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Sheriff's Office Offering Free Boat Inspections (Photo) - 04/22/15
On Saturday, May 9th, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the Marion County Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol Team will be offering free boat inspections. Deputies will be at Hillyer's Santiam Motorsports, located at 11361 Mill Creek Road SE in Stayton.

Deputies and volunteers will be checking for:

-Boat Registration (Certificate of number)
- Registration numbers on forward half of boat
- Validation stickers
- Boater education cards
- PFD's (life jackets)
- Sound producing device
- Fire extinguisher
- Navigation lights
- Ventilation
- Clean Flame arrestor
- Aquatic Invasive Species Permit for non-motorized over 10'

Come on out, we hope to see you there!
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Salem Firefighter Arrested After Domestic Dispute (Photo) - 04/15/15
Last night at about 1:30 a.m., deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office were called to a West Salem residence after being requested by the Salem Police Department to investigate an alleged incidence of domestic violence.

After deputies arrived they found probable cause to arrest Matthew Brozovich, age 32 at his West Salem home and lodge him in the Polk County Jail. Mr. Brozovich was taken to the jail for five counts of harassment, and one count of menacing, all misdemeanor charges. Mr. Brozovich, a Captain with the Salem Fire Department and an employee since 2005, posted $3,250 bail and has been released from jail.

Mr. Brozovich's next court appearance has been set for, May 7th at 9:00 a.m., in Dallas. The Sheriff's Office does not intend to release any further information regarding this incident, the victim or employment related matters pertaining to the Salem Fire Department.
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"Military Mistress" on Nation Wide Fraud Spree ***Update*** (Photo) - 04/14/15
Today at 9:44 a.m., the Marion County Sheriff's Office was notified that Bobbi Ann House and her husband Zackerie House were stopped by the Mobile County Sheriff's Office in Alabama. The couple were said to be living out of their vehicle, along with a dog, when they were stopped on Grand Bay Wilmer Road near I-10.

The Mobile County Sheriff's Office seized the stolen vehicle and released the House's as they were not able to determine any local charges. The Sheriff's Office is still seeking help from State and Federal Agencies due to the jurisdictional issues surrounding the case. If the House's return to Oregon the Marion County Sheriff's Office has probable cause to arrest them for the felony crimes of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and theft by deception.

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Bobbi Ann Finley, aka Bobbi Ann House, age 39 of Dallas, Oregon, has been implicated in a spree of check frauds totaling some, $13,500 and spanning across the nation. Deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office discovered the fraud after being called to Universal Auto Sales at 399 Lancaster Drive NE, in Salem.

Ms. House, coined the "Military Mistress," after she married 14 US service members, along with her newest husband, Zackerie House, age 27, of Dallas, Oregon are accused of opening a Wells Fargo bank account and writing bad checks on the account. The House's started their spree in Western Oregon, moving through Oregon coastal towns, into Colorado and Oklahoma.

From the dates of 03/11 through 03/30 the House's have written nearly $13,500 in insufficiently funded checks at locations like Cabellas, Safeway and Bi-Mart. The items the House's are purchasing appear to be items used for camping or surviving in rural or remote areas. The couple are driving a 2005, Cadillac, Escalade, Oregon license 535BWP. They last made a purchase on 03/30 at "Atwoods" in Checotah, Oklahoma.

On 03/14, the House's purchased a vehicle from Universal Auto Sales in Salem, with a down payment of $1500. The down payment was made using the same checking account the Houses are using to defraud other business out of items and services; the House's vehicle is listed as a stolen vehicle.

Deputies with the Sheriff's Office do not know the current whereabouts of the House's or where they will strike next. Deputies in Marion County do have probable cause to arrest the House's for their use of the fraudulent checks in Marion County. This case has been handed over to detectives with our Criminal Investigations Unit who will be seeking the assistance of the Oregon Department of Justice due to the jurisdictional issues surrounding this case.

If you have seen or been a victim of the House's please call your local police department, state police or sheriff's office immediately.
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Man Hit With Baseball Bat After Girl Decides She Doesn't Want a Relationship (Photo) - 04/13/15
Haley Fox, age 24, of Turner has been arrested and charged with Assault I after she struck an Alabama man with a baseball bat in the head. Samuel Campbell, age 26, of Adger Alabama, began a relationship with Ms. Fox via the internet, sometime in 2013. According to detectives, in April of 2015 Mr. Campbell agreed to move to Oregon and live with Ms. Fox.

