Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Middle School Student Designs MCSO Uniform Patch for the City of Jefferson
Mason LaCrosse, Deputy West & Mayor Pickett
Students, school officials and law enforcement personnel attended the Jefferson Middle School assembly this afternoon to witness the selection of the Marion County Sheriff's Office Jefferson Patrol patch.
Our Office contracts with the City of Jefferson to provide police services and wanted to build on that relationship by having a special uniform patch designed and worn by the deputies working in the City of Jefferson.
Children from the City of Jefferson were challenged to design their own patch with the only condition that the patch contain the basic elements and colors of the regular patch worn by all MCSO deputies.
A total of nineteen submissions were received. The winning patch was selected by a panel of personnel from the Sheriff's Office and Jefferson City officials.
The winner of the contest was Mason LaCrosse, a 7th grade student at Jefferson Middle School.
Jefferson Mayor Ben Pickett attended the assembly and commended each artist for their submission and thanking them for getting involved in their community.
MCSO Commander Kevin Schultz also attended the event. He added: "I really appreciated the fact that these students participated in this event. Their stepping up and getting involved is what helps to unite this community and make it stronger and safer. This patch will be visible in the community for years to come as the patch will be proudly worn by Deputies. The design is very unique to the City of Jefferson".
The patch will be registered with the United States Copyright Office - Library of Congress; thus copyrighting and protecting it forever, from inappropriate use.
A photo of the winning patch and the contest winner is attached to this release.
MCSO Parole & Probation Deputy Recognized with Statewide Award for Outstanding Service
Commander Jeff Wood & Deputy Whitlock
Marion County Sheriff's Office Parole & Probation Deputy Anna Whitlock was recently recognized by the Oregon Department of Corrections for her dedication and outstanding service in the filed of parole & probation. Deputy Whitlock was selected from a group of nominees submitted to the DOC from throughout the State of Oregon.
On Wednesday, May 15th, she was presented the "Community Corrections Outstanding Service Award" in recognition of her work in the Transition Services Unit (TSU) of the Marion County Sheriff's Office Parole & Probation Division. This unit provides recently released offenders who have served time within the Department of Corrections assistance with their re-entry to society.
With the TSU, Deputy Whitlock was primarily involved with the Student Opportunity for Achieving Results (SOAR) program, an intensive and collaborative 12 week treatment and employment program designed to provide a variety of services including enhanced supervision, cognitive programming, parenting classes, mentoring, housing, employment services, and addiction treatment. A copy of the program's objectives is attached to this release.
Deputy Whitlock began her career with the MCSO in 2000. She is one of two deputies assigned to the Transition Services Unit.
P&P Commander Jeffrey Wood commended her in his nomination to the DOC, saying, "Anna is the type of parole & probation deputy that every Commanders wants working for them. She cares for her community, cares for her clients, and believes that positive change leads to public safety."
He added, "I once heard a SOAR graduate comment, "Anna is like my mom, only with a gun". This is a perfect description of the complex role played by Deputy Whitlock. She takes this role seriously and applies her trade passionately. Her clients believe in her because they see how she believes in them".
Deputy Whitlock is one of 35 Parole & Probation Deputies supervising approximately 3800 clients in Marion County. She can be contacted at Awhitlock@co.marion.or.us
MCSO Employee Charged with Official Misconduct - 05/23/13
A civilian employee of the Marion County Jail was arraigned in the Marion Circuit Court this morning following an investigation into alleged inappropriate interactions with female inmates at the Marion County jail.
Nathaniel W. Johnston, 33, has served as a Facility Security Aide since February of 2007, and has been on administrative leave since April 22, 2013.
Johnston was charged with three counts of ORS 162.415 - Official Misconduct in the First Degree (an A Misdemeanor) and released with a new court date of July 1, 2013 at 1:30pm.
The interactions for which Johnston has been charged allegedly occurred during a year-long period beginning in May, 2012.
Sheriff's Office officials became aware of the allegations that lead to the charges in April, 2013. After conducting an initial review, it appeared that the conduct may have constituted a violation of state laws. Consistent with Sheriff's Office policy, Sheriff Myers called upon the Linn County Sheriff's Office to conduct an independent investigation into the allegations.
