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Deputies Seeking Public's Help in Locating Missing Woodburn Woman (Photo) - 03/16/18

Deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office are searching for 31 year old, Jessica Chipman of Woodburn. Jessica was last seen Sunday March 11th when she left her home on Chateau Drive in Woodburn.

Ms. Chipman suffers from mental illness and has left for extended periods of time in the past. Ms. Chipman is a white, adult, female who stands 5' 06" tall, weighing 145 pounds. Ms Chipman has long brown hair that is dyed blonde and hazel eyes. Ms. Chipman requires medication and may be headed toward the Portland area.

The Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with information regarding Ms. Chipman to please contact their local law enforcement agency.

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Sheriff's Office Adding Extra Patrol (St. Patrick's Day) (Photo) - 03/16/18

This Saturday, March 17th, deputies with the Marion county Sheriff's Office will be working extra hours to provide patrols during St. Patrick's Day. Deputies will be patrolling your Marion County roadways in an effort to detect and arrest intoxicated drivers.

Did you know that according to the Nation Highway Traffic Safety Administration that; In 2016 alone, 60 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes during the St. Paddy's Day holiday period (6 p.m. March 16 to 5:59 a.m. March 18). That is why the Sheriff's Office is asking all of our residents and visitors to please plan ahead and drive sober.

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Juvenile Detained for School Threats (Gervais) ***Update*** - 02/23/18

Last night, February 23rd, around midnight, the Woodburn Police Department was informed of a threat made against the Woodburn and Gervais School Districts. Officers with the Woodburn Police Department began investigating the incident in conjunction with both school districts and the Gervais Police Department.

With student and staff safety as a top priority, both districts increased their levels of security as additional officers were brought into to patrol campuses. As the day progressed officers with the Woodburn Police Department continued to receive threats via social media.

At approximately 2:45 p.m., all of their efforts paid off after officers and educators identified a 17 year old, Gervais boy as the person believed to be responsible for the threats. The suspect was located at his residence where he was detained without incident. During the arrest the Gervais School District was placed on a brief lockdown as a precaution and later released.

The Woodburn Police Department would like to thank the Woodburn School District, Gervais School District and its law enforcement partners for their cooperation and assistance during this investigation. The Woodburn and Gervais Police Departments are continuing their investigation and there are no additional updates regarding the male juvenile at this time. For any further questions regarding this incident please contact:

Deputy Chief Marty Pilcher
Woodburn Police Department


Today at approximately 2:45 p.m., the Gervais Police Department was notified of a threat made via social media regarding the Gervais High School. The Gervais Police Department and the Marion County Sheriff's Office responded to the school which was placed into lockdown as a precaution.

Quickly the Gervais Police Department developed a suspect, a juvenile, who was taken into custody at his home without incident. The school has been released and deputies will remain on scene as a precaution while the students board buses and walk home.

There are no additional details available and all further questions should be directed to the Gervais Police Department.