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Adult in Custody Death at Marion County Jail - 07/18/21

During the evening hours of July 16th, 2021, Frederic Gregory Fergusen, 23, an adult in custody, experienced a medical emergency. Deputies at the Marion County Jail immediately initiated lifesaving efforts and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) was activated and responded to the Marion County Jail. Fergusen was transported to Salem Hospital where efforts to save him were not successful.

In accordance with the policy of the Marion County Sheriff's Office, the Washington County Sheriff's Office was asked to conduct an investigation into the death.

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Sex Offender Notification - 07/16/21

Marion County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the following information pursuant to ORS163A.215, which authorizes Community Corrections to inform the public when the release of information will enhance public safety and protection.

The individual who appears on this notification has been convicted of a sex offense that requires registration with the Sheriff’s Office. Additionally, this person’s criminal history places them in a classification level which reflects the potential to re-offend. This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather, it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public.

NAME: Maxwell, Shinbei
SID#: 8545125
DOB: 06/07/1968
CURRENT AGE: 53

RACE: W SEX: M
HEIGHT: 5' 07'' WEIGHT: 210lbs
HAIR: BLK EYES: BRO
RESIDENCE: 1975 FISHER RD NE
SALEM, OR 97305

Shinbei Maxwell is on Post Prison Supervision for the crimes of: PUBLIC INDECENCY
This person was granted supervision on: 6/21/2021
Supervision expiration date is: 6/20/2022

Special restrictions include:

[X] no contact with minors
[X] no places where minors congregate
[X] sex offender treatment required

Other: Maxwell’s victim pool includes stranger adult females, as well as stranger and known minor males and females

Attached Media Files: Maxwell.jpg
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***Update - In custody***Adult in Custody Walks Away from Transition Center (Photo) - 07/16/21

At just after 11:00 a.m. this morning, July 16th, 2021, an alert community member reported seeing a male matching McCormick's description in the 21000 block of Dolores Way NE near Aurora.  When deputies arrived on scene they located McCormick who led deputies on a short foot pursuit before giving up and being arrested by deputies.

Deputies transported McCormick to the Marion County Jail where he was lodged.

The Sheriff's Office would like to thank the caller for their tip which led to McCormick's arrest.

***Original Media Release - 7/12/21 @ 08:07 a.m. ***

Deputies are asking for the public’s help in locating an Adult in Custody (AIC) who walked away from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Transition Center. William McCormick, 43, walked away from the facility around 12:28 p.m. on Saturday July 10, 2021. McCormick was in custody for a parole violation.

McCormick is a white adult male with blue eyes and blond hair. He is 6 feet tall and weighs 210 lbs.

The Marion County Transition Center prepares AICs for re-entry into the community prior to release from custody. AICs are allowed to leave the facility for pre-approved treatment or medical appointments.  

Deputies are asking anyone with information about McCormick to call the Marion County Sheriff’s Office at 503-588-5032.

Attached Media Files: McCormick_William.jpg
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Adult In Custody Walks Away From Marion County Sheriff's Office Work Crew (Photo) - 07/14/21

Deputies are asking for the public’s help in locating an Adult in Custody (AIC) who walked away from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Work Crew. Noel Anguiano, 24, was working as part of a work crew project near Brush College Park in West Salem. At around 1:35 p.m. on July 14, 2021, he walked away from the work crew and his whereabouts are currently unknown. Anguiano was in custody serving a sentence for Unlawful Use of a Vehicle, Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, and Robbery 3. His scheduled release date was August 13, 2021.

Anguiano is a hispanic adult male with brown eyes and brown hair. He is 5’7” tall and weighs 130 lbs.

The Marion County Transition Center prepares AIC’s for re-entry into the community prior to release from custody.  

Deputies are asking anyone with information about Anguiano to call the Marion County Sheriff’s Office at 503-588-5032

Attached Media Files: Anguiano_Noel_Heriberto.jpg
Adult in Custody Walks Away from Transition Center - 07/13/21

Deputies are asking for the public’s help in locating an Adult in Custody (AIC) who walked away from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Transition Center. Kevin Ceciliani, 33, walked away from the facility around 7:22 p.m. on Monday July 12, 2021. Ceciliani was in custody for a probation violation.   

Ceciliani is a white adult male with brown eyes and black hair. He is 5’ 8” tall and weighs 190 lbs.

