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Sex Offender Notification (Photo) - 01/18/17

Marion County Sheriff's Office is releasing the following information pursuant to ORS 181.507, OAR 291-28-30, which authorizes Parole and Probation 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: Michael Lloyd Reese
SID#: 3839164
DOB: 04/11/1953
CURRENT AGE: 063

RACE: W SEX: M
HEIGHT: 5' 11'' WEIGHT: 210lbs
HAIR: BRO EYES: HAZ

RESIDENCE: 650 LOCUST ST NE SALEM, OR 97301

Michael Lloyd Reese is on Post Prison Supervision for the crime (s) of : KIDNAPPING I, KIDNAPPING I, SODOMY I

This person was granted Supervision on: 07/17/2015
Supervision expiration date is: 07/16/2018

Special restrictions include:
[X] No contact with minors (male/female)
[X] Sex offender treatment
[X] Submit to polygraph
[X] No alcohol

Other: Reese has a history of offending against female stranger victims between the ages of 6 -- 31 years.

Deputies respond to a report of a gunshot wound at a residence outside of Turner *** UPDATE 1*** - 01/14/17

Investigators along with the Medical Examiners Office continued their investigation today regarding the couple found deceased inside of their home on Valley View Rd SE. Evidence has indicated this was a murder / suicide. The couple was identified as 75 year old Buster Parker and 78 year old Christel Parker.

The family has been notified regarding the detail of this investigation and they are not available for comment. There also is no photographs available of the couple.


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Today at about 9:55 am, Marion County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a report of two people found deceased inside of a residence in the 5700 block of Valley View Rd SE. This is very preliminary information as the investigation is still ongoing. The Medical Examiner and District Attorney's office is also involved along with Marion County Detectives.

Based on the investigation at this point, there is no belief that the public is at risk. There is no PIO on scene of this incident and the time frame of further press releases is unknown at this time.

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Sheriff's Office Announces K9 Retirement (Photo) - 01/12/17

This week Deputy Jon Gadberry and K9 Donja will take their last ride together as partners, patrolling the streets, highways and neighborhoods of Marion County. Donja began her career with the Sheriff's Office in 2010 and was our only female, patrol, K9.

Donja is a 10 year old Belgian Malinois/German Shepherd Mix from Holland who served for 6 months with the US Army's Special Forces prior to coming to the Sheriff's Office. During her tenure she was deployed over 700 times with over 100 captures.

In November of 2014, Donja fell gravely ill with an infection that nearly killed her. But in her true warrior spirit she battled back to full health and went on to have many more successful deployments and captures. Donja was a local superstar at fairs and shows, her demeanor made her loveable to kids and a general crowd favorite for her vocal and acrobatic nature. Donja will continue to live with her handler Deputy Jon Gadberry, enjoying a life of luxury, running around the house and playing.

The Sheriff's Office is grateful to Donja for her service and we wish her a happy and healthy retirement.

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Sex Offender Community Notification (Photo) - 01/10/17

Marion County Sheriff's Office is releasing the following information pursuant to ORS181.507, OAR 291-28-30, which authorizes Parole and Probation 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: William Albert Nosack
SID#: 5437397
DOB: 11/16/1957
CURRENT AGE: 058

RACE: W SEX: M
HEIGHT: 5' 11'' WEIGHT: 240lbs
HAIR: BRO EYES: BRO

RESIDENCE: 1545 CAPITOL ST NE, SALEM, 97301

William Albert Nosack is on Post Prison Supervision for the crime (s) of : SEX ABUSE 1, SEX ABUSE 1, and INMATE WEAPON

This person was granted Supervision on: 04/14/2016, 04/14/2016, 04/14/2016
Supervision expiration date is: 04/13/2019, 04/13/2019, 04/13/2019

Special restrictions include: [X] No contact with minors (male/female)
[X] Sex offender treatment
[X] Submit to polygraph
[X] No alcohol or bars
Other: Nosack's victim pool includes females who are known to him as well as females who are unknown to him.

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Deputies Investigate Throat Slashing Near South Salem ***Update*** (Photo) - 01/10/17

Last night deputies arrested Kyle Howard, age 25 after he slashed the throat of Bryan Stumbaugh, age 23 at a residence in South Salem. Howard was detained by the Salem Police Department at his residence shortly after the altercation and deputies arrived later to arrest him.

Deputies do believe that both the victim and the suspect know each other and up until the incident were friends. No motive has been determined for the attack. Mr. Howard is currently at the Marion County Jail for the crimes of Attempted Murder, Assault I and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. His next court appearance is scheduled for today at 3 p.m. at the Circuit Court Annex in Salem.

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Tonight at 8:30 p.m., deputies were called to the 6200 block of Stonehill Road South near Salem after a man reported his throat had been slashed. When deputies arrived they found a male with a severe laceration to his throat. The male victim was transported to the Salem Hospital where he is expected to survive.

