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Celina Langley
Celina Langley
Inmate Walks Away From Transition Center **Update - Inmate In Custody**(Photo) (Photo) - 07/10/19

Following an anonymous tip, Ms. Langley was located by the Salem Police Department in northeast Salem shortly after 3:00 pm.  Ms. Langley was taken into custody and taken to Marion County Jail.  She will be facing a new charge of Unlawful Possession of Heroin in addition to charges associated with her unauthorized departure from the Transition Center.

The Sheriff's Office would like to thank our partners in the media and the Salem Police Department for their assistance with getting Ms. Langley back into custody.


On July 10th, 2019 at 9:08 am, Celina Langley walked away from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Transition Center.  Ms. Langley, 22, is a white female adult, 5’5”, 115 lbs, with black hair and hazel eyes.  Ms. Langley is a transient and was reported to have been last seen on Barnes Av SE in Salem shortly after 10:00 am earlier today.  Ms. Langley was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black pants.

Ms. Langely was in custody for a Parole Violation, she was scheduled to be released on July 18th, 2019.

The Sheriff’s Office Transition Center provides an intermediate sanction between Jail and Probation.  Unlike the Jail, the Transition Center provides minimum-security supervision.  Residents are expected to work, either at their own jobs, or by performing community services.

If you see or know the location of Ms. Langley, please call the Sheriff’s Office at 503-588-5032.

Attached Media Files: Celina Langley
Sex Offender Notification (Photo) - 07/01/19

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: Christopher Robert Cassidy

SID#: 19630898

DOB: 12/28/1993


RACE: W                                 SEX: M

HEIGHT: 5'8"                           WEIGHT: 145 LBS

HAIR: BRO                              EYES: BRO


                       SALEM, OREGON 97302


Christopher Robert Cassidy is on Community Supervision for the crimes of: SEX ABUSE II N (x2) and ASSAULT IV

This person was granted supervision on: 6/12/2019

Supervision expiration date is: 6/11/2022

Special restrictions include:               [X] No contact with minors (male/female)

                                                           [X] Sex Offender Treatment        

                                                           [X] Submit to Polygraph

                                                           [X] No Alcohol

Other: Cassidy’s victim pool includes adult females known to him.

Community Corrections Deputy: Derek Hayman

Phone: 503.316.6644






Attached Media Files: Christopher Robert Cassidy
Traffic Enforcement Operation Planned in French Prairie Area ***Update***(Photo) (Photo) - 07/01/19

Last week the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Safety Team conducted a traffic enforcement operation focused in the French Prairie area.  Deputies spent 4 hours during the afternoon commute on June 26th and 4 hours during morning commute on June 28th enforcing traffic laws related to dangerous driving habits.  This area of Marion County has experienced multiple traffic fatalities during 2019 and continues to be an area of focus for the Sheriff’s Office with enhanced traffic patrols.

In preparation for this enforcement operation, the Sheriff’s Office issued a media release telling the community about the upcoming focused patrols in an effort to bring awareness to dangerous driving habits.  Earlier in the month, we collaborated with our partners at the Oregon Farm Bureau, ODOT, and local farmers by participating in a press conference at a local farm to deliver additional traffic safety messages.  Prior to and during this traffic enforcement operation, Marion County Public Works set up portable message trailers warning drivers about the safety patrols.  This was the second traffic enforcement operation conducted in the French Prairie area to focus on commute times in the last 6 weeks.

Despite the extensive efforts to educate drivers of the dangers of aggressive driving habits, deputies still made 84 traffic stops and issued 116 citations along with 8 warnings.  Of those citations, 68 were for speeding.  Deputies reported speeds as high as 98 mph were encountered in addition to one driver going 60 mph in a 25 mph zone through St. Paul.

As we enter the holiday week, the Sheriff’s Office will be continuing with focused patrols around the French Prairie area.  We will also be utilizing grants from the Oregon State Sheriff’s Association to add DUII patrols during the annual St. Paul Rodeo.

We would like to thank Marion County Public Works, Oregon Department of Transportation, the Oregon State Sheriff’s Association and our community stakeholders for their continued efforts to promote traffic safety in Marion County.


This week the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Safety Team will again be focusing their efforts in the French Prairie area of Marion County.  On June 26th and 28th, deputies will be conducting a traffic enforcement operation during the morning and evening commutes.  This area of Marion County experiences a heavy amount of commuter traffic along multiple roadways including; Highway 219, River Road, French Prairie Road, McKay Road, Yergen Road and Ehlen Road.

