Keizer Police Department

  • Agency: Keizer Police Department
  • Address: 930 Chemawa Rd NE, Keizer, 97303 OR
  • Chief: H Marc Adams (Chief of Police)
Phone: 503-390-3713
Fax: 503-390-8295

Keizer Police Department is located at 930 Chemawa Rd NE, Keizer, 97303 OR. The Chief of Police of the department is H Marc Adams. The Keizer Police Department phone number is 503-390-3713.

Keizer Police Department News

*********. INCIDENT UPDATE ******** After investigators secured a search warrant, members of the Salem Police Department SWAT team made entry into the apartment at approximately 1:00 a.m. where they found a deceased male subject. No other persons were found inside the residence. Investigators believe the subject took his own life and are continuing to process the scene at this time along with the Marion County District Attorneys Office and the Marion County Medical Examiner. The deceased individuals name will not be released until he is positively identified and his next of kin can be notified. River Road will be re-opened shortly. ****************************************** Original Facebook Post (below): The Keizer Police Department is currently on the scene of a barricaded suspect who is believed to be armed with a firearm. The suspect is wanted and he should be considered dangerous. There is a large number of uniformed officers near the intersection of River Road North and Sandy Drive North. The barricade suspect is in an apartment immediately adjacent to River Road on Sandy Drive. Residents in the immediate vicinity should shelter in place if and until such time they are evacuated by officers. River Road North is CLOSED between Chemawa Road and Lockhaven Drive. All motorist, pedestrians and citizens should avoid this area until this situation is resolved.

Keizer Police Department Volunteer Positions Open Now! Apply by January 31, 2018. Contact Dorothy Diehl at or 503-856-3472 with any questions. The Keizer Police Department is currently recruiting for two part-time VOLUNTEER positions in our Fleet Services Program. We are seeking self-motivated, confident community members who want to support local law enforcement in a tangible way. Fleet Service Volunteers help ensure that police vehicles are clean, safe, and well-stocked with the supplies and equipment officers need to serve the community. Fleet Service Volunteers contribute a few hours per week and operate during normal business hours. Depending on skills, experience, and department needs, tasks may include: • Transporting vehicles to and from local service shops • Making small purchases of supplies, etc. • Scheduling service appointments and in-house maintenance based on officer schedules • Conducting vehicle inspections (checking lights, fluids, tire pressure, supplies, etc.) • Cleaning vehicle interiors (vacuuming, dusting, wiping, etc.) • Assisting with fleet-related record-keeping Volunteer applicants must pass a background check, be able to work independently with limited supervision, be supportive of the Keizer Police Department, possess a valid Oregon driver’s license, and comply with police policies. For further information or to obtain an application, please contact Dorothy Diehl at or 503-856-3472. Volunteers are provided with a uniform shirt, jacket and baseball cap.