On April 8th, Mr. Campbell went to Ms. Fox's residence in the 7000 block of Lipscomb Road SE, to meet her for the first time in person. When he arrived Ms. Fox led him to a table outside of the residence where he sat down to drink wine. It is when Ms. Fox asked Mr. Campbell to close his eyes that things took what could have been a deadly turn. Detectives determined that while Mr. Campbell had his eyes closed, Ms. Fox walked behind him and struck him in the head, with a baseball bat.

As a result of the attack Mr. Campbell suffered cuts to the head that required staples and a fractured skull. Ms. Fox told investigators that she decided to hurt Mr. Campbell because she did not want to be his girlfriend. During the assault investigators learned that an additional party was present and may have witnessed the assault. Jennifer Beaumont, age 26 has been interviewed and her exact involvement is still being determined.

On April 9th, Ms. Fox was arrested and later charged with Assault I, since her arraignment she has posted bail and was released from custody. Mr. Campbell has been treated and released from Salem Hospital. Any and all future releases regarding this incident will be referred to the Marion county District Attorney's Office.
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Deputies Negotiating With Man After Shots Fired (Photo) - 04/11/15
A man is in custody after a standoff with deputies earlier today. Robert Owens, 34, of Salem is in custody after firing rounds near his residence and eluding deputies. After SWAT members arrived on scene Mr. Owens again fled in his vehicle being pursued by SWAT members.

After crashing in a ditch nearby, Mr. Owens was pinned in by two armored vehicles. Mr. Owens was removed from the vehicle by SWAT Team members and less lethal devices were used in his arrest. Mr. Owens did sustain some minor injuries and has been taken to Salem Hospital for evaluation.

Mr. Owens will be treated for his injuries and any mental health issues at Salem Hospital. Mr. Owens may face criminal charges later. The OSP Bomb Squad has cleared the vehicle of any explosive devices and Matheny Road NE has been reopened.


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Earlier this morning, deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office responded to a suicidal man in the 5800 block of Silverton Road NE. At the time of call it was determined that the male was not a danger to the public so deputies elected to avoid contact with him as to not force any tactical situations.

Sometime later the male left his residence and began firing shots near his home. Deputies used the man's cellular phone to locate him at a park near the Wheatland Ferry. After finding the man a short pursuit ensued sending deputies and police officer's to the dead end of Matheny Road NE. Two of the man's tires were deflated by spike strips during the pursuit.

Officers with the Salem Police Department, Keizer Police Department and the Oregon State Police are on scene and assisting with the standoff. Marion County SWAT and its negotiators are on scene and are working with the man for a peaceful resolution.

Additional details will be made available as the scene progresses.

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Sheriff's Office Adding DUII Patrols (Photo) - 04/09/15
Starting tomorrow and carrying through the weekend, the Marion County Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Team will be adding extra DUII patrols. Deputies will be focusing on impaired and distracted drivers in and around northeast Marion County.

According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration;

1. Alcohol-impaired motor vehicle crashes cost more than an estimated $37 billion annually.
2. In 2012, more than 10,000 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes - one every 51 minutes

What should you do if you see an impaired driver?

1. Stay as far away from the other vehicle as possible.
2. Do not try to pass the vehicle or signal the driver to pull over.
3. Take notice of the license plate number along with details of the vehicle including make, model and color. Please do not compromise your own safety trying to obtain this information.
4. Pull over or use your hands free device to call 911. Give the exact location of the vehicle, including the name of the road or cross streets and the direction the vehicle is traveling. Give a complete description of the vehicle and the manner in which the vehicle is being driven.

Once you call and give us the information, we will take it from there. Share our roads responsibly, please don't drink and drive.
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Deputies Say Seatbelts Save Lives of Seven in Early Morning Crash (Photo) - 04/02/15
This morning, at 6:45 a.m., deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office were called to a roll over crash, on River Road NE and Mahony Road NE, near St. Paul. When deputies arrived on scene they found the mangled, Ford Econoline van and its seven occupants being worked on by fire personnel.

