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Single Vehicle Crash Kills Two (Woodburn) (Photo) - 11/18/17

This morning around 9:45 a.m., deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office were called to the 2500 block of East Lincoln Street near Woodburn, after a resident found a badly damaged vehicle in their farm field. When deputies arrived they began to investigate and discovered two adult men deceased inside the cab of the truck.

Deputies believe the men were traveling east on East Lincoln when they failed to negotiate a curve launching them over an estimated 80 foot embankment, causing the vehicle to roll onto its top and killing both occupants instantly. Deputies believe the crash occurred sometime over night and speed is being investigated as a factor. The Sheriff's Office does not intend to release any names associated with the crash until next of kin notification can be made.

Man Arrested After Making Threats on Local College Campus - 11/16/17

Today at 10:00 a.m., an employee at the Brooks Campus of Chemeketa Community College was approached by a male who made verbal threats to harm her. At the time of the incident approximately 40 deputy Sheriff's with the Marion County Sheriff's Office were on campus training and she reported the activity directly to them.

The campus and surrounding area was asked to lockdown while deputies searched the area. At 10:49 a.m., Jose Lara-Anaya, age 39, of Woodburn was located near the campus and arrested for the crimes of disorderly conduct and menacing. Mr. Lara-Anaya is a transient who was intoxicated and suffering from what appeared to be mental health issues.

Currently Mr. Lara-Anaya is being taken to the Marion County Jail where he will be lodged and given a mental health evaluation. Deputies would like to thank Chemeketa Community College, Salem Police Mobile Crisis Response Team and local businesses who provided information that aided in locating Mr. Lara-Anaya.

Mr. Lara-Anaya booking image will be available once he has been processed at the Marion County Jail. Please watch our web page for updates.

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Deputies Investigating Vehicle Versus Bus Crash (Salem) (Photo) - 11/07/17

Today at approximately 3:00 p.m., deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office were called to the area of Lancaster Drive NE near Winema Drive NE after a passenger car struck a Salem City bus. The vehicles which were both southbound at the time of the crash collided after the passenger car changed lanes into the side of the bus.

The bus which was carrying approximately 10 passengers reported no injuries. The vehicles driver and her two small children were all transported to the Salem Hospital with minor injuries. This is an ongoing investigation and deputies believe speed was a factor.

The Sheriff's Office is not prepared to release any information pertaining to the driver of the vehicle at this time. The southbound lanes of Lancaster were closed for just over an hour. Regular traffic has resumed in the area.

This release will be updated if the subsequent investigation is determined to be criminal. That time frame is not yet known.

Chemeketa Community College Locked Down after Threat - 11/02/17

Deputies are currently working with our partners at Chemeketa Community College investigating a potential threat made via email. Building 50 on the campus was placed in a brief lockdown while deputies determined the location of the person believed to have made the threat.

After locating the person believed responsible off of campus, the school was advised to come off of lockdown. At this time deputies are investigating this incident as a case of "Swatting". "Swatting" is the practice of sending spoofed messages to generate a response from law enforcement to an unknowing victim.

At this point deputies do not believe there is any current threat to the school and are investigating any potential leads as to who sent the email. The Sheriff's Office does not anticipate any further releases unless a suspect can be located.

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Deputies Execute Search Warrant (Gates) (Photo) - 11/01/17

Yesterday at 7:45 a.m., deputies with the Marion county Sheriff's Office SWAT Team executed a search warrant in the 100 block of Oak Street in Gates. The warrant was the conclusion of a yearlong investigation involving Timothy Grover Points, age 58 of Gates. The investigation was lead by specialized deputies assigned to patrol east Marion County.

During the search of the residence deputies seized 4 firearms, over 40 grams of meth, and over $4000 in cash. At the residence deputies arrested Shannon Jennings, age 37 and Debbie Cassidy, age 37 both for the unlawful possession of methamphetamine. Ms. Jennings and Ms. Cassidy were both taken to the Marion County jail.

At the time of the search warrant, Mr. Points was not at his residence and his whereabouts are currently unknown. Mr. Points is a white male adult, who is approximately 5'09" tall, 235 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. Mr. Points is wanted for the crimes of Possession of Methamphetamine, Delivery of Methamphetamine, Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon. If you know the location of Mr. Points please call 503-588-5032 or you can submit your anonymous tip via Facebook at www.Facebook.com/MCSOInTheKnow.

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Two in Custody in a Shoplift Turned Robbery (Photo) - 10/26/17

Two people are in custody after stealing baby formula from a Safeway in North East Salem, Wednesday afternoon. Yesterday at 1:57 p.m. a loss prevention officer (LPO) with Safeway, located at 3380 Lancaster Drive NE called 911 to report a theft in which the suspects fled the scene striking LPO with their van.

A deputy near the area quickly located the Kia minivan and stopped it. When deputies detained the husband and wife they were shocked to find 193 containers of baby formula. Deputies now suspect that the pair has been traveling the west coast stealing formula from stores and selling it for profit.

Robert Babeanu, age 27 and Anita Babeanu, age 28 of Buena Park, California are currently in the Marion County Jail for the crimes of Theft II and Robbery III. Deputies are now working with other jurisdictions to determine the extent of their crime spree. The Babeanu's will be arraigned today at 3 p.m., the loss prevention officer was not injured after being struck by the vehicle.

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Deputies Investigating Stabbing (East Marion County) **Name Correction** (Photo) - 10/24/17

Name Correction: Arrested: Samuel Taylor, age 26, of Stayton

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The victim in last night stabbing has been identified as, Jere Moody, age 70, of Stayton, sadly Mr. Moody died at the hospital. Mr. Moody's death is being investigated as a homicide. Detectives are currently applying for search warrants prior to processing the scene.

The suspect Samuel Taylor, age 26, of Stayton has been processed into the Marion County Jail for the crime of Murder. Mr. Taylor will be arraigned 10/24/17 at 3:00 p.m., at the Marion County Circuit Court Annex. The Sheriff's Office does not intend to release any further details pertaining to the investigation and will refer any media question to the Marion County District Attorney's Office.


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Tonight at 8:12 p.m., deputies were called to the 18000 block of North Santiam Highway, just east of Stayton, on a reported stabbing. The suspect in the stabbing is in custody and the victim has been transported to a local hospital in critical condition.

This is an active investigation and there are no additional details available at this time. Additional releases will be made available as the investigation proceeds, that time frame is not yet known.

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