Driving habits such as speeding, cell phone use, unsafe passing, and following too close have all been identified as contributing factors to serious injury and fatal traffic crashes throughout Marion County.  Year to date in 2019, there have been 12 fatalities as a result of crashes on Marion County roadways.  The most recent fatal crash was on June 16th in the French Prairie area.

This enforcement operation is part of an ongoing effort by the Sheriff’s Office to work collaboratively with our community stakeholders to improve traffic safety in the French Prairie area.  In May of this year, the Sheriff’s Office did a similar enforcement operation which resulted in 106 traffic stops being made in an 8 hour period and the issuance of 146 citations.  Over 90 of those citations were for speeding.

The Sheriff’s Office wants to encourage drivers to slow down and drive responsibly.  This traffic enforcement operation is being funded by a grant from the Oregon Department of Transportation.

Attached Media Files: Motor.JPG
Deputies Looking For Elderly Man Missing From The Salem Area ***Update - Located*** (Photo) - 06/18/19

Mr. Johnson was located around noon today in the Canby area by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.  Mr. Johnson is again in contact with family members and is not injured.  No additional details will be released at this time.  The Sheriff's Office would like to thank our community members, partners in the media and the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office with their help in locating Mr. Johnson.


**Correction**  The license plate in the original release contained an incorrect character, the correct license plate is 365JLN.


On June 16th, deputies were contacted by family members who reported their elderly father, Axel Johnson, as missing from his Salem area apartment.  Mr. Johnson was last seen at his apartment on June 4th by the apartment manager.  Mr. Johnson told the apartment manager he was leaving to move in with his daughter.

Family members told deputies Mr. Johnson does not stay in regular contact with them, though it is highly unusual for him to be gone from his home for extended periods of time.  Mr. Johnson does not appear to have taken any belongings with him when leaving the apartment.  

Axel Johnson, 74, is a white male, 5’3, 155lbs, blonde hair with gray streaks, and blue eyes.  He usually wears glasses and is typically clean shaven.  He left the apartment in his 1997 Ford Ranger, Oregon license plate 365JLN.  Mr. Johnson’s vehicle is green in color and has an extended cab.

Deputies are asking anyone who has seen Mr. Johnson or has information about his current location to contact Deputy Jason Remmy at 503-798-5718 or call the Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number at 503-588-5032.

Attached Media Files: Johnson.jpg
Collaboration Leads to Community Project in East Salem Neighborhood (Photo) - 06/17/19

The scenery at the intersection of Phipps Ave NE and Glendale Ave NE looks different today as a result of a partnership between community members and Marion County. This project started when a group of concerned community members came to the Sheriff's Office and the Board of Commissioners asking for help as this pathway had become a magnet for criminal activity and frequent law enforcement calls for service. For years this area had an unofficial pathway which led between Phipps Ave NE and the back parking lot of Courthouse Club Fitness on Devonshire Ct NE in East Salem. The pathway, a county owned easement, was never intended to be used as a way for people to come and go from the neighborhood.

After listening to the community's concerns, Marion County got to work. Representatives from the Sheriff’s Office, Public Works, and the Board of Commissioners Office came together with community stakeholders to look at ways to bring relief to the neighborhood. As possible solutions were being explored, Sheriff Jason Myers coordinated with Salem-Keizer School District Superintendent Christy Perry to have buses rerouted so children in the neighborhood would not need to use the walkway to get to and from school. Public Works Director Brian Nicholas and his team led efforts to explore vacating the county easement that was ultimately approved by the commissioners.

Following a public hearing in March, the Board of Commissioners decided to vacate the easement, granting ownership to the two adjoining property owners. Additionally, the Board of Commissioners authorized the use of Good Neighbor Funds to put up new fencing to help close off the area. The Good Neighbor Fund was established to provide funding for small projects affecting safety and livability in neighborhoods.

As this project was wrapping up over the last few weeks, neighbors in the area saw Sheriff's Office work crews clearing overgrown vegetation and putting in new fences. The work crews, staffed with inmates from the Sheriff's Office Transition Center, provide a valuable opportunity for offenders to perform community service while learning skills which may help them be more successful when seeking out employment after incarceration.

Marion County would like to thank our community members for coming forward with their concerns and collaborating with us to help make a difference in their neighborhood. This project would not have been possible without the partnership between Marion County and our community stakeholders.