The Marion County Transition Center prepares AICs for re-entry into the community prior to release from custody. AICs are allowed to leave the facility for pre-approved treatment or medical appointments.  

Deputies are asking anyone with information about Ceciliani to call the Marion County Sheriff’s Office at 503-588-5032.

Attached Media Files: Ceciliani_Kevin.pdf
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Portland Man Arrested on Crooked Finger Road After Armed Robbery and Pursuit (Photo) - 07/05/21

On July 5th, 2021, just after 7:00 a.m. a 911 caller reported confronting two males stealing his neighbor’s motorcycle when one of the suspects pointed a gun at them.  The two suspects fled the location in two separate vehicles, a gold Mercedes-Benz and a gray Suzuki towing a trailer with the stolen motorcycle inside.  A short time later an alert community member who heard about the incident called 911 to report seeing the Suzuki towing the trailer near Silverton.

Deputies were able to catch up to the vehicle and attempted to initiate a traffic stop.  The driver attempted to elude deputies before finally coming to a stop in the 5300 block of Crooked Finger Road NE outside of Scotts Mills.  The driver then fled into the woods on foot.  During the pursuit various items were falling out of the trailer, including the stolen motorcycle.

Law enforcement officers from multiple agencies responded to the area as the Marion County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team was activated.  The suspect was taken into custody after being located by a Sheriff’s Office K9 approximately 3 ½ hours after fleeing from the Suzuki.

The suspect taken into custody has been identified as Nathan Cutfinger, 34, of Portland.  Cutfinger was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries before being lodged at the Marion County Jail for the following charges:

  • Robbery in the First Degree
  • 2 counts of Menacing
  • Felon in Possession of a Weapon
  • 2 counts of Attempting to Elude a Police Officer
  • Recklessly Endangering
  • Theft in the First Degree
  • Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle
  • Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree
  • Criminal Mischief in the First Degree

Deputies are still working to identify the suspect who fled in the gold Mercedes-Benz.  Anyone who may have information is being asked to contact Sr. Deputy Pete Walker at 503-932-3336 or to submit an anonymous tip online at https://www.co.marion.or.us/SO/Pages/tip411.aspx.

The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank witnesses who called in during the incident.  The timely information our deputies received was instrumental in catching the driver of the Suzuki.  We were assisted during this response by several area agencies including the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Molalla Police Department, Silverton Police Department, Canby Police Department, Hubbard Police Department, and the Silverton Fire District.

Attached Media Files: Cutfinger.jpg , Crooked_Finger_Road.jpg
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Suspect in Custody After Crashing Two Stolen Cars Monday Morning (Photo) - 07/05/21

On July 5th, 2021, at just before 8:00 a.m. deputies were dispatched to a single-vehicle crash involving a 1999 Honda Accord in the 2600 block of Cascade Highway, near Silverton.  While deputies were responding to the crash a second caller reported the driver of the Honda stole their 2001 Ford F-250 after they stopped to check on them. 

Deputies located the stolen F-250 on Cascade Highway near Tree Haven Road NE where the suspect nearly struck an oncoming patrol car, forcing them off of the road.  Deputies lost sight of the vehicle and were notified by the Stayton Police Department approximately 10 minutes later they had located the Ford crashed near Scio High School in Linn County.  During the crash the vehicle knocked down power lines and caught on fire.  Stayton Police were able to detain the driver until deputies arrived.

After further investigation, deputies learned the 1999 Honda from the original crash had been stolen earlier in the morning in Salem and had not yet been reported.

The suspect has been identified as Bruce Lee Wilson (46) of Salem.  He was taken to a local hospital to be treated for minor injuries before being lodged at the Marion County Jail.  Wilson is being held on charges including 2 counts of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, attempting to elude a police officer, reckless driving, and attempted assault in the second degree.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Stayton Police Department, Linn County Sheriff’s Office, Silverton Fire District, Scio Rural Fire Protection District, and Santiam Memorial Ambulance during this incident.

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Driver Killed in Single Vehicle Crash Near Aurora - 07/05/21

Deputies are investigating a fatal crash reported just before 9:30 p.m. on July 4th, 2021.  The single-vehicle crash occurred in the 13500 block of Ehlen Road NE near Aurora in northern Marion County.  Just before the crash the involved vehicle, a 2007 Porsche 911, was seen going eastbound on Ehlen Road at a high rate of speed by a Canby Police sergeant who was going westbound.  Canby Police did not attempt to initiate a traffic stop on the vehicle, losing sight of the car while turning around. 