The results of that investigation were submitted to the Marion County District Attorney's Office for review. The charges were filed on May 20th.
Sheriff Jason Myers commented, "As an Office, we support our employees and stand behind them when they make sound decisions. However, every decision must adhere to the standards of our policies, procedures, office code of ethics and the public's trust in our office. If they don't, we are committed to being accountable."
Mr. Johnston is represented by Salem Attorney Jeff Jones. He was charged by way of District Attorney's Criminal Information filing; there is no PC statement available.
Burglary & Assault Suspect Arrested Following Canine Search
At approximately 11:30pm, Monday night, Marion County Deputies were called to a disturbance at a residence in the 100 block of Main Street, Idanha.
A neighbor had observed a male subject entering the residence and knew he didn't belong there. He called 911. At about the same time, the owner of the house also called 911 saying that he was confronted by a man who assaulted him and tried to strangle him. The homeowner said the man appeared intoxicated. He tried to steal some prescription medications from the victim and ran from the house following the confrontation. Witnesses reported him running toward Highway 22.
Several deputies, including canine Deputy Jason Bernards and Rolo, arrived in the area to search for the suspect.
Rolo immediately began to track the suspect's scent from the victim's residence. He followed it across the Santiam River, and again picked up the scent on the Linn County side. Rolo and Bernards followed the scene for about a mile until Rolo stopped at the front door of a home in the 300 block of Blossom Avenue.
Deputies ultimately contacted Waylon Clayton Blanchette, 33, who lived at the house. He appeared intoxicated and matched the description of the suspect in the assault and burglary.
Blanchette was arrested and booked into the Marion County Jail on charges of Burglary 1, Assault 4 and strangulation. He is also being held without bail on a Parole Violation detainer. He will be in court this afternoon at 3:00pm.
Traffic Safety Team Participates in "Click It or Ticket" Campaign
Click It or Ticket
The Marion County Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Team (TST) will be joining law enforcement agencies throughout the state in the "Click It or Ticket" campaign conducted May 20th through June 2nd.
Traffic Safety team members will be focusing on violations associated with motor vehicle crashes. Three prevalent violations that cause injuries and deaths are excessive speed, failure to use safety restraints and driving while distracted.
On Friday, May 24th, between 8:00am and 12:00noon, TST deputies will conduct a seatbelt safety enforcement blitz in the area of Silverton Rd and Lancaster Drive NE in Salem. We want to urge all drivers to use their safety belts and to focus on safe driving by removing distractions like cell phone texting and checking email.
TST Supervisor Sergeant Craig Cunningham added, "As we move into the summer months, we'll see an increase in warmer weather and recreating. I want to remind drivers of the dangers of not requiring all passengers in the vehicle to wear a safety belt. I encourage drivers to buckle up, focus on the task of driving and eliminate distracting behaviors in their vehicles."
Salem Man Facing Sex Abuse Charges
A 20-year old Salem man is in the Marion County Jail facing sexual abuse charges following his arrest on Thursday afternoon.
Sr. Deputy Todd Bay arrested Mathew Jacob Gwyn at a home in the 1500 block of Madras Street SE at about 4:00pm. Gwyn was charged with molesting a 6-year old daughter of a woman known to him. Bay learned that the sexual contacts began in January but only surfaced recently when the daughter disclosed the events to her mother.
An investigator trained in interviewing young sexual victims assistance Bay in his investigation. At this time, there are no other known victims of Gwyn.
Gwyn was charged with three counts of Sex Abuse 1. He is due in court at 3:00pm on Friday.
A booking photo is attached to this release.
Swimmers Rescued After Near-Drowning in the Willamette River
Swimmers from River Rescue
At approximately 6:00pm this evening, two swimmers were rescued from the banks of the Willamette River in Keizer after they were stranded following a near-tragic river crossing.
Sherwin Schnell of Independence was sitting at the water's edge when he saw two swimmers enter the water near the Keizer Rapid Boat ramp on the east side of the Willamette River. The teen-aged swimmers were wearing children-sized "floaties" on each arm and immediately began struggling with the water current. The were struggling to reach to other side of the river.
At one point, they became entangled in a whirlpool and appeared unable to free themselves and get to the shore. Mr. Schnell called 911 and reported what he saw.