Minutes later the suspect was found at his residence and detained by the Salem Police Department. There are very few details surrounding the investigation and detectives have been called in to investigate, it is clear that the suspect and victim are known to each other. Additional details will be made available as the investigation progresses but that time frame is not yet known. The Sheriff's Office is not currently releasing the name of the victim or the suspect.

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Man In Custody After Crashing Into a Tree In North Marion County (Photo) - 01/09/17

Tonight, around 5:00 p.m., a man was arrested after blowing through a stop sign, driving into a yard and hitting two trees. Alexander Belcourt, age 24 was driving his car east on Fargo Road NE when he failed to stop at a stop sign at Bents Road. Witnesses told deputies that Belcourt drove into a yard after missing the intersection and struck two trees.

Belcourts passengers Henry Sutton, age 40 and Richard Weaver, age 47 were both injured in the crash. Weaver was taken to Salem Hospital with serious injuries and Sutton was taken to OHSU where he remains in critical condition.

At the time of Belcourts arrest his blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit. Belcourt was taken to the Marion County Jail for the crimes of Assault II, Assault IV, Reckless Driving, and Reckless Endangering. Belcourt was not injured in the crash.

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Man Stabbed In His NE Salem Residence (Photo) - 01/08/17

Early this morning, around midnight deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office were called to the 4400 block of Silverton Road NE after a man had been stabbed. When deputies arrived they learned that the victim, Juan Reyes, age 39 had been stabbed by his girlfriend's son, Roberto Chacon, age 27.

Deputies believe that Chacon came to his mother's residence and stabbed Reyes without provocation. Mr. Reyes suffered injuries to his chest and hand during the altercation with Chacon. Mr. Reyes is currently at the Salem Hospital where he is in stable condition. Chacon was later located at a Safeway supermarket near the residence and arrested without incident.

Mr. Chacon is currently being held at the Marion County Jail for the crimes of Assault I, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Burglary and Unlawful Possession of Meth.

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Detectives Investigating Early Morning Fire Near Hubbard ****Update**** - 01/06/17

Yesterday, the Marion County Sheriff's Office announced the recovery of five bodies from Tuesday's fire at 18950 Fobert Road Northeast, Marion County, Oregon. The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office has now performed an autopsy on each body and has determined that all three children and the adult male died of a gunshot wound to the head. The adult female died from blunt force trauma to the head.

Based on all the information known by the Marion County Sheriff's Office at this time, this case remains an active homicide investigation, specifically focused on murder/suicide. The Sheriff's office does not believe that there is any immediate danger to the public.

The Sheriff's Office is not prepared to comment on evidence or specific information at this time, and detectives will be working diligently over the next several weeks to continue its thorough investigation. Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the Marion County Sheriff's Office tip line at 503-540-8079.

The Kroeker's immediately family has asked that media refrain from contacting them during their time of grieving.


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Over the past two days, Investigators have recovered the remains of 5 individuals inside of the Kroeker residence. Detectives can confirm that the remains found are of an adult male, one adult female and three children. Although the remains appear consistent with that of the Kroeker family, confirmation of identity is made through the medical examiner.

Investigators are still combing through the piles of debris in an attempt to determine exactly what took place Tuesday morning. The Sheriff's Office investigation is progressing but is continually slowed by the size of the scene, weather, and amount of destruction, which needs to be secured for the safety of investigators. The Sheriff's Office is not prepared to comment on any details of the investigation, but we do not believe there is any immediate danger to the public.

"Sheriff Jason Myers was quoted as saying, "First and foremost I extend my condolences to the Kroeker family. While this investigation is not yet complete, I would like to thank and recognize the 100 plus first responders, investigators and support personnel from various local, state and federal agencies who continue to work tirelessly during this difficult and complex investigation."

The Sheriff's Office believes it will be on scene at the Kroeker residence for the remainder of today and into tomorrow. The Sheriff's Office does not anticipate any further releases today regarding the investigation.


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Investigators have worked all day searching and sifting through debris from Tuesday's fire. Investigators have made steady progress during their search but their efforts have been slowed because of the amount of damage to the structures and the adverse weather conditions.

Investigators do believe that all three fires were intentionally set and are treating this as a criminal investigation. The Sheriff's Office is not currently releasing any information regarding the person found inside the residence or any information regarding the evidence found during today's search.

Searchers will work until conditions such as darkness and cold weather hinder their investigative efforts. The Sherriff's Office will remain on scene overnight and investigators will return tomorrow to resume their efforts.


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Last night Detectives and heavy equipment operators with Marion County Public Works stabilized the residence as firefighters extinguished many of the remaining hot spots inside the residence. Today investigators from several law enforcement and fire agencies will begin the task of sifting through debris to determine what took place during yesterday's fire.

