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 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...

 

Public Safety April 11, 2018

April 9 1:29 a.m. - Caller reported water spraying into the air behind Safeway, 1540 Main St. Officer contacted Public Works, which was able to shut off the main line. 3:03 a.m. - Caller reported a...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 4, 2018

Illegal drugs on the rise in Linn County, deputy D.A. warns

Deputy District Attorney Michael Wynhausen warned Friday, March 30, that the use of illegal drugs is rising in Linn County. Wynhausen spoke about the trends and impacts of drugs on the community in...

 

Public Safety April 4, 2018

April 1 12:34 a.m. - Christine Lorraine Reigstad, 50, arrested on Sweet Home warrant for failure to appear on original charge of misdemeanor driving while suspended, Linn County. Cited and released. 9:27 a.m. - Zachary Gene Johnson, 28, arrested on...

 

Fire destroys RV

Firefighters extinguish a fire that destroyed a trailer RV located at 26161 Old Holley Road. Firefighters responded to the fire at 11:37 a.m. on March 28. People were living in the RV but were not in...

 

Public Safety Mar. 28, 2018

March 26 1:04 a.m. - John Marian Gillispie, 56, arrested on Sweet Home warrant for failure to appear on original charge of third-degree theft, Douglas County. Cited and released. 1:18 a.m. - Officer seized license plates from vehicle, 250 Main St., O...

 

Public Safety March 21, 2018

March 19 12:13 a.m. - Brandin Martin Hugley, 30, arrested on Lebanon warrant for contempt of court on original charges of possession of marijuana and probation violation and a new charge of possession of meth, 2405 Main St., Circle K. Cited and...

 

Public Safety March 14, 2018

March 11 12:07 a.m. - Caller reported that her vehicle had been hit in a parking lot two days earlier, 621 Main St., Thriftway. Report taken. 2:47 p.m. - Caller reported items stolen from the caller’s property, 50500 bock of Highway 20. Report...

 
 By Audrey Caro    News    March 14, 2018

2 face charges from Spoleto's heist

Two Sweet Home men face charges related to a November 2017 robbery at Spoleto's. Zachary Mitchell Johnson, 24, has been charged with third-degree robbery, second-degree theft and unauthorized use of...

 

Public Safety March 6, 2018

March 5 1:08 a.m. - Officer found a bicycle, Wiley Creek Park. Placed in found property. 4:43 a.m. - Caller reported a male yelling for help, Main and Highway 228. Officer located a male having...

 
 By Audrey Caro    News    March 7, 2018

SH woman sentenced to 37 months for role in alleged kidnapping case

Sabrina Marie Major, 35, of Sweet Home, has been sentenced to 37 months of prison for second-degree assault related to a case in which a man reported he was kidnapped on Oct. 2, 2017. Charges of...

 

Police seek man found wandering hallways at Sweet Home High

The Sweet Home Police Department is asking the public's help to identify a man who was spotted inside Sweet Home High School at about 7:30 a.m. on Monday, March 5. "We want to interview him, find out...

 

Public Safety Feb. 28, 2018

Feb. 26 4:23 a.m. - Caller reported an overdose, 3224 Main St., South Fork manufactured home park. Medics transported patient to Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital. Feb. 25 2:37 a.m. - Jennifer Lynn Rhoads, 26, arrested for driving under the...

 
 By Audrey Caro    News    February 28, 2018

Judge allows additions to truck crash suit

A judge has granted a motion to amend a civil lawsuit against Robert Gene Mayfield, the driver of a truck involved in a fatal crash two years ago in which another truck driver, Neil Nightingale, was killed. Tamera Lea Nightingale, Neil...

 

Public Safety Feb. 21, 2018

Feb. 17 9:16 a.m. - Deputies located a dog running in the road and nearly being hit by cars, 28500 block of Pleasant Valley. Dog returned to owner. Feb. 16 11:29 a.m. - Carrie Lynn Whitten, 36, arrested on a warrant for parole violation, 38300 block...

 
 By Audrey Caro    News    February 14, 2018

3 arrested in raid at White's

Three people were arraigned in Linn County Circuit Court Monday, Feb. 12, on charges stemming from a Feb. 9 search of a Sweet Home residence. Logan Kenneth White, 26, was charged with unlawful...

 

Public Safety Feb. 14, 2018

Feb. 12 1:29 a.m. - Joshua Lee Wood, 29, cited for no license and no insurance, 2400 block of Main. 1:45 a.m. - Weston Donovan Thompson, 26, arrested on Lebanon warrant for contempt of court and proba...

 

Resident: Ashes blamed for fire were in can for week

In response to a report about a house fire at 1610 Cedar St. on Feb. 2, one of the three occupants of the residence, Janelle McClintic, offered more information about the incident. A photo and...

 

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