The Canby Police sergeant came upon the crash a short time later where witnesses had already stopped to attempt to help the occupants of the Porsche.  The Porsche had partially caught fire which was extinguished by the Canby Police.

The driver was pronounced deceased at the scene despite life saving efforts from medical personnel. The driver has been identified as Guy Reed (35) of Tualatin. The passenger in the Porsche has been identified as Jenna Mansfield, 28, also from Tualatin.  Mansfield was transported to a Portland-area hospital, her injuries are non-life-threatening.

The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Aurora Fire District, Canby Fire District, Canby Police Department, Marion County Medical Examiner’s Office, Marion County District Attorney’s Office, Marion County Public Works, and Oregon State Police for their assistance with this incident.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing at this time; no additional information is available for release. 

Motorcyclist Killed in Crash Near Independence - 07/04/21

Yesterday, July 3rd, 2021, at approximately 4:20 p.m., a 911 caller reported a serious injury crash on River Road S at Riverside Drive S just outside of Independence. When first responders arrived at the scene they determined two vehicles had been involved, a 2006 Kawasaki motorcycle and a 2015 Volkswagen Jetta. Tragically, the rider of the motorcycle did not survive the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the Volkswagen was not injured and remained at the scene.

The deceased motorcycle rider has been identified as Jason Maghan, 40, of Salem. The driver of the involved Volkswagen Jetta has been identified as Sidney Rabun, 21, of Jefferson.

Investigators from the Marion County multi-agency Crash Team responded to assist with processing the scene of the crash. Based upon the preliminary investigation, investigators learned before the crash the Volkswagen had been traveling north on Riverside Drive S. As the driver of the Volkswagen was making a left turn onto River Road it was struck by the motorcycle which was traveling eastbound on River Road. Initial information leads investigators to believe the speed of the motorcycle was a contributing factor in the crash. River Road was closed for approximately four hours while investigators processed the scene.

This holiday weekend there are many additional vehicles on roadways throughout Marion County. The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind drivers to use safe driving habits by obeying the speed limit, avoiding unnecessary distractions while driving, and using a designated driver if choosing to drink at one of the many events occurring throughout the local community.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted during this response by the Independence Police Department, Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Keizer Police Department, Marion County Medical Examiner’s Office, Marion County District Attorney’s Office, and the Polk County Fire District.

The crash is still under investigation, no additional information is available for release at this time.

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Deputies Investigating Single Vehicle Rollover Fatal Crash - 06/26/21

This evening around 7:00 p.m., deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office were called to the 11000 block of Wheatland Rd NE near Matheny Rd NE, on a report of a single vehicle rollover crash.

Preliminary investigation and passenger statements show the vehicle was traveling south on Wheatland Rd when it made a sharp turn while negotiating a curve. There were 5 occupants in the vehicle, three adults and two juveniles. The adult driver was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected along with another adult passenger. The driver was deceased at the scene. One adult passenger was flown by Air Ambulance to a local area hospital. The remaining adult and two juveniles were transported to local hospitals with minor injuries. The Sheriff's Office does not intend to release any names associated with the crash until next of kin notification can be made.

Deputies with the Marion County Traffic Safety Team – Crash Team are on scene and the investigation is ongoing at the time. The roadway is expected to remain closed for several hours.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office are being assisted by the Keizer Police Department, Marion County Fire Department, Woodburn Fire Department, Marion County Public Works and Life Flight.

Attached Media Files: Crash Scene
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Adult in Custody Walks Away From Transition Center - 06/26/21

Deputies are asking for the public’s help in locating an Adult in Custody (AIC) who walked away from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Transition Center. Matthew Mungenast, 20, walked away from the facility around 1:36 p.m. on Saturday, June 26th, 2021. Mungenast was in custody for a Parole Violation.  

Mungenast is a white adult male with brown eyes and black hair. He is 6' tall and weighs 170 lbs.

The Marion County Transition Center prepares AICs for re-entry into the community prior to release from custody. AICs are allowed to leave the facility for pre-approved treatment or medical appointments.  

Deputies are asking anyone with information about Mungenast to call the Marion County Sheriff’s Office at 503-588-5032.

