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Man Arrested After Striking Motorist and Troopers Vehicle - 09/16/18

Today around 3 p.m., Deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office received an attempt to locate of a vehicle involved in an incident in Washington County. The vehicle was located by our Traffic Safety Team on Interstate 5 in northern Marion County.  At the time the vehicle was located deputies elected not to pursue due to the erratic nature of the driver. 


The vehicle later traveled south and struck a vehicle at Chemawa Road NE and Portland Road NE. Soon after an Oregon State Trooper located the vehicle at a service station on Portland Road near Ward Drive when the Trooper attempted to contact the driver. The driver rammed the Troopers vehicle and fled the scene. A short time later the vehicle was located parked at a Space Age gas station on Cordon Road near Gaffin Road .Deputies located the river inside of the store where he was seized by a K9 and taken into custody. 


The man Gale Merrill, 59 of Beaverton in currently in custody for multiple crimes. Merrill is at the Salem Hospital where he is expected to remain while he undergoes a psychological evaluation . The Sheriff's Office does not anticipate releasing any additional details. 

Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash (Silverton) (Photo) ***Names Released*** - 09/10/18

Yesterday 09/09/2018, at 12:31 p.m., deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office were called to the intersection of 81st Ave NE and Silverton Road NE after a motorcycle and SUV collided. Deputies believe an SUV driven by Janette Perez- Guzman, age 32, of Vancouver Washington was traveling north and attempting to cross Silverton Road when it collided with a motorcycle traveling west on Silverton Road NE.  

Sadly the motorcyclist Donald Krueger, age 75, of Silverton was killed instantly, the driver of the SUV was not injured and is cooperating with investigators.  The road was closed for several hours while specialized investigators with the CRASH Team investigated.  Silverton Road NE has reopened and investigators are seeking any witnesses to the collision.  If you were a witness to the collision you are asked to call 503 588 5032.  There are no further details available at this time.      


The Marion County Sheriffs Office is on scene of a fatal vehicle versus motorcycle crash on Silverton Road NE near 81st Avenue NE.  Deputies with the CRASH Team are responding to the scene and the road will be closed for the next several hours.

No further details are available at this time.  

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MCSO Patch
MCSO Patch
Marion County Sheriff's Office is now accepting applications for Citizen's Academy 2018 (Photo) - 08/30/18

If you have ever been interested in what the day to day job of a Marion County Deputy is or services our office offers, then we encourage you to join us for the Citizen’s Academy. The dates are October 19th, 20th, 27th, and November 3rd from 8:00am -5:00 pm. There are only 30 open slots for this year’s academy and the deadline for submission is Monday, October 1st.

Applicants Must:

  1. Be available for all 4 class dates.
  2. Be over the age of 18 years old and pass a background and criminal history check.
  3. Live or work within Marion County

Form must be printed and completed.  Please visit the link provided:  

Mail your completed form to:

Marion County Sheriff’s Office

Attn: Jessica Peterson 

PO Box 14500 Salem, OR 97309

Any questions, please call 503-588-7981 or by email at


Attached Media Files: MCSO Patch
Ford Expedition
Ford Expedition
shooting leaves two dead and another injured **UPDATE 3 ** (Photo) - 08/24/18

Deputies have identified 46-year old Lucias Rashaud Harris as a suspect in this case. The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information to please call our tip line at 503-540-8079. The vehicle associated with HARRIS is a red 1997 Ford Expedition with brown trim, Oregon License Plate XEL 793.

HARRIS is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached. HARRIS was last known to be in the Houston, Texas area.

No other information is available for release at this time.



Deputies are currently seeking any information regarding the pictured vehicle. Originally thought to be a Cadillac Escalade investigators now believe they are searching for a late model red or maroon Ford Expedition. If you have any information regarding this vehicle or its owner please call MCSO at 503 540 807


Deputies have identified both men killed in yesterday's shootings that occurred in the parking lots at Bar Fly's located at 444 Lancaster Drive NE and near 421 Lancaster Drive NE, in Salem. They are Tobias Helms-Reese, age 24, of Salem and Tyler Longacre, age 21, of Salem. Autopsies were performed on both men by the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office. For both men it was determined that the cause of death was from a gunshot wound.

Detectives are continuing to investigate the shootings. As this is an ongoing investigation, the Sheriff’s Office will not offer any further details at this time.

The Sheriff’s Office is still asking anyone with information to please call or tip line at 503 540 8079.


A late night shooting has left two men dead and another man injured. April 14th, 2018 at 2:28 a.m., deputies were called to Bar Fly’s located at 444 Lancaster Drive NE on a reported shooting.

When deputies arrived they found two men shot, both men were taken to area hospitals for treatment. Sadly at the hospital one of the men succumbed to his injuries and died, the second man remains in stable condition. A short time later a third man was found deceased in the parking lot of DaVita located at 421 Lancaster Drive NE.

Investigators believe all three men are related to the same incident. Detectives are currently on scene and are working diligently to determine exactly what happened. Investigators are seeking information you may have about a red Cadillac Escalade seen leaving the area at the time of the shooting. If you have any information or details surrounding the shooting please call our tip line at 503 540 8079.

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

**Media this is a very active investigation and there are no additional details available at this time. A PIO is currently available on scene. If your are responding to the scene please utilize the Road House parking lot to stage any vehicles and equipment. **


Attached Media Files: Ford Expedition , HARRIS