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Deputies Seeking Help in Finding Man Who Attempted to Abduct a Child (Photo) - 05/22/15
Today at about 3:15 pm, three students walking home from Four Corners Elementary, in south east Salem, banded together and thwarted an attempted abduction. The three students, ranging in age from 5 to 7, were approached by a male asking for Girl Scout Cookies. When the male attempted to grab one of the children, the oldest stepped in and slapped the wrist of the male allowing the victim to escape. The children ran away and the male chased after them, a witness working in the area called to the man, which startled the suspect causing him to run back to his vehicle and speed away.

The suspect is described as a thin, black male adult, 20 to 30 years old, with short curly hair, no facial hair and a nose piercing. He was wearing long pants, Adidas shoes and a black sweatshirt. The male had some type of distinct marking on either his face or neck. The mark is described as a tattoo or possibly a birthmark shaped like a bird or skull.

His vehicle is described as a charcoal, two door, gray, possibly 2009, all stock, Acura, with tinted windows, a green triangle hanging from the rear view mirror and cigarettes were seen in the center console. The Sheriff's Office is seeking any information regarding this suspect. If you see this person or know of his whereabouts please dial 911 immediately, you can remain anonymous.
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Sheriff's Office Adding Focused Patrols For Holiday Weekend (Photo) - 05/20/15
Beginning May 21st and ending May 25th, the Marion County Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Team will be stepping up their patrols, adding additional deputies who will be out and attempting to locate DUII drivers. Deputies will be working all hours of the day and night to ensure a safe traveling experience for our residents and visitors.

We want everyone to have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend, so please, if you are going to be drinking, plan ahead and designate a sober driver. Our patrols are made possible through grants administered by our partners at the Oregon State Sheriff's Association and the Oregon Department of Transportation.
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PIO Duties 05/16 & 05/17 - 05/15/15
Starting tomorrow and through Sunday, the PIO duties will be assumed by Sergeant Jeff Stutrud. To reach Sgt. Stutrud please call the PIO line at 503-584-MCSO (6276) Please remember that Sergeant Stutrud is assigned to our Patrol Team and working this weekend. This may delay his response in breaking news situations.

Thank you and have a great weekend!
Sheriff's Office to Take Part in Annual Seatbelt Campaign (Photo) - 05/15/15
The Marion County Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Team, will be joining law enforcement offices around the State in the annual "Click it or Ticket" campaign. Our deputies will be focusing their efforts starting May 18th and ending May 31st.
Did you know?

Child passengers weighing less than forty pounds must be restrained in a child seat.
Children under one year or weighing less than twenty pounds must be restrained in a rear-facing child seat.

A child over forty pounds must be restrained in either a child seat or a booster seat appropriate for the child's size until he/she reaches age eight or 4/9" tall AND the adult belt system fits properly.

We are proud that Oregon leads the nation with the highest reported seatbelt use: 98.18%, but there is still work to do! According to NHTSA, in 2013, an estimated six lives could have been saved in Oregon if everyone buckled up.

Please watch for our deputies working at the intersection of Lancaster Drive NE and Silverton Road NE on Friday, May 22nd from 7:00 am until 12:00 pm, and remember "Click it or Ticket!" Patrols like these are made possible by our partners at the Oregon Department of Transportation and the Oregon State Sheriff's Association.
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Mug Shot Released (Photo) - 05/14/15
Our office has received a large interest in the release of the mug shot pertaining to CAGEN, RICHARD MARC SID 21163504. In response to those requests it has been attached to this release.
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Inmate Found Deceased in Cell - 05/12/15
Today at about 4:20 p.m., Deputies in the Marion County Jail found an unresponsive male inmate inside of his single cell. Deputies attempted to revive the male, however he was pronounced deceased by paramedics. In accordance with our procedures the Linn County Sheriff's Office has been called in to investigate the incident.

All remaining releases pertaining to the inmates name and cause of death will be coordinated and released through the Linn County Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff's Office to Host Crime Prevention Symposium (Photo) - 05/12/15
On Thursday, May 14th the Marion County Sheriff's Office is hosting a Crime Prevention Symposium at Adam Stephens Middle School at 6:30 p.m. The Sheriff's Office is bringing a panel of experts from our Crime Prevention Unit, Patrol, Jail, Code Enforcement and Parole and Probation to offer crime prevention tips, listen to residents and answer questions.

The event is designed for residents in the Jan Ree area or north east Salem. The Sheriff's Office will be offering additional events in SE Salem, rural Marion County and our contract cities, the dates of those events have not yet been set.

Please, come out, meet our staff and join us in a conversation geared at making our neighborhoods crime free!
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Sheriff's Office Adds New Lieutenant To Its Ranks (Photo) - 05/07/15
Earlier today, members of the Marion County Sheriff's Office gathered for a promotional swearing in ceremony for Lieutenant Chris Baldridge. Baldridge has worked for the Sheriff's Office for 10 years and previously served as a police officer for the City of Stayton and a deputy in Jefferson County.

