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 By Benny Westcott    News    November 23, 2022 

Departures, returns at fire department

It was a day of goodbyes and returns during the Tuesday, Nov. 15, Sweet Home Fire & Ambulance District's board of directors meeting at the Jim Riggs Community Center. Fire Chief Nick Tyler...

 

Oregon State Police issues statement on Measure 114

The Oregon State Police agency is aware of questions regarding Ballot Measure 114. The Oregon Secretary of State’s office notified OSP that the measure will go into effect at midnight Thursday, Dec. 8. The agency is working closely with the...

 

Circuit Court (Nov. 23, 2022)

Warrants are out on the following individuals: Samuel Frank Ayers, Noah David Colgrove, Curtis Ray Daniel, Andrew James Freitag, Aaron Thomas Halvorson, Noe Hernandez-Reyes, Michael Trevor Hilton, Faron Walter Kennedy, Taylor Robert Mespelt, Carrie...

 

Public Safety (Nov. 23, 2022)

Nov. 14 1:19 a.m. - Alexis Nichole Armstrong cited for driving with a suspended license and driving uninsured, 20th Avenue and Sun Lane. 5:07 a.m. - Caller reports son is at her house on drugs and he is scaring her, 1709 Fir St. Kaleb Kimber Banta,...

 

Redmond man dies in crash with Lebanon pumper truck

A Redmond man was killed Monday evening, Nov. 14, in a two-vehicle crash involving a Lebanon Fire Department pumper truck near milepost 16 on Hwy. 20, west of Sodaville-Waterloo Road. The collision was reported shortly after 6:30 p.m. A preliminary...

 

Crash at Main, Pleasant Valley Road

On Monday, Nov. 14, a motor-vehicle crash occurred at Main Street and Pleasant Valley Road, reported at 3:46 p.m. Wanda Grajeda, 51, of Sweet Home, was driving a 2014 Honda Accord westbound on Main...

 

Respiratory virus joins seasonal lineup

During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021, the usual winter colds and flus all but disappeared as people masked up and kept their distance. Now, with children back in school, most pandemic restrictions lifted and in-person gatherings again...

 

Suspected fentanyl found in I-5 traffic stop near Albany

An Oregon State Police trooper found 12 pounds of suspected fentanyl pills during a traffic stop Wednesday evening, Nov. 16, on Interstate 5 northbound near milepost 227 south of Albany. According to a news release, at 10:30 p.m., an OSP trooper pu...

 

Circuit Court (Nov. 16, 2022)

Warrants are out on the following individuals: Samuel Frank Ayers, Noah David Colgrove, Curtis Ray Daniel, Aaron Thomas Halvorson, Noe Hernandez-Reyes, Michael Trevor Hilton, Faron Walter Kennedy, Anthony John Lawson, Taylor Robert Mespelt, Carrie...

 

Public Safety (Nov. 16, 2022)

Nov. 7 8:02 a.m. - Caller reported fuel stolen from a vehicle overnight, 700 block of Elm St. 10:33 a.m. - Callers reported a female crashing into a median and running, 54th Ave./Main St. Report taken; driver unknown. Clayton Mayfield, 42, was cited...

 

Crash on Hwy. 20 leads to one fatality

The Oregon State Police announced a two-vehicle crash on Highway 20 near milepost 16 (near Sodaville Road) resulted in one fatality on Monday, Nov. 14. OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded...

 

Public Safety (Nov. 9, 2022)

Oct. 28 7:35 a.m. - Deputy located a trailer in the 200 block of Alder St., Lebanon, that was creating a traffic hazard. While the trailer was being removed from the roadway, it was discovered that the vehicle on the trailer, a 2001 Honda Accord,...

 

New ventilation fans

The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District received $4,490 in grant funds from the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund in August to purchase firefighting equipment. The money enabled the...

 

Circuit Court (Nov. 9, 2022)

Warrants are out on the following individuals: Samuel Frank Ayers, Noah David Colgrove, Curtis Ray Daniel, Aaron Thomas Halvorson, Noe Hernandez-Reyes, Michael Trevor Hilton, Faron Walter Kennedy, Taylor Robert Mespelt, Carrie Lynne Miller, Kendra...

 

Four hurt in Hwy. 20 crash

Four people, including two children, were hurt early Monday morning, Oct. 31, in a two-vehicle crash near milepost 40 on Hwy. 20 east of Sweet Home. The accident was reported shortly after 5:30 a.m. According to a preliminary Oregon State Police...

 

Public Safety (Nov. 2, 2022)

Oct. 24 3:27 a.m. - Stolen vehicle recovered in the 32800 block of Berlin Road. Vehicle was reported stolen by its owner in September from Sweet Home. Vehicle was then recovered by the owner, who, however, failed to notify law enforcement. The owner...

 

Circuit Court (Nov. 2, 2022)

Warrants are out on the following individuals: Samuel Frank Ayers, Noah David Colgrove, Curtis Ray Daniel, Andrew James Freitag, Aaron Thomas Halvorson, Noe Hernandez-Reyes, Michael Trevor Hilton, Faron Walter Kennedy, Taylor Robert Mespelt, Carrie...

 

Crashed aircraft recovered in Mount Jefferson area

Linn County Sheriff Michelle Duncan reported Thursday, Oct. 20, that the Sheriff’s Office assisted in the recovery of a 1996 Piper Cherokee aircraft that crashed Thursday, Sept. 22, near Mount Jefferson, killing its pilot, 67-year-old Wayne Wirt...

 

Missing woman's car found near Sweet Home

Linn County Sheriff's Office deputies on Saturday morning, Oct. 29, found a gray Camry connected to a missing Northern California woman on a dead-end U.S. Forest Service road off of Highway 20 about...

 

Boise police seek runaway believed headed toward Sweet Home or Albany

Boise, Idaho, Police are looking for a 15-year-old runaway named Kaylise who is believed to possibly be headed to Sweet Home, according to the department's Facebook. She was last seen in Boise on... Full story

 

Two dead, four hurt in multiple I-5 crashes

Two people were killed and four were injured Wednesday, Oct. 19, following a series of collisions on Interstate 5 between Albany and Harrisburg that closed major portions of the artery for eight...

 

Public Safety (Oct. 26, 2022)

CIRCUIT COURT Warrants are out on the following individuals: Samuel Frank Ayers, Curtis Ray Daniel, Andrew James Freitag, Aaron Thomas Halvorson, Noe Hernandez-Reyes, Michael Trevor Hilton, Faron Walter Kennedy, Taylor Robert Mespelt, Carrie Lynne...

 

Gas line graze diverts traffic on Main Street

Police Officer Sean Potter, center, stands with workers from American Concrete Company Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 18, after a machine hit a shallow gas line shortly before 1:38 p.m. Sweet Home Fire and...

 

Man dies in Saturday night fire in Lacomb

A Lebanon man died late Saturday night, Oct. 22, after a fire started in his double-wide mobile home in rural Lebanon. LFD did not immediately identify the victim. The occupant's roommate was able to...

 

Missing woman's car found near Sweet Home

Linn County Sheriff's Office deputies on Saturday, Oct. 29, found a vehicle connected to a missing Northern California woman on a dead-end U.S. Forest Service road off of Highway 20 about 30 miles... Full story

 

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