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Brooklake Road Closed Overnight for Fatal Hit and Run Investigation ***Update - Victim Identified*** - 07/09/20

On July 7th, 2020, deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office were called to a fatal hit and run in the 4800 block of Brooklake Road NE.  Investigators have identified the victim as Scottie Parker, 38, from the Salem area.  Detectives are asking for anyone who may have information about the crash to call our non-emergency number at 503-588-5032.

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On July 7th, 2020, at approximately 10:34 pm, deputies were called to the 4800 block of Brooklake Road NE to the report of an unconscious person lying in the road.  While waiting for emergency responders to arrive at the scene, the anonymous caller reported witnessing a white 2000’s Chevrolet Camaro leave the scene after running over the man.  Marion County Fire District #1 arrived on scene while deputies were still responding and determined the victim was deceased.

The victim, an adult male in his 30’s, is not being identified at this time pending notification of their next of kin.

Brooklake Road was closed to traffic until just after 4:00 am while investigators from the Marion County Multi-Agency CRASH Team processed the scene.  Investigators are asking anyone with information about the hit and run, including the original anonymous caller, to contact the Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number at 503-588-5032.

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Detectives Investigating Human Remains Found in Northeast Salem **Final Update** (Photo) - 07/02/20

On June 10th, 2020, deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office were called to the 3600 block of 47th Avenue NE after a family residing in a duplex reported a foul odor coming from underneath the residence.  While investigating the odor, deputies located human remains in the crawl space.  Detectives from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office took over the investigation.

On June 12th, 2020, the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an autopsy on the remains, determining the manner of death to have been homicide.  After initial efforts to identify the victim were unsuccessful, on June 24th, the Sheriff’s Office released a sketch of one of the victim’s tattoos in an effort to get the community’s help identifying the victim.  After receiving many tips from community members, the victim was positively identified as Josiah Bagnall, 18, of Salem.

Detectives continued to follow up on community tips and investigative leads, identifying Alexander Mosqueda-Rivera-Burdette, 18, as a suspect in Bagnall’s death.  Through the investigation, detectives learned Bagnall was killed in early 2020 at an apartment in the 4600 block of Silverton Road NE.  On July 2nd, 2020, Mosqueda was arrested by detectives at the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Public Safety Building and lodged at the Marion County Jail for the charge of Murder in the second degree.

Due to this being an open investigation no further details will be released at this time.  Investigators do not believe there is any continued danger to the community related to this incident.

The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank our community members for providing tips which led to identifying Mr. Bagnall.  During this investigation, the Sheriff’s Office has been assisted by the Marion County District Attorney’s Office, Marion County Medical Examiner’s Office, Keizer Police Department, Oregon State Police, Salem Police Department, and the Woodburn Police Department.

Mosqueda is currently scheduled to be arraigned on Monday, July 6th, 2020, at 1:30 pm at the Marion County Circuit Court Annex. 

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On June 10th, 2020, investigators with the Marion County Sheriff's Office recovered human remains in the crawl space beneath a duplex in northeast Salem.  Initial efforts to identify the deceased were unsuccessful.  On June 24th, 2020, a sketch of one of the victim’s tattoos was shared with the public in an effort to help identify the victim.  After receiving many community tips, the victim in this case has been positively identified as Josiah Bagnall, 18, of Salem.

Detectives are continuing to investigate Mr. Bagnall’s death.  We are asking anyone who has information about Mr. Bagnall and the events leading to his death to call our tip line at 503-540-8079

Due to this being an open investigation, no additional information will be provided at this time.

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On June 10th, 2020, investigators were called to investigate human remains discovered in the crawl space beneath a duplex in northeast Salem.  Following an autopsy, the death was determined to be a homicide.  Investigators are asking for the community’s help identifying the victim.

The victim is an unknown race male, under 50 years of age, approximately 5’8”, 130 lbs, and appears to have dark colored hair.  The victim has two visible tattoos; “Baby Boy” is tattooed above the right knee and a second small unidentifiable tattoo is on the right side of the rib cage.  When discovered, the victim was wearing a Champion brand t-shirt.

