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Sheriff's Office Recruitment Team Offering Opportunity for One on One Conversation ***Location Changed*** (Photo) - 08/24/15
Sheriff's Office Recruitment Team Offering Opportunity for One on One Conversation

The Marion County Sheriff's Office Recruitment Team is offering you a free cup of coffee and an opportunity to discuss career opportunities at the Sheriff's Office. Lead Recruiter Deputy Elsa Navarro stated, "We have a work force of nearly 350 employees, our job opportunities range from civilian positions to certified law enforcement. We seek to hire and retain a diverse work force to meet the needs of our community. Come join us, even if you have never thought of the Sheriff's Office as a place to work, we have a lot to offer!"

Several Deputies from our recruitment team will be on hand to take your questions and discuss things like job duties, work hours, wages, retirement packages and the like. To enhance the conversation Deputy Navarro will be kicking things off by discussing and answering questions surrounding women in law enforcement.

So mark your calendars and come join us on August 26th, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., at Mill Creek Station, located at 200 Hawthorne Avenue SE in Salem. We hope to see you there.
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Deputies Searching for Stabbing Suspect in 4000 Block Lancaster Drive NE ***Update 3*** (Photo) - 08/21/15
***Update 3***

The victim in last night's stabbing has been identified as Larry Grant, age 31, of Salem. Mr. Grant has been taken to OHSU where he will undergo surgery to repair the stab wound to his arm. The suspect, Carlos Martin remains in the Marion County Jail where he is accused of Assault in the 2nd Degree. Mr. Martin will appear in court today at 3 p.m. The Sheriff's Office does not anticipate any further releases regarding this investigation.


***Update 2***

Mr. Martin has been arrested after being spotted by a tipster in the area of Rickey Street SE and Lancaster Drive SE in Salem. Mr. Martin was arrested without incident and will be taken to the Marion County Jail.

Deputies are still working to determine charges for Mr. Martin, in the meantime he will be held at the jail on his outstanding warrant for Robbery



The victim in tonight's stabbing is a 31 year old male who is known to the suspect. The victim remains at Salem Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The Sheriff's Office K9 Team has ceased their search for the suspect however, Mr. Martin may still be in the area and residents are asked to call 911 immediately if they see him.


Deputies are actively searching for a suspect involved in a stabbing in the 4000 block of Lancaster Drive NE. Deputies are searching the area for Carlos Miguel Martin, age 20, a Hispanic male who is described as 5'06" and 130 pounds, he was last seen wearing a black shirt and black shorts.

If you see Mr. Martin in your area please do not contact him and call 911 immediately. Mr. Martin has a felony warrant for his arrest and should be considered armed and dangerous. The victim in tonight's stabbing has been taken to Salem Hospital with unknown injuries.
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Marion County Sheriff's Office Offers 2015 Citizen Academy (Photo) - 08/20/15
Marion County Sheriff, Jason Myers, invites you to experience the world from the deputy's perspective. Participants will cross the yellow line for a close-up view of what goes on at the heart of the Marion County Sheriff's Office.
The academy includes;

* A behind-the-scenes look at Marion County courtrooms and the Judicial Security Deputies that protect them.

* You'll experience firsthand the inner workings of the Marion County Jail, from booking through lodging and the day-to-day living conditions.

* Parole & Probation Deputies will explain the philosophy that guides them in their case management, and the programs offered to probationers and parolees to help them make a successful transition back into our community.

* The role of Patrol Deputy extends well beyond the traditional traffic stop. The 2015 Citizen Academy will bring participants into this multi-faceted world with exposure to a wide variety of assignments, including Detectives, K9 Units, SWAT, Marine Patrol and Search & Rescue. Participants will have the opportunity to go on a ride-along with a Patrol deputy and Experience "the road" first hand.

To participate, you must:
* Be at least 18 years of age.
* Be willing to commit to attending all classes.
* Live or work within Marion County.

Class size is limited!

