Oregon House advances measure to bargain class sizes


SALEM — A proposal to include class sizes as required bargaining items during negotiations between teachers and school districts is moving ahead in the Oregon Legislature.

Salem Firefighter Arrested After Domestic Dispute


Last night at about 1:30 a.m., deputies with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office were called to a West Salem residence after being requested by the Salem Police Department to investigate an alleged incidence of domestic violence.

After deputies arrived they found probable cause to arrest Matthew Brozovich, age 32 at his West Salem home and lodge him in the Polk County Jail. Mr. Brozovich was taken to the jail for five counts of harassment, and one count of menacing, all misdemeanor charges. Mr. Brozovich, a Captain with the Salem Fire Department and an employee since 2005, posted $3,250 bail and has been released from jail.

Matt Brozovich
Matthew Brozovich

Mr. Brozovich’s next court appearance has been set for, May 7th at 9:00 a.m., in Dallas.

The Sheriff’s Office does not intend to release any further information regarding this incident, the victim or employment related matters pertaining to the Salem Fire Department.

Man With Axe Climbs on Running Bulldozer


A bulldozer operator called 911 to report that a man had crawled onto his moving machine and was swinging an axe. This bizarre incident occurred today around  3:00 Brown Island Demolition Landfill, located at 2895 Faragate Avenue South, in Salem.

The operator locked himself inside the cab of the piece of heavy equipment and waited for deputies to arrive. When deputies arrived they found Dale Gerner, age 56, a transient from the Salem area. Mr. Gerner had dropped the axe, but was armed with a knife. Deputies challenged Mr. Gerner, he complied with all of their commands and he was arrested without incident.

Mr. Gerner told deputies that he was tracking a cougar in Minto Brown Park, when he began being chased by hunters with dogs. Mr. Gerner stated the hunters climbed a tree and racked a gun so he made the decision to enter the landfill by climbing the barbed wire fence. It was very apparent to deputies on scene that Mr. Gerner was in crisis and suffering from some type of mental health condition.

Although he was arrested and transported to the jail for the crimes of menacing, trespassing and disorderly conduct, members from our Crisis Outreach Response Team will attempt contact with Mr. Gerner and assess his mental health needs.

Currently there are no booking photos available of Mr. Gerner.

Salem Teacher Charged


SALEM, Ore. — A part-time high school instructor in Salem has been charged with online sexual corruption of a child.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrested 25-year-old Ivan Hallstead on Friday night. He’s accused of texting and attempting to lure his teen victim for the purpose of sexual contact.

Hallstead is a part-time percussion instructor at North Salem High School and teaches private music lessons at Guitar World in Keizer.

Deputies believe the relationship he formed with his teen victim happened while he was working. The investigation in ongoing.


Wanted Man Arrested Following Search

Police-LightsSALEM, Ore. — Oregon State Police and Salem Police arrested a wanted 21-year-old man after he fled a traffic stop Wednesday morning.

OSP says around 2:36 a.m. it received a call about a driving complaint on Interstate 5. A trooper stopped the car around 2:50 a.m. on the off-ramp to Market Street.

The car’s passenger was not wearing a seat belt, provided a false name to the trooper, and then fled on foot. The passenger was identifies as Kristopher Allen Rice, 21, of Salem. Rice was wanted in Marion County on felony warrants.

Additional law enforcement officers arrived on scene to help search for Rice. Around 6:15 a.m. SPD SWAT found Rice in a transient tent surrounded by brush and arrested him. Police found a small amount of methamphetamine on him.

Rice was transported to Marion County Jail and lodged on the felony warrants for dangerous drugs and unlawful use of a motor vehicle, and local charges of unlawful Possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and furnishing false information to a police officer.

The driver was not arrested.

Public’s Help Needed Identifying Suspected Three Time Bank Robber

Eugene OR – A man suspected in two bank robberies on Thursday, October 16, 2014, is now suspected in a third robbery – this time in Cottage Grove, Oregon.

The Friday, October 17, 2014, robbery occurred at the Wells Fargo Bank branch inside the Safeway store located at 1500 E. Main in Cottage Grove at about2:45 pm.

The first robbery on Thursday took place at 10:10 am – also at a Wells Fargo Bank branch located in a Safeway store, but this one was in Salem. That store is located at 3380 Lancaster Drive NE.

The second robbery on Thursday took place at the Umpqua Bank branch located at 1175 Valley River Drive in Eugene.

