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Kenneth Belden
Kenneth Belden
News Release: Woodburn Police Serve Search Warrant for Property Thefts (Photo) - 01/17/19

Case # 19-215

Woodburn, OR- On January 16, 2019, Woodburn Police Department (WPD) investigators served a stolen property search warrant in the 1900 block of Sallal Rd in Woodburn related to two separate theft investigations. Investigators recovered stolen property from multiple victims in these and other unrelated cases. Investigators are working on contacting victims and returning their stolen property.

One suspect, Kenneth Belden, age 58, (see photo) was arrested for Theft I for his role in a theft of property from the parking lot of the Woodburn Walmart on January 2, 2019. WPD anticipates additional arrests as their investigation continues.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Woodburn Police Department at 503-982-2345.


Attached Media Files: Kenneth Belden
Suspect 2
Suspect 2
News Release: Woodburn Police seeking help identifying two males associated with ATM Skimming Fraud (Photo) - 01/14/19

Case # 19-387

Woodburn, OR - On Friday, January 11, at about 11:57 a.m., the Woodburn Police Department (WPD) was notified by the N. Evergreen Rd Columbia Bank branch that a skimming device was located on their outdoor ATM. A customer noticed the ATM was not receiving their card normally and reported it to the bank staff. The staff checked the ATM and noted it was more difficult than normal to put the card into the machine. They immediately notified a security technician and WPD. 

Further investigation revealed two males were involved in placing the device onto the ATM that same morning at 7:55 a.m., about 4 hours prior to the device being discovered.  The skimming machine did not appear to have any wireless capability. For additional security, Columbia Bank suspended the 11 accounts associated with debit cards used in the ATM during the time the skimming machine was undetected.

The first male suspect is a white or Hispanic male adult, about 30-40 years of age, with a dark goatee and wearing a black stocking cap and long black winter coat. The second male stood nearby and appeared to a be a white male adult, between 40 and 60 years of age, wearing glasses and a green stocking cap and grey winter coat.

If you recognize either male, or have any information related to this incident, please contact the Woodburn Police Department at (503) 982-2345.



Attached Media Files: Suspect 2 , Suspect 1
News Release: Woodburn Police Respond to Shooting - 01/04/19

Case # 19-113


Friday, January 4, 2019 - Woodburn, OR - The Woodburn Police Department is asking the public for information regarding a shooting that took place on Friday, January 4th. At approximately 1:16 a.m. WPD received a call of shots heard in the area of Yew and Second St. While responding to that call, a second report was received at approximately 1:30 a.m. from occupants in a vehicle reporting a shooting. Officers arrived in the 1000 block of N. Pacific Hwy. and determined that the vehicle was the victim vehicle from the Second St. incident. Police received information that one person sustained non-life threatening injuries and are still investigating.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to please contact the Woodburn Police Department at 503-982-2345 and contact Detective Aaron Devoe.