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Roadways Open Following Serious Crash on Silverton Road, Deputies Investigating (Photo) - 10/18/19

At approximately 9:40 am this morning, October 18th, deputies were dispatched to a two vehicle; roll over crash in the 8100 block of Silverton Road NE.  When emergency crews arrived on scene they determined one passenger was still trapped in one of the involved vehicles, a Toyota Prius.  Fire personnel worked to extricate the passenger from the Prius, the passenger was transported with serious injuries.  The driver of the Prius was not injured during the crash. 

The other involved vehicle, a Volkswagon Jetta, had two occupants in it at the time of the crash.  Both the driver and passenger were transported to an area hospital for evaluation. 

The initial investigation at the scene indicates both involved vehicles were westbound on Silverton Road prior to the collision.  The driver of the Volkswagen Jetta is reported to have slowed down to make a left turn onto 81st Ave NE and was struck by the Toyota Prius.  Deputies are continuing to investigate the crash.

Silverton Road was fully reopened to traffic shortly before 11:30 am.  The Marion County Sheriff’s Office was assisted during this incident by Silverton Fire District, Woodburn Ambulance, Marion County Fire District #1, and LifeFlight.

Attached Media Files: Scene_1.jpg , Scene_2.jpg
Command Post
Command Post
Deputies Searching for Missing Person in Willamette National Forest (Photo) - 10/18/19

On October 17th, 2019 at approximately 1:30 pm, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a male reporting to be lost in the woods near Detroit, in the Willamette National Forest.   

Search and Rescue teams were activated a very short time after the call was received and remained on scene until after midnight when search efforts were suspended for the night.  This morning teams have returned to the area and search efforts have resumed. 

The identity and description of the missing person has not been confirmed at this time, though deputies believe they may be named Robert Campbell.  Detectives from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office have been called in to assist with determining the identity of the caller.

At this time the area of focus is very expansive and there is limited information available.

Attached Media Files: Command Post
Crash Scene 55th Ave NE
Crash Scene 55th Ave NE
Deputies Investigate Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash ***Update 1***(Photo) (Photo) - 10/15/19

On October 13th, 2019 deputies from the Marion County Sheriff's Office responded to a fatal motor vehicle crash in the 6900 block of 55th Ave NE.  This crash involved a single vehicle which was occupied only by the driver, who was pronounced as deceased at the scene.  Deputies have identified the driver as Alejandro Teran, a 23 year-old man from Salem.


On October 13th, 2019, shortly after 1:00 pm deputies were dispatched to the report of a roll over crash involving a single vehicle in the 6900 block of 55th Ave NE.  When deputies arrived, they located a Toyota Camry off of the roadway in a field.  The driver was the lone occupant of the vehicle and was pronounced as deceased at the scene.

Based upon the initial investigation and witness statements, deputies believe the driver was traveling northbound on 55th Ave NE and was unable to safely negotiate a curve, leaving the roadway and rolling the vehicle.  55th Ave NE was closed for approximately 2.5 hours while the crash was being investigated.  Deputies have not determined if speed or alcohol contributed to the crash.

The identity of the driver is not being released at this time pending notification of the next of kin.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted during this response by Marion County Fire District #1, Marion County Public Works and the Marion County District Attorney’s Office.

Attached Media Files: Crash Scene 55th Ave NE
Sex Offender Notification - 10/10/19

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: Reyes, Christian Andres

SID #:16839737

DOB: 5/27/1990



 RACE: H                            SEX: M

 HEIGHT: 5' 05''                  WEIGHT: 145lbs

 HAIR: BLK                         EYES: BRO



                       SALEM, OR 97306


Christian Andres Reyes is on Post Prison Supervision for the crime of SEX ABUSE IN THE SECOND DEGREE. Additionally, Reyes is on Felony Probation for the crime of COERCION.

This person was granted supervision on: 08/30/2019

Supervision expiration date is: 08/29/2021, 03/27/2023 (Probation case)

Special restrictions include:          [X] No contact with any minor.

                                                   [X] No frequenting places minors congregate.