Attached Media Files: Mungenast
Marion County Sheriff's Office Encourages Citizens to Keep it Legal and Keep it Safe this July 4th - 06/25/21

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind all citizens as we approach the 4th of July holiday to use extra caution this year while celebrating. The extreme heat and high temperatures in our area have prompted a burn ban throughout Marion County. Rural areas and forests are especially susceptible to catching fire especially during wildfire season. Firework sales in Oregon are underway, please be mindful of the increased fire danger throughout the county when deciding how to celebrate responsibly. If you are planning on using fireworks this year please remember to keep it legal and keep it safe.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office will have increased patrols on the roadways throughout the holiday weekend. We would like to remind citizens of the closures throughout the Santiam Canyon remain in effect due to wildfire recovery efforts. These include, North Fork Park, Salmon Falls Park, Bear Creek Park and Campground, and the corridor will be closed to bicyclists and non-resident pedestrians.

Every year, fires are started from the use of Illegal fireworks and even improper use of legal fireworks. This often is associated with property damage and bodily injury.

Illegal fireworks have become increasingly common in Marion County. These types of fireworks include anything that flies into the air, explodes, or behaves in an uncontrollable or unpredictable manner. Some examples include; Bottle Rockets, Mortars, Roman Candles, Aerial Shells, Missiles, and Firecrackers to name a few. These types of fireworks account for nearly 99% of calls for service our office receives every year as we approach the 4th of July. It is no surprise these fireworks can cause injury, property damage, and easily start fires in dry brush.

Using illegal fireworks is not only dangerous but can come with a heavy penalty. Under Oregon law, Officials may seize fireworks and you may be charged with a class B misdemeanor, which could result in a fine of up to $2,500 per violation and a civil penalty of up to $500.

You can report the use of Illegal Fireworks by calling the Non-Emergency line at 503-588-5032. Please do not call 911 unless you have an emergency. For more information about fireworks laws in Oregon please visit: https://www.oregon.gov/osp/programs/sfm/Pages/Fireworks.aspx

The Marion County Fire District has issued the following statement regarding the active Burn Ban:

Beginning Friday, June 25th, 2021 at 7:00 a.m., all fire agencies within Marion County will enact a High-Fire Danger Burn Ban, based on a recommendation by the Marion County Fire Defense Board. Marion County fire agencies include: Aumsville Fire District, Aurora Fire District, Drakes Crossing Fire District, Gates Fire District, Hubbard Fire District, Idanha Detroit Fire District, Jefferson Fire District, Keizer Fire District, Lyons Fire District, Marion County Fire District #1, Mill City Fire District, Monitor Fire District, Mount Angel Fire District, Silverton Fire District, St. Paul Fire District, Salem Fire Department, Stayton Fire District, Sublimity Fire District, Turner Fire District, & Woodburn Fire District.

Burning restrictions are authorized under Oregon Revised Statute 478.960 and Oregon Fire Code 307.

 

The burn ban prohibits all the following:

Backyard or open burning (branches, yard debris, etc.).

Agricultural burning (agricultural wastes, crops, field burning, etc.).

Any other land clearing, slash, stump, waste, debris or controlled burning.

 

The burn ban does not prohibit:

Small scale outdoor cooking, warming, or recreational fires. These include portable or permanent fire pits, fire tables, and campfires, with a maximum fuel area of three feet in diameter and two feet in height in a safe location away from combustibles or vegetation and are fully extinguished after use.

Barbeque grills, smokers and similar cooking appliances with clean, dry firewood, briquettes, wood chips, pellets, propane, natural gas, or similar fuels.

 

There may be more restrictive fire safety rules on and within a 1/8 mile of Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF)-protected land, which exists throughout much of rural Marion County. ODF restrictions may include prohibitions on campfires, smoking, target shooting, powered equipment, motorized vehicles, and other public/private landowner and industrial fire restrictions. More details about ODF fire restrictions are available at https://gisapps.odf.oregon.gov/firerestrictions/PFR.html.

 

Outdoor fires in violation of this burn ban may be immediately extinguished. If a fire agency responds to a fire that has been started in willful violation of this burn ban, the person responsible may be liable for all costs incurred, as well as legal fees per ORS 478.965.

Fire Chiefs in Marion County encourage the public to use extreme caution with activities that could start a fire. It is everyone’s responsibility to prevent and be prepared for wildfires.