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The Marion County Sheriff's Office is arriving on scene of a fatal motor vehicle crash on Liberty Road South near Jory Hill Road South. Initial indications are that a pickup truck and motorcycle were traveling on Liberty Road South when the two vehicles collided.
The driver of the truck was not injured, a passenger on the motorcycle has been transported to Salem Hospital and the other passenger of the motorcycle died at the scene. Deputies from the Traffic Safety Team are on scene and attempting to determine the events that led up to the crash.
Motorists should expect Liberty Road South to be closed for the next several hours, please seek alternate routes. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.
**Probable Cause Statement Added**
Corrected Information: The marijuana grows viewed by media have been determined to be located on a separate private property, the marijuana grow is a legal grow and not associated with the tragic events that took place yesterday afternoon.
Yesterday at 11:05 a.m., Deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office were called to 13436 Kiliam Road NE, near Woodburn. At 11:21 a.m., when Deputies arrived they found two deceased victims, and two additional victims who were all injured from gunfire.
Deputies on scene treated the victims for their injuries and loaded them on to awaiting ambulances. Katie Gildersleeve, age 30, of Logsden, Oregon was transported to Emanuel Hospital in Portland by ambulance and she later died of her injuries. The second victim Refugio Modesto-DeLaCruz, age 27, was also transported by ambulance to OHSU and he is currently in critical condition but expected to survive his injuries.
Deputies searched the residence and the surrounding area with K9's and an airplane provided by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. Deputies were able to obtain a vehicle and suspect description on scene which was broadcast to all local police agencies. At approximately 1:30 p.m., the suspect was located driving east on Interstate 84, near The Dalles. Oregon State Troopers, deputies with Hood River County Sheriff's Office and the Hood River Police Department stopped the vehicle being driven by Bonifacio Oseguera-Gonzalez, age 29 and he was taken into custody without incident.
Upon further investigation detectives identified Ruben Rigoberto-Reyes, age 60 and Edmundo Amaro-Bajonero, age 26 as the two males killed at the Kiliam residence. The victims Refugio, Ruben and Edmundo are residents at the Kiliam Road address, and Ms. Gildersleeve was the girlfriend of another resident who was not present at the time of the shooting. The suspect Bonifacio is known to frequent the property.
At this point in the investigation all further releases of information will be managed by the Marion County District Attorney's Office. The Sheriff's Office sends it condolences to the families of the victims and we hope that media will be respectful of those families during their grieving period.
The man detectives believe is responsible for today's triple homicide has been booked into the Marion County Jail. Bonifacio Oseguera-Gonzalez, age 29 will be arraigned tomorrow at 3 p.m. at the Circuit Court Annex for the crimes of Aggravated Murder x 3 and Attempted Aggravated Murder. The Sheriff's Office does not anticipate any further releases this evening, a time for additional releases has not yet been determined.
Today at 11:05 a.m., Deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office were called to the 13000 block of Kiliam Road NE, near Woodburn. At 11:21 a.m., when Deputies arrived they found two deceased victims, and two additional victims were injured from gunfire.
Deputies were able to obtain a vehicle and suspect description on scene which was broadcast to all local police agencies. At approximately 1:30 p.m., the suspect was stopped by the Oregon State Police on Interstate 84, east of Portland, the suspect was taken into custody without incident.
The victims in this case are all adults, 3 males and 1 female, tragically the female has died at the hospital and the male remains in critical condition. The Sheriff's Office is not prepared at this time to release details regarding the relationship of the victims and shooter or their identities. The Sheriff's Office will release the suspects name and photograph once he has been booked into the Marion County Jail, that time frame is unknown.
The Marion County Sheriff's Office would like to thank the Oregon State Police, Woodburn Police Department, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.
Approximately 10 minutes ago the suspect in today's shooting was detained by the Oregon State Police just east of Portland. No further details are available at this time.
The Marion County Sheriffs Office is on scene and investigating a shooting that took place today in the 13000 block of Kiliam Road NE. The Sheriff's Office can confirm there are two vicitms who are deceased and two vicitms transported to OHSU and Emanuel.
