CRIME & SAFETY
Salem SWAT Team Arrests Barricaded Wanted Man
On Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at about 10:40 a.m. the Polk County Sheriff’s Office developed probable cause that a wanted person, Mr. Valentine Sandoval, was inside a metal shop behind 653 Warren Street South in Monmouth Oregon. Mr. Sandoval is 34-years old and frequents between the community of Falls City and the city of Monmouth. Mr. Sandoval had two outstanding arrest warrants, one was a Felony Parole Violation warrant out of the State Parole Board and the other was a Misdemeanor arrest warrant regarding a hit and run event out of Polk County Circuit Court. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office had obtained officer safety information regarding Mr. Sandoval during the last few months, to include possibly being in possession of a firearm.
SALEM MAN JAILED FOR DUII/WARRANT
A Salem man was jailed for driving under the influence of intoxicants- controlled substance and inhalant, by the Oregon State Police late Friday. Information released by OSP on Tuesday, said at approximately 10:45 p.m. a sedan went off the roadway on Interstate 5 southbound near the Cox Road – Elk Creek exit in north county. It crashed into several Oregon Department of Transportation posting signs.
3 teens escape MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility, police searching
WOODBURN Ore. (KPTV) - Police are searching for three teenagers who escaped from their correctional facility on Sunday evening. The three 19-year-olds escaped around 9:15 p.m., and police have issued warrants for their arrest. The youth are:. Angel Diaz-Barrera, age 19, adjudicated for first-degree robbery and carry/use of a dangerous...
Search for missing St. Paul businessman so far yields no leads
A multi-agency search for a missing St. Paul businessman continues. The quest to find Gurjinder “Gary” Singh Grewal has centered on the area adjacent to Highway 219 and the Willamette River Bridge between Newberg and St. Paul, according to Trooper Kyle Kennedy of the Oregon State Police. Grewal, a Woodburn resident, was last seen on the morning of Feb. 8 walking on the bridge over the swollen river. His Honda Pilot was found later, parked several hundred yards south of the bridge on Highway 219. ...
Oregon State Police seeking help in finding missing St. Paul man
Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a St. Paul resident who went missing Feb. 8 after last being seen on the St. Paul Bridge in north Marion County. Gurjinder "Gary" Singh Grewal, 48, was seen walking on the bridge on Highway 219 near milepost 24 at about 11 a.m. that...
‘Inaction is not an option’: Oregon drug overdose deaths are rising faster than any other state in the nation
Amid talks in Salem on Measure 110 fixes, Rep. Kevin Mannix proposes creation of 'special misdemeanor' SALEM, OR – New predictive data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control found that overdose deaths are rising at a faster rate in Oregon than anywhere else in the country. Oregon saw a 41% increase in overdose deaths between 2022 and The post ‘Inaction is not an option’: Oregon drug overdose deaths are rising faster than any other state in the nation appeared first on KTVZ.