If anyone has information which may help identify the victim they are being asked to contact the Marion County Sheriff’s Office at 503-540-8079.

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Detectives from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office are continuing to investigate the human remains discovered beneath a duplex in northeast Salem on June 10th, 2020.  An autopsy was conducted on Friday afternoon at the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office where the manner of death was determined to be homicide.  Investigators are still working to identify the victim who is believed to have been deceased for multiple weeks.  Investigators are asking community members who may have information about the identity of the victim or the investigation to contact the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

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On June 10th, 2020, deputies received a call from a family residing in the 3600 block of 47th Avenue NE reporting a foul odor coming from beneath the duplex they live in. When deputies assigned to the East Salem Service District went to investigate they discovered human remains underneath the duplex. The remains appear to be that of an unknown age male.

Detectives from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office were called to the scene and have taken over the investigation. Investigators are working to identify the deceased. At this time the cause and manner of death have not yet been determined, an autopsy is scheduled for Friday, June 12th.

Investigators are asking anyone who may have information about this case contact the Sheriff’s Office. Community members can submit anonymous tips:

Early Morning Shooting Leads to Arrest of 14 Year Old Juvenile - 06/23/20

On June 22nd, 2020, at approximately 2:20 am, deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the report of a 15-year-old male with a gunshot wound to his torso. The initial investigation suggested that he was shot by an acquaintance who had fled the scene by the time deputies arrived. The victim was transported by medics to a local hospital where he is currently in the Intensive Care Unit where he is recovering.

Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office were called to investigate the incident. Investigators recovered the handgun and learned it was purchased unlawfully by the juvenile suspect.  Final determination regarding the nature of the incident, whether accidental or purposeful, will be made after the investigation is complete.

On June 23rd, 2020, the juvenile suspect in the shooting surrendered at the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center. The suspect, a 14-year-old male, has been charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, and Unlawful Delivery of Marijuana.

Missing Person (Photo) *** UPDATE *** - 06/22/20

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Ms. Hawks was located last night by a Deputy from the Marion County Sheriff's Office. She has been returned to a safe location. 

                     

Deputies are actively searching for Madison Hawks, a 21 year old female with disabilities. 

The missing female, Madison Hawks, is approximately 5’6”, 110 lbs, with purple/brown hair. There is information that she may be in the Lancaster/State Street area. She was last seen today at 1:30 pm holding a cat.  

Deputies are asking anyone who may have seen Ms. Hawks or who may know her current whereabouts to call Marion County Sheriff’s Office dispatch at 503-588-5032.

Attached Media Files: Madison_Hawks
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Suspects in Alabama Mass Shooting Arrested by Marion County Sheriff's Office. (Photo) - 06/22/20

On June 21, 2020 at 12:30 pm deputies from the Marion County Sheriff's Office,  together with members from the Marion County SWAT team, initiated a traffic stop on a Silver/Grey Dodge Charger with Alabama license plate in Stayton. Inside the vehicle they located two men wanted for murder in Alabama. 

On June 19, 2020, arrest warrants had been issued for Frederic Rogers, 22, and John Legg, 19, for the offense of Capitol Murder related to a mass shooting in Valhermoso Springs, near Huntsville, Alabama.

Rogers and Legg were taken into custody, without incident, and lodged at the Marion County Jail. They are currently awaiting extradition back to Alabama.

We would like to thank the local FBI office and Aumsville PD for their assistance with the safe capture of these two fugitives from Alabama. 

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Drowning at Salmon Falls County Park - 06/21/20

On 06/20/20 at 12:11 pm a 911 call came in from the emergency phone at Salmon Falls County Park regarding a possible drowning. Marion County Sheriff's Office deputies responded immediately. 

The victim, Thomas Blazack, and three friends went to Salmon Falls County Park. They decided to jump into the river from the rock ledge above. The water temperature was in the 40's and there was a high flow of water due to the weather over the past few weeks making for dangerous river conditions. After Mr. Blazack jumped in he experienced difficulty making it back to shore. Mr. Blazack was pulled under the water and did not resurface. 

