New faces join Salem’s 10 most wanted criminal list


A brief look at crimes that shook Marion County.

Two new faces appeared on Salem’s Top Ten Most Wanted list in December, but one of the men is already in custody: Customers quickly spotted him at a local restaurant and called police. 

The man, John Herriges, 40, was wanted for allegedly burglarizing several local businesses and coffee shops in Salem and Keizer. The residents who reported Herriges’s whereabouts recognized him from recent news coverage. 

Salem police release the list every month with the hopes that residents will “help make a difference in our community by watching out for these subjects” and contacting officials concerning their whereabouts, officials said.