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ATM Skimmer Discovered in Woodburn
(January 14, 2019, 1:17 pm) WOODBUR, Ore

A customer noticed the ATM was not receiving their card normally at the Columbia Bank in Woodburn, 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.

Reckless Driver Wraps Car Around Pole (Video)
(November 5, 2018, 2:38 pm) SALEM, Ore

Early this morning two people in what was reported to be a stolen car crashed at high speeds on Park Avenue in Salem.  The Dark colored two door was spotted by Salem Police traveling at freeway speeds South bound on Park Avenue from Silverton Rd.

Brush Fire in Cascades Gateway Park (Video)
(October 22, 2018, 3:59 am) SALEM, Ore

About 1:45 this morning a fire broke out in the woods in Cascades Gateway Park. It only took 10 minutes to put the entire thing out. No word on the cause, but that is a very popular homeless camping area.

One Man Dead After Collision With Train (Video)
(August 30, 2018, 10:12 pm) SALEM, Ore

About  7:30 tonight Salem police officers and Salem firefighters responded to State Street and 12th Street on the report of a bicyclist being struck by a train. Police told Salem News Journal that the initial investigation indicates that the railroad warnings and barriers were functioning at the time of the collision.

Two People Loose Their Lives in Salem Sunday Morning (Video)
(August 19, 2018, 4:05 pm) SALEM, Ore

Two people lost their lives early Sunday morning on Mission Street in Salem. The two people, that have not yet been identified, were on a motorcycle turning left from the I-5 Southbound off ramp onto Eastbound Hwy 22 when Eduardo de la Lima Vargas age 39 of Hubbard, ran the red light and collided with the motorcycle.

Missing Man Found Safe by Ground Searchers
(July 23, 2018, 9:16 pm) SUBLIMITY, Ore

Mr. Gibson has been located by Marion County Search and Rescue Team 18. A ground searcher saw him laying next to a tree on Golf Lane in a wooded area. He is alive and well and being taken to a local hospital for observation.  

Gerald Gibson, age 84
Missing Elderly Man With Health Problems in Sublimity
(July 23, 2018, 10:32 am) SUBLIMITY, Ore

Deputies with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and their Search and Rescue Teams are currently searching for Gerald Gibson, age 84 of Sublimity.  Mr. Gibson is 5’ 10” tall, 165 lbs with gray hair and blue eyes.

Missing Swimmer in the Willamette River (Video)
(July 18, 2018, 8:43 pm) SALEM, Ore

Yamhill County Sheriff and other agencies are searching for a missing swimmer near the Wheatland Ferry on the Willamette River. Currently, the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, and Clackamas County Dive/Rescue have craft on the water searching for the missing swimmer.

Oregon State Police Requesting Assistance with Subject Impersonating an Officer
(July 6, 2018, 1:08 pm) SALEM, Ore


OSP says that on July 6, 2018 at approximately 7:30 PM.  John OLSEN, age 54 from Portland, contacted the Oregon State Police and turned himself in.  He was cited and released for criminal impersonation of a public servant and disorderly conduct. The Oregon State Police would like to thank the media and the public for their assistance. 



City Lifts Drinking Water Advisory (Video)
(July 3, 2018, 6:33 pm) SALEM, Ore

The City of Salem's City Manager held a press conference to announce that the city will lift the drinking water advisory tomorrow. This is video of that press conference. 


Shooting With Injuries at the Walmart on Lancaster (Video)
(June 24, 2018, 11:10 pm) SALEM, Ore

Tonight about 9:13 pm, Salem Police officers were called to reports of a shooting at the Walmart on Lancaster. Officers say after arriving on scene they learned that one male adult had been shot and seriously injured.

Deputies Investigate Home Invasion Robbery in Rural Marion County (Video)
(June 20, 2018, 7:19 pm) SUBLIMITY, Ore

UPDATE: Deputies Created Composit Drawings of Robbers

Marion County Sheriff's Office says they were called to a home invasion robbery on Coon Hollow Road SE near Sublimity. Investigators said they believe two men entered the home, tied up the residents and robbed them of their valuables. 

MCSO Seek Tips in City of Donald Burglary Cases (Video)
(June 18, 2018, 12:31 pm) DONALD, Ore

Deputies with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office say they are seeking tips to help identify a man captured in a surveillance image from June 13th. The man, seen here, is currently wanted for questioning related to a vandalism and burglary investigation.

Splash Fountains To Open on Friday, June 15
(June 14, 2018, 1:30 pm) SALEM, Ore

The City of Salem said today that self-operating splash fountains will be open every day beginning Friday, June 15, 2018. They will operate seven days a week.

Injury Crash on Keubler Blvd (Video)
(June 11, 2018, 2:42 pm) SALEM, Ore

Salem Police are reporting a serious crash on Kuebler Blvd SE between Battle Creek Rd SE and Commercial St SE. If you have to be in the area then expect delays.

Drinking Water Advisory for Vulnerable Populations Remains in Place
(June 10, 2018, 11:52 am) SALEM, Ore

 The City of Salem said today that test results received this morning from water samples taken on Friday, June 8, indicate the presence of cyanotoxins in the water distribution system are below EPA advisory levels for vulnerable populations. However, as a precautionary measure, the City of Salem is extending the drinking water advisory.

Sherwood Police Search for Car Thief Burglar
(June 5, 2018, 11:47 am) SHERWOOD, Ore

Sherwood Police told Salem News Journal that it is seeking the public's assistance with identifying a suspect in a car theft and burglaries. Police ask that anyone with information about the suspect or the stolen vehicle are asked to call the Washington County non-emergency dispatch number at 503-629-0111.

Fatal Plane Crash Near Salem (Video)
(June 4, 2018, 6:12 pm) SALEM, Ore

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office says they were called to a plane crash in the 6700 block of Lardon Road NE near Salem. Deputies say that when they arrived they found a crashed fixed wing aircraft near a private runway. 

Marion County Sheriff Search's for Two Female Fugitive's
(June 4, 2018, 10:28 am) SALEM, Ore

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is seeking tips to locate two female inmates who walked away from the Sheriff’s Office Transition Center on June 1st at 10:15 p.m.  Deputies are searching for Molly Terwilleger age 26 and Mary Wiseby age 29, both of Salem. 

(May 29, 2018, 6:32 pm) SALEM, Ore

The City of Salem says the city’s water system has small amounts of cylindrospermopsin and microcystin (cyanotoxins) in treated drinking water. Levels of toxins have been detected in the water system that supplies water to City of Salem, City of Turner, Suburban East Salem Water District, and Orchard Heights Water Association.

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