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Detectives Attempting to Identify Suspects in Coffee Stand Robbery (Photo) - 12/02/21

Investigators with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office are attempting to identify three suspects involved in a Saturday evening robbery of a Salem area coffee stand. The robbery was reported at shortly after 8:00 p.m. on November 27th, 2021, by workers at Dutch Bros. Coffee located on Lancaster Drive SE at Macleay Road SE in the unincorporated area of East Salem. 

Deputies learned the workers were confronted by three suspects armed with guns during the robbery. Afterward, the suspects ran from the location. Fortunately, none of the workers were injured during the incident.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. Jason Remmy at 503-566-6931 or email emmy@co.marion.or.us">JRemmy@co.marion.or.us.  Anonymous tips can be submitted by texting TIPMCSO and your tip to 847411.

Due to this being an open investigation, no additional details are available for release at this time.

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Deputies Seeking Tips to Locate Wanted Sex Offender ***Update - In Custody***(Photo) (Photo) - 12/01/21

At just before 12:00 p.m. a community member notified law enforcement they had seen Ledesma in the downtown Salem area. Officers from the Salem Police Department located Ledesma and stayed with him while waiting for deputies to arrive. Ledesma has been taken back to Marion County Jail pending transfer to the Oregon Department of Corrections. 

Sheriff Joe Kast stated, “the Sheriff’s Office recognizes an incident such as this is concerning to our community members. While we know Ledesma was released on November 22, we did not become aware of the administrative error until November 30. We will be conducting a review of the circumstances which led to Ledesma’s release to ensure we are able to address any policies, procedures or other factors which may have contributed to him being released from custody.”

The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank our community members, Salem Police Department, and Oregon Department of Corrections for their efforts in the safe apprehension of Ledesma.

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Deputies are asking for community tips locating Salvador Guido Ledesma after he was mistakenly released from custody on November 22, 2021 following an administrative error. Ledesma was in custody at the Marion County Jail while appealing his prior convictions for Criminal Mistreatment I, Unlawful Sexual Penetration II, Sex Abuse I, and Rape II. After receiving a new sentence on November 22, 2021, Ledesma was slated to return to the custody of the Oregon Department of Corrections to complete his sentence.

Ledesma is a 30-year-old Hispanic man from the Salem area. He is approximately 6’1”, 190 lbs and has black hair with brown eyes.  His release date is scheduled for 8/05/2034.

Anyone with information about Ledesma’s location should call 503-569-0734 or submit a tip by texting TIPMCSO and their tip to 847411.

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Deputies Investigating Bomb Threat in St. Paul (Update) - 11/18/21

Deputies have cleared from the school, the investigation is ongoing. The Sheriff's Office does not anticipate releasing additional information at this time due to the open investigation. We appreciate the quick response by school staff to ensure student safety.

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At about 10:15 a.m. today, November 18, 2021, staff at the St. Paul High School notified the Sheriff’s Office a bomb threat for the school had been received. Deputies are onsite at the school and staff has evacuated students as a safety precaution. At this time no device has been located and the investigation is ongoing.

The St. Paul School District is notifying parents of evacuated students and will share information on impacts to school operations.

Due to this being an open investigation, no additional information is available at this time.

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Detectives Seize Over 2800lbs of Marijuana After Sunday Morning Burglary (Photo) - 11/17/21

On Sunday, November 14, 2021, at just after 6:00 a.m., deputies were dispatched to a property on Labish Garden Road NE near Highway 99E, just north of Salem. The caller reported four people armed with rifles breaking into a shop on the property. When deputies arrived, the unknown suspects fled from the property in two separate vehicles, a gray Dodge Ram and an unknown make white pickup. Deputies pursued the white pickup on Interstate 5 before terminating the pursuit for safety reasons near Woodburn.

While investigating the burglary, deputies learned this was an illegal marijuana operation and discovered a large amount of marijuana in the shop. Detectives from the Directed Patrol Unit obtained a search warrant for the property and seized:

  • 2800 pounds of marijuana
  • 2 firearms
  • Body armor
  • Smaller quantities of heroin, ecstasy, LSD, and various prescription drugs

The property owner, Dominik Calvillo (28), was cited and released for Unlawful Possession of Marijuana and Unlawful Manufacture of Marijuana Items.

Investigators are seeking tips from anyone who may have information regarding the burglary to the property. Tipsters can text TIPMCSO and their tip to 847411 or online by visiting https://www.co.marion.or.us/SO/Pages/tip411.aspx.

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Water Rescue on Santiam River in Stayton (Photo) - 11/11/21

At 1:30 p.m. this afternoon, November 11, 2021, workers from a Knife River facility called 911 after hearing a woman calling for help after she became trapped in the current of the Santiam River near the 1st Street Bridge in Stayton.  When first responders arrived at the scene, the 32-year-old woman was clinging to brush in the water, unable to safely get to shore. Workers from Knife River were on the bridge trying to throw a flotation device out to the woman.

Deputies threw a rescue line to the female from the bridge and used it to get a personal flotation device out to her while waiting for additional help to arrive.  The Jefferson Fire District put a boat out onto the water and had a swimmer help the woman to safety.

Responders learned the woman had been living in a camp near the river and became stuck in the current while attempting to leave due to the rising water levels.  She was taken to a local hospital for an evaluation.

Undersheriff Jeff Wood said, “We were fortunate the workers from Knife River heard the victim calling out for help.  Their efforts to find the woman and to quickly call 911 definitely made a difference today.”

Several agencies actively participated in this response including the Jefferson Fire District, Stayton Fire District, Stayton Police Department, Salem Fire Department, Linn County Sheriff’s Office, Albany Fire Department, Willamette Valley Communications Center, and METCOM 911. 

In anticipation of the heavy rains forecasted this week, deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol proactively coordinated with local agencies to ensure water rescue resources were available for situations such as this.  The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank our partner agencies for their preparation efforts and swift response.