Day: January 23, 2013

Suspect captured at Lockhaven and Inland Shores

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A number of officers from around the area assisted in a chase that ended with a suspect being shot Wednesday morning. The police chase ended by the Chase Bank at Lockhaven Drive NE and Inland Shores Way NE. The chase entered Keizer around 9 a.m. and involved a white Ford F250 pickup. “About 9 a.m. Keizer officers were notified of a vehicular pursuit traveling into our jurisdiction,” Capt. Jeff Kuhns with the Keizer Police Department said on the scene. “The suspect vehicle was being pursued by the Salem Police Department.” Kuhns noted a Keizer officer was advised to not actively engage in the pursuit. “He advised a short time later shots were fired and the subject was down,” Kuhns said. “Medics were called in and one person was transported.” Kuhns did not believe any officers were shot and didn’t know offhand if the suspect was armed or not. Lt. Dave Okada with the SPD confirmed Salem officers had been involved with an officer-involved shooting....

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Keizer boy killed in rollover crash

An 8-year-old Keizer boy was killed and one of his brothers seriously injured in a crash in the Albany area Sunday night, Jan. 13. Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing their investigation into the single-vehicle rollover crash along Interstate 5 in the Albany area near milepost area at approximately 6:50 p.m. A 2000 Dodge Durango with six occupants was northbound on I-5 when, for an unconfirmed reason, it traveled into the center median. The SUV rolled numerous times before coming to rest on its side in the southbound lanes. Keizer’s Willevaldo Guzman-Cruz, 53, was driving. Wife Evangelica Guzman-Arango, 37, was also in the vehicle along with four male children ages 17, 15, 13 and 8. For more on this and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the Jan. 18 issue of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe for just $25 a year, click on the ‘Subscribe Today’ link at the top of the page, call 503-390-1051 or visit our office at 142 Chemawa Road North in...

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Two off the hook for towing

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Two towing company employees were cleared of charges last week in a case involving several undercover police officers, including one from the Keizer Police Department. Timothy Hall and Bradley Kelley, employees with Bales and Brady West Towing, were arrested in January 2012 for towing vehicles parked illegally at an apartment complex on Hayesville Drive NE in Salem while undercover officers were serving a search warrant. Officers demanded the immediate return of their vehicles, but couldn’t produce proof of ownership due to fake registration information. For more on this and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the Jan. 18 issue of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe for just $25 a year, click on the ‘Subscribe Today’ link at the top of the page, call 503-390-1051 or visit our office at 142 Chemawa Road North in...

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