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Salem-area Sex Offender Sweep Next 4 Arrests; Public's Help Asked to Find Four Others Still Sought
November 5, 2012

Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
gregg.hastings@state.or.us

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A Friday night multi-agency sweep targeting out-of-compliance registered sex offenders in Marion County resulted in the arrest of four people for failure to report as sex offender. Oregon State Police (OSP) is asking for the public's help to locate four of the targeted individuals, including three wanted on outstanding warrants.
 
According to Trooper Nick Rhoades, on November 2, 2012, approximately 15 law enforcement officers from OSP, Marion County Sheriff's Office and Salem Police Department conducted the sex offender sweep to locate out-of-compliance registered sex offenders. Seventeen individuals were targeted in the Salem area, of which, four were arrested including a predatory registered sex offender identified as THOMAS E. OHARA, age 56. OHARA was arrested for Failure to Report as a Sex Offender and taken to the Marion County Jail. (Ohara photograph:
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The following four individuals were not located and OSP is asking for the public's help to locate them:
 
* GARY ALFRED CALLAHAN, age 54, an out-of-compliance registered sex offender (misdemeanor Sex Abuse in the Second Degree) wanted on a misdemeanor warrant out of Marion County for Probation Violation.
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* TYLER J. MAYFIELD, age 24, an out-of-compliance registered sex offender (felony Sex Abuse in the Second Degree) wanted on a felony warrant for Parole Violation.
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* JOSE A. CHACON, age 27, an out-of-compliance registered sex offender (felony Rape in the Second Degree) wanted on a felony warrant for Probation Violation.
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* DONALD A. SANDERS, age 40, an out-of-compliance registered sex offender (felony Sex Abuse in the First Degree)
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Anyone with information regarding the above-listed four wanted persons is asked to call OSP Northern Command Center dispatch at 800-452-7888 or 9-1-1.
 
Tips can also be sent by email to crimetips2OSP@state.or.us. Information should have as much detail as possible and contact information. Tips should include specific details including the type of case and information related to the criminal investigation. Even though tips may be received anonymously, those providing tips are encouraged to give contact information for follow-up by the investigator(s), if needed.