County officials say the expansion intended to help lighten overcrowding at the jail, which is regularly operating at capacity and currently only able to lodge people facing the most serious of charges.
The city of Salem Friday refused to release public records sought by Salem Reporter of events leading up to the retirement of Deputy Chief Steve Bellshaw. Awarded extra public money, he left while facing misconduct allegations.
TODAY’S BROADCAST: Reporter Ardeshir Tabrizian explains efforts to learn why a deputy police chief from the Salem Police Department retired while under investigation. City officials have provided little information and delayed disclosure of a key city agreement. His original story is HERE. He also explains a novel approach to cold[Read More…]
UPDATE: The Salem Police Department identified the victim as 55-year-old Wesley James Crossman on Monday, Aug. 8. Investigators have not located Crossman’s family to notify them of his death, according to a news release. Police asked anyone who knows Crossman and his family or has a way to contact them[Read More…]
Three teams of firefighters from Oregon, including one from Marion County, were dispatched Sunday morning to head to northern California to help protect structures and communities threatened by the growing McKinney Fire. The fire started Friday in an area west of the northern California city of Yreka and just south[Read More…]
A federal grand jury indicted a Keizer mother and daughter on charges alleging they conspired to traffic hundreds of thousands of counterfeit prescription pills from India into the U.S. Jennifer McConnon, 48, and Sydney Sleight, 22, were indicted on charges of conspiring to distribute controlled substances and possessing with intent[Read More…]
A retired Portland police officer pleaded guilty third-degree assault and first-degree official misconduct Monday in a case prosecuted by a deputy district attorney from Marion County. Scott Groshong, 52, hit a man with his car while working undercover for the Portland Police Bureau during a June 2020 protest in northwest[Read More…]
Police on Thursday identified a woman they say was killed by gunfire one week after she was found dead in a vehicle in northeast Salem. The Salem Police Department identified the woman as 42-year-old Marcie Ann Harris, of Salem. The department notified Harris’ family of her death, according to a[Read More…]
A longtime Salem Police Department official left his job in February with no public fanfare and under a separation agreement that has since triggered a state investigation. Secrecy surrounds the circumstances of the retirement of Deputy Chief Steven Bellshaw after 32 years. City officials have so far not publicly released[Read More…]
Salem police say a deceased woman found “slumped over” in a vehicle on Northeast Portland Road Thursday morning was killed by gun violence. (Salem Police Department) A woman found dead in a vehicle Thursday morning was killed by gunfire, according to Salem police. Around 6:45 a.m. Thursday, Salem officers were[Read More…]