FRIDAY October 2nd 8:00AM -- 5:00PM
SATURDAY October 3rd 8:00AM -- 5:00PM
SATURDAY October 10th 8:00AM -- 5:00PM
SATURDAY October 17th 8:00AM -- Noon

To apply for the 2015 Citizens Academy, please contact the Community Resource Unit at (503) 588-7981 or by email at
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Wheatland Ferry Operator Arrested for Theft of Fare Monies ***Updated Photo*** (Photo) - 08/19/15
On August 18th, Kaci Lynn Clark, age 28, of Independence was issued a criminal citation for the crime of Theft II. The investigation that began on July 28th of this year was kicked off after staff began noticing discrepancies in the deposits of ferry monies received from the usage of the Wheatland Ferry.

After discovering the discrepancies Ms. Clark was placed on administrative leave and Detectives with the Marion County Sheriff's Office were called in to investigate. Detectives believe Ms. Clark was collecting the fee, not recording the vehicle and pocketing the money. The investigation into the case is still ongoing and additional theft charges may be added. The Sheriff's Office does not anticipate any further releases regarding this case and there is no image of Ms. Clark available for release. Information regarding the ferry, its location and fees can be found at .

The updated photo was taken in 2012 during a period of high water.
Deputies Wrapping Up Summer of Traffic Safety Operations (Photo) - 08/19/15
The Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Team is preparing to wrap up a summers worth of traffic safety events. Deputies have been working throughout the summer to help create a safe driving experience for our residents and visitors.

In the month of July, Deputies cited 568 speeding drivers, 37 uninsured motorists, 60 suspended drivers and arrested 21 drivers accused of DUII. All of these special events are funded by grants provided to us from our partners at the Oregon Department of Transportation and the Oregon State Sheriff's Association.

According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, in 2013 there were 313 fatal motor vehicle crashes in the State of Oregon, 95 of those fatal crashes were attributed to speed. It is because of statistics like these that the Sheriff's Office adds extra patrols to our roadways. Finishing up summer and heading into fall you can find us out in force and on our roadways on the dates listed below:

Labor Day Weekend 08/21 - 09/07
Intersection of Silverton and Lancaster 08/24 - 09/06
Sublimity Harvest Festival 09/11 - 09/13
Oktoberfest 09/17 - 09/20
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Sex Offender Notification (Photo) - 08/18/15
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: David Ray Houston
SID#: 7833073
DOB: 11/04/1967

HEIGHT: 5' 07'' WEIGHT: 210lbs

SALEM, OR 97301

David Ray Houston is on Post Prison Supervision for the crime (s) of : RAPE I, RAPE I

This person was granted Supervision on: 09/29/2014
Supervision expiration date is: 07/28/2025

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

Other: Houston has a history of sexually offending minor females known to him and sexually abusing by force adult females not known to him.
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Sex Offender Notification (Photo) - 08/18/15
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: Ronald W Collins
SID#: 05501751
DOB: 05/16/1946

HEIGHT: 6' 02'' WEIGHT: 168lbs

SALEM, OR 97317

Ronald W Collins is on Post Prison Supervision for the crime (s) of : SODOMY I, SEX ABUSE I

This person was granted Supervision on: 06/13/2008, 06/13/2008
Supervision expiration date is: 08/11/2017, 06/12/2011

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

Other: Collins has a history of sexually offending minor males who were known to him.
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Suspect Still Being Sought in 2013 Sexual Assault (Photo) - 08/17/15
Marion County Sheriff's Office Detectives are still searching for a man involved in a home invasion and sexual assault that took place on Elm Street in Jefferson on Friday September 27th, 2013.

The adult female victim told deputies that a man knocked on her door at about 2:30pm, asking for directions. The man suddenly forced his way into the house and sexually assaulted her. A sketch artist was able to create a composite sketch of the suspect. Sheriff's Detectives are asking the public to retake a look at the sketch and contact us immediately if they recognize the person of interest.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 30 years old, 5'-11" with a medium build, dark colored hair that is short, but longer in the back and green eyes. He appeared unshaven to the victim which she described as, "multiple days growth".

