect from those known to them and do not engage in any type of activity and/or communications that are inappropriate or sexually oriented.

For further information on child internet safety, refer to the following resources:
Attached Media Files: Ioan Paul Oien
Salem Police Investigating Shooting Outside of a Convenience Store - 01/20/16
Salem Police detectives are currently investigating a shooting that occurred outside of a convenience store on the evening of January 19.

The 24-year old male victim in this incident had been inside of the Plaid Pantry store located at 2505 State St at approximately 10:25 pm. He was shot multiple when he exited the store, then the suspect and two people who were with him fled the scene northbound on 25th St NE.

Salem Police officers were on scene within a minute of the call and immediately set a perimeter and conducted a canine track to search for the suspect, but the suspects were not located.

The victim was transported to Salem Hospital where he is being treated for non life-threatening injuries.

This incident is as possibly gang related. The investigation is continuing and no further information is available at this time. Anyone with information about his incident is asked to call the Salem Police Department Gang Enforcement Team at 503-588-6360.