Woman attacked in west Salem home invasion early Sunday, police say

Police say a man is accused of breaking into a west Salem home early Sunday morning and striking a woman inside before fleeing.

Officers were called around 3:45 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10, in the 2800 block of Northwest Johan Court, according to Salem police spokeswoman Angela Hedrick.

“A woman reported finding an unknown male suspect inside the home. During the encounter, the suspect made menacing remarks, struck the woman, and fled the scene. No other details are available as the case is still under investigation,” she said in an email Tuesday.

Hedrick said the 34-year-old victim lives with her two children but their ages weren’t available. Police have not arrested a suspect in the incident.

No paramedics were called to the scene to provide medical treatment, she said.

This story was updated after Salem police provided additional information.

Contact reporter Ardeshir Tabrizian: [email protected] or 503-929-3053.

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Ardeshir Tabrizian has covered criminal justice and housing for Salem Reporter since September 2021. As an Oregon native, his award-winning watchdog journalism has traversed the state. He has done reporting for The Oregonian, Eugene Weekly and Malheur Enterprise.