KEIZER POLICE IDENTIFY THREE SUSPECTS RESPONSIBLE FOR SCHOOL THREAT GRAFFITI On Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 3:37 a.m. officers from the Keizer Police Department responded to a report of threatening graffiti that was found painted on garage doors of at least four residences and a residential fence in the Country Glen neighborhood in North Keizer. These incidents of graffiti received a considerable amount of media exposure by television news, newspapers and social media networks such as Facebook and Nextdoor. In addition to the attention that was given to the graffiti by the news media, the Salem-Keizer School District released a statement to all Salem-Keizer families indicating the graffiti threats had impacted multiple schools within the district. The prerecorded statement was shared with parents using a computerized auto dialer frequently referred to as a robocall and the message was posted on the school districts’ Facebook page. Responding officers found a total of four residences had been vandalized with graffiti that threatened there would be a school shooting at McKay High School. McKay High School is located in northeast Salem. Three residences in the 1400 block of Horizon Ridge Drive NE had graffiti painted on their garage doors, while another residence located in the 6800 block of Jakewood Court NE had graffiti painted on the fence that bordered its property. The graffiti included the following statements: “School Shooting today @MKAY” “29+ Dead today bombs everywhere” “School Shooting Today @ McKay” “School Shooting Today” “E8” “Sandyhook2” “Gang Sh*t” In addition to the abovementioned graffiti, a stop sign at the intersection of Jakewood Court Northeast and Horizon Ridge Drive Northeast had the word “GO” painted on it, and a City of Keizer Parks Regulation sign at Country Glen Park had “Sh school shoot” painted on it. A Keizer Police detective and a school resource officer were assigned to investigate each of these incidents. Their lengthily investigation continued over the course of the next five weeks and resulted in three suspects being identified as individuals who are alleged to be responsible for these crimes. All three suspects reside in the State of Washington in Clark County. Two of them are adults, while one is a minor. 18-year old Christian Lane Thomas of Vancouver, Washington was cited and released on November 17, 2017 after the investigating officers located and interviewed him in Camas, Washington. He was issued a criminal citation to appear in Marion County Circuit Court on December 18, 2017 for the alleged crimes of Disorderly Conduct in the First Degree and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree. Christian Thomas failed to appear at his court appearance on December 18th and at the time of this media release a warrant has been issued for his arrest. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Christian Lane Thomas is asked to contact their local law enforcement agency or the Keizer Police Department at 503-390-3713. Tips can also be emailed to On November 29, 2017 investigating officers located and interviewed a 17-year old male in Vancouver, Washington who is also alleged to have taken part in these crimes. A report of their contact with this suspect was completed and referred to the Marion County Juvenile Department for prosecution of the alleged criminal offenses of Disorderly Conduct in the First Degree and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree. On December 20, 2017 18-year old Christopher Bensch of Vancouver, Washington was cited and released after investigating officers located and interviewed him in Vancouver, Washington. He was issued a criminal citation to appear in Marion County Circuit Court on January 11, 2018 for the alleged crimes of Disorderly Conduct in the First Degree and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree. Investigators do not believe any of the graffiti threats were credible or that any of the suspects had the means or intent to carry out any of the threats. Anyone having additional information about these crimes is asked to contact Keizer Police Detective Tim Lathrop at 503-856-3481. Please reference Keizer Police Department Incident #17-4776.

WARNING - Scam Arrest Warrant Calls Continue To Be Reported: The Keizer Police Department is warning the community we continue to receive reports from individuals stating they received a telephone call from an individual stating they are a police officer with the Keizer Police Department and the recipient of the call has a warrant for his or her arrest. Usually the scam artist (criminal suspect) will tell the would-be victim they have a warrant for their arrest because they missed Jury Duty, but they can have the arrest warrant dismissed if they agree to pay a fine or fee over the phone. Do not be fooled. Do not let family members, friends or neighbors be fooled. Individuals who make these calls are criminals who are trying to steal money from you - it's that simple! The Keizer Police Department, Salem Police Department, Marion County Sheriff's Office, Oregon State Police and the Circuit Courts of Oregon do not call individuals who have warrants for their arrest and ask for payment over the telephone. Scam artists have become increasingly clever recently and are using high-tech spoofing apps or programs to have the Keizer Police Department business office telephone number (503-390-3713) display on the recipients telephone as to where the telephone call originated from, but again, while it may look like the telephone call legitimately came from the Keizer Police Department, it did not - it's all part of the scam. Please share this post with your family, friends and neighbors!

UPDATE: KPD requesting public's help in identifying Honda Accord involved in Speed Display Trailer hit-and-run Late Sunday night, Dec 17 2017, a KPD Speed Display Trailer was hit and destroyed by a vehicle that left the scene. The crash occurred in the 1300 Block of Clear Lake Rd in north Keizer. Police are currently looking for a 2013-2015 dark metallic gray Honda Accord, similar to the one pictured below. The vehicle sustained damage to the driver's side of the front bumper as a result of the crash. If you have any information about this vehicle or the incident, please submit it via email to Please reference Keizer Police Incident #17-5217. Thank you very much!

Sometime late last night, Sunday Dec 17, 2017, one of Keizer PD's portable Speed Display Trailers was destroyed by a vehicle that crashed into the parked trailer in the 1300 Block of Clear Lake Road and left the scene. We are asking our citizens for any information that may help determine the responsible parties. We are also interested in a dark gray vehicle with recent front-end damage that may be associated with this incident. Our Speed Display Trailers are deployed throughout the City as reminders to drivers to obey the speed limit and keep our neighborhoods safe. Anyone having information is asked to submit it via email to You may remain anonymous. Please reference Keizer Police Department Incident #17-5217. Thank you very much.

Porch Pirates Beware - The Keizer Police Department and Salem Police Department are working together to arrest anyone who steals packages that have been left on a porch or elsewhere.

