Salem man charged in state’s largest “ghost gun” manufacturing workshop, feds say

Firearms seized by federal authorities (Courtesy/U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Oregon) A federal grand jury indicted a Salem man Thursday on charges alleging he sold fake oxycodone pills containing fentanyl and illegally manufactured guns out of his home, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Oregon.[Read More…]


KARISSA FRETWELL: Bodies found in area where suspect Michael Wolfe often recreated, district attorney says

Yamhill County District Attorney Brad Berry on Monday evening, presenting a map of where Karissa and William Fretwell were found. (Troy Brynelson/Salem Reporter) MCMINNVILLE — About 10 miles west of the bucolic town of Yamhill, Northwest Pike Road winds toward quiet streams and settings for a secluded picnic. But somewhere[Read More…]


Police: Driver in triple fatal crash Sunday night drank eight beers before getting behind wheel

The Salem man accused of killing three teens in a car crash Sunday night told a deputy he drank eight beers before getting behind the wheel, according to a probable cause affidavit released Tuesday by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. The newly released documents show when police questioned Juan Carlos[Read More…]


Sheriff’s office looking for stranger who offered child ride home from school

Update 12:15 p.m.: This article has been updated to include a comment from the Sheriff’s Office regarding the reported incident at Englewood Elementary. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a male who approached a student walking home from school from Mary Eyre Elementary School on Thursday. “The stranger[Read More…]


Updated: Suspect in police shooting arrested, officer released from hospital

Crime scene investigators at an apartment complex in the Highland neighborhood on Wednesday morning, after a suspect was taken into custody. (Troy Brynelson/Salem Reporter) Update 4:30 p.m.: Jaime Lee Jimenez, 38, of Woodburn, is the suspect arrested for shooting a Salem police officer. Jimenez was booked in Marion County Correctional[Read More…]