The investigative process will be lengthy and made difficult by our current weather conditions. Additional information will be made available as the investigation unfolds that time frame however is not yet known.


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Investigators are continuing with their efforts to determine what caused this morning's fatal fire near Hubbard. The Sheriff's Office and its partners will be working through the night and into tomorrow stabilizing the residence and sifting through the debris in an attempt to discover what took place early this morning.

The Sheriff's Office can confirm that the residence where this morning's fire took place belongs to Erin Kroeker, age 39 and Keith Kroeker age 42 and their three children ages 10 and 7. Currently the Kroekers whereabouts are unknown and anyone with information about the ongoing investigation is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 503-588-5032.

The Sheriff's Office does not anticipate any further releases this evening.


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This morning around 3:00 a.m., firefighters were called to the 18000 block of Fobert Road NE near Hubbard. When firefighters arrived they found 3 separate structures on fire. Firefighter's efforts were initially hampered by a live power line and a lack of water resources on scene.

At 3:30 a.m., firefighters found one deceased person inside the residence and notified law enforcement. Fireman from 7 separate fire agencies engaged in the firefighting efforts and those efforts are still continuing.

The Sheriff's Office is on scene and is the lead agency for the investigation. The Sheriff's Office is being assisted by members of the Marion County Fire Investigation Team or MCFIT Team. The MCFIT Team is comprised of specialized investigators from the Oregon State Police and the State Fire Marshal's Office.

Currently investigators are waiting for the building to cool before they enter to begin their investigation and that time frame is not yet known. The Sheriff's Office does not have any information regarding the deceased person and we are working to determine who currently lives in the residence.

Updates will be released as more information becomes available.

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Injury Crash Closes Section of Silverton Road (Photo) - 12/23/16

A two vehicle, head on, crash has closed Silverton Road NE near Lardon Road NE. Deputies are on scene and investigating the crash which took place around 11:00 p.m. this evening. The initial investigation has shown that a red SUV was traveling west on Silverton Road when it collided with an east bound black passenger car.

Both drivers were seriously injured and taken to the Salem Hospital, deputies do believe alcohol played a factor in the crash. Silverton Road is expected to remain closed for the next hour. This story will be updated as more details become available, that time frame is not yet known.

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Man Arrested After Early Morning Rollover Crash (Photo) - 12/22/16

This morning at around 6:00 a.m., deputies were called to a rollover crash on Silverton Road NE and 76th Avenue NE near Salem. When deputies arrived two of the vehicles occupants were being extricated by fire personnel and a third person had been ejected from the car.
The driver Beki Tarupi, age 25, of Salem, her passengers Rinta Walliby, age 25, of Salem and Dererene Lodge, age 31, of Salem were all transported to Salem Hospital with critical injuries. When deputies responded to the hospital to investigate they were shocked to learn that Ms. Tarupi's vehicle crashed because it had been rammed several times by another vehicle.

After interviewing the driver and her two passengers, deputies believed that Rino Simion, age 32, of Salem chased down his wife Dererene Lodge and rammed the vehicle she was riding in, causing it to crash. Deputies located Simion at his residence where he was arrested without incident. Simion is currently in the Marion County Jail for the crimes of Assault I (Domestic), two additional counts of Assault I, three counts of menacing, three counts of Reckless Endangering and Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver to an Injured Person.

(Simion arrived at the Marion County Jail at 5:30 p.m. his booking shot will be posted to our website as soon as he is processed.)

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River Rd S Road Closure Information - 12/22/16

Earlier this morning a vehicle lost control and sheered a telephone pole in half. Luckily no one was injured in this crash, however River Rd S with be closed between the far south intersection with Riverdale Rd S to Halls Ferry Rd S. Traffic coming from the south will need to take vitae Springs Rd S. Traffic coming from the north can use Riverdale Rd S still, but it is important you get onto the far north part of Riverdale Rd S near Roberts Crossing. PGE is expected to have crews on scene by 8:30 am and the project of replacing this pole and restoring power is estimated to take about five hours so the road will be closed until at lease then.

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Persistence and Patience Payoff in Arrest of Suspected Car Thief (Photo) - 12/20/16

On December 11th Deputies were called to the area of 36th Avenue near Target in Salem. A victim reported that he was following his BMW that had been stolen the prior day. Deputies located the vehicle but when they attempted to stop it the vehicle took off at a high rate of speed. Deputies terminated their pursuit and later crossed paths with the car where they were able to clearly see the driver.

Deputies identified the driver as Richard David Keith, age 24, of Salem, the suspect named in the original stolen vehicle report. Due to the manner in which Mr. Keith operated the vehicle, deputies did not pursue it any further, the vehicle was recovered later that evening behind the Dick's Sporting Goods on Lancaster.

