Keizer’s police stories 

Patrol Division 

June 8 – Keizer Police Department (KPD) officers and a K9 unit responded to a domestic disturbance near Weeks Drive NE. An intoxicated male allegedly assaulted his mother and barricaded himself in a bedroom. Officers made contact and with the presence of K9 officer Blitz, the male surrendered without incident. The male was brought to the Marion County jail on a charge of assault in the fourth degree (domestic) and a detainer warrant issued by his probation officer. 

June 8-9 – Over the weekend KPD officers responded to a report of a theft at Waremart, located on River Road N. Three juveniles reportedly stole alcoholic beverages before fleeing on foot. Two were caught and cited for theft in the third degree. The alcohol was returned to Waremart. 

June 10 – KPD officers worked on a death investigation near Windsor Island Road N. involving a 63-year-old male. Members of Keizer Fire District were on scene first, attempting life-saving measures. The male’s cause of death was suspected to have come from a fentanyl overdose. 

June 10 – KPD officers conducted another death investigation in the area of River Rock Drive NE that involved an 83-year-old male. Officers and EMS determined the male most likely died from natural causes. 

Keizer – This week, KPD officers, including members of the patrol team, responded to a domestic incident near Courtlyn Court NE. A husband and wife are in the process of separating and the wife’s boyfriend recently reported that the husband fired shots into the ground in the backyard. 

The wife denied any violence occurred and that the husband claimed his gun may have gone off while he was clearing a malfunction with the weapon. Per the Officer in Charge, officers on scene kept the couple engaged in conversation as they attempted to gather more information about the situation. 

The same team also assisted the Linn County Sheriff’s Office with the investigation of a Keizer male who allegedly made threats to shoot his former girlfriend, who resides in Linn County. During his contact with law enforcement, the male denied the allegations and claimed he did not own any firearms. 

Keizer – KPD officers attempted a traffic stop on a motorcyclist who instead evaded law enforcement. Officers are currently working on identifying the suspect. Officers also aided the Silverton Police Department with locating a vehicle that eluded them, Salem Police and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. The suspect was seen just outside of Keizer though the vehicle was not located. 

June 12 – KPD Officers investigated a crash at the intersection of Lockhaven Drive NE and 14 Avenue NE. One driver was taken into custody for DUII as a result. 

Criminal Investigation Division (CID) 

June 13 – In the early morning, KPD officers were called out to assist members of the Keizer police patrol team as they investigated a fatal vehicle crash near Dayspring Fellowship Church off of Lockhaven Drive NE. The crash left a female driver deceased. After the investigation by CID and the Traffic Safety Unit (TSU) as well as with assistance from the Marion County Medical Examiner’s Office, the incident was determined to be accidental. 

Community Response Unit (CRU) 

Keizer – KPD detectives assisted with the execution of a search warrant, in partnership with Salem Police detectives, Safe Streets Task Force as well as Salem Police SWAT near Kestrel Street North following two investigations. The investigation stemmed from a pursuit after a hit-and-run accident. The execution of a warrant was enabled due to a recovered backpack and handgun with its serial number removed. The suspect was arrested and transported to jail on related charges. 

Keizer – A KPD detective was granted a search warrant in regards to a vehicle related to a menacing case currently being investigated. KPD detectives executed the warrant and recovered an AR-15 and handgun, both of which had the serial numbers removed. 

Traffic Safety Unit (TSU) 

June 8-9 – KPD officers worked on a DUII grant resulting in the arrest of one driver for DUII as well as several citations issued to multiple drivers for different traffic violations. 

June 10 – KPD officers responded to a request for assistance involving investigation of the previously mentioned fatal crash. 

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