Day: October 16, 2013

Lawsuit filed in regard to towed undercover cars

  By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A lawsuit seeking $5 million has been filed against six officers from three law enforcement agencies, including the Keizer Police Department. The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court last month, was filed on behalf of Gary Dental, owner of Bales and Brady Towing West in Salem, and his employees Bradley Kelley and Timothy Hall. The case centers around a January 2012 incident in which undercover officers demanded their cars – registered under fake names – be released after being towed to an impound lot from an apartment in Salem. Kelley and Hall were arrested for obstructing governmental administration and taken to the Polk County Jail. The officers were serving a search warrant at the time of the towing. Due to the fake registration names, officers couldn’t provide the necessary proof of ownership. According to a May 2012 letter from attorney Kevin Lafky, Hall was on the phone with Dental when he and Kelley were arrested. The Salem Police Department and the United States Drug Enforcement Agency were also named in the suit. Shannon Johnson, city attorney for Keizer, declined to comment this week. This past January, Hall and Kelley were cleared of charges in Polk County Circuit Court. At the time, their attorney strongly hinted a lawsuit would be coming. To read the complete article and other news from around the...

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Keizer Homegrown’s A Doll’s House opens Oct. 17

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes With next week’s opening of Keizer Homegrown Theatre’s A Doll’s House, director Randall Tosh will finally get to scratch an itch that’s bugged him for the better part of two decades. “I’ve seen the play several times, including a Broadway production that took a play treated as a political track on women’s rights and turned it into a wonderful, sad story about a failed marriage and looked at the forces that caused the marriage to fail,” Tosh said. Tosh is a newcomer to KHT and the first to direct a production for the troupe outside of founders Linda Baker and Evan Christopher. At a goal-setting meeting in January, Tosh was present as the discussions turned to which plays would be performed this year. When A Doll’s House was mentioned, Tosh leapt at the opportunity to finally bring his vision to scribe Henrik Ibsen’s century-old drama. The play tells the tale of Nora and Tovald, a married couple and the external forces that exert themselves on their marriage. Nora, who is beautiful, charming and intelligent and thought to be little else by Torvald, leaves her husband and children on a journey of self-discovery. To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the October 18 print edition of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the...

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