The man had a tattoo on the inside of his left wrist described as looking like either HHH or III. He had another tattoo of a devil's head on his right bicep, blue and white "boat" shoes, dirty black colored denim jeans, a dirty plain white t-shirt with small burn holes, a solid colored dark jacket with an open zipper front with no markings, a dark blue hat with no markings and he smelled of cigarettes.

A vehicle associated with the suspect is a light blue Honda, possibly an Accord.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call the Marion County Sheriff's Office Tip Line: 503.540.8079. You may remain anonymous.
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Sheriff's Office Announces New Feature for Concealed Handgun License Customers (Photo) - 08/12/15
The days of waiting for a call back to book your concealed handgun license appointment are now an inconvenience of the past. The Sheriff's Office is excited to share that our concealed handgun license clients can now book their necessary appointments online.

With a simple click of the mouse, our clients can create their appointment to apply for, renew, change their name or transfer their concealed handgun license from another county. To obtain your printed materials and set up your appointment online just follow the link to: If the internet is not for you and you prefer to call in, our staff will still be on hand and available to book your appointments and answer your questions by phone during regular business hours.
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Special Program Can Help Deputies Locate Missing Loved Ones (Photo) - 08/10/15
It is not uncommon for one of our loved ones to become stricken with a debilitating disease like Alzheimer's or Dementia. Each year the Sheriff's Office responds to hundreds of calls from families reporting their loved ones missing.

Just last night Deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office and our Search and Rescue Team assisted the Salem Police Department in locating 67 year old, Patty Slater of Turner. In this case Ms. Turner was spotted by an off duty Deputy some 2 miles from her home after she became lost, but tragically this is not always the case.

It is because of cases like these that the Sheriff's Office has teamed up with Project Lifesaver a Program where participants wear a personalized bracelet which emits a tracking signal on an individualized FM radio frequency. Each participant's bracelet transmitter is assigned a radio frequency that is unique both to them and to their geographical area.

When a Project Lifesaver participant is determined to be missing, a caregiver contacts the Sheriff's Office via 911, trained deputies will immediately respond to search for the missing person using PLI's radio-frequency tracking equipment. There is an initial $95, one time, cost to setup PLI and $25 per month after that. The cost includes all necessary equipment and maintenance needed to be a member of PLI.

To qualify your loved one must live in Marion County; be diagnosed by a certified physician as having Alzheimer's Disease, other dementia disorders, Autism, Down Syndrome or other similar disorders; and is known to wander away from caregivers. To learn more about PLI check out our webpage at
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Deputies Obtain Temporary Restraining Order to Prevent Rave (Photo) - 08/07/15
On Tuesday Deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office were made aware of a large "Rave" style party being held at 980 Silver Falls Drive NE, near Silverton in rural Marion County. The party titled "The Boombox in da Boondox" is set to play music throughout the night and provide vendors who are performing things like glass blowing.

Once learning of the gathering, our Code Enforcement Unit set out to ensure the organizers had made the appropriate arrangements with the County, Fire Marshal and other applicable permits and services needed for this type of gathering.

After learning the event was being held illegally the Sheriff's Office moved forward and obtained an injunction, barring the event from taking place. We are now working with our partners at the Oregon State Police, the Oregon Department of Transportation, the State Fire Marshalls Office and the land owners to place signs and barricades blocking access to the property. Deputies will be on hand and in the area patrolling.
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Sheriff Myers Promotes Deputy to Sergeant (Photo) - 08/04/15
Yesterday, Sheriff Jason Myers swore in his newest Sergeant assigned to the Jail Division. Deputy Matt Davis took his oath as friends, family and co-workers looked on as the ceremony took place in the Japanese garden located on our campus at 4000 Aumsville Highway in Salem.

