Month: March 2017

Traffic stop leads to 3 drug arrests

Keizer police arrested three individuals on drug-related charges after pulling over a driver spotted using his mobile phone Monday, Feb. 20. About 11:45 p.m., a Keizer officer pulled over a 1998 Buick Century with five occupants on Chemawa Road Northeast south of McLeod Lane Northeast. After speaking with the occupants, three arrests were made. Aubrey Jade Rose Crook-McCoy, 24, of Jefferson, Ore., was charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine. Thomas Joseph Mendoza, 33, of Keizer, was charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine, driving while suspended, driving uninsured and unlawful use of a telecommunications device. Brandon Scott Wilhite, 24, of...

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Drug kingpin back in jail

Drug kingpin out on release back in jail By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A Keizer man arrested on multiple drug-related charges less than two weeks ago was released from jail due to overcrowding and ended up back in cuffs with new charges less than eight hours later. Salem police arrested 36-year-old Casey Miser on Feb. 16 after serving search warrants on his Keizer home and a Portland Road business where he worked. The searches resulted in the seizure of 40 pounds of marijuana, 17 pounds of methamphetamine, five pounds of cocaine, a quarter-pound of heroin, 10,000 oxycodone pills, $40,000...

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Whiteaker Middle tops rival Claggett Creek

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes With 10 lead changes and two matches decided in overtime, Whiteaker Middle School narrowly edged Claggett Creek 45-41 on Thursday, Feb. 23. Wrestling under a spotlight and large crowd at McNary High School, Whiteaker seventh grader Aldo Villalvazo (195) got a pin in the first period to seal the win for the Wolverines. “He (Villalvazo) was a first-year kid for us that’s giving the sport a try,” Whiteaker head coach Kelly Hafer said. “That was really encouraging to see him get a pin and get to be the hero by winning that last...

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McNary bowlers place second in state

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary bowlers wanted to send senior Nick Blythe out in style by winning a state championship. “We wanted it so badly for him,” head coach Dan Kaplan said. “He’s one of the best around.” The Celtics got mighty close, falling to Mazama High School in the finals at KingPin’s in Portland. After finishing third out of 16 teams during 30 qualifying games on Saturday Feb. 25 and Sunday, Feb. 26, McNary won three matches in the winner’s bracket to get to Mazama. Even averaging 220 in the two-game set, the Celtics fell to...

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Girl seeks diabetes dog

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Eight-year-old Lauren Sims wants a dog. But not just any dog, one that could very well save her life. Two years ago, Lauren was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Now she’s working as an ambassador to Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers (SDWR) to amass the $25,000 needed to cover the costs of the pairing her up with a diabetic alert dog. “They will have a trainer come up from California and spend four days with us to help us get to know each other and work together. It costs a lot,” said...

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