Lebanon man arrested after shots fired in apartment

A Lebanon man was arrested Saturday, Nov. 13, after reports of shots fired into an adjoining apartment in the 300 block of East “A” Street in Lebanon.

The Lebanon Police Department responded to the incident at around 6:30 p.m., where they learned that 37-year-old Daniel Joseph Olsen was the address’ sole resident, according to an LPD news release. Officers determined through interviews that a bullet traveled from his apartment through a neighbor’s wall, television and window. Two people occupied that space during that time. Neither was injured. However, neighboring apartments were evacuated as a precaution.

Police say officers unsuccessfully attempted to reach Olsen over the next hour and called in the Linn County Sheriff’s Office for assistance. Then the Lebanon department’s Detectives Unit arrived and obtained a search warrant. Using an armored vehicle and a loud-hail speaker, Lebanon police and Sheriff’s Office personnel finally made contact with Olsen and took him into custody.

A search yielded two pistols, two rifles and multiple rounds of ammunition, all seized by the LPD.

Olsen was taken to the Lebanon Justice Center, then transported to the Linn County Jail on charges of unlawful use of a weapon, two counts of reckless endangering of another person, second-degree disorderly conduct and second-degree criminal mischief.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding the case is encouraged to contact Lebanon Police Detective James Glover at (541) 258-4326.

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