Sgt. Shane Burnham, Sr. Deputy Dave Zahn, and Cadet Francisco Villasenior were dispatched in a MCSO marine rescue boat and arrived to find the swimmers standing in the water at the bank on the west side of the river.
Mr. Schnell stated that after they made it across the river, they attempted to swim back to the east side, through the same area where they nearly drowned. Following the 911 call-taker's directions, Schnell yelled at them to stay put until help could arrive. Fortunately, they followed his direction.
The swimmers were identified as Timothy Edmond, 18 of Salem, and Dakota Massie, 13, of Salem. They told deputies they tried to cross the river, but underestimated the current and water temperature (which was about 59 degrees at the time).
The swimmers were returned to the boat ramp where they started their journey. Both were in good condition and did not require medical assistance.
With summer approaching, boaters and swimmers will be taking to the waters to enjoy the season. We encourage them to wear appropriate floatation devices, respect the water current and temperature and always bring a friend along with you for safety.
A photo of the swimmers, taken by Sgt. Shane Burnham, is attached to this release.
Public Invited to Attend Review of Marion County Deadly Force Protocols
Marion County Sheriff Jason Myers and District Attorney Walt Beglau extend an invitation to the public to attend the biennial review of the Marion County Use of Deadly Force protocol established with the 2007 passing of Senate Bill 111.
The review of the plan is on the Marion County Public Safety Coordinating Council (PSCC) agenda for the meeting set for Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 at 4:00pm. The meeting will be held in the Pringle Hall Community Center at 606 Church Street, Salem.
The following Google map link will provide directions to the Community Center: http://goo.gl/maps/B5RWH
Senate Bill 111 (2007) required the creation of local, comprehensive protocols to address the use of deadly physical force by Law Enforcement during the performance of their duties. Marion County included in their plan the requirement that the plan be reviewed biennially.
A full copy of the plan is available at: http://www.co.marion.or.us/SO/SB111.htm.
The meeting is open to the public. If you know of others who may be interested in attending, please share this information.
CCTV will also televise the meeting for repeated play back on their schedule.
MCSO Boater Safety Class Offered on Saturday, June 8th
Be a Safe Boater!
A boater safety class, sponsored by the Marion County Sheriff's Office and the Oregon State Marine Board is being offered to anyone in need of an Oregon boater safety card. The class is scheduled for Saturday, June 8th, from 8:00am to 5:00pm, at the Keizer Fire Station at 661 Chemawa Rd. NE in Keizer.
Pre registration for the class is required as class size is limited. Cost of the class is $5.00 per person and is payable at the beginning of the class.
Class textbooks do need to be picked up prior to the class at the Keizer Fire District Business Office or the Oregon State Marine Board located at 435 Commercial Street in Salem. The required textbooks are free.
For class registration or more information contact Doug White at 503.463.4956.
Oregon law requires that anyone 12 and older must have an Oregon Boaters Card in their possession when driving a power boat with a motor larger than 10 horsepower.
Participants who successfully complete the class receive a certificate of graduation that qualifies the student to receive their boater card from the Oregon State Marine Board.
Unintentional Self-Inflicted Gunshot Injures Homeowner Investigating a Prowler - 05/07/13
At approximately 4:00am, Tuesday morning, Marion County Deputies were called to the Emergency Room of the Salem Hospital to investigate a possible shooting.
Deputy Jeremy Landers contacted the victim at the hospital and determined that he was being treated for a non-life threatening self-inflicted gunshot wound to his jaw. He was identified as Frank R. Moore, 71, of Salem.
Moore told Deputy Landers that he and his wife were asleep in their RV at the Phoenix RV Park, 4130 Silverton Road NE, in Salem. He was awakened by the sound of someone moving around outside his RV. Moore said he armed himself with a .22 caliber rifle and went to investigate.
Moore said he tripped in the darkness and accidentally shot himself in the jaw. He was able to knock on a bedroom window of the RV to wake his wife. Moore's wife found him bloodied and unable to communicate. She drove him to the hospital.
Deputies responded to the RV Park and checked the area where the incident occurred. They recovered the rifle where Moore told them he'd dropped it. No sign of the prowler was found.
Moore's current condition is not known. The shooting appears unintentional.