Ambulances and fire trucks from St. Paul, Marion County, Woodburn, Keizer and Newberg were used to transport all of the passengers and the driver to the Salem Hospital. According to the driver she and her passengers were traveling to work when they came upon a slow moving vehicle. They attempted to pass the slow moving vehicle, when they were met by an oncoming car in the opposing lane.

The driver stated she could not see the oncoming car because it was cloudy, low light and the vehicle did not have its lights on. The van quickly moved back over into its lane of travel, over corrected, left the roadway and lost control into a field. As the vehicle traveled into the field, it flipped over on its top and then back onto all four wheels.

All seven occupants were transported to the Salem Hospital ER, where they are being treated for minor injuries. Deputies stated that all of the occupants of the van were seat belted at the time of the crash. The Sheriff's Office wants to take the time to remind motorists that lights must be on when a vehicle is driving on a highway and limited visibility conditions exist.
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Deputies Need Your Help Locating Witness to Assault **Updated Again*** (Photo) - 03/31/15
I apologize for any inconvenience, the suspects name in this case is Edward Francis West.

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Edward Francis West, 59, of Salem is in custody after alledgley slapping a juvenile and then later pointing a firearm at him last Sunday at about 4:00 p.m. The disturbance began after two, 17 year old juveniles, crossed the street in front of Mr. Francis's truck on Center Street near Lancaster Drive NE in Salem.

For unknown reasons Mr. West yelled at the boys to get out of the street and when they yelled back he drove into the parking lot at Roth's Market and confronted the two boys. A verbal altercation between the boys and Mr. West took place but after Mr. Francis began pushing and eventually slapping one of the males they attempted to leave the area.

That is when it is alleged that Mr. West went back to his truck and grabbed a small black handgun and pointed it at the boys stating, "Get ready to die." According to reports, a Good Samaritan saw the altercation and stopped to help the boys. The Samaritan was riding a motorcycle and used his helmet to knock the gun away from Mr. West allowing the boys to run away from the area.

The Sheriff's Office is asking for your help in locating the Good Samaritan or any other witnesses to this incident. The Samaritan is reported to be a male riding a green motorcycle. Unfortunately, the boys were unable to get any further description of the rider. Mr. West is lodged at the Marion County Jail where he is set to be arraigned for the crimes of Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Menacing, Assault IV and Harassment.

Anyone with information can call Deputy Banks at 503-576-7243.
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After 27 Years Lieutenant Decides to Hang Up His Belt (Photo) - 03/31/15
Today, with best wishes, we said goodbye to Lieutenant Tim Steele, who is retiring after a 27 year career with the Marion County Sheriff's Office. Lt. Steele started his law enforcement career shortly after graduating high school, when he joined the Army. Lt Steele served in the Army as a military police officer, where he worked in a variety of assignments.

In 1986, and while attending college, Lt. Steele became a reserve deputy sheriff with the Benton County Sheriff's Office. In 1988 Lt. Steele left Benton County and came to work for the Marion County Sheriff's Office as a full-time deputy sheriff.

At MCSO, Lt. Steele worked as a patrol deputy, on our Traffic Safety Team, a detective on our Youth Services Team and as a public information officer within the Community Action Team. In 1997, Lt. Steele was promoted to sergeant, as a Sergeant he supervised patrol deputies the Traffic Safety Team, forest patrol deputies, Search and Rescue and Street Crimes Detectives.
Tim was promoted to lieutenant in 2010 and was assigned to the Institutions Division, overseeing contracts and administrative functions. In 2013, he moved downtown to the Operations Division, rounding out his career writing policies, managing the Professional Standards Unit, accreditation, civil, records, concealed handgun licensing and training.
Sheriff Jason Myers was quoted as saying, "We can't thank Tim enough for his years of dedicated service, and we wish him well in his retirement." Tim has told us that he plans to take the next year off before he decides what to do next. Good luck Lieutenant Steele, enjoy your retirement!
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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month (Photo) - 03/30/15
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Local organizations including the Family Building Blocks, Liberty House, Salem-Keizer School District 24-J, the Department of Human Services, Marion County Community Services Department, the Marion County Sheriff's Office, the City of Salem Police Department and the Hands and Words are not for Hurting Project will spearhead activities during the month of April as part of a national "Child Abuse Prevention Month" effort.

