Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Salem, Oregon

From the Salem Statesman-Journal of April 18, 2006
Two suspects held, two at large after burglary attempt, police say

An attempted burglary Monday night involving four people -- at least one armed -- led to an intense manhunt in a South Salem neighborhood, Salem police said.

The people, three male and one female, allegedly forced their way into a residence in the 2300 block of Waln Creek Court S. At least one of the suspects was armed with a gun, and the one person inside the house was armed with a rifle, police said.

"Shots were fired by at least one suspect and the victim," Salem police Lt. Chuck Bennett said. "Nobody was hit."

Two suspects, including the female, were detained near the crime scene. The other two were at large as of 10:30 p.m. One shotgun was recovered in a vehicle where the two detained suspects first were contacted.

Police searched backyards in the neighborhood near Davis Road S. The manhunt involved 13 Salem police units with assistance from the Marion County Sheriff's Department, Bennett said.

The original call came in at 8:23 p.m., Bennett said.

The two suspects remained at large more than two hours later.

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