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Deputies Investigating After Vehicle and House Struck by Gunfire (Photo) - 01/16/22

At approximately 7:00 a.m. this morning, Sunday, January 16, 2022, a 911 caller reported hearing gunfire on Deana Street NE near Monroe Avenue NE, in the unincorporated area of East Salem. The caller told deputies they were driving on their way to work when they passed by two unknown juveniles who began yelling at him. As the caller was driving away their car was struck by at least one bullet believed to have been fired by the juveniles.

As deputies searched the area they learned a nearby residence had been struck by gunfire as well. A Sheriff’s Office K-9 was called to the scene; none of the suspects involved were located. At this time, deputies have not located anyone who was injured during the incident.

Investigators are asking anyone who may have information about this incident to call our non-emergency dispatch at 503-588-5032 or to submit a tip by texting TIPMCSO and their tip to 847411.

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Sheriff's Office Adding DUII Patrols Over Holiday Season ***Update*** - 01/05/22

During the holiday season the Marion County Sheriff’s Office took part in an annual high visibility enforcement event focused on locating impaired drivers. Between December 15, 2021, and January 1, 2022, deputies from the Enforcement Division arrested 19 drivers for driving while under the influence of intoxicants in Marion County.

Enforcement Commander Jeff Stutrud said, “We want people to understand their decision to drive while impaired impacts everyone around them. The tragedies caused by impaired drivers are preventable. Please help us work together by encouraging our family, friends, and neighbors to drink responsibly and to use a designated driver.”

The Sheriff’s Office used grant funding from Oregon Impact to supplement our enforcement efforts during this high visibility enforcement event.

 

***Original media release from December 20, 2021***

This holiday season the Marion County Sheriff’s Office will have additional deputies patrolling with a focus on impaired driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 10,142 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes in 2019. This accounts for nearly one-third of traffic crash fatalities. On average, more than 10,000 people were killed each year from 2015 to 2019 – nationwide one person was killed in a drunk-driving crash every 52 minutes in 2019.

When making plans to celebrate this holiday season, please keep these tips in mind to help everyone have a fun and safe celebration:

  • Remember that it is never okay to drink and drive. Even if you’ve had only one alcoholic beverage, designate a sober driver or plan to use public transportation or a ride service to get home safely.
  • If you see a drunk driver on the road, call your local law enforcement agency.
  • Do you have a friend who is about to drink and drive? Take the keys away and make arrangements to get your friend home safely.

These additional holiday patrols are made possible by using grant dollars. For more information about the 2021 Holiday Season Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, visit https://www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/drunk-driving.

Reported Disturbance Ends In Fatality ***Update*** - 01/03/22

The investigation into the January 2, 2022, fatal shooting on 45th Avenue NE in the unincorporated area of East Salem continued overnight. Investigators have identified the person deceased at the scene as Peter Bishop (42) of Salem.

The resident, who is reported to have shot Bishop, is a 62 year-old Salem man. At the time of the incident his adult daughter and two grandchildren were in the home as well.  None of the people in the home were injured during the incident.

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing. Upon conclusion of the investigation, the case will be forwarded to the Marion County District Attorney’s Office for review.

****Original Media Release from January 2, 2022****

On January 2, 2022, at just before 7:00 p.m., deputies were called to a disturbance at a home on 45th Avenue NE near Iberis Street NE. A 911 caller reported an unknown male was trying to break into the home before a resident shot the intruder. The suspect was pronounced deceased at the scene. There were no other reported injuries.

Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Unit have been called out to investigate the incident. Due to this being an active investigation, no additional information is available for release at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is being asked to submit tips online at https://www.co.marion.or.us/SO/Pages/tip411.aspx or by texting TIPMCSO and their tip to 847411

Sheriff's Office Removing Jail Booking Photos in Compliance with HB3273 - 12/29/21

Effective January 1, 2022, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office will no longer provide booking photos on our jail roster and will be limiting the release these photos on social media and in future media releases. These changes are being made to comply with new requirements regulating the sharing of booking photos under Oregon House Bill 3273.

In compliance with Oregon House Bill 3273, law enforcement agencies may not release a booking photo except:

  • To the person depicted in the booking photo;
  • To another law enforcement agency, or to a law enforcement officer employed by another law enforcement agency, for a law enforcement purpose;
  • To the public, if the law enforcement agency determines that there is a law enforcement purpose for the release, including but not limited to assistance with the apprehension of a fugitive or a suspect in a criminal investigation, or the identification of additional criminal activity; or
  • Upon the conviction of the person depicted in the booking photo, if the conviction results from the arrest during which the booking photo was obtained.

