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**** UPDATE **** Sheriff's Office looking for help in identifying deceased female found in a Jefferson field **PHOTO ATTACHED** (Photo) - 03/10/23

This person has been identified as Cecilia Green, 53 years of age.  The Sheriff's Office expresses their condolences to Cecilia's family for their loss.  There is no further information as of this time and the family isn't available for comment. 



On February 21, 2023, about 4:45pm, deputies from the Sheriff’s Office Enforcement Division, Jefferson Contract, along with detectives from the Criminal Investigations Unit responded to a report of a citizen finding a female, deceased, in a field at the dead-end of Tenth Street in Jefferson, Oregon. The Marion County Medical Examiner’s Office responded to assist. Today, an autopsy was performed by the State Medical Examiner and the death has been determined to be natural causes. The female found, was a white female, unknown age, 5’3 ½”, 128 pounds, wearing a red tank top, camo colored long sleeve shirt, Green sweatshirt, green sweatpants, and black tennis shoes. She was described as having a brooch attached to the green sweatshirt in the left chest area with a white pearl-looking piece in the middle of it.

We are asking anyone with information on a possible identify for this female to please call Deputy N. Morse, 971-720-0726.


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Stolen boat from garibaldi, recovered in Woodburn by Sheriff's deputies - 03/07/23

On March 5, 3034, at about 1:07pm, Sheriff's deputies assisted with stopping a vehicle, in Woodburn, which was towing a stolen boat. The boat had been stolen this same day at about 3:30am, out of Garabaldi, Oregon. This was reported by an observant citizen who saw on a Facebook post on a neighborhood watch page and learned about the stolen boat. Deputies were able to coordinate the whereabouts of the truck towing the stolen boat and initiated a traffic stop.

The boat actually belongs to the Port of Garibaldi, but use to be a law enforcement boat and was recently transferred from Klamath County to Tillamook County.   At the conclusion of this incident there were three subjects in all that were arrested and lodged at the Marion County Jail.  The Port of Garibaldi came and recovered their boat.    

We would like to thank the Woodburn Police Department, Hubbard Police Department and Tillamook County Sheriff's Office for this assistance during the investigation.  There is no further information in this investigation.  


Tip About Threatened School Violence Results in Two Arrests - 03/05/23

On Saturday, March 4, 2023, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the Aumsville Police Department after they received a tip that a student had threatened over text message to take a gun to Cascade Junior High School. Deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office worked closely with officials from the Cascade School District to identify the involved students and were able to determine the source of the threat.

An 11-year-old male was arrested Sunday afternoon at his residence and is being charged with Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree. No weapons were found in the juvenile’s possession. He was taken to the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center. A second juvenile, a 12-year-old male, was issued a citation for Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and released to his parents. A safety plan is in place for both individuals. 

Enforcement Commander Jeff Stutrud stated, “We want to thank the community member who brought the information about the threat to local law enforcement. We are committed to doing our part to maintain a safe environment for students at schools throughout Marion County. We appreciate the positive working relationship we have with the Cascade School District and Aumsville Police Department which allowed us to quickly and thoroughly investigate the threat.”

We want to remind students, parents, and our community members about the importance of coming forward when seeing or hearing about threatening behavior in our schools. In addition to contacting local law enforcement, anonymous reports can be made through SafeOregon’s website, by texting or calling 844-472-3367, sending an email to, or using the SafeOregon app on your phone.

Parents, students, and school staff can anticipate additional law enforcement presence around Cascade Junior High School tomorrow morning as school continues as scheduled. School Counselors will be available to process with any students who have concerns brought up by this situation. 

The case remains under investigation, no additional information is available for release at this time.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Aumsville Police Department, Cascade Junior High School, Cascade School District, and North Santiam School District during this investigation.

Sheriff's Office on scene of a fatal CRASH (Photo) - 03/03/23

On March 3, 2023, shortly after 3 am, deputies responded to a single vehicle fatal CRASH involving a single occupant in the area of Lancaster Dr NE and Auburn Rd NE.  Sheriff's Office CRASH team is now on scene and investigating.  We have no further information available at this time. 

Lancaster Dr NE between Center St NE & Auburn Rd NE will be closed for the next several hours, please use an alternate route.  

The Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Marion County Fire District #1 and the Keizer Police Department.  


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Detectives Investigate Overnight Shooting in East Salem - 03/02/23

On March 2nd, 2023, at shortly after 12:00 a.m., a 911 caller reported hearing gunshots on Embassy Way NE near Satter Drive NE, in the unincorporated area of East Salem. When deputies arrived at the Embassy Court Apartments, they located an adult female in her late teens to early 20’s inside of a vehicle with gunshot wounds. The female was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Detectives from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit were called out to lead the investigation. Investigators are treating this as a homicide investigation until an official cause and manner of death are determined, an autopsy is scheduled for later today. The victim’s identify will not be released until after next of kin notification has been made. 

At this time, no arrests have been made in connection with this investigation. Based upon preliminary information, investigators to not believe there is any outstanding danger to residents in the area. No additional information is available for release due to this being an active investigation.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about this investigation to contact Detective Jason Remmy at 503-566-6931,, or anonymously by texting TIPMCSO and your tip to 847411.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is being assisted by the Keizer Police Department, Marion County CRASH team, Marion County District Attorney’s Office, Marion County Medical Examiner’s Office, Oregon State Police, and Salem Police Department.

Marion County Sheriff's Office SWAT Team serves early morning Search warrant in Stayton - 02/28/23

On February 28, 2023, at about 7:00 am, Detectives from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant in the 1200 block of E. Jefferson St in Stayton.  This is regarding an ongoing criminal investigation.  Due to the nature of this investigation, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team was used to serve the warrant and were assisted by the Linn County Sheriff’s Office regional SWAT Team.  The warrant service was successful without incident and the scene has now been turned over to investigators.  

We would like to thank our partners with the Stayton Police Department who assisted as well as the Oregon State Police crime lab.  We have no further information available for release at this time.