On Monday, December 11, 2017 at 2:34 a.m. two male suspects, both armed with handguns, entered the Good Times Grill located at 122 Chemawa Road North and committed an armed robbery. The victim, a 44-year old female, reported she was closing the business when the first suspect entered, pointed a handgun at her and demanded money. She described the first suspect as a male with dark skin, dark brown eyes, approximately 5' 3" to 5' 5"�, and under 30 years old. The suspect wearing a dark colored backpack, blue jeans, a dark colored jacket with hood and a red baseball cap. The hood was pulled over the suspects head and red baseball cap. The victim told investigators after the first suspect robbed her and fled the business with an undisclosed amount of cash, a second suspect, also armed with a handgun, came somewhere from the back of the business, approached the victim and demanded money. The victim told investigators she told the second suspect she had already been robbed by the by the first suspect after which time the second suspect appeared to become confused and then fled the business. The second suspect was described as a white male adult who was "skinny"�, approximately 5' 9", and he was also under 30 years old. He was wearing a dark coat, a light colored baseball cap and he had a red bandana or handkerchief covering most of his face. Both suspects were last seen fleeing from the business on foot. Both suspects should be considered armed and dangerous. Officers responded to the area along with a K-9 unit from the Salem Police Department who conducted a search, but neither suspect was located. Anyone having any information about this incident is asked to contact Keizer Police Department Detective Ben Howden at 503-856-3525. Investigators ask anyone who resides or has a business with security or surveillance cameras in the immediate vicinity of the Good Times Grill to review their recordings to see if either suspect can be seen. Tips can also be submitted by email to Persons providing information can remain anonymous. Please reference Keizer Police Department incident #17-5115.

Keizer Police Department personnel had the privilege of spending Saturday morning participating in an amazing community event called "Shop with a Cop." The toy and clothing aisles at the South Salem Wal-Mart were packed with over 400 local kids and their law enforcement shopping buddies on the hunt for something special to brighten their holiday season. The annual event was co-sponsored by Salem Police Foundation and Believe in Your Community, and representatives from numerous local law enforcement agencies volunteered their time and helped raise funds.

TRAFFIC ALERT - River Road North from Lockhaven Drive to Plymouth Drive NE will be CLOSED this evening at 6:00 p.m. for the Holiday Lights Parade. Please plan accordingly and find alternate routes to travel. Please share this message.

TRAFFIC ALERT - Lockhaven Drive North between River Road North and McClure Street North will be CLOSED today beginning at 3:00 p.m. for the Holiday Lights Parade staging to begin. Please plan accordingly. Please share this post.

The Keizer Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating an individual who is wanted for a string of crimes that recently occurred in Keizer. Thus far efforts to locate and take the suspect into custody have not been successful. 40-year old John Albert Herriges is wanted for a series of crimes that occurred at local coffee businesses in October. Herriges is described as a white male adult, 5’10” weighing approximately 220 pounds. He was last known to reside at 1440 D Street NE in Salem, Oregon; however he is believed to be transient in the Salem-Keizer are at this time. He was released from the Marion County Correctional Facility on October 18, 2017 for similar business burglaries that are not related to the crimes that occurred in Keizer previously. Investigators have probable cause to believe John Albert Herriges committed criminal mischief at the Dutch Bros. located at 4915 River Road North on October 12, 2017 (Reference Keizer PD Incident #17-4287), a burglary in the second degree at Bentley’s Coffee located at 4435 River Road North on October 14, 2017 (Reference Keizer PD Incident #17-4318), and a second burglary in the second degree that occurred at the same Dutch Bros. on October 20, 2017 (Reference Keizer PD Incident #17-4407). If anyone sees John Albert Herriges or knows of his whereabouts they are asked to call 9-1-1 immediately. Do not attempt to apprehend this individual! Anyone having additional information about John Albert Herriges that might aid in his capture or these criminal investigations is asked to contact Detective Tim Lathrop at 503-856-3481. Tips can also be emailed to Individuals who provide times can remain anonymous.

The Keizer Police Department congratulates Officer David Babcock on his recent retirement after 27 years of dedicated service to the department and the citizens of Keizer. Thank you, Dave. May your retirement years be filled with happiness and satisfaction. We miss you already!