                                                   [X] No use or possession of alcohol, intoxicants, inhalants or controlled substances.

                                                   [X] No entry into bars, taverns or liquor stores.

Other: Reyes' victim pool includes females known to him.

Attached Media Files: Reyes, Christian
Community Corrections Hosting Release Orientation - 10/09/19

On October 21st, 2019, the Community Corrections Division of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office will be doing a presentation for friends and family members of individuals being released from incarceration to be supervised by Marion County. 

This presentation, known as Release Orientation, gives community members an opportunity to ease the fear and anxiety related to the reentry process for both those being released from incarceration and their families.  Presenters will help families and friends to become familiar with healthy ways to support and encourage a loved one in their successful transition back into our community and to establish a positive partnership with our clients’ natural community support through education, knowledge, and communication.  Key topics discussed will include:

  • Parole and Probation Officer Expectations
  • General and Special Conditions of Supervision
  • Victim Reunification
  • Establishing and Maintaining Healthy Boundaries
  • ‘Opening the Door’ for Effective Communication
  • What to Expect During the Transition from Prison into the Community

Each year the Community Corrections Division provides supervision for over 3,100 clients throughout Marion County.  Our Community Corrections Deputies work to have clients engage with a variety of treatment providers and support services in an effort to address crime producing behaviors.  Through the use of evidence based practices and collaboration with community partners, Marion County has experienced a significant reduction in recidivism in the last ten years (37% in 2009 to 20% in 2018).

Release Orientation on October 21st, 2019, will be held from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Marion County Transition Center, 3940 Aumsville Highway SE, Salem.  No preregistration to attend is required.

Sheriff's Office Work Crews Partner with City of Aumsville to Reduce Risk of Flooding (Photo) - 10/04/19

Over the last few weeks the City of Aumsville and work crews from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office collaborated to do a large clean up inside the city. Planning efforts for this clean up began in early August when Matt Etzel from Aumsville Public Works contacted the Sheriff’s Office Transition Center asking for help clearing the Highberger drainage ditch. The Highberger ditch goes from Cougar Street to 1st Street, a span of approximately one quarter of a mile. This area has been a concern for community members in Aumsville for several years due to over growth which contributed to flooding in neighborhoods during periods of heavy rain.

Through coordination with the City of Aumsville, a clean-up of the drainage ditch was planned in advance of the fall rainy season. Work crews from the Sheriff’s Office spent a total of 8 days over a two week period clearing wood debris, blackberries and other overgrown vegetation. Aumsville Public Works officials believe these clean-up efforts will greatly improve the ability for storm water to flow through the drainage with fewer backups which can lead to flooding. It is estimated approximately 20,000 lbs of debris were removed and taken to a wood waste recycling plant during this project.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office currently has four deputies assigned to supervise work crews to assist with community service projects throughout the county. Sheriff Joe Kast stated, “We are grateful for the relationships we have with our local communities, together through these partnerships we are able to provide a valuable opportunity for our work crews to give back to the community.”

Attached Media Files: After , In Progress , Before
Woman Suspected of Killing Family's Pet Rabbit ***Update*** (Photo) - 10/01/19

On September 29th, 2019 deputies from the Marion County Sheriff's Office arrested a female after it was reported she had killed a pet rabbit belonging to a family in the 5600 block of Silverton Road NE.  The female refused to identify herself at the time of arrest and was originally lodged at Marion County Jail as Jane Doe.  This morning, deputies were able to positively identify the suspect as Chantel Scott, a 38-year-old female.  Ms. Scott remains in custody at Marion County Jail and is scheduled for arrangement this afternoon at 3:00 pm at the Marion County Circuit Court Annex.


At 11 A.M on 09/29/2019, the Marion County Sheriff's Office responded to suspicious activity complaint from the 5600 block of Silverton Rd. NE. 

The caller reported chasing a female in her 30-40's, 5 foot 4 inches tall with a medium build and dark hair from their property. The caller found one of their family rabbits dead and believes the female killed the rabbit.

Deputies located the suspect in the area. She was detained and transported to the Marion County Jail on charges of Animal Abuse 1 X1, Criminal Mischief 3 X1 and Trespass 2 X1. 