Deputies recommend that whenever you hear suspicious noises or suspect you have a prowler on your property, make the safe decision to call 911 and let a trained law enforcement officer investigate.
* Photo Correction * - Suspects Arrested After Bar Fight, Pursuit and Canine Encounter
* CORRECTION *
The photo posted for Igor Bogato was incorrect. The new photo attached is correct. We apologize for the error.
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Alert deputies and canines joined forces to capture two men wanted for assaulting a bouncer at a strip club in North Salem on Monday evening.
Deputies were called to the Firehouse Cabaret Strip Club, 5782 Portland Road NE at about 11:50pm. 911 callers reported that three men were assaulting the bouncer and that the fight had moved outside to the parking lot.
As Deputy Mark Ferron arrived on the scene, witnesses pointed out a silver 1993 Toyota Camry speeding away northbound on Portland Road. The Camry contained three adult males. Ferron attempted to stop the car but it continued north on Portland Road before turning east onto Webb Street NE. The car left the paved roadway at the intersection of Peachtree Street NE and tried to escape by driving through some farm fields. It drove around in the fields for some time, apparently looking for an escape path, before finally coming to a stop. Two occupants ran from the car, but one remained.
Canine deputies Jason Bernards & Jerry Wollenschlaeger arrived with their canines. Rolo and Yo were deployed. The driver of the car ran about 1/2 mile and refused to surrender to the commands of the deputies. He was seized by Rolo as he hid in some tall grass. Deputies learned he was Mikhail Ermolenko, 21, of Salem. He was the owner of the Toyota.
The front seat passenger was taken into custody where the car stopped in the field, but he continued to fight with deputies, refusing to surrender. He was identified as Igor Bogatko, 25, of Salem.
The rear seat passenger also fled, but deputies were unable to locate him after a lengthy canine search. Witnesses said he had little involvement in the original fight.
Deputies at the scene learned that the three men came into the strip club and immediately became loud and boisterous. They were refused service and the fight broke out as they left the business.
Ermolenko was transported to Salem Hospital for treatment of his dog bites. He was then booked into the jail and charged with Assault III, Menacing, Disorderly Conduct II, Resisting Arrest and Elude Vehicle - Foot.
Bogatko was booked into the jail and charged with Assault III, Menacing and Disorderly Conduct II.
Both men are expected in court today at 3:00pm.
There were no injuries to the deputies or canines. Salem Police Officers assisted in establishing a perimeter while the canine searched the field and also handled priority calls in the county area while deputies were tied up booking the suspects. Our Office appreciated their assistance.
* UPDATE - Victim Identified * - Turner Death Investigation - 05/06/13
Marion County Detectives have concluded their investigation into the death of a woman found in a Turner residence on Sunday morning.
The victim was identified as Chanelle Mills, 24, of Salem. Ms. Mills was a guest at the residence on Apollo Street SE. Ms. Mills was found lying on the floor of her room at about 9:30am, Sunday. The residents called 911 but Mills was already deceased when medics arrived.
An autopsy conducted this morning by the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office concluded that Ms. Mills died a natural death due to a medical condition.
Her family has been notified. They have requested media privacy to grieve the death of their loved one.
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Marion County Sheriff's Detectives have taken the lead on this investigation. The female victim has been identified, but family notifications are still pending. An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow.
At this time, there is no new information available for release and no further releases are expected this evening.
The investigation continues and updates will be issued as releasable information becomes available.
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The Marion County Sheriff's Office is currently assisting the Turner Police Department with a death investigation in the 5500 block of Apollo Street SE in Turner.
Turner PD has asked that we handle the PIO duties for them.
At this time, there is one female adult that has been identified but family notifications are still in progress. Her identity will not be released until those notifications are made.
No information about the cause or manner of her death is available at this time, and further details of the investigation are not available as we're still processing the home where she was found.
We do not expect to issue media updates from the scene; updates will be issued via the FlashAlert system as information becomes available.
Commissioners Declare May 6th through 10th "Corrections Professionals Week"
Marion County Jail
By unanimous Board action, the Marion County Board of Commissioners has declared May 6th through the 10th, 2013 as "Corrections Professionals Week".
During this week, people across the United States and Canada will join together to recognize the work done by Corrections professionals, nurses and support staff to ensure the public's safety.
