CRIME & SAFETY
Burglars Steal Lebanon (OR) Fire District Investigation Tools from Trailer
Albany Democrat-Herald, Ore. May 30—The Lebanon Fire District will be without some of its investigation tools following a break-in at a relatively remote fire station. Lebanon’s fire chief said firefighters parked a trailer full of cordless power tools, flood lights and cameras on May 23 after investigating a barn fire. They learned Monday night, May 29 that someone had cut through a year-old security fence, and cut the locks on the trailer where it was stored behind Fairview Station, 30570 Fairview Road.
Truck driver indicted on manslaughter charges after deadly Oregon crash that killed 7 farmworkers
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The driver of the semitruck involved in a fatal crash on Interstate 5 in Oregon earlier this month that left seven farmworkers dead has been indicted on charges of manslaughter, court documents show. A grand jury in Marion County Court on Tuesday indicted Lincoln Smith,...
Law Enforcement Report: May 19-25, 2023
Editor’s note: The Law Enforcement report is based on information submitted by the Philomath Police Department and Benton County Sheriff’s Office. All calls for service may not be included. The status of incidents might change after further investigation. Locations are approximate. Individuals are identified in log only if arrested on felony charges. Juveniles are not identified. People arrested or suspected of crimes are considered innocent until proven otherwise.
Fire & Rescue Calls: May 19-25, 2023
Editor’s note: This log is based on information submitted to the newspaper by Philomath Fire & Rescue. Locations are approximate. Following is a rundown of all calls for the period of May 19-25: FRIDAY, MAY 19. • Burning complaint, 3:05 p.m., 200 block of North 10th Street. • Medical,...
1 dead, 1 seriously injured after motorcycle, truck crash in SE Portland
Man rescued after going missing while floating down river in Lebanon. A man is back on dry land after a water rescue in Lebanon Saturday evening, according to the Lebanon Fire District. Updated: 4 hours ago. |. Police officers shot and injured a man they suspected of burglarizing a home...
Man rescued after going missing while floating down river in Lebanon
LEBANON Ore. (KPTV) - A man is back on dry land after a water rescue in Lebanon Saturday evening, according to the Lebanon Fire District. Firefighters say they responded to a call on McDowell Creek Drive just southeast of Waterloo Park. Crews were told that a group of friends had...
Lebanon apartment fire under investigation
LEBANON, Ore. – An apartment fire that happened on Monday evening has displaced a Lebanon family due to minor smoke damage, according to Lebanon Fire District officials. Authorities said the district responded to the fire late on the evening of May 29. The fire was reported as caused by a laundry dryer in a single first-floor apartment, fire officials said. The district said that firefighters arrived to find light smoke coming from an exhaust vent and smoke inside the apartment.
Multiple agencies respond to suspicious package in Albany
ALBANY, Ore. – Albany police officials responded Thursday evening to a report of a suspicious package left on a sidewalk, authorities said. Police said they responded on May 25 at about 10 p.m. to a report from an employee at a Burgerville restaurant who reported a suspicious object on the sidewalk at Santiam Highway and Clay Street. The item appeared to be wrapped in foil with a wire sticking out and was beeping, police officials said.
Vegetation fire in Lebanon burns through and into trees
LEBANON, Ore. — Lebanon Fire District firefighters responded to a vegetation fire in the 4000 block of Upper Berlin Drive during the early afternoon on Friday. When the Battalion Chief arrived, he found approximately 3/4 of an acre of mixed vegetation burning through and into the trees. Volunteer firefighters...
Lebanon man dies in tanker crash
A Lebanon man is dead following the crash of a tanker truck near Lyons May 23 that resulted in fire damage to two abandoned homes and a hazmat response for spilled fuel. According to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, the crash was called in around 10:39 a.m. on Lyons-Mill City Drive near Neighbors Lane, east of Lyons.
Where the need to clean up never ends
Riding the bike on the Periwinkle Bikepath extension behind Lowe’s was easy Saturday because for once, nobody was camped on the path itself. The wall between the path and the store was a different matter. Once again vandals with spray cans had done their ugly work. Now and then the graffiti there are painted over, but then new markings are back in no time at all.
GoFundMe established for survivors and families of fatal I-5 crash
WOODBURN, Ore. – A fund has been established by the Oregon Farm Bureau for survivors and surviving family members of last week’s traffic crash near Albany that killed seven farmworkers, according to PODER, an Oregon Latino leadership network organization. “One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to...
Harrisburg teen found after community mounts search
HARRISBURG, Ore. – Members of the community and deputies from the Linn County Sheriff’s Office searched for an 18-year-old who mysteriously went missing from his home in Harrisburg on Monday. According to the LCSO, Bryce Chilgren, 18, was reported missing in the morning of May 23 at about...
Employer of 7 farmworkers killed in Oregon highway crash says devastation is 'immeasurable'
The employer of the seven farmworkers who were killed last week on Interstate 5 between Salem and Albany said the company considered them family and is grieving the loss. All 11 people killed or injured in the crash, which is being investigated as a DUII, were agricultural workers for J. Ruiz Farm Labor Contracting, a labor contract company in Salem. Seven people were killed; four were injured, some seriously. The Mexican Consulate said it believes the victims were Mexican nationals or have connections to Mexico.
Support surges for farmworkers killed in Oregon highway crash, but hurdles remain
Corrections & Clarifications: This story has been updated to clarify PCUN’s role in fundraising efforts. The aftermath of seven farmworkers killed May 18 in one of the deadliest highway crashes in recent Oregon history has highlighted a network willing and able to rally support for its more vulnerable members. ...
Police: Sunriver vandalism suspect may have also hit Corvallis
Sunriver Police have released new photos of a male suspected of vandalizing properties in the area. These new photos are from an incident in Corvallis, taken five days before the Sunriver vandalism. The new images show what appears to be a white male wearing a gray hoodie, yellow and black...
Authorities release IDs of 7 killed in I-5 crash
The identities of the seven people killed in a crash involving a semi-truck on Interstate 5 near Albany last week have been released by Oregon State Police.
Barn destroyed in Monday afternoon blaze near Lebanon
LEBANON, Ore. – No injuries were reported in a fire that destroyed a barn near Lebanon on Monday afternoon, according to Lebanon Fire District officials. Fire officials said the district responded to a structure well involved in fire at 4:43 p.m. on May 22. The incident commander called a second alarm for water tenders after seeing a large plume of smoke while en route to the fire, Lebanon Fire District officials said.
Semi driver in court for DUII, manslaughter charges after deadly I-5 crash near Albany
The OLCC Board of Commissioners is also considering an additional 50-cent surcharge on bottles of liquor. The 35th Oregon International Air Show in Hillsboro brought excited fans to the ground and planes to the skies Friday. Clackamas Co. sheriff says county cut her office out of budgeting process. Updated: 9...
Mount Union Stories: Paul E. Gibbs (1904-1927)
——— No arrangements have been made for the funeral of the late Paul Edwin Gibbs, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence E. Gibbs of Philomath, who was accidentally killed between 8 and 9 o’clock yesterday morning. Announcement will be made later. Mr. Gibbs, section foreman for...
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