Jail booking details, including names and charges, remain available on the Marion County Sheriff's Office website.

UPDATE: Salem Man Arrested After Pedestrian Killed in Early Morning Hit and Run - 12/28/21

*** UPDATE *** 12/28/21 at 6:40 PM

 

Armando Rodarte Jr. was arraigned today, 12/28/21, at the Marion County District Court Annex on the following charges:

Count 1: ORS 163.118 MANSLAUGHTER IN THE FIRST DEGREE (A Felony)
Count 2: ORS 811.705 FAILURE TO PERFORM DUTIES OF A DRIVER TO INJURED PERSONS (C Felony)
Count 3: ORS 811.140 RECKLESS DRIVING (A Misdemeanor)
Count 4: ORS 166.085 ABUSE OF CORPSE IN THE SECOND DEGREE (C Felony)

The victim has been identified as a 16-year old juvenile and the victim’s family has been notified. Due to the ongoing investigation no further information will be released at this time. All future inquiries are to be directed to the Marion County District Attorney’s Office. 

If anyone has information about this incident, they are being asked to contact Detective Jessica Van Horn at 503-584-6211, by email n@co.marion.or.us">jvanhorn@co.marion.or.us, or to submit a tip by texting keyword TIPMCSO and their tip to 847411.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by multiple agencies during this incident, including the Keizer Police Department, Marion County District Attorney’s Office, Marion County Fire District #1, Marion County Medical Examiner’s Office, Marion County Public Works, Salem Police Department, and the Willamette Valley Communications Center.

 

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At just after 2:00 a.m. on December 25th, 2021, a 911 caller reported a pedestrian had been struck by a car on Lancaster Drive NE near Ward Drive NE in the unincorporated area of east Salem. When deputies arrived at the scene, they learned a red Honda Civic had left the area at a high rate of speed. There was evidence at the scene the victim had sustained serious injuries and likely did not survive the collision.  

Investigators from the Marion County multi-agency Crash Team were called out to process the crash scene. Lancaster Drive was closed between Iberis Street NE and Hayesville Drive NE for four hours during the investigation.

At close to 3:30 a.m., a caller reported a red Honda Civic with a deceased person inside several miles away near Wheatland Road NE and Brooklake Road NE, north of Keizer. Investigators were able to determine the deceased adult male inside was the pedestrian victim from the earlier crash.

Through the investigation, deputies identified Armando Rodarte Jr. (26) of Salem as the driver of the Honda Civic. Deputies located Rodarte shortly after 6:00 a.m. walking on Devonshire Ct NE, in Salem, and were able to take him into custody without incident. He has been lodged at the Marion County Jail on the following charges:

  • Manslaughter in the First Degree
  • Manslaughter in the Second Degree
  • Hit and Run – Injury
  • Reckless Driving
  • Reckless Endangerment

Rodarte is scheduled to appear at the Marion County Circuit Court annex for arraignment on Monday, December 27, 2021, at 2:30 p.m. 

The victim has not yet been identified. This is an ongoing investigation; no additional information is available for release at this time.

If anyone has information about this incident, they are being asked to contact Detective Jessica Van Horn at 503-584-6211, by email n@co.marion.or.us">jvanhorn@co.marion.or.us, or to submit a tip by texting keyword TIPMCSO and their tip to 847411.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by multiple agencies during this incident, including the Keizer Police Department, Marion County District Attorney’s Office, Marion County Fire District #1, Marion County Medical Examiner’s Office, Marion County Public Works, Salem Police Department, and the Willamette Valley Communications Center.

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UPDATE: Deputies Searching For Missing Salem Man (Photo) - 12/28/21

*** UPDATE *** 12/28/21 at 5:38 PM

Mr. Davidson has been found safely and will be returning home shortly. We would like to thank the community for all of the responses and help in locating Mr. Davidson.

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Deputies are asking for the community’s help in locating David Davidson, 92-year old male who walked away from his residence in the 4000 Block of Carolina Ave NE, around 2:15 pm today, December 28th, 2021. 

David is 5’8”, medium build, and approximately 170 lbs. He was last seen wearing a Black Jacket, Brown or Grey Pants, and White Adidas shoes. David has a history of Alzheimer’s. 

Anyone who has information about Davidson’s location should call the Marion County Sheriff’s Office at 503-588-5032 and refer to case #21-30505.

Attached Media Files: David Davidson