Commander Sheila Lorance has announced that the jail management staff is scheduling celebrations to honor the work of the staff. These celebrations will be scheduled around the daily tasks performed by our staff and will also accommodate the regular intake traffic of persons arrested in Marion County.
The business of running a jail is a 24 hour a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year proposition. Commander Lorance commented, "Celebrations are important for our staff, but so is the responsibility we have to operate a secure jail facility that houses 405 inmates and a work center that houses an additional 144 inmates". The security of these facilities and the safety of Marion County & our staff are our top priority.
Sheriff Jason Myers added, "The citizens of Marion County can be proud of the service their Corrections professionals provide. The job they do is a difficult one, but they face the challenge with diligence, integrity and compassion."
Salem Man Charged with Sexually Assaulting 12-year old Girl
A 35-year old man walked into the Marion County Jail visiting area yesterday morning and told deputies he wanted to confess to some crimes he'd committed.
Eddie Luter, of Salem, told Sr. Deputy Todd Bay that he had been sexually abusing a 12-year girl who lived with him and his wife in their Salem apartment.
Luter told the deputy that the assaults began in January 2013 and continued through March of this year. The girl, whose parents are living and working in Chuuk State in Micronesia, has been staying with the suspect and his family since 2010.
Luter explained that the assaults took place while his wife was away at work and that his wife wasn't aware of his actions.
Deputy Bay contacted the victim who confirmed the confession of Luter and provided additional details to Deputy Bay. The victim claimed she remained silent out of fear for her own safety.
Luter was arrested and booked into the Marion County Jail on 6 counts of Rape 1 and 6 counts of Sexual Abuse 1. He is being held without bail and due in court at 3:00pm, today.
The victim was placed in the care of a relative. Investigators are trying to determine if there is a familial relationship between the victim and Luter. We are also working to make contact with the victim's parents in Micronesia.
* UPDATE * Marion County Jail Locks Down After Disturbance - 05/03/13
The Marion County Jail remains under a modified lockdown this morning following yesterday's disturbance in one of the cell pods.
Two of the jail pods have returned to normal routine, but three units continue under lockdown after inmates in those units became vocally belligerent and threatening during their in-cell mealtime last night. All inmates are in those pods will remain in their cells for the time being.
Jail management is continuing to investigate yesterday's disturbance and the identities of the responsible inmates are still being withheld until that investigation is completed.
Further updates will be provided when conditions at the jail improve.
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The Marion County Jail remains under lockdown this evening, following a disturbance created by a number of inmates who refused to return to their cell after an outdoor exercise period.
The disturbance began at 1:55pm, when 7-8 inmates were returning to their cells from the exercise yard. One inmate was spotted trying to tamper with the exercise security door by placing something in the door jamb.
Jail staff observed the inmate's actions and alerted the deputies working on the floor who, in turn, ordered the inmates into their cells. The inmates refused and started verbally challenging the deputies. At one point, an inmate armed himself with the handle from a mop and began advancing on the deputies.
Deputies confronted him with a warning that Tasers would be deployed if he and others failed to follow directions to return to their cells. The inmate surrendered the mop handle and entered his cell.
The entire jail was placed under a lock-down order during this time, with all inmates being placed in secure cells until the disturbance was quelled.
The jail's Cell Extraction team was deployed to move several of the instigating inmates in segregation cells, separating them and limiting the threat to the deputies and other inmates. Deputies were forced to deploy pepper spray to gain their compliance.
Regular court proceedings in the court annex and the main courthouse downtown were affected by the lockdown as inmates could not be moved to and from the courtrooms to make their appearances.
The jail was unable to accept new arrestees for several hours but began accepting them again shortly before 5:00pm.
The perimeter of the jail was never breached and at no time was there an opportunity for an inmate to escape. The safety of the surrounding community was never in jeopardy.
There were no injuries to deputies or inmates during the disturbance, and order was restored at the jail by 2:15pm. It is not known how long the jail will remain under lockdown but our concern is for the safety of the 400+ inmates housed there, as well as the jail staff.
Those inmates involved in the disturbance may face additional charges or disciplinary action. Their identities are being withheld until the investigation into the disturbance is complete.
