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Adult In Custody Death Under Investigation - 11/30/22

On November 23rd, 2022, at 7:00pm., an adult in custody (AIC), William Schultz, 33, was found unresponsive in his cell by his cell mate, who then alerted deputies.  Deputies and medical staff at the Marion County Jail began administering CPR and requested an ambulance.  Deputies and medical staff continued their efforts at life saving measures until relieved by the ambulance personnel.

Ambulance personnel took over and continued life saving measures of Mr. Schultz, for a considerable amount of time and effort however he was pronounced deceased.  The cause and manner of death is still under investigation, no additional information is available for release currently.

In accordance with the policy of the Marion County Sheriff's Office, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office was asked to investigate the death as an outside law enforcement agency.  We have no further information currently as the investigation is ongoing.  

Sex Offender Notification (Photo) - 11/22/22

Marion County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the following information pursuant to ORS 163A.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: Sergio Javier Reyes

SID#: 21457053

DOB:  01/04/1995


RACE: H                                   SEX: M

HEIGHT: 5' 03''                        WEIGHT: 170 lbs

HAIR: BLK                                EYES: BRO




Sergio Javier Reyes is on Post-Prison Supervision for the crime (s) of:  Public Indecency and Driving Intoxicated 

This person was granted Supervision on:  05/05/2022

Supervision expiration date is:  10/12/2026

Special restrictions include:                [X] No contact with minors     [X] No alcohol


Attached Media Files:  Sergio_Javier_Reyes.jpg
Marion County Sheriff's Office Arrest Wanted Subject on Quinaby Road. - 11/17/22

On November 16th, 2022, The Marion County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team was activated to help arrest Zachariah Phillips who had a warrant for his arrest regarding the charge of attempted murder.  This occurred in the 2600 block of Quinaby Rd NE, Salem, OR at about 3:21pm, where Phillips was held up inside a residence.  It took several hours to resolve as SWAT personnel took their time and used the assistance of verbal negotiations to try and de-escalate the situation.  After several hours, the situation was defused and resolved peacefully as Phillips agreed to come out of the residence and surrender to SWAT personnel who took Phillips into custody without further incident, at about 11:39pm.  Phillips was eventually taken to the Marion County Jail where he was lodged on his warrant and Quinaby road was re-opened.      

We would like to thank our residents for their patience as we had the road blocked for a considerable amount of time, which was necessary for the safety of everyone.    


Marion County Sheriff releases a statement regarding Ballot Measure 114 - 11/16/22

Attached please find a statement from Sheriff Joe Kast regarding Ballot Measure 114.

No further information will be released concerning BM 114 at this time.  Thank you 

Attached Media Files: FINAL_BM114_LETTER.doc2.pdf
Detectives Seek Information Regarding A Suspicious Fire Behind Safeway - 11/10/22

On October 3rd, 2022 at about 4:00am, deputies from the Marion County Sheriffs Office responded along with the Marion County Fire District #1 to a reported fire involving some bushes which quickly spread to a travel trailer at a nearby RV park.  This occurred behind the Safeway at 3380 Lancaster Dr NE, in the alley way, which is in east Salem.  Fortunately, no one was hurt in this incident.  Detectives are seeking information from anyone who may have any information as to how this fire started.  Also, Detectives are looking for information regarding a white Scion TC which was seen in the area moments before the fire.  Please refer to the attached photos of the described vehicle. Investigators are interested in talking with the occupant(s) of the vehicle as they may have valuable information.  

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to call Detective Remmy, with the Marion County Sheriffs Office.  He can be reached at 503-566-6931 and you can choose to remain anonymous.  

Attached Media Files: Vehicle of interest