Salem Police Looking for Graffiti Vandals

Posted by Chris Brown on September 10, 2015

SALEM, Ore. – Salem police are looking for help from the public to catch two men they’re calling ‘prolific’ graffiti vandals. The suspects have been linked to several graffiti vandalism incidents downtown, and in northeast Salem in the vicinity of Lancaster DR and Silverton RD. The pictures here were taken near the Oregon State Fairgrounds late last month.  Lieutenant Dave Okada …

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KXL EXCLUSIVE WITH SOUND: Salem Electric Worker Takes Time to Put Out Potential Bark Dust Fire

Posted by Brett Reckamp on August 27, 2015
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SALEM, Ore. — A Salem homeowner is very grateful that a man took about a half hour to stop what he was doing and prevent a possible disaster.

Ron Addison was driving his Salem Electric truck Wednesday down a neighborhood street when he smelled smoke.  He noticed a pile of smoldering bark dust in someone front yard.  It looked pretty dangerous, …

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Threat Or Prank?

Posted by Steve Leader on June 1, 2015

Photo courtesy: Tom Windedahl

SALEM-Ore.- When Tom Windedahl saw graffiti on an exterior wall at Marion Miller Elementary school Sunday afternoon he didn’t immediately know what to make of it.

A closer look revealed the words, “ISIL We R here,” in large print. Windedahl found that “disturbing.”

ISIL and ISIS both refer to Islamic State, an extremist militant group that’s seizing territory in …

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Suspect Dies After Armed Standoff With Police

Posted by Jeremy Scott on April 24, 2015

Photos Courtesy: KGW News

SALEM, Ore. — A man who fired at police during a seven-hour standoff on Friday in the parking lot of the Walmart on Turner Road Southeast died after being wounded himself. The suspect has been identified as 49-year-old Mark Hawkins of Eugene.

Officers were checking on a suspicious vehicle just after 11:00 in the morning when they discovered that the suspect …

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Drug Offender Shows Up To Court With Drug Paraphernalia

Posted by Pat Boyle on December 9, 2014

SALEM, Ore. — A 23-year-old Salem man showed up for his arraignment on drug charges with drug paraphernalia in his pocket.  It was discovered when Michael Durban walked through the security screening process at the Marion County Circuit Court Annex.

He was arrested after deputies found hypodermic needles and a cotton ball they think contained heroin.  He told deputies “I got …

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