Lt. Baldridge has served Marion County in many capacities, working as patrol deputy, participating on the SWAT team, serving as a detective, and most recently supervising the Community Resource Unit. In addition to his duties as a supervisor, he is the Public Information Officer and is tasked with creating all media releases and managing social media accounts for the Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff Jason Myers administered the Oath of Office for Lt. Baldridge. After the ceremony, Sheriff Myers commented on the promotion. "Chris has an endless amount of energy for this Office and for the community. During his time in the Community Resource Unit, we've watched him grow programs, build relationships and problem-solve issues. He has a way of building energy with his team and motivating groups, and I'm excited to see what he does in his new role."
Deputies Arrest Wanted Redmond Man (Photo) - 05/05/15
On Monday, May 4th at about 7:30 p.m., an alert Deputy Sheriff spotted a suspect he knew to be wanted by the Redmond Police Department. David Mills, age 36, was walking in the 2800 block of Lancaster Drive NE, when he was recognized by Deputy Matt Higgins.

Deputy Higgins immediately called for backup and Mr. Mills was arrested without incident. After his arrest Mr. Mills was found to be in possession of just over ?1/2 ounce of methamphetamine, a scale and packaging. Mr. Mills is currently being held at the Marion County Jail on the charges of unlawful possession and delivery of methamphetamine.

Please see the below release from the Redmond Police Department regarding their charges and investigation.


777 SW Deschutes Avenue, Redmond, Oregon 97756
Phone (541)504-3400 / Fax (541)504-3490

Redmond PD Announces Arrest in
Shooting Incident

Date/Time of Incident: 05/02/2015 at 9:25pm
Location of Incident: Near SW Indian Ave/SW 11th Street
Arrested Person: David Alan Mills, 36 years of age, Central Oregon resident

Media Contact-
On-duty Supervisor
Redmond Police Department
Dispatch 541-693-6911

Redmond, OR - On Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 at approximately 9:25pm, Officers from the Redmond Police Department were dispatched to the area of SW 11th Street and SW Indian Ave on an alleged dispute involving a firearm and possible shots fired. Officers arrived and discovered there were no injuries and began contacting witnesses and involved person during the investigation.

Information obtained revealed there was an alleged verbal dispute between one male and a small group of other males. During the dispute a firearm was allegedly produced and used to assault a victim, in the process, the firearm discharged. Another shot was reportedly fired towards the small group of males as they fled.

The suspect was identified as David Alan Mills. Information was developed indicating he had left the Redmond area the night of this incident, possibly going to Salem.

On 05/04/2015 the Marion County Sheriff's Office located David Alan Mills in the Salem area and he was arrested on a drug crime which allegedly occurred in Marion County. David Alan Mills is currently at the Marion County Sheriff's Office Jail in Salem.

This case has been forwarded to the Deschutes County DA's Office for charging.

The Redmond Police Department wishes to thank the Deputies of the Marion County Sheriff's Office for their assistance in locating David Alan Mills. The Redmond Police Department was assisted during the initial investigation by the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office and the Bend Police Department.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has information regarding this case is asked to contact the Redmond Police Department at 541-693-6911. Point of contact is Detective Lee.

Press Release completed by: Sergeant Curtis Chambers, Redmond PD
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Sheriff's Office Adding Focused Patrols For Cinco de Mayo (Photo) - 05/04/15
On May 5th, the Marion County Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Team will be stepping up their patrols, adding additional deputies who will be out and attempting to locate DUII drivers. Deputies will be working all hours of the day and night to ensure a safe traveling experience for our residents and visitors.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, "Year after year, the Cinco de Mayo holiday period (6 p.m. May 4th to 5:59 a.m. May 6th) is especially deadly on our nation's roads, with more than a third of all crash fatalities from 2009-2013 involving a drunk driver with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher. From 2009-2013, there were 265 people killed in drunk driving crashes over the Cinco de Mayo holiday period (6 p.m. May 4th to 5:59 a.m. May 6th) - 66 people in 2013 alone."

The Sheriff's office is asking that if you are going to be drinking, please plan ahead and designate a sober driver. Our patrols are made possible through grants administered by our partners at the Oregon State Sheriff's Association and the Oregon Department of Transportation.
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Many Hands Make Garden Prepared for Another Growing Season (Photo) - 04/29/15
Each year inmates and deputies with the Marion County Sherriff's Office garden some 5 acres of land, on the west side of our Jail campus. The small patch is used to produce beans, peas, tomatoes, peppers, cabbage, onions, lettuce and cucumbers.

The 10 to 15 thousand pounds of food that is grown, is donated throughout the growing season to the Marion Polk Food Share. This year our garden received some much needed help from the Iverson Family Farms in Woodburn, when they drove down in one of their massive John Deere, 8520 tractors.

The monster machine was used to plow our 5 acres in less than one hour, a job that can take our staff and their tractor more than two days to complete. Sergeant James Coleman with the Sheriff's Office was quoted as saying, "Iverson Farms is an excellent example of our community coming together and making a positive impact on those less fortunate than others! Thank you Iverson Farms for your generous donation of both your time and equipment."

If you would like to see our farm it can be viewed from 4000 block of Aumsville Highway, immediately west of our jail campus.
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