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 News    June 20, 2018 

Public Safety June 20, 2018

June 18 1:38 a.m. - Timothy Loren Ames Jr., 29, arrested for third-degree theft, 2405 Main St., Circle K. Cited and released. 2:22 a.m. - Jeffrey Oliver Deffenbaugh, 55, arrested for misdemeanor...

 
 News    June 20, 2018 

Two suspects nabbed after pursuits from Thriftway

Police arrested two people accused of shoplifting at Sweet Home Thriftway in separate incidents last week after store employees confronted and followed them. Using a Linn County Sheriff's Office...

 

Public Safety June 13, 2018

June 11 12:10 a.m. - Joshua Thomas Henderson, 27, arrested on Linn County warrant for first-degree theft, 1283 44th Ave. Cited and released. June 10 2:46 a.m. - Christina Sue Evans, 42, cited for no license and no insurance, Clark Mill and railroad....

 

Circuit Court local round-up: guilty plea and sentencing

Daniel Jay Shoemaker Daniel Jay Shoemaker, 33, of Sweet Home pleaded guilty June 7 in Linn County Circuit Court to first-degree sodomy. Shoemaker had originally been charged with two counts of first-degree sodomy, a class A felony. The charge is in...

 

Public Safety June 6, 2018

June 4 2:50 a.m. - Joseph Dean Rosa, 33, cited for failure to register vehicle, 2405 Main St., Circle K. 3:01 a.m. - Caller reported that he was out of town, and a neighbor called saying a male was...

 

Former chamber manager arrested

Sweet Home police arrested the former executive director of the Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce Friday morning, May 25. Katrina Crabtree, who separated from the chamber in March 2017, was charged with...

 

Crawfordsville bookkeeper sentenced

A former local bookkeeper, Petreena Marie Clow, was sentenced last week to serve 90 days in jail and pay $117,600 in fines and restitution following her guilty pleas to seven felony counts. Linn...

 

Three SH-area fires do damage over Memorial Day weekend

Two fires destroyed a shop and a piece of heavy equipment on Friday and Sunday, then a third on Monday burned roughly a half acre and three pine trees Friday through Monday in the Sweet Home area....

 

Public Safety May 30, 2018

Editor’s Note: The majority of last week’s police logs from Sweet Home Police Department were not available at press time. See next week’s edition for those missing here. May 27 12:34 p.m. – Anonymous caller reported loud music in the 27800...

 

Public Safety May 23, 2018

May 21 1:14 a.m. - Travis Gary Hummer, 32, arrested on Sweet Home warrant for failure to comply on original charge of misdemeanor driving while suspended, Albany. Cited and released. May 20 8:41 a.m....

 

Tangent man killed in SH motorcycle crash

A Tangent man was killed early Tuesday morning, May 18, in a motorcycle crash at the intersection of Mountain View Road and Ames Creek Drive. Sweet Home Police Chief Jeff Lynn said his office was notified of a collision at that location at...

 

Public Safety May 16, 2018

May 13 1:08 a.m. - Caller reported her vehicle was hit while parked, 1800 block of Ames Creek. Report taken. Damage greater than $2,500. 8:04 a.m. - Caller found a syringe in his backyard, 4200 block of Long. Officer disposed of syringe. 9:50 a.m. -...

 

Drug bust on Main Street results in 13 arrests

Officers arrested 13 people during a narcotics-related search warrant served at 8:04 a.m. on May 9. SHPD with assistance from members of the Linn County Interagency Narcotics Team, the Linn County...

 

SH man, 70, gets 25 years after pleading guilty to sexual abuse

John Edward Birman, 70, was sentenced to 25 years in prison on four counts of sex-abuse related charges on May 9. Birman was arrested on Jan. 6 at a residence on Osage Street in Sweet Home. He faced...

 
 News    May 9, 2018

Public Safety May 9, 2018

May 7 12:08 a.m. - Timothy Loren Ames Jr., 28, arrested on Linn County warrant for failure to appear on original charges of possession of meth and carrying a concealed weapon, 2300 block of Main. Transported to Linn County Jail. May 6 12:24 a.m. -...

 
 News    May 9, 2018

Police arrest man linked to April 3 pursuit, crash

Ryan Kelly Rikala, 31, who fled officers on April 3 after crashing into a Sweet Home Police Department vehicle was arrested on May 4. "We were able to receive information from a concerned citizen...

 
 News    May 2, 2018

Public Safety May 2, 2018

April 29 11:27 a.m. - Caller reported that a male was sending inappropriate photos and videos through Instagram to her 11-year-old daughter, 1700 block of 12th. Officer helped parents block and report the account. The parents would continue to...

 
 By Audrey Caro    News    May 2, 2018

Juvenile court charges rise over past year

Court charges against juveniles are up in Linn County from last year according to a report presented to the Linn County Board of Commissioners on April 24. Commissioner Will Tucker asked Juvenile Department Director Torri Lynn about the spike. “We...

 

Public Safety April 25, 2018

April 22 8:47 a.m. - Caller located a container with marijuana inside and turned it in, 46600 block of Old Hufford. Seized for destruction. 9:42 a.m. - Katina Le Ann May, 45, cited and released in field on Sweet Home warrant for failure to comply on...

 
 By Audrey Caro    News    April 18, 2018

County jail gets new scanner to detect narcotics

The Linn County Sheriff's Office has a new tool to prevent illegal narcotics from entering the jail. A mail screening system was installed on Wednesday, April 11, and positively identified heroin on...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 18, 2018

Canine cop Gemma graduates from training

Sweet Home Police Officer Sasha McDonald's canine partner has graduated and joined her in patrolling the streets. Gemma, a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois, graduated on April 3 after completing 200 hours...

 

Public Safety April 18, 2018

April 15 8:41 a.m. - Officer posted a vehicle parked at 18th and Long for removal on April 18. 9:12 a.m. - A 29-year-old female warned for sleeping in Sankey Park, 877 14th Ave. 11:44 a.m. - Nicholas Scot Warren, 38, arrested on Sweet Home warrants...

 

Police continue search for SH man after chase

Sweet Home police continue to seek a 31-year-old Sweet Home man in connection to a high-speed early morning pursuit and crash involving a patrol car on April 3 and for outstanding warrants. Officer...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 11, 2018

Police seek Sweet Home driver after chase, collision with patrol car

Sweet Home police are seeking a 31-year-old Sweet Home man in connection to a high-speed pursuit early and crash into a patrol car on April 3 and for outstanding warrants. Officer Gerrit Southard...

 

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