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Keizer Officers Arrest Car Clouter - 09/03/21

On September 3, 2021, at approximately 4:30 a.m., Keizer Police officers responded to a suspicious activity in the area of McLeod Ln. N.E. and Aldine Dr. N.E.  A citizen called to report they received a Ring notification and observed a person attempting to gain entry into vehicles by lifting door handles.  The citizen gave a description of the suspect and possible direction of travel.  Officer’s responded to the area and located twenty-eight year old Jerry Atalig II who matched the description. 

Upon investigation, it was determined that Mr. Atalig II was responsible for the unlawful entry of numerous vehicles in the neighborhood and the theft of random items which were recovered near where he was contacted by police.  Mr. Atalig II was arrested and then interviewed by detectives where Mr. Atalig II admitted to opening unlocked car doors and stealing various items.  Mr. Atalig II was charged with eight counts of Unauthorized Entry into a Motor Vehicle (UEMV) and Theft in the Second Degree.  Keizer case number 21-2537.

Mr. Atalig II was further questioned about older cases dating back a month or more.  Mr. Atalig II admitted to committing UEMV and Theft where his photograph was captured on home surveillance equipment in the Wheatland Rd N. area.  Keizer Police cases 21-2161, 21-2460, 21-2461 and 21-2465 were cleared by Mr. Atalig II’s arrest.  He was charged with six additional counts of UEMV, two counts of Theft in the Third Degree and one count of Theft in the Second Degree.

Mr. Atalig II was not eligible to be lodged due to Covid restrictions at the Marion County Correctional Facility and therefore, there is no booking photograph.  He was cited and released at the police department.

The Keizer Police Department wants to take this opportunity to remind citizens to make sure they lock vehicles, utility sheds and unattached garages before retiring for the evening.

Labor Day Weekend PSA - 09/01/21

The Keizer Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit, in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA), “Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, will be focusing on drivers who are either under the influence, speeding, or distracted.  NHTSA supports individual states in active enforcement and education related to the dangers of drunk and drug-impaired driving.  This campaign will run throughout the month of September. 

This upcoming Labor Day weekend will allow people to say goodbye to summer and spend time with family and friends. Wide consumption of alcohol, and increasingly, marijuana, have become mainstays in these celebrations.  The Keizer Police Department encourages our citizens to be responsible if consuming alcoholic beverages and to always have a designated driver.