The Salem Police Department will require that all patrol officers and detectives working in the field have body-worn cameras, to the tune of $400,000 a year.
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Roberto C. Chacon is accused of stabbing another person and trying to steal two cars early Monday morning. He previously served prison time for a 2017 stabbing.
A man described by relatives as mentally ill went on a rampage in south Salem in January, ultimately firing at police as a school bus and Cherriots bus idled nearby. A grand jury ruled Salem police were justified in killing Michael J. Compton.
Salem police said early Thursday evening that officers had found a woman who was previously reported missing.
Salem police said they found 467 grams of powdered fentanyl, 471 grams of heroin and 9,700 counterfeit prescription pills when they searched Jesus Gabriel Alonso Leyva Valenzuela’s car and home.
The victim told police that the suspect, identified as Jeffery Prach, 19, robbed him on the roof of Marion Parkade on Jan. 11 after the two met at the mall nearby.
Before his Saturday arrest, Eric Webb, 49, had pleaded guilty to driving under the influence seven times in Oregon.
Michael James Compton fired at least one shot at officers before he was killed in the gunfight with police, the Oregon State Police said in a statement Monday afternoon.
Salem police did not say who fired the shot that killed the suspect on Southeast Commercial Street Monday morning.
BREAKING NEWS: Police are investigating a shooting in south Salem on the morning of Monday, Jan. 23. Witnesses reported on social media hearing several gunshots.