Sergeant Davis has been a Deputy Sheriff since 2005 and during that time he has worked in our Court Services Section, Enforcement Division and the Jail. Please help us congratulate Sergeant Davis on his promotion.
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Deputies Investigating Home Invasion Robbery in Salem (Photo) - 08/03/15
Today at about 12:40 p.m., Deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office were called to a robbery in the 4900 block of Sunnyview Road NE. When deputies arrived the 3 victims described the robbers as white males, wearing black hooded sweat shirts and black bandanas. 2 of the suspects were described as 5'09" to 5'10" tall and average build, the third man was taller and thin.

The men fled in a newer, white, Chevy or Ford, 2500 truck with a 4" lift and 35" tires, the suspects are not known to any of the victims. The men who were armed with a shotgun and crowbars assaulted two of the victims and stole items from the residence. The Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with information to call 911 immediately. The victims in this case, who are obviously shaken, have asked the media to remain off of their property.
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No Call Too Small For a Deputy Sheriff (Photo) - 08/03/15
Yesterday at about 1:30 p.m., Deputy Paul Vasta with the Marion County Sheriff's Office was called to investigate an Osprey tangled in the power lines located on Weddel Road SE, coincidently near the "Osprey Farm."

When Deputy Vasta arrived he found the bird tangled in twine and hanging upside down from the power lines. Quickly he called Portland General Electric who responded with a bucket truck to cut the bird free. After cutting the bird free the Lineman wrapped the bird in his jacket and lowered it to safety. On the ground representatives from Turtle Ridge Rescue were waiting to help the bird.

The bird was placed inside of a secure container taken to Turtle Ridge and its bindings removed. After being treated for a small cut on its foot Deputy Vasta took his new found friend back to Weddle Road and released him. Deputy Vasta stated that despite being very tired the bird took flight while other Osprey's circled overhead calling out in what seemed to be a welcome home to their feathered friend.
Important Information Regarding the North Fork Park Fire ***Update*** (Photo) - 08/01/15
All road closures have been reopened. There is still no admittance to the North Fork Park.


Fire Fighters have been working all day to contain a fire that broke out in the North Fork Park. The fire is now contained and crews are working to fell any affected trees and put out any remaining portions of the fire.

The park is closed and there will be no admittance for at least the next 3 days. Any personal items left behind by campers or visitors to the park have been collected by county employees and are being taken to the main Marion County Public Works Campus, located at 5155 Silverton Road NE, Salem.

Personal items can be collected Monday 08/03/15 by calling our Public Works Department at 503-588-5036. Road closures are remaining in effect and will be until the largest piece of fire apparatus can clear the fire scene.
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Deputies Investigating Runaway Semi Crash (Photo) - 07/29/15
Deputies are on scene and investigating how a semi truck lost control on Delaney Road SE near Battle Creek Road SE, spilling its load of lumber. Deputies know that the semi was traveling east toward Turner Lumber when the driver experienced brake failure causing the truck to careen through an intersection, into a rock retaining wall and finally coming to a stop in the yard of a neighboring residence.

Traffic in the area is delayed while crews clean up the massive spill and remove the truck. Deputies are estimating that it will take beyond the lunch hour before traffic will resume normally. No injuries have been reported and motorists are being asked to seek alternate routes.
Deputies on Scene of Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash (Photo) - 07/29/15
Deputies have identified the drivers in Sunday's fatal traffic crash as Neal Meusling, age 35 of Hubbard. Mr. Meuseling was the only occupant in his red, Porsche, Boxster when it crashed earlier this week. Deputies do believe speed was a factor.


Deputies are currently on scene and investigating the cause of a single vehicle crash on Crosby Road NE near Butteville Road NE. Crosby Road is currently closed between Butteville and Arbor Grove while investigators determine the cause of the crash.

Sadly Deputies have determined that the cars single occupant was killed in the crash. The Sheriff's Office does not intend to release the name of the driver until next of kin can be notified.
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