CRIME & SAFETY
Neighbors react to Linn County shootings, Oregon State Police step up patrols
ALBANY, Ore -- For weeks, Linn County's highways have been subject to random acts of gun violence. The series of shootings have happened mostly along Highway 20 and 226, near Albany and other communities. Fortunately no one has yet been injured, although many vehicles have been damaged. The first reports...
Photo enforcement: Albany police want more
In what would be a first for Albany, the city police chief wants speed enforcement cameras to be installed at four intersections. A year ago, the city council authorized the no-bid purchase of a $61,000 speed radar trailer that could record license plates so that drivers could be sent warnings.
Weekly Safety Report: Rollover Crash and Local Incidents in Philomath, Oregon
This week in Philomath, Oregon, there were two notable incidents. The first incident involved a rollover on Highway 20, resulting in one person being transported to the hospital for evaluation of injuries. The second incident is a compilation of local arrests, crashes, and highway fatalities reported by the Philomath Police Department, Benton County Sheriff's Office, and Oregon State Police.
Benton County Sheriff's Office warns about public USB charging stations
Benton County Sheriff's Office put out a warning on their Facebook page warning about a potential danger stemming from public USB charging stations. It's called 'juice jacking' and these compromised charging stations pose a security risk for users. Phones plugged into these stations can have sensitive information and other data...
Mount Union Stories: Solomon Wigle Jr. (1902-1923)
——— Sol Weigle in Hospital with Big. Crushed under a 26-inch log 16 feet log, Sol Weigle, 21, a logger at the Roberts mill northwest of Corvallis, lies in critical condition at the Anderson hospital today. The force of the heavy log tore his liver almost in two, and he is suffering also from a fractured shoulder and a crushed jaw.
Corvallis hazardous materials team responds to suspicious item at bank
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Corvallis firefighters were able to quickly respond to a rare incident Wednesday morning when a suspicious package led to a hazardous materials team being deployed. Officials with the Corvallis Fire Department said emergency responders went out to a report of a suspicious item that had been...
Firefighters extinguish fire at Philomath sawmill
A malfunctioning bandsaw sparked a fire early Friday morning at Interfor’s sawmill on Industrial Way, Philomath Fire and Rescue reported. The fire ignited in a wall of the building and sawmill personnel attempted to put it out with fire extinguishers and hose lines, Deputy Fire Chief Rich Saalsaa said. However, those efforts failed to reach the seat of the smoldering fire.
Stolen Vehicle Investigation: One arrest by LCPD officers
An Oregon man faces multiple charges following a stolen vehicle investigation by the Lincoln City Police Department (LCPD. Saturday, Dec. 2, LCPD officers were conducting proactive traffic enforcement on Highway 101 in Lincoln City and observed a silver Honda Accord with stolen license plates taken from a Kia Optima out of Marion County, according to LCPD Lt. Eric Henderson. The vehicle left the area before the officer could turn around...
Local Non-Profit partners with Albany Police Department
A local non-profit is working with the Albany Police Department to offer free gun-safety classes to children as young as five-years-old and their parents. The next class will held tomorrow, December 6, at 6pm at the Albany Police Station.
Albany Fire Department to hold community resource event
The Albany Fire Department is hosting a community resource event Monday December 4, 2023.
Fire Calls: Icy roads, furnace fire and car vs. deer
Editor’s note: This log is based on information submitted to the media by Philomath Fire & Rescue:. • No calls of public significance reported. Other calls: Emergency medical services responded to a call at 6:12 a.m. in the 3300 block of Avondale Place. SATURDAY, NOV. 25. • No calls...
Weekly Safety Report: Oregon State Football Player Arrested for DUI, Missing Hiker Rescued in Corvallis
This week in Corvallis, Oregon, two incidents occurred that impacted the safety of the community. In the first incident, Oregon State running back Damien Martinez was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of intoxicants, reckless driving, reckless endangerment, and being a minor in possession of marijuana. The second incident involved a missing hiker who was later located and airlifted to safety after going mushroom hunting and being reported missing by a family member.
Oregon State's Damien Martinez arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of intoxicants
CORVALLIS — Oregon State running back Damien Martinez was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of intoxicants, a misdemeanor, Corvallis police said. Martinez was also accused of reckless driving and reckless endangerment, and he was cited for being a minor in possession of marijuana, the police said.
Quick-thinking resident and Lebanon firefighters halt apartment blaze from spreading
LEBANON, Ore. — Firefighters responded to a structure fire on the 50th block of E. Sherman St in Lebanon, at approximately 8:43 p.m. on Tuesday November 28th, Lebanon Fire District (LFD) tells us. Dark smoke was coming from an apartment on the second floor, with smoke coming from a...
Citing 'toxic' atmosphere, Benton County Commissioners halt committee
Benton County Commissioners are citing alleged threats and bullying in their decision to pause a committee that’s meant to give input on the county’s waste management strategies. Alleged incidents surrounding the county’s Disposal Site Advisory Committee include a threat involving a firearm against staff during October’s meeting, though...
Police Log: Vandalized mailboxes, crash involving towed vehicle among incidents
Editor’s note: The Law Enforcement report is based on information submitted by the Philomath Police Department, Benton County Sheriff’s Office and Oregon State Police. All calls for service may not be included. The status of incidents might change after further investigation. Locations are approximate. Individuals are identified in the log only if arrested on felony charges. Juveniles are not identified. People arrested or suspected of crimes are considered innocent until proven otherwise.
Marion County Man Missing, Last Seen in Jefferson
Authorities are currently on the lookout for 60-year-old Clyde Finely, who was last seen on Frida in Jefferson. Described as 6 feet tall and weighing 180 pounds, Finely has black hair and brown eyes. Friends reported that they last saw him on November 24, and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office...
This City Has Been Named the Murder Capital of Oregon
Oregon is renowned for its natural splendor, progressive political climate, and amiable atmosphere. However, beneath the picturesque exterior, there exists a shadowy aspect to the Beaver State: an escalating surge of crime and violence afflicting certain cities. This piece aims to unveil the city crowned as Oregon’s murder capital for...
Missing mushroom hunter wanders the woods in Crocs and wool socks, Oregon cops say
The 77-year-old couldn’t hear rescuers because he wasn’t wearing his hearing aids, deputies said.