Day: June 9, 2014

Brinks robber indicted

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A Keizer man has been arrested for an attempted robbery back in March. Jeff Kuhns, deputy police chief with the Keizer Police Department, said on Wednesday 28-year-old Anthony Samuel White was indicted by a Marion County Grand Jury on 14 criminal charges, with 13 of those being felonies and one being a misdemeanor. The attempted robbery took place at the former Keizer Roth’s in Schoolhouse Square at River Road North and Chemawa Road early in the afternoon of March 18. According to Kuhns, one employee of the Brinks armored vehicle called police and said his partner had been robbed while servicing the Bank of America ATM from the inside. “We learned the other employee had sheltered in place in the store,” Kuhns said at the time. “He goes inside and at some point he is confronted by the armed male suspect. He was able to get into a room, locked the door and protected himself.” A perimeter was set up within minutes of the initial call, closing part of River Road. In total, about 35 to 40 officers responded with assistance from Salem Police Department, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Oregon State Police, the FBI and the Salem SWAT team. After about a three-hour closure, police came up empty-handed. Kuhns said at the time the suspect “most likely got out early” but the whole...

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Family seeks help in finding lost Keizer man

Authorities and family members are searching for 53-year-old Keizer resident Robert Allen Knupp. Oregon State Police (OSP) has joined family members in the search and is asking for the public’s help to find him after he was last seen Saturday evening, June 7. His 1993 Geo Metro was found locked and unoccupied at the Santiam Rest Area along Interstate 5 south of Salem around midnight. There is no evidence at this time to indicate he was the victim of a crime. Knupp is described as a white male, 5’11”, 215 pounds, with brown salt and pepper hair and a short beard. He was last known to be wearing a blue print Hawaiian-style shirt with khaki pants, white socks and brown leather tie shoes. Earlier Saturday afternoon, he drove his brother to an Albany-area restaurant and dropped him off. On June 8, OSP began an investigation and have taken a missing person report regarding Knupp. His family indicates his behavior is out of character and that he recently began taking newly prescribed medications. His wife, Vicki Knupp, last saw him on the evening of June 6 before she went to work for the night. Anyone with information regarding Knupp’s whereabouts is asked to call OSP Northern Command Center dispatch at 800-452-7888. Lead investigator is Senior Trooper Frank...

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Delaney Madison Grill to open this summer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Jim Marshall’s original plan wasn’t to use the middle names of two of his five daughters for his new restaurant. It just worked out that Delaney Madison Grill sounded like a good name. So what did Jennifer, Stephanie and Ashley think of the name honoring younger sisters Hallie Madison and Jordan Delaney? “The others were on board, 100 percent,” Marshall said with a chuckle. The sale of the former Caruso’s Italian Cafe at 5745 Inland Shores Way officially closed last Friday, May 30. Marshall, a Keizer resident with 42 years of experience in the restaurant industry, including 20 years in management at McGrath’s Fish House until this week, hopes to open his new restaurant in late July or early August. Marshall is having a bar built for his new business. How long that takes will determine the opening date. “As soon as it is done, we’ll open,” he said. “I’m committed to getting the bar built, otherwise I would do (the opening) in two weeks. I have the vendor selected for food. I have relationships 20 years in the making. I have great relationships with people, whether it be with maintenance, kitchen wares, dish machines. It’s healthy to have those relationships established.” Marshall is used to spending 120 nights a year in hotels. Now, he will be working a minute-and-a-half from his Keizer...

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A smaller match for Keizer Parks Board program

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The debate over Keizer’s proposed 2014-15 budget of nearly $38 million came down to a $10,000 question Monday evening. That was the amount Richard Walsh, a former councilor and current member of the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, asked for on behalf of the Parks Board. In recent years the Parks Board has had $20,000 to spend. The proposed new budget cut that in half. Walsh asked for the amount to be restored and received support in his quest from councilors Marlene Quinn and Jim Taylor. That was all the support he got, however. A motion to add the $10,000 failed by a 4-2 vote, though councilors did unanimously agree to add $4,000 back. “I’m an opponent of the current budget because I’d like you to change it,” Walsh said during the public hearing on the budget. “We’re talking about $38 million overall. There’s nothing you can do with more bang for the buck than parks. It will make a tremendous impact for very little money. We partner with Keizer’s strongest asset, volunteers. This is the flagship for volunteerism.” In response to a question from Mayor Lore Christopher, Walsh made his request on behalf of the Parks Board. “The budget was cut from $20,000 to $10,000,” Walsh said. “We want the $4,000 currently on the table back into it. We don’t have...

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