The Marion County Jail is working to identify the subject at this time. An update will be provided when the identity is discovered. 

Attached Media Files: Scott_Chantel.jpg.jpg
Train derailment 9500 River Rd NE (Photo) - 09/29/19

The Marion County Sheriffs Office responded to a train derailment at the 9500 block of River Rd NE at 2 am. There are no injuries reported and no hazardous chemicals involved. Salem Fire has responded due to down powerlines which caused a small fire. River Rd will be closed between Brookdale and Waconda Rd NE for approxemetely 24 hours.  

Attached Media Files: train_2.jpg , Train.jpg
Enhanced Safety Patrols in French Prairie Area (Photo) - 09/27/19

On Saturday, September 28th, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office will again be conducting enhanced safety patrols throughout the French Prairie area.  In anticipation of this high visibility effort, Marion County Public Works has placed reader boards in the area cautioning drivers of the enhanced safety patrols.  This is the forth focused traffic enforcement saturation effort this area has received during 2019.

Over the last several months, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office has taken an aggressive approach to improving traffic safety in the French Prairie area of Marion County.  Through these efforts we have collaborated with Marion County Public Works, the Oregon Department of Transportation, community stakeholders and several area law enforcement agencies in an effort to reduce serious injury motor vehicle crashes in the area. 

This upcoming enforcement operation is being funded using grant money provided by the Oregon Department of Transportation.

Attached Media Files: Enhanced_Safety_Patrols.jpg
Albany Woman Arrested on Drug Charges (Photo) - 09/26/19

On September 25th, 2019 deputies arrested an Albany woman who is being charged the Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine, Recklessly Endangering another Person, and Causing another Person to Ingest a Controlled Substance.  This investigation was initiated on September 9th, 2019 after the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a Jefferson woman who was given food which was suspected to have contained methamphetamine. 

The victim, an employee at Jefferson Thriftway on Old Pacific Highway in Jefferson, told deputies she was at work and began feeling ill after eating bean dip she received from another employee who was working in the deli.  After being treated at an area hospital, the victim learned the bean dip may have contained methamphetamine.  During the investigation that followed, deputies were able to determine at least one other employee had consumed bean dip from the same dish that was believed to have been contaminated.

Management from Jefferson Thriftway have been cooperative with investigators upon learning about the allegations.  At this time, there is no reason to believe customers of the business were served contaminated food.

Cassandra Medina-Hernandez was arrested in connection with this investigation.  She is a 38-year-old woman from Albany, Oregon and was arrested at the Linn County Parole and Probation Office in Albany yesterday afternoon.  Ms. Medina-Hernandez is being held at the Marion County Jail and will appear at the Marion County Circuit Court Annex on September 25th at 3:00 pm.

Attached Media Files: Medina-Hernandez.jpg
Sheriff's Office Donates Bicycles to Local Non-Profit (Photo) - 09/25/19

Earlier today the Marion County Sheriff’s Office donated 50 bicycles to The Northwest Hub, a local non-profit organization in Salem.  These bicycles had been accumulated by the Sheriff’s Office after they were not claimed by their owners or were turned in as found property from locations throughout Marion County.  Prior to being donated, the bicycles were held for thirty days or more as required by Oregon Revised Statute.  Items such as bicycles often go unclaimed and take up valuable space in our evidence warehouse.  The bicycles will be refurbished or used for parts and donated to people in need through community partners.

The Northwest Hub, located at 1230 Broadway St NE in Salem, is a not-for-profit full service bicycle shop, reclamation program and training center.  Proceeds from their cycling center directly serve neighbors in need of transportation who can earn a bicycle commuter package through service to our community.  The commuter package includes a bicycle, helmet, lock and basic lighting.  These bicycles help neighbors in need of transportation so they can find jobs, make appointments, save time over walking, and enjoy the great outdoors.  In a typical year, over 400 bicycles are donated to people in need and partner non-profit agencies.

Attached Media Files: Bicycles_2.JPG , Bicycles_NW_Hub.jpg