Don't give thieves a chance this holiday season! We know it's convenient to have your packages shipped right to your door, but we respond to numerous calls this time of year from people whose packages have disappeared, whether they were home or away when the package arrived. The following recommendations can help protect you from those who might steal your holiday cheer: Attempt to schedule package deliveries for when you will be home. If possible, make sure your signature is required so the package won’t be left if you aren’t there. Ask your employer if it is ok to have your packages delivered to you at work. If you must have packages delivered while you are not home, enlist a neighbor to watch for the package and retrieve it as soon as it is delivered. You can usually sign up for delivery alerts so you know exactly when the package arrives and you can make sure your neighbor has picked it up. Keep your house and car locked at all times. Don’t leave packages and holiday gifts in your car. While holiday shopping, keep purchases out of sight (preferably in the trunk) while you stop at the next store. Share these tips with your neighbors and offer to retrieve packages for them if needed.

As we enter the holiday season, we at KPD want all your family gatherings to be safe and happy. One way to prepare your home for guests with children and teens is to keep any and all medications securely out of reach. Holidays can be hectic, and it's hard to keep an eye on curious youngsters every moment. Play it safe and avoid risks. Need to dispose of extra, unneeded, unwanted medications? We can help with that:

FALSE REPORT Late this morning the Keizer Police Department became aware of a message that was posted to the Gubser group where an individual wrote the following: “There are reports of an active shooter at McNary! All I have is 3 kids, shots fired, no reported injuries, all 3 caught.” There is absolutely no truth or validity to this report and the post has been removed from The Keizer Police Department is investigating this incident.

Congratulations to Keizer CERT and the most recent class graduates. Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a program designed to prepare Keizer residents to help themselves, their families and neighbors in the event of a disaster. The training covers basic skills that are important to know is a disaster when emergency services are not available. For more information about the Keizer CERT program, contact Linda Pantalone, Program Coordinator at 503-551-2648 or email

Officer Jay Prall, a 23-year veteran of the Keizer Police Department participates with Career Day at Claggett Creek Middle School.

Tomorrow is Halloween, and we want everyone to have a great day and night regardless of whether they are trick-or-treating, walking to or from an event, or simply going about their normal activities. Please be prepared to drive a little slower and anticipate that excited youngsters may be less predictable than usual.

Today's the day! Keizer PD officers will be at Schoolhouse Square near the intersection of Chemawa Rd. and River Rd. from 10am-2pm Saturday Oct 28 collecting unwanted or expired medications. Please remember we cannot accept needles or other sharps.

KEIZER POLICE DEPARTMENT MEDIA RELEASE - SERIAL BURGLARY SUSPECT ARRESTED On Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at about 3:00 p.m. the Salem Police Department received a report of an individual who was observed at the Walmart located at 3025 Lancaster Drive NE. The caller who was accompanied by two friends told the call-taker they believed they had just observed the suspect the Keizer Police Department was attempting to identify as being the individual who was suspected of being the serial burglary suspect that was described in a media release that was issued on October 24th. At least two of the witnesses had observed photographs of the suspect that were released by the Keizer Police Department and were published on social media. Both witnesses believed the individual they observed at the Walmart early this afternoon was in fact the suspect Keizer Police were seeking to identify and question with regard to the crimes previously described in the initial media release. At the time of the call the suspect was inside the Walmart store with a female who accompanied him. The responding officer from the Salem Police Department arrived at Walmart and immediately made contact with the male individual the witnesses had reported as being the suspect who was alleged to be a burglary suspect. The Salem officer developed reasonable suspicion to believe the male individual he contacted may be the suspect who was being sought by the Keizer Police Department. The suspect was detained at that time and officers from the Keizer Police Department were requested to respond to Walmart to continue the investigation. Keizer officers arrived at Walmart a short time thereafter and developed probable cause to believe the individual the Salem Police Department had detained was in fact the individual who wanted for the series of crimes that occurred in Keizer on October 22nd. The subject was placed under arrest at that time without incident. Patrol officers and investigators from the Keizer Police Department worked throughout the rest of this afternoon and evening hours interviewing the suspect at the Keizer Police Department. He has been identified as 30-year old Noah Daniel VanDeventer, DOB 07-08-1987. Noah was last known to be residing with his girlfriend and his girlfriend’s family in northeast Salem. He was arrested for First Degree Robbery, First Degree Burglary, Attempted Assault in the Second Degree, Menacing, Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle, and First Degree Theft. The investigation of these all of the criminal incidents is continuing at this time and additional criminal allegations against Noah VanDeventer may be forthcoming. Additionally, the female who accompanied Noah VanDeventer at Walmart was identified as 25-year old Kyla Renae Hurn, DOB 06-18-1992. Kyla Hurn, Noah VanDeventer’s girlfriend, was taken into custody by members of the Keizer Police Department without incident. She was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine) and for Possession of a Burglary Tool or Theft Device. The Keizer Police Department recognizes and appreciates the alert individuals who identified Noah VanDeventer at Walmart. These witnesses took appropriate action by immediately calling to report their observations to the police. Noah VanDeventer will be transported to the Marion County Correctional Facility and a public safety override will be requested by the investigating officers. His booking photograph will be made available from the Marion County Correctional Facility after he has been booked into the facility and processed. Kyla Renae Hurn will also be transported to the Marion County Correctional Facility. The investigation of the criminal incidents that occurred is continuing at this time. Anyone having additional information about these ongoing investigations is asked to contact Keizer Police Department Detective Andrew Phelps at 503-390-3713 Ext. 3497.

