UDPATE (May 12, 2022) – Investigators into the May 8 attack on the Oregon Right to Life building in Keizer have released photos of a suspect vehicle (identified with a red arrow in the photos) leaving the area on the night of the fire, below. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to share via the tip line at [email protected] or call Keizer Police at 503-856-3529.
(May 9) There was an attempted break in at the Keizer offices of Oregon Right to Life on the evening of Sunday, On May 8, at approximately 10:38 p.m.
Unknown suspect(s) attempted to break a window at the Oregon Right to Life building at 4335 River Road N.
According to police, the attempt failed. The suspect(s) then ignited two Molotov cocktails and threw them toward the brick building. There was a small fire with minimal damage and no one was in the building at the time.
Keizer Police detectives, the Keizer Fire District and an arson investigator from the Salem Police Department responded to the scene. This case is currently under investigation.
Oregon Right to Life Executive Director Lois Anderson released a statement May 9 assuring the public that the staff was safe but “shaken.”
“We are committed to taking proper precautions to protect the safety of our staff as we move forward,” said Anderson. “We are thankful for the quick action of our first responders committed to maintaining a safe environment to operate in this community.”
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to share via the tip line at [email protected] or call 503-856-3529.
Damage of the offices of Oregon Right to Life in Keizer.Damage to front of the office of Oregon Right to Life on River Road in Keizer. (Photos Courtesy Keizer Police Dept.)