Day: March 22, 2016

Arrest made following Monday shooting

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A 31-year-old male has been arrested in connection with Monday afternoon’s shooting in the Keizer Bi-Mart parking lot. Jeff Kuhns, deputy chief with the Keizer Police Department, announced Tuesday morning Kyle Erik Madrid had been arrested for the shooting of Randall Lynn Anderson, 59. The shooting happened shortly after 1:30 p.m. March 21. Medics with the Keizer Fire District immediately transported Anderson to Salem Hospital. A hospital spokesperson on Tuesday said there was no update available on Anderson’s condition. Kuhns said the Salem resident survived treatment of serious physical injuries, but gave no other update. At the same time Anderson was being transported, police reported a white male suspect was seen running north along River Road. A few minutes later, officer Dave Babcock detained Madrid in JC’s Pizzaria at 4200 River Road North. A second potential suspect was detained elsewhere, but later released. Madrid was arrested on five criminal charges: attempted murder, first degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon, felon in possession of a firearm and parole violation. He is being held without bail at the Marion County Correctional Facility. A handgun was seen left on the ground at the scene of the shooting. “Kyle Madrid is well known to law enforcement in the mid-Willamette Valley as he has an extensive criminal history,” Kuhns said. Madrid previously has had permanent addresses in...

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Roundabout on track for June start at Chemawa and Verda

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Construction is still on schedule to start in June for the new roundabout at Chemawa Road and Verda Lane. The Oregon Department of Transportation project, with a total cost of approximately $1.8 million, should be open sometime in September. “Construction is expected to start in early- to mid-June,” said Bill Lawyer, Public Works director for Keizer. “It will take about three months to complete it enough to open it for traffic.” Once the roundabout is open for traffic, Lawyer noted finishing work like putting in plants could be done later. Bids for the construction for the project were opened in November, with North Santiam Paving Co. submitting the low bid of $838,731.60. That was about $140,000 less than engineering estimates. Recently, the trees on the southeast corner of the intersection were taken down. The Herber family farm property across Verda was proposed to be turned into apartments in 2014, but the plan was denied. A revised proposal is expected to be submitted to the city soon. Even with that, Lawyer said the roundabout project won’t be impacted. “Because of the denial of their application, it did affect the project in that we didn’t have the right of way we needed,” Lawyer said. “Part of their application was that they give the (right-of-way) rights. The project needed to purchase the property, so that’s all...

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