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Teen arrested for hit and run after hitting student

Sweet Home police arrested a 19-year-old Sweet Home man in connection with what police are describing as a hit-and-run accident that left a 13-year-old girl with minor injuries on Wednesday, Jan. 10....

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    January 17, 2018 

Canine issues continue for Sweet Home cops; officials planning 'dogfest'

The high volume of dog-related calls dealt with by Sweet Home police officers shows no signs of abating, and city officials have come up with a plan to do something about it. The number of dog-related...

 

Public Safety Jan. 17, 2018

Jan. 15 1:28 a.m. - Kyle James Elmer, 26, arrested on multiple warrants, including a Sweet Home warrant for failure to comply on original charge of third-degree escape, Lebanon. Transported to Linn County Jail. 5:14 a.m. - Anna Rochelle House, 33,...

 
 By Audrey Caro    News    January 17, 2018 

Sweet Home woman faces jail time after no-contest plea to forgery charge

Kendra Lynne Montoya, 19, of Sweet Home, pleaded no contest to and was convicted on a charge of first-degree forgery stemming from an incident on Sept. 12, 2017 involving alleged attempted use of...

 

Sheriff warns of scammers

Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley is reminding county residents that scams by phone, email or on the internet are prevalent around the nation, including Linn County. They usually involve someone contacting you, posing as someone else trying to get you...

 

Public Safety Jan. 10, 2018

Jan. 8 2:02 a.m. - Early Ryan Dodge, 24, cited for failure to obey a traffic control device, 1500 block of Main. Jan. 7 2:18 a.m. - Cody Green arrested for driving under the influence and recklessly endangering another person, Highway 228 and 1st....

 
 By Audrey Caro    News    January 10, 2018

Man, 70, arrested on sex abuse charges

John Edward Birman, 70, faces 21 counts of sex abuse-related charges that are alleged to have occurred in Sweet Home and Lebanon between 2011 and 2014. Sweet Home Police officers arrested him on a Linn County Circuit Court warrant at 1:54 p.m. on...

 

Public Safety Jan. 3, 2018

Dec. 28 3:11 a.m. - Heroin overdose reported, 1200 block of 49th. A 21-year-old male transported to Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital by medics. 8:59 a.m. - Travis Gray Hummer, 31, turned in himself on a Sweet Home warrant for failure to comply...

 

Public Safety Dec. 27, 2017

Dec. 21 12:20 a.m. - A 13-year-old male taken into custody and referred to Juvenile Department for minor in possession of marijuana and runaway, 1530 Tamarack St., Mountain Shadows. Released to a parent. 2:30 a.m. - Caller found a cell phone, alley...

 

City moves forward to evict Northside Park caretaker

Northside Park Caretaker Tina Lint will have to move after receiving an eviction notice from the City of Sweet Home in November. She asked the City Council Dec. 12 to find a way she can stay, but the council declined. Since 2009, Lint and her husband...

 
 By Audrey Caro    News    December 20, 2017

Counties ask for summary judgment in forestlands lawsuit

The Association of O&C Counties filed a summary judgment memorandum on Dec. 12 in a civil suit filed last August in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. The complaint was filed by 17 Oregon counties, which comprise the...

 

Public Safety Dec. 20, 2017

Dec. 18 5:25 a.m. - Alex Gabriel Porter, 24, arrested on Sweet Home warrant for failure to comply on original charge of driving under the influence, Salem. Cited and released. Dec. 17 2:50 a.m. - Richard Lee Kintz-ley, 29, arrested on Linn County...

 

Search continuing for Sweet Home man missing for eight months

The Lane County Sheriff's Office continued the search this past weekend for Danny Oberg, 28, a Sweet Home man who was reported missing in April after his vehicle was found abandoned in the Marcola...

 

Teen faces sex abuse charges

Hunter Lee Vian, 18, was charged on Nov. 16 with four counts of first-degree sodomy and one count of first-degree sex abuse. Vian has been a Sweet Home resident, though court documents list an Albany address. The charges stem from incidents alleged...

 

SH man passenger in truck that crashed into house

A Lebanon man was arrested Saturday night, Dec. 9, after his pickup crashed into a house on Hayden Drive. Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley said his deputies responded at 10:25 p.m. to the reported...

 

Public Safety Dec. 13, 2017

Dec. 11 12:53 a.m. - Kyle Alexander Richards, 24, cited for driving while suspended and unsignaled turn, 23rd and Long. 1:47 a.m. - Coty Allan Carr, 27, arrested on Linn County warrant for failure to appear on original charge of possession of meth, A...

 

Wood stove blamed for fire that destroyed Cascadia home

Fire destroyed the home of a Cascadia man Saturday afternoon. Sweet Home firefighters responded to a fully involved fire in the single-wide manufactured home at 47620 Cascadia Drive, east of the...

 

Two sought after reported car theft in SH

Two people were arrested and Sweet Home police are seeking two others after a reported robbery and stolen vehicle early Thursday, Dec. 7. According to Police Chief Jeff Lynn, the Sweet Home Police Dep...

 
 By Audrey Caro    News    December 13, 2017

March 27 shooter pleads guilty to manslaughter

Trevor Paul Webb, 24, pleaded guilty last week to two charges stemming from a March 27 incident in which Ryan Chamberlain, 36, was shot and killed on north 13th Avenue in Sweet Home. The plea came...

 

City again offering court fine amnesty

Some individuals who owe fines to Sweet Home Municipal Court will be able to clear their accounts completely by paying half of what they owe beginning Jan. 1. Upon payment, license suspensions may be lifted. Specific conditions must be met to...

 
 By Audrey Caro    News    December 6, 2017

February trial date set in Sweet Home kidnapping case

A two-day trial is scheduled to start Feb. 13, 2018 for two people accused of kidnapping a man in Sweet Home on Oct. 2. Sabrina Marie Major, 34, of Sweet Home, is charged with second-degree...

 

Investigators seek cause of Salem man's death

Linn County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the death of a Salem man who was found deceased in his vehicle Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 29. Undersheriff Jim Yon said deputies responded to a male found deceased in his vehicle on a logging road...

 

SH man arrested after standoff

A Sweet Home man was arrested early Sunday morning, Dec. 3, after, police said, he barricaded himself and SWAT Team members responded to a home in Mountain Shadows mobile home park. According to...

 

Public Safety Dec. 6, 2017

Dec. 4 2:54 a.m. - Geremy George Byzewski, 25, arrested on Sweet Home warrant for failure to appear on original charge of second-degree criminal mischief, Linn County. Cited and released. 3:41 a.m. - Vehicle posted for removal on Dec. 6, 2400 block...

 

Public Safety Nov. 29, 2017

Nov. 26 9:10 a.m. - Caller reported her Ford Expedition stolen, 1300 block of Quince. Report taken. Loss valued at $1,800. 12:02 p.m. - Caller reported a neighbor’s dog broke out of the house and was in the caller’s house, 4200 block of Main....

 

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