The Sheriff's Office is still actively searching for the single suspect in the shooting. We are very early in the investigation and very few details are available for release at this time. As information becomes available we will update this release.
This Friday deputies will be adding extra patrols to our Marion County roadways through the 4th of July weekend. Made possible by grants through the Oregon State Sheriff's Association and the Oregon Department of Transportation, our Traffic Safety Team members will be out in force looking for motorists who are driving under the influence.
According to the National Highway Traffics Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2014 over the 4th of July holiday (6 p.m. July 3rd to 5:59 a.m. July 7th), 164 people were killed in crashes involving at least one driver or motorcycle operator with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher. Those preventable deaths make up 41% of the 397 people killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes over the 4th of July period.
The Sheriff's Office would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday weekend, but please if you're celebrating have a plan to drive sober.
Last night, around 7:15 pm deputies were dispatched to a theft from a vehicle at the North Fork Park, located at 24450 North Fork Rd SE. The victims of the theft were alerted by their car alarm and were able to see the suspect and his vehicle as it left the area.
The victims began to chase the suspect who was described as driving recklessly down the North Fork Road toward the city of Lyons. At one point during the chase it is believed the suspect fired multiple rounds from his vehicle at the victim's vehicle. After being shot at the victims stopped chasing the suspect, luckily the victims were not injured and their vehicle was not struck by any of the rounds fired.
A short time later, a Linn County deputy located the suspect vehicle in the Lyons area and again the suspect fled in his vehicle. The Linn County deputy pursued the vehicle back up the North Fork Road. The chase continued until deputies from the Marion County Sheriff's Office and troopers with the Oregon State Police deployed spike strips which disabled the vehicle.
Once the suspect realized he could not drive any further he stopped his Ford Explorer on the Pioneer Road Bridge and leapt an estimated 30 feet into the Santiam River where he floated down river. Several hundred yards down river the suspect swam to shore and fled on foot. K9 teams from Marion County Sheriff's Office and the Salem Police Department tracked the suspect to a heavily wooded area where he was believed to be hiding. Due to the heavily wooded and steep terrain, the Sheriff's Office SWAT Team was called in to search the area.
Around 1:00 a.m., Forrest Frost, age 29, of Lyons surrendered to deputies peacefully. Mr. Frost is currently lodged in the Marion County Jail for the crimes of Attempted Assault I, Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle, Theft II, Robbery 1, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Attempting to Elude the Police and menacing.
The Sheriff's Office would like to send a special thanks to our law enforcement partners at the Linn County Sheriff's Office, Oregon State Police and Salem Police Department.
Marion County Traffic Safety Team Deputies will be hitting the road June 14th through the 16th, adding extra DUII patrols, working for a safe travel experience as the school year wraps up and we head into summer. Deputies have been working extra hours through the winter and those patrols will continue into the summer thanks to grants made possible by the Oregon State Sheriff's Association and the Oregon Department of Transportation.
Since Memorial Day, Deputies have issued 50 citations for violations like distracted driving, speeding, and not wearing seat belts. Of those 50 citations, 7 were alcohol related DUII's and 2 drug related DUII's.
Summer is here, kids are out of school, so let the vacations begin! If you are driving on our Marion County roadways, please drive sober and always obey the rules of the road. Have a great summer and safe driving!
Detectives have been working through the night investigating the events that lead to a man being shot at a southeast Salem home. At approximately 1:30 p.m., Detectives executed a search warrant at a residence in the 4800 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE where investigators believe the shooting occurred.
The man shot, a resident of Salem, is currently at OHSU undergoing surgery, he is expected to survive. During the execution of the search warrant, Detectives arrested one man with an outstanding warrant but he is not associated to the shooting. The Sheriff's Office would like to ensure the public there is no immediate danger to residents, Detectives do believe the shooting is drug related.
The Sheriff's Office is not currently releasing the name of the man who was shot, we will update this release as the investigation progresses, and we do not anticipate any further releases today.