Numerous swift water teams from neighboring agencies were called to the scene. Ultimately the rescue operation switched to a recovery operation. Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Dive Team was requested and was able to recover the body of Mr. Blazack. He was found in approximately 18 feet of water directly below the falls. 

Mr. Blazack's next of kin has been notified. Our thoughts are with Mr. Blazack’s family during this time.

Marion County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the following agencies for their assistance in the attempt to rescue Mr. Blazack:  Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team, Marion County Search and Rescue Team, Stayton Fire, Lyons Ambulance, Linn County Sheriff's Office, Jefferson Fire, Scio Fire and Albany Fire.   

This tragic event is a strong reminder that with the weather heating up, the heavy flow of the water and the waters being very cold, this is a very dangerous time. Please be mindful and use extreme caution when swimming.  

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Rural Marion County Crash Results in Fatality ***Date Correction***(Photo) (Photo) - 06/19/20

Correction:  The crash occurred on June 18th, 2020, at approximately 8:00 pm.

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On June 18th, 2020, at approximately 8:00 pm deputies were dispatched to the report of a vehicle over an embankment in the 5200 block of Timber Trail NE, in rural Marion County.  When emergency crews arrived on scene they found a white Ford Ranger pick-up approximately 100 feet down the embankment, off of the roadway.  When first responders reached the driver of the Ford Ranger they determined he was deceased. 

The driver in the crash has been identified as Pedro Valdez Moreno, 29, of Woodburn.  There were no other passengers in the vehicle at the time of the crash.

Deputies were on scene of the crash for several hours investigating.  Initial information from the scene indicates speed and alcohol may have been contributing factors to the single vehicle crash.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted during this incident by the Silverton Fire District and Woodburn Ambulance.

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Investigators Seeking Owners of Recovered Property - 06/16/20

On May 30th, 2020, investigators from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant on Fern Ridge Road SE, in rural Marion County.  During the search warrant, a large number of items were seized that investigators believe were stolen during burglaries and thefts in both Marion and Linn Counties.  Investigators are looking for victims of thefts and burglaries which occurred before May 30th,2020, where any of the following items were taken:

  • Briggs and Stratton Generator
  • Champion Generator
  • Coleman Generator
  • All-Power Generator
  • Predator Generator
  • Onan Generator
  • Honda Inverter
  • Porter Air Compressor
  • Dewalt Air Compressor
  • Craftsman Welder
  • Troy-Built Lawnmower
  • Murray Weed Eater
  • Viper Engines Auger/Drill
  • Stihl Chainsaw
  • Echo Chainsaw
  • Senco Nailgun
  • Garage Door Opener – Still in Box
  • Firearms
  • Hover-1 Hoverboard
  • Phantom 2 Drone
  • 32 Inch Samsung TV
  • 32 Inch Vizio TV
  • Toshiba DVD Player
  • Speedtron Ligting System
  • Fish Cat Inflatable Pontoon Boat
  • Wicked Ridge Crossbow
  • 100 LB Propane Tank
  • Snow Boards
  • Phoeniz Gold Sapphire Amplifier
  • Kicker Amplifier
  • XBOX ONE Gaming System
  • XBOX 360 Gaming System
  • PS2 Gaming System
  • PS3 Gaming System
  • CPAP Machine
  • Motorcycle Helmets
  • Cabbage Patch Doll Collection

If you are the victim of a theft and believe one of the items mentioned above may belong to you, please call Detective Evarts at 503-588-8507.  Please have your case number and serial numbers available.  If you have not already reported the theft, contact your local law enforcement agency and report the theft before contacting the Sheriff’s Office.  People identified as the potential owners of stolen property in this case will be invited to come to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office to view the property.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office would like to take this opportunity to remind our community members to take the time to document the serial numbers of their belongings, especially for high value items.  In the unfortunate event you are the victim of a theft, having serial numbers available to provide law enforcement gives us a valuable tool to help identify your stolen property days, weeks, or even months later.  Serial numbers of stolen property can be entered into a nationwide database law enforcement agencies use to determine if an item they come into contact with has been reported stolen.