The Keizer Police Department has reached a new milestone - 5,000 Facebook Likes! Thank you!

KEIZER POLICE DEPARTMENT MEDIA RELEASE - RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES #CanYouIDMe The Keizer Police Department is investigating a series of at least three (3) residential burglaries and other crimes that occurred on October 22, 2017 that we believe may have been committed by the same suspect. We are releasing surveillance photographs of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect. On Sunday, October 22, 2017 at about 6:20 a.m. officers from the Keizer Police Department responded to the 6200 block of 11th Avenue NE on a report of a theft from a motor vehicle that was occurring at that time. The resident at this location awoke to find the suspect inside his truck that was parked in front of his residence. The resident confronted the suspect and a physical altercation between the resident and suspect ensued when the resident attempted to detain the suspect for the crimes he believed had been committed. Both the resident and suspect received non-life threatening injuries during the physical altercation. The suspect was able to flee the area on foot and was not located or apprehended by responding officers. Further investigation of this incident found the suspect entered the dwelling at this location and committed the crime of first degree burglary. Reference Keizer Police Department incident #17-4441. At about 7:00 a.m. while officers were investigating the crimes that occurred on 11th Avenue NE they learned about another residential burglary that occurred in the 1200 block of Harmony Drive NE. This residence is approximately two blocks south of the 6200 block of 11th Avenue NE. Investigating officers believe the suspect who committed the crimes on 11th Avenue NE is the same suspect who committed the crimes on Harmony Drive NE. Reference Keizer Police Department incident #17-4440. In addition to the crimes described above, at about 5:00 a.m. that same morning officers responded to a residence located in the 5800 block of Kate Lane NE to investigate another residential burglary that occurred in the same general geographical area. Kate Lane NE is a short residential street that is located about one block northeast of the 1200 block of Harmony Drive NE and two blocks south of the 6200 block of 11th Avenue NE. Investigating officers learned a suspect had entered the garage at this residence and had rummaged through two vehicles that were parked inside the garage. Reference Keizer Police Department incident #17-4438. Officers investigating these incidents learned later on the afternoon of October 22nd that the suspect who is alleged to have committed these crimes entered the 7-Eleven convenience store located at 5550 River Road North at 7:35 a.m. that morning. The suspect is described as a white male adult, with dark hair and a dark beard. The Keizer Police Department is releasing security camera photographs that were obtained from the victims of these crimes and the 7-Eleven convenience store in hopes that someone will recognize the suspect and share his identity with the Keizer Police Department. Anyone having information is asked to send an email to or contact Detective Andrew Phelps at 503-390-3713 Ext. 3497.

Keizer PD, Salem PD, and Marion County Sheriff's Office worked with Special Olympics athletes to help serve drinks and bus tables to earn "tips" at "Tip a Cop" on Saturday. We raised $3,162, all of which will stay here in the Marion/Polk County area to fund sports equipment and gear for our local athletes. It was amazing to see all the enthusiasm and generosity from the patrons and the staff at Red Robin! Thank you everyone!

Update: The specific location of the Salem Civic Center drop site is the bus pull-out at Peace Plaza in the 500 block of Commercial Street SE. Participants can drive through and drop off their medications without getting out of their cars. Do you have expired medications lingering in your medicine cabinet? Leftover pain relievers from your shoulder surgery a year ago? Make the choice to dispose of them responsibly on Saturday October 28, 2017! Rather than flushing them (which contaminates drinking water resources) or putting them in the trash (where curious kids and teens might access them), bring them to one of 3 convenient locations to dispose of them for free! Can't make it on Saturday? Dispose of unwanted medications in the Keizer Police Department lobby during normal business hours.