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Crash Team Investigating Vehicle/Pedestrian fatal crash - 06/27/22

On Jun 26 , 2022 at approximately 10:05 PM deputies and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash involving a pedestrian at the 4000 block of Lancaster and Ibex. Arriving responders located the pedestrian who was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

This area of Lancaster was closed for approximately 4 hours while members of the Marion County Sherriff's Office CRASH team conducted an investigation. 

The identity of the male pedestrian is not being released at this time pending notification of next of kin.

The 19 year old male driver remained on scene; no citations or arrests have been made at this time.     

Investigators are asking anyone who may have information about the crash to call our non-emergency number at 503-588-5032

Attached Media Files: Lancaster Ibex
Sex Offender Notification - 06/10/22

 

Marion County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the following information pursuant to ORS163A.215, which authorizes Community Corrections to inform the public when the release of information will enhance public safety and protection. 

The individual who appears on this notification has been convicted of a sex offense that requires registration with the Sheriff’s Office. Additionally, this person’s criminal history places them in a classification level which reflects the potential to re-offend. This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather, it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public.

 

NAME: Harris-Plance, Gadge James 

SID#: 19944279 

DOB: 09/20/1996 

CURRENT AGE: 25 

RACE: W                                           SEX: M 

HEIGHT: 5' 11''                                  WEIGHT: 210lbs 

HAIR: BRO                                         EYES: BRO 

RESIDENCE: 1960 GRANT STREET NE SALEM, OR 97301 

 

Gadge James Harris-Plance is on Post Prison Supervision for the crimes of: Sex Abuse II x2, Coercion x2 

This person was granted supervision on: 05/13/2022 

Supervision expiration date is: 01/12/2025 

 

Special restrictions include: [X] No contact with minors 

          [X] No places where minors congregate

Other: Harris-Plance’s offending history includes juvenile females known to him.

Attached Media Files: Harris-Plance_Gadge.pdf
Traffic Safety Team to Participate in Click It or Ticket campaign (Update) - 06/08/22

On June 5th, 2022, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Safety Team wrapped up a two-week effort in support of the Click It or Ticket campaign. Throughout this campaign, deputies emphasized the importance of following safety belt and child seat laws. With the help of federal grant dollars, the Sheriff’s Office was able to add 41 additional hours of coverage dedicated to support traffic safety efforts, making 83 traffic stops. The results of the two-week campaign included: 

  • Citations
    • 35 seat belt
    • 4 speed
    • 10 driving while suspended
    • 13 distracted driving
    • 2 failure to have/use ignition interlock device
    • 2 equipment violations
    • 15 other miscellaneous violations
  • Warnings
    • 14 seat belt 
    • 5 speed
    • 4 distracted driving
    • 8 equipment violations
    • 6 other miscellaneous violations
  • Arrests
    • 2 driving while suspended
    • 1 felony warrant

The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank our law enforcement partners from throughout Oregon and the Oregon Department of Transportation for their efforts to support traffic safety and to reduce traffic fatalities during the Click It or Ticket campaign.

For help selecting or installing child car seats, consult the seat manufacturer’s instructions, your vehicle owner’s manual, or visit a local child seat fitting station listed at:

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Beginning Monday, May 23rd, 2022, motorists can expect to see increased patrols on Marion County roadways as our Traffic Safety Team joins police agencies from throughout Oregon as they participate in the Click It or Ticket campaign.  The increased patrols will be focused on safety belt and child seat laws and will run through Sunday, June 5th, 2022.  Funding for these additional patrols are made possible through the use of federal grant dollars made available to law enforcement agencies throughout Oregon.

Face the Facts

  • The national seat belt use rate in 2020 was 90.3%, which is good — but we can do better. The other 9.7% still need to be reminded that seat belts save lives.
  • Among young adults 18 to 34 killed in passenger vehicle crashes in 2020, more than half (60%) were completely unrestrained — one of the highest percentages for all age groups.
  • Men make up the majority of those killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes. In 2020, 67% of the 23,824 passenger vehicle occupants who were killed were men. Men also wear their seat belts at a lower rate than women do — 55% of men killed in crashes were unrestrained, compared to 43% of women killed in crashes.

“Tragically, multiple families throughout Oregon will suffer the loss of a loved one which could have been prevented by wearing a seat belt. Our Traffic Safety Team is committed to promoting traffic safety by educating our community members about the importance of safe driving habits.” – Sgt. Mark Ferron, Traffic Safety Team Supervisor and Crash Reconstructionist

For help selecting or installing child car seats, consult the seat manufacturer’s instructions, your vehicle owner’s manual, or visit a local child seat fitting station listed at:

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Law Enforcement and Local Business Partner to Reduce Shoplifting (Photo) - 06/02/22

On Friday, May 27th, 2022, detectives from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Directed Patrol Unit (DPU) teamed up with Keizer Police Department’s Community Response Unit and the loss prevention team at a local Target store to apprehend shoplifters. The focus on shoplifters was in response to concerns shared by several local businesses about an increase in theft, particularly from retail stores. 

During the operation, detectives arrested seven people ranging in ages from 26 to 41 years-old. In addition to the shoplifting charges, two people had outstanding warrants including Assault and Unlawful  Use of a Motor Vehicle.  Over $1,000 in merchandise was recovered, the thefts included a wide array of products ranging from a shopping cart full of Tide laundry detergent to boxes of Pokeman cards. Each of the people arrested were taken to Marion County Jail:

  • Cindy Ray (40): Theft in the Second Degree, Trespassing in the Second Degree
  • Bradley Wolf (37): Theft in the Second Degree
  • Hector Ramirez Chacon (34): Theft in the Third Degree, Warrant – Failure to Appear on a charge of Assault
  • Rachel Sikes (29): Theft in the Third Degree, Warrant – Failure to Appear on a charge of Unlawful use of a Motor Vehicle
  • Lindsey Blake (28): Theft in the Second Degree
  • Miguel Rodrigues (26): Theft in the Second Degree
  • Katherine Reyes (31): Theft in the Second Degree

Commander Jeff Stutrud said, “We understand how impactful theft is to our local business community, their employees, and our community members who have to pay higher prices to make up for these losses. Our team knows many thefts go unreported by businesses each year; we want to encourage our local businesses to invest the time it takes to report thefts so we can better understand how significant this issue is in Marion County. We are fortunate to have partnerships with local law enforcement agencies and our local businesses so we can work together to address this issue. Our goal is to bring some relief to local businesses by promoting accountability and to do our part to keep Marion County a safe and affordable place to live, work, and play.”

To increase convenience when reporting thefts and similar issues, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office added an online crime reporting service earlier this year. To learn more about online crime reporting visit https://www.co.marion.or.us/SO/Pages/OnlineReporting.aspx.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office Directed Patrol Unit will continue to partner with area law enforcement agencies to plan additional focused enforcement efforts to assist local retail businesses.