Marion County Sheriff's Office deputies and detectives are currently on scene and investigating a shooting in the 4800 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE in Salem. Deputies were called after a man began banging on doors asking for help and claiming he had been shot.
The man has been taken to Salem Hospital where he is being treated for a gunshot wound. It is obviously very early in this investigation and the Sheriff's Office is not able to provide details such as the victim's name, age, condition or any details surrounding the shooting. Deputies do want to assure residents that there is no immediate danger to the public.
As more information becomes available this release will be updated, that time frame is not yet known.
Deputies have identified the driver in Friday's fatal crash as Michael Vanwoert, age 19 of Gervais, the Sheriff's Office thoughts are with the Vanwoert family. With summer fast approaching the Sheriff's Office asks all of our motorist to please drive with caution and obey all posted speed limits.
Deputies have now cleared the scene of the earlier fatal crash, deputies determined that the driver was traveling on Jefferson Scio Drive, negotiating a curve when the car left the roadway and impacted a tree head on. The Sheriff's Office does not intend to release anything regarding the identity or gender of the driver until tomorrow afternoon. Deputies do believe speed was a factor in the crash.
Marion County Sheriff's Office deputies are currently on scene and investigating a single vehicle crash in the 3200 block of Jefferson Scio Drive, near Jefferson. The initial investigation is showing that a vehicle was traveling northeast on Jefferson Scio Drive when it left the roadway and struck a tree, killing the driver instantly.
One lane of Jefferson Scio is closed but traffic is able to move through the area. Deputies will remain on scene until they can complete their investigation. It is obviously very early into this investigation and the Sheriff's Office is not prepared to release the identity or the gender of the driver involved in the crash at this time.
This release will be updated as more details become available.
Today at about 12:30 p.m., the Sheriff's Office recovered the body of Warren Franklin Jr. from the Santiam River. Mr. Franklin was found by a boater approximately ?1/2 mile from where he was last seen swimming. The Sheriff's Office sends its condolences to the Franklin family for their loss.
Deputies have identified the missing man from last weekend's incident on the Santiam River as Warren Franklin, age 35 of Salem. Tragically Mr. Franklin has not been recovered from the water but is presumed drown. The Sheriff's Office would like to send its condolences to the Franklin family also to remind the public to please use caution when recreating in open water and always wear or have a life vest accessible at all times.
After an exhaustive effort crews have suspended their search for the missing man, who is presumed drown in the Santiam River near Jefferson. Divers told deputies that the water where the man disappeared is approximately 13 feet deep with heavy currents.
The Sheriff's Office would like to extend its condolences to the family of the lost man, it is the time however to remind swimmers to please exercise extreme caution in open water and always wear or have a life vest close while swimming. The Sheriff's Office will not be releasing the man's name until all family can be notified of this tragic accident.
Deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office are currently on scene of a suspected drowning in the Santiam River near the Santiam Rest Area south of Salem. A man and woman had been swimming just west of Interstate 5 when the male began struggling in a whirlpool.
The man went underwater and has not surfaced, tragically he is presumed drown. The Sheriff's Office is currently being assisted by the Linn County Sheriff's Office dive team, Albany Fire Department, Jefferson Fire Department and a REACH helicopter.
Rescuers are attempting to recover the man but have been unsuccessful so far. This release will be updated as more information becomes available.
Areas like the North Fork and Detroit Lake will draw crowds on a weekend expected to bring the hottest temperatures thus. The Sheriff's Office would like to offer a few tips if you are heading for the water to beat the heat.
1. Water is unpredictable so please wear a life vest or have one very nearby if you choose to enter the water.
2. Drink plenty of fluids, like water or your favorite sports drink.
3. Carry sunscreen and a first aid kit.
4. Most importantly have a plan to call 911.
If you are in the North Fork area cell service is very limited, luckily there are two locations with 911 call boxes. The first can be found at the Elk Horn Fire Station located near the Elk Horn Golf Course. The second is the newly installed Salmon Falls 911 call box located near the entrance of the popular swimming destination. Marion County is beautiful place, please enjoy our natural beauty responsibly.