The following day, at around 9:30 a.m., deputies were called to the area of 45th and State Street where a man and woman had been sitting in a Kia car for over an hour. When deputies arrived they immediately recognized Mr. Keith and later learned the Kia he was operating was stolen. Deputies attempted to stop Mr. Keith but again he fled the area at a high rate of speed and again deputies did not pursue him.

At about 9:00 p.m., deputies took a report of a stolen Ford truck in the 13000 block of Silver Falls Highway. After the deputies completed their report they located the stolen Kia Mr. Keith had been seen in earlier in the day nearby.

On December 13th, around 7:30 p.m., the stolen Ford truck was involved in a theft of gas from the Brooks Market on Portland Road. When deputies responded they were able to use surveillance video to determine Mr. Keith was the prime suspect in the theft.

At 8:00 p.m., deputies located the stolen Ford truck parked behind an Arco AM/PM on Lancaster Drive NE. The vehicle was running and no one was inside. Deputies searched the store and found Mr. Keith inside where he was arrested without incident. After his arrest Mr. Keith was found in possession of several pieces of jewelry and a methamphetamine pipe.

Mr. Keith is currently in custody in the Marion County Jail for the crimes of Burglary I, 4 counts of Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, 2 counts of Attempting to Elude a Police Officer and Theft of Services.

Deputies are looking for the owner of the jewelry or anyone with information regarding Mr. Keith and his activities. You can text your tips anonymously to TipMCSO at 847411.

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Bicycle Chase Leads to Arrest of Burglary Suspect (Photo) - 12/20/16

Yesterday around 9:30 a.m, Sergeant Don Parise saw a male trying to avoid him on Portland Road NE near Ward Drive NE in Salem. When Sergeant Parise tried to contact the man he fled on his bicycle to a nearby trailer park.

Deputies immediately surrounded the area and within minutes located Cody Ryan Theodore, age 26, of Salem hiding under the skirting of a trailer within the park. Theodore was arrested for an outstanding warrant for Felon in Possession of a Weapon.

The chase took a turn when a Deputy searched Theodore and found a set of keys with numbers on them that matched a burglary that had just occurred at the Rockwood Park Apartments. Deputies contacted the victim an apartment maintenance man who identified the keys as belonging to him.

The victim reported that an unknown person entered an apartment that was under maintenance and stole the keys and a bag of tools. A search of the surrounding area was conducted and the man's missing tools were located and returned to him. Theodore is currently being held in the Marion County Jail for several outstanding warrants and the crimes of Interfering with Police and Burglary I.

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Deputies Adding Holiday DUII Patrols (Photo) - 12/20/16

Thanks to grants made possible by the Oregon State Sheriff's Association and the Oregon Department of Transportation, our deputies will continue their increased DUII patrols through Christmas and into the New Year.

Deputies will be working overtime in an attempt to detect and arrest those drivers who choose to operate their vehicles under the influence. Over the Thanksgiving weekend deputies working specialized DUII overtime detected and arrested 4 motorists for DUII.

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Marion County Sheriff's Office Announces New tip411 Public Safety Alert System (Photo) - 12/20/16

The Marion County Sheriff's Office is excited to announce the launch of its new text to tip program, tip411. Tip411 is a new interactive way to keep the community connected and informed through email, text message, and online public safety alerts. Tip411 also allows the public to report crime tips and other non-emergent suspicious activities directly to police by sending anonymous text messages from their cell phone or via a free smart phone app.

"Tip 411 is a service that allows its users to report criminal activity or suspicious circumstances anonymously." "Tip 411 is not a replacement for 911 or a call to our dispatch center during an in progress incident." "This service is designed to help us gather information on the location of wanted criminals and to identify areas where criminal activity may be occurring." said Lt. Chris Baldridge a spokesperson for the Marion County Sheriff's Office. "The new tip411 system allows our office to engage with the public and share information that will help make Marion County a safer place."

Members of the community can register to receive alerts from the Marion County Sheriff's Office via email and/or text message to their cell phone by opting to receive neighborhood-specific or
citywide alerts about public safety issues in their area. Community members are encouraged to
sign up online by visiting https://tip411site.wordpress.com/sign-up-for-alerts/

While not a replacement for dialing 911 in an emergency, those wishing to share information anonymously with police can simply text TipMCSO and their message to 847411 (tip411).

The new MCSO In The Know App for iPhone and Android from tip411 enables the public to share an anonymous tip with police and lets the officers respond back creating an anonymous two-way conversation.

The "MCSO In The Know" App and tip411 anonymous text a tip system are 100% anonymous, as the technology removes all identifying information before police see the tips and there is no way to identify the sender.

Those with questions, or who need help signing up for alerts, are asked to call the Marion County Sheriff's Office at 503-588-5094.

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