For months, Salem police worked to identify a ring that was robbing people on city streets. A recent arrest pushed the case towards solved, as Salem Reporter’s Ardeshir Tabrizian explains.
Tag: PUBLIC SAFETY
The fire south of Salem forced over 100 families to evacuate their homes and burned 164 acres, but caused no injuries or structures lost.
A Marion County grand jury on Thursday unanimously found three Salem police officers were justified in shooting and killing 16-year-old Robert Brown on July 13 after attempting to arrest him. A statement released Friday evening by the Marion County District Attorney’s Office said the officers fired a total of 20[Read More…]
(Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) A 40-year-old Salem man is scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday for drug and weapons charges following his arrest outside a local hotel with fentanyl-laced pills and $164,0000 in cash. Phillip Thomas was arrested by a special police task force on Wednesday, June 29, and booked on[Read More…]
(Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) A Salem man is suing the city and one of its police officers, alleging the officer used excessive force against him during an unnecessary arrest last fall. Christopher Garza, 47, filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the city and Salem Police Department officer David Baker in Portland U.S.[Read More…]
(Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) An initial assessment of 266 inmates released early from Oregon prisons during the pandemic showed they were no more likely to commit new crimes than those who serve their full sentences. The state Criminal Justice Commission said in a recent report that recidivism rates and patterns were[Read More…]
Arcadio Castillo III (Courtesy/Anderson Strategic Communications) The mother of a man shot and killed by a Salem police officer in July 2021 is suing the officer and the city, alleging excessive force led to her son’s death. Misty Castillo filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Salem Police Department officer Nathan Bush[Read More…]
Items police recovered from Tayler Osborne’s Yukon after obtaining a search warrant following his death. (Courtesy/Marion County District Attorney’s Office) A Salem police officer shot and killed a man in northeast Salem earlier this month after he fought with officers and deployed one of their Tasers, according to a statement[Read More…]
Police vehicles along Chemeketa Street Northeast in downtown Salem Friday, March 18 as officers respond to a shots fired call. (Ardeshir Tabrizian/Salem Reporter) Amirah Montaner was sitting at a table inside the Salem Center mall and talking on the phone shortly after 2 p.m. Friday when she heard yelling behind[Read More…]
A Keizer home on Trail Avenue that Andrew Modine is alleged to have driven into on Jan. 22, 2022. (KEIZERTIMES/Joey Cappelletti) The Modine brothers, Andrew and Thomas, were drinking at The Shack Bar and Grill in Salem on a September night in 2015. The brothers left the bar around 8[Read More…]