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Detectives Investigating Shooting in East Salem ***Correction - Update 1*** (Photo) - 01/23/20

**Correction to spelling of deceased male's name - correct spelling is Eduardo Flores Rodriguez**


On January 21st, 2020, deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a shooting in the area of Snoopy Lane NE and Linus Court NE.  During the incident three people sustained gunshot wounds, including a male found in a silver Chrysler 300 at the scene with a gunshot wound to the head.  The male from the Chrysler 300 has been identified as Eduardo Flores Rodriguez, a 21 year-old from Woodburn.  Earlier today Flores Rodriguez was pronounced deceased at a local hospital.

A search warrant was served earlier this afternoon by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team and investigators at a residence on Snoopy Court NE.  No arrests have been made at this time in connection with the shooting.

Investigators are requesting anyone who may have information about the shooting to contact our non-emergency dispatch at 503-588-5032 or to submit an anonymous tip at


On January 21st, 2020, shortly after 11:00 pm, deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a shooting in the area of Snoopy Lane NE and Linus Court NE, in the unincorporated area of Salem.  Deputies arrived on scene to find a silver Chrysler 300 crashed into a van; one adult male in the vehicle had what is believed to be a gunshot wound to the head.  Medics transported the victim to an area hospital where he is in critical condition.  A short time later, two additional adult males arrived at Salem Hospital with gunshot wounds from the incident.  Both have been treated and released for their injuries.

Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Unit have taken over the investigation and are investigating.  If anyone has information about the shooting they are being asked to call the Sheriff’s Office non-emergency dispatch at 503-588-5032.

Sunday Single Vehicle Roll Over
Sunday Single Vehicle Roll Over
Multiple Weekend Crashes Lead to Road Closures in Northern Marion County (Photo) - 01/20/20

On Monday, January 20th, 2020, at approximately 8:18 am emergency crews were dispatched to a head-on crash involving a semi-tractor and trailer on Ehlen Road NE near Donald Road NE in northern Marion County.  The semi-tractor and trailer carrying potato chips was overturned during the collision with a 2016 Jeep Cherokee.  The driver of the Jeep was extricated from the vehicle by emergency crews and transported by ground ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.  The driver of the semi-tractor was also taken to an area hospital with minor injuries.

During the investigation at the scene, investigators determined the semi-tractor and trailer were traveling eastbound on Ehlen Road NE prior to the collision.  Witnesses reported the driver of the semi-tractor was not driving within their lane prior to colliding with an oncoming vehicle.

Andrew Addo, 37 year-old male from Tacoma, has been identified as the driver of the semi-tractor belonging to J.B. Hunt Transport.  Addo was cited and released at the hospital for charges including Reckless Driving, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, and Assault in the Fourth Degree. 

This crash is the second major collision this weekend in northern Marion County which resulted in lengthy road closures.  On Sunday, January 19th, 2020, at just after 4:30 pm deputies were dispatched to the 8000 block of McKay Road NE to the report of a roll over crash involving a single vehicle, a 2019 Nissan.  When emergency crews arrived, they found the lone occupant of the vehicle trapped inside and had to extricate her.  The driver was transported by Life Flight to a Portland area hospital.  While emergency crews were on scene of Sunday afternoon’s crash, two additional non-injury crashes occurred in the immediate area.  The roadway was closed to traffic for approximately 1 ½ hours during the investigation of Sunday’s collision.

A 61 year-old Newberg woman, Dana Witt, has been identified as the involved driver in Sunday’s crash.  Investigators believe alcohol use was a contributing factor to the single vehicle roll over; Witt was cited and released at the hospital for DUII.  The driver sustained non-life threatening injuries as a result of the crash. 

The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the numerous public safety partner agencies who assisted with the collisions.  These agencies include: St. Paul Fire District, Aurora Fire District, Woodburn Ambulance, Life Flight, Marion County Public Works, Linn County Sheriff’s Office, Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue, Keizer Police Department, METCOM 911, and the Willamette Valley Communications Center. 

As of 3:30 pm on Monday afternoon, Ehlen Road NE at Donald Road NE remains closed to traffic while crews work to clear the roadway following this morning’s head-on collision.  There is currently no estimated time frame for the roadway to reopen.

K9 Zeke
K9 Zeke
Deputies Responding to Shots Fired Prompts SWAT Response (Photo) - 01/18/20

On January 18th, 2020, shortly before 3:00 am deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the report of shots fired in the 4500 block of Agate Drive SE, in the unincorporated area of Salem.  Deputies contacted multiple people near the residence and learned a male had come to the home a short time earlier and fired multiple shots in front of the residence prior to going inside.  Deputies learned the suspect was searching for someone at the residence and had pointed a handgun at another male inside the house, taking their wallet.  There were no reported injuries as a result of the shots being fired by the suspect.

The suspect, Jeffrey Jeno Garza, was reported to still be hiding inside of the home along with multiple other people.  Over the course of the next few hours, multiple additional people came out of the residence to safety.  Marion County Sheriff’s Office SWAT was activated and responded to the scene along with investigators from the Criminal Investigations Unit.

Negotiators from the Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team spent the next several hours attempting to get Garza to surrender peacefully.  After attempts to get Garza to surrender voluntarily were unsuccessful, he was ultimately located hiding in a crawl space beneath the home by a police K-9.

Garza, a 39 year-old Woodburn man, was taken to an area hospital for treatment for his injuries.  He will be lodged at the Marion County Jail for multiple charges including Robbery in the First Degree, Theft in the Second Degree, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

Sex Offender Notification - 01/09/20

Marion County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the following information pursuant to ORS163A.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: Stieglitz, Nicholas Ryan

SID#: 12791432

DOB: 03/05/1980


RACE: W                               SEX: M

HEIGHT: 5' 10''                      WEIGHT: 190lbs

HAIR: BRO                            EYES: BRO



                        SALEM, OR  97301


Nicholas Ryan Stieglitz is on Post Prison Supervision for the crimes of: RESIST ARR

This person was granted supervision on: 05/21/2018

Supervision expiration date is: 05/20/2020

Special restrictions include:              [X] A&D evaluation and participate in treatment if recommended

Other:  Stieglitz’ victim pool includes adult males and females known to him.









Attached Media Files: Stieglitz.docx