Jail Commander Sheila Lorance commented, "I was very pleased with how the staff handled this incident. The staff followed our protocols for these events and order in the jail was regained within a short period of time. The inmates responsible were identified and will face consequences for their actions. We regret the inconvenience caused to the courts."
Our Office extends its appreciation to the law enforcement agencies affected by the temporary closing of the jail. We understand the burden it placed on their personnel.
No photos or video available.
Boyfriend Charged for Assaulting 6-month old Child
Robert A. Pinsky
Marion County Detectives have completed their investigation into an incident that left a 6-month old child in critical condition at the Oregon Health & Sciences University Hospital in Portland.
Deputies were first alerted by the medical staff at the Santiam Hospital, in Stayton when the victim was brought to the Emergency Room for treatment on April 5th. The child, Roy Fast Jr., was unconscious when brought to the hospital by his mother's boyfriend, 30-year old Robert Andrew Pinsky.
Pinsky told doctors that the child had fallen off the couch where he was sitting. He had been watching the boy while the boy's mother, Shaanon Crouch attended a class. The incident occurred at a home shared by Crouch and Pinsky in the 600 block of 9th Street in Aumsville.
The victim was ultimately transported to OHSU - Doernbecher Children's Hospital for more intensive treatment. The victim suffered from head trauma, bone fractures and has undergone surgery. Doctors told investigators that the injuries were not consistent with falling off a couch.
On April 23rd, Pinsky was arrested by Detective Matt Wilkinson and lodged in the Marion County Jail. He is charged with one count of Assault 1. His bail is set at $150,000.
A booking photo of Pinsky is attached to this release.
2013 Drug Turn-In Event was a success
Residents of Polk and Marion Counties took advantage of the prescription drug turn-in event hosted on Saturday, turning in almost 1600 pounds of unused medications. The "Drug Turn In" event is an annual joint effort involving the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and law enforcement agencies from throughout the Willamette Valley.
This program addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of juvenile accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.
Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.
Recent studies have also shown medications improperly disposed of present a risk to the environment and can be scavenged from the garbage and abused. When drugs are flushed, they are not removed by sewage treatment facilities and septic tank systems. Drugs can enter the soil, surface water and ground water. Studies have also shown that drugs found in waterways have a serious impact on fish and other aquatic life.
Deputy Jeffrey Stutrud, of the Marion County Sheriff's Office Community Relations Unit, worked at the Roth's IGAS Market site; assisted by several of our MCSO Cadets.
He reported the following amounts collected:
The Marion County Sheriff's Office collected 286 lbs at the Roth's Market site on Lancaster Drive in Salem.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office (which included Dallas, Monmouth, Falls City, and Grande Ronde) collected 296 lbs.
The Salem Police Department collected 375 lbs.
The Keizer Police Department collected 252 lbs.
The Turner Police Department collected 167 lbs.
The Hubbard Police Department collected 37 lbs.
The unused medications that were collected came from over 720 households in Polk and Marion Counties.
MCSO Deputy Shoots Out-Of-State Fugitive
Sunnyside Shooting Scene
Friday morning, April 26, 2013, Marion County Deputies were called upon to check the welfare of a man reportedly slumped over in the seat of a parked car in South Salem.
The call was received at 7:09 am and upon arrival two Deputies found a late model silver Acura facing northbound on the shoulder Sunnyside Road SE, near the Interstate 5 & Illahe overpass.
The deputies woke the sole occupant to check on his well-being. After awakening the man there was an encounter with deputies which resulted in the man being shot by a deputy.
The man, who was since identified as a wanted out-of-state fugitive considered armed and dangerous, was transported to the Salem Hospital where he is being treated for a non-life-threatening wound. Neither deputy was injured
Investigators also confirmed the vehicle he was in, was stolen.
Consistent with Senate Bill 111 protocols, the HART (Homicide Assault Response Team) lead by Keizer Police Detectives will handle the investigation.
The name of the man shot, along with the deputies involved will be released at a later time. No further information about the incident is available at this time as the investigation is active and ongoing.
Sunnyside Road and the I-5 overpass were closed to all traffic for about three hours.
Keizer Police Captain Jeff Kuhns (Phone: 503.390.3713) will handle PIO media questions going forward. Information will only be released upon the authorization of the District Attorney's Office.