Investigators believe the same man is responsible for all three robberies. In all cases, he approached the teller desk, demanded cash, received an undisclosed amount of money and left.

Witnesses describe the suspect as:

White man

Age: Late 30’s to mid-40’s

Height: 6’0″ – 6’2″

Weight: 200 pounds

Build: Medium

Eyes: Brown

Hair: Short stubble, possibly graying

In the first robbery on Thursday, the suspect was wearing a black, zip-up long sleeved shirt or jacket with two white stripes and a Michael Jordan logo over the left chest.

In the second robbery he was wearing a black sweatshirt with red print. In both of these robberies, he was wearing blue tennis shoes and black basketball shorts with a red triangle and white stripes. He was also wearing gold wire-rimmed glasses.

In the third robbery on Friday, the suspect was wearing a dark colored shirt or jacket, light colored pants, and blue tennis shoes.

Anyone with information as to this person’s identity or location is asked to call the FBI in Portland at (503) 224-4181 (twenty four hours a day); the FBI in Salem at (503) 362-6601; the FBI in Eugene at (541) 343-5222; or the Marion County Sheriff’s Office at (503) 540-8079; or the Eugene Police Department at(541) 682-5111.



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10-17-14 Cottage Grove, Oregon

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10-17-14 Cottage Grove, Oregon

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10-16-14 Salem, Oregon

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10-16-14 Eugene, Oregon

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Shooting in Red Robin Parking Lot

Salem OR – Last night at 8:50 p.m., deputies with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office were called to the parking lot of the Red Robin located at 3610 Center Street NE on a reported disturbance. The Sheriff’s Office has determined that prior to their arrival an altercation took place between two groups of people within the parking lot of the restaurant and at some point multiple shots were fired. 

Shortly after the parking lot shooting the Sheriff’s Office received additional calls of more shots being fired a short distance from the original altercation. As a result of the shooting within the parking lot two adult victims were treated for gunshot wounds and later released from the Salem Hospital. No injuries were reported at the second shooting scene. 

Detectives worked through the night and are continuing to follow up on leads produced from their investigation. Although no arrests have been made in the case, detectives have no evidence suggesting that there is any immediate danger to the public. Detectives do believe however that the shooting and altercation is gang related. 

The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information in regard to the shooting to please call our Tip Line at 503-540-8079. You can remain anonymous.

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Police Officer Arrested in Harassment Case

Salem OR – On August 9th the Marion County Sheriff’s Office was requested by the Salem Police Department to investigate a disturbance that occurred at a Salem residence involving an off duty Salem Police Officer. Responding Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputies found that Officer Brandon Hanes, 40 years old, had been in an altercation at the location. Deputies interviewed all parties and witnesses and then referred the case to the Marion County District Attorney.

On August 14th a warrant was issued for Mr. Hanes’s arrest for the charge of Harassment. That same date, Mr. Hanes was arrested, booked and later released from the Marion County Jail. Mr. Hanes’s next court date has been set for August 19, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at the Marion County Circuit Court Annex, 4000 Aumsville Hwy. Mr. Hanes has been placed on administrative leave by the Salem Police Department pending an internal investigation, which is standard in these types of matters.

The Sheriff’s Office will not be making any further comments regarding this case or its investigation. Any further questions will be referred to the Marion County District Attorney’s Office for comment.

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Illegal Towing Operation Owner Arrested For Fail to Register as Sex Offender

A 35-year old Polk County man under investigation by Oregon State Police (OSP) related to an alleged illegal towing business was arrested Tuesday for failing to register as a sex offender and parole violation. 

MICHAEL ALAN SELMER, age 35, from Falls City, is the subject of an ongoing investigation after OSP received information he acquired two tow trucks and began advertising towing services in Salem and Independence areas without obtaining a towing certificate authorizing him to perform tow services. His tow trucks displayed the name “Whoops! Towing” and he allegedly posted tow impound signs at various businesses in the Salem, Jefferson and Independence areas, using a spotter to call for tows before removing vehicles. 

On July 8, 2014, OSP arrested SELMER when he began to tow an undercover OSP vehicle from a parking lot. SELMER was lodged in Marion County Jail for Felony Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and Parole Violation. Additional charges related to the OSP investigation may be pending following review by the Marion County District Attorney’s Office. 

Anyone with information related to the illegal towing investigation is asked to contact Senior Trooper Doug Brown at (503) 378-3387 ext 30500

No other information for release due to the ongoing investigation. 

Mugshot photograph – Marion County Sheriff’s Office 

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