On Wednesday, April 1st, officials will gather at 8:00 am, as PGE personnel begin to hang blue ribbons from a tree located on the northwest corner of the State Capitol. The ribbons will symbolize the 10,630 confirmed victims of child abuse in the State of Oregon in 2013.

Below are a few tips that can help prevent child abuse.

1. Help yourself. If the big and little problems of your everyday life pile up to the point you feel overwhelmed or out of control - take time out. Don't take it out on your child. Seek help and care for yourself so that you will be able to be more effective for your child.

2. Monitor your child's activities. Keep the computer in a family area where you can keep an eye on its use. Supervise all internet and cell phone activities closely. Be choosy about television and video viewing: watching violent films, TV programs, and video games can harm young children.

3. Help a friend, neighbor, or relative. Being a parent isn't easy. Offer a helping hand to take care of children so the parent(s) can rest or spend time together.

More information on combating child abuse can be found at www.parentforthefuture.com. The public and media are invited to attend the event on Wednesday, project organizers will be on hand to distribute information. Come join us and help us prevent child abuse!
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Join Our Team As a Reserve Deputy Sheriff! (Photo) - 03/30/15
Are you interested in a career in law enforcement? Did you know that most deputy sheriffs began their careers as a volunteer? Well here is your chance, the Marion County Sheriff's Office is currently accepting applications for the position of Reserve Deputy Sheriff.

As a reserve you will have the opportunity to serve your community, ride-a-long with deputy sheriffs, attend police training and gain valuable life experience. Detective Matt Hagan stated, "Being a reserve deputy helped prepare me for my career as a detective. I would recommend being a reserve to anyone who is interested in a career in law enforcement,"
A list of qualifications and how to apply can be found at www.GoMCSO.com just select the tab on the left marked, "Reserve Deputies." Or you can contact Detective Matt Hagan at 503-316-6605 or mhagan@co.marion.or.us with any specific questions. Hurry, because the position closes May 1st, so get your application in now!
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Man in Custody After Shots Fired During Domestic Dispute ***Update*** (Photo) - 03/29/15
An investigation that is still continuing this evening, has led detectives to believe that Evan Anderson, age 35, of Millersburg, kicked in the door of his ex-girlfriends residence to confront her and her new boyfriend. Once Inside the residence evidence shows that, Anderson fired two shots, one into the ceiling and another into the floor.

After Anderson left, the victim's mother, who lives close by, came to the house to see what had happened. Upset that her daughter had been shot at, she went to Anderson's Millersburg residence, to confront him. At the residence Anderson was in the process of switching vehicles and as he left he rammed the victim's Mother's vehicle with his truck.

Finally, after ramming the victim's mother, 911 was called, nearly 30 minutes after the initial disturbance. Once the 911 call was placed Troopers, with the Oregon State Police located Anderson on Enchanted Way SE near I5. Anderson was stopped and taken into custody without incident. At the time of custody Anderson had his 14 month old son, in the car with him, detectives do believe that the son was with Anderson the entire time. The child was taken by DHS personnel and placed with family members.

Because of the nature and severity of the crimes committed by Anderson the Sheriff's Office does not intend to release the names of the victim's, witnesses, minor child or exact locations of today's events. Anderson is being held at the Marion County Jail and will be arraigned tomorrow for the crimes of, Burglary I, Menacing, Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Menacing. Additional charges may be added later.

The Sheriff's Office wants to take the time to remind people that confronting armed assailants is extremely dangerous and your first action once you are safe should be to call 911.


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A Linn County man is in custody after kicking in his ex-girlfriends front door and firing shots in her general direction, at her residence in Jefferson this morning. Deputies and detectives are on scene and processing evidence and crime scenes that spread from Jefferson to Millersburg.

Evan Anderson, age 35 is in custody, there are no reported injuries and there is no danger to the public. The Sheriff's Office is still in the early stages of their investigation and pieces of this complex puzzle are being put together. Once additional details become available we will make them available, that time frame is not yet known.
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