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 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 14, 2019 

Plans for fire station remodel shelved due to increased costs

Of The New Era The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District has abandoned plans to remodel Station 22, the Foster substation. The project was among those proposed as part of a $1.575 million bond levy a...

 

Temperate temperatures, moisture drop fire danger a notch

By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era Thanks to low temperatures, relatively high moisture and a shot of rain early Thursday morning, the Oregon Department of Forestry South Cascades District reduced the fire danger level from “high” to...

 

Public Safety Log – August 14, 2019

Aug. 12 5:23 a.m. - Caller reported glass in her back door was broken out, 5600 block of Larch. Information noted. Aug. 11 12:19 a.m. - Shannon Marie Richards, 46, cited and released in field on Sweet Home warrant for failure to comply on original ch...

 

Public Safety – August 7, 2019

Aug. 5 1:02 a.m. - Caller reported that a male subject had come onto the Jamboree grounds twice and was then refusing to leave. Male left on foot while caller was on the phone with dispatch. Officer unable to locate. 3 a.m. - Caller reported that...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    July 31, 2019

Sweet Home police get new vehicles as force switches to SUVs

Of The New Era In Sweet Home, the Dodge Charger police car will soon be a memory as the Sweet Home Police Department puts all but one out to pasture. The School Resource Officer will use the one...

 

Public Safety – July 31, 2019

July 28 8:21 a.m. - Caller reported a bike, a bike trailer and a backpack were left on her property, 4100 block of Osage. Placed in found property. 9:07 a.m. - Caller reported a dog running loose, 1100 block of 32nd Court. Dog placed in kennel, and...

 

Fire danger hits 'high' in Sweet Home

The fire danger rating in the Sweet Home area increased to “High” Tuesday morning, July 30, after the Industrial Fire Precaution Level moved from I to II on Thursday, July 25. “It’s cooling off for the next few days,” said Chad Calderwood,...

 

Sweet Home Municipal Court May, June, July

July 24 n Angulo, Cassandra, no contest, criminal trespass violation, fined $246. n Buttenhoff, Mikeal T., guilty, driving under the influence of intoxicants, fined $2,396 and sentenced to two days in jail, 60 months probation, 20 days work crew;...

 

Second fatal crash in three days on Brush Creek Road leaves two dead

Linn County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a double-fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred Tuesday evening, July 23, near the address of 25710 Brush Creek Road, approximately one mile east of C...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    July 31, 2019

Property crime down – a lot – in SH

Of The New Era Halfway through the year, the number of property crimes in Sweet Home has fallen dramatically from one year earlier. By June 30, 2018, Sweet Home Police Department had received 320 reports of property crimes, which include, burglary,...

 

Sweet Home mother, daughter killed by alleged drunk driver on Brush Creek Road

Linn County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a double-fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred Tuesday evening, July 23, near the address of 25710 Brush Creek Road, approximately one mile east of... Full story

 

Crawfordsville crash kills one, injures second man early Sunday

A Springfield man died in a single-vehicle crash on Brush Creek Road near the intersection of Childers Road, southwest of Sweet Home, early Sunday morning. the Linn County Sheriff’s Office...

 

Canine cop donation

Sweet Home Police Department receives a donation of $1,500 from Jamie Eriksen and Country Financial during the K9 Jamboree held July 14 to support the department’s canine program. From left are...

 

Public Safety Log – July 24, 2019

July 21 12:20 a.m. - Caller reported a female pointed a gun at him before leaving the location in his vehicle, 1500 block of 40th. The female still had the gun in her possession when she left. Report...

 

Circuit Court: Pleas in drug, menacing cases result in jail time

Logan Kenneth White Logan Kenneth White, 27, was sentenced June 28 in three cases before Linn County Circuit Court. The charges in a fourth case were dismissed as part of plea negotiations. White was...

 

Public Safety July 17, 2019

July 15 1:37 a.m. - A 16-year-old juvenile taken into custody for three counts of unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle, minor in possession of tobacco, minor in possession of alcohol and third-degree theft, and a 13-year old juvenile taken into cu...

 

Fire danger increases to 'moderate'

By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era The fire danger level in the Sweet Home area increased to “moderate” Monday morning, while Industrial Fire Precaution remained at Level I. “We’re finally in...

 

Two figures in earlier attempted murder case arrested

The victim in a 2018 attempted murder case was charged last week with assaulting the defendant in that case, and she was held at Linn County Jail Monday accused of violating her release agreement....

 

Public Safety July 10, 2019

July 7 1:27 a.m. - Jessey Allen Tenbusch, 24, arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence), 1890 Main St. Transported to Linn County Jail. 10:16 a.m. - Caller caught someone on camera stealing items from her carport, 700 block of 5th. Repor...

 

Wildland fire school helps firefighters ready for real thing

By Scott Swanson Of The New Era After weathering a 12-hour deluge that left more than 2 inches of rainfall on Sweet Home Thursday, firefighters from the Interagency Wildland Firefighting School held...

 

Carport fire at Foster Apartments

Firefighters responded at 4:19 p.m. Friday, June 28, to a fire that burned a carport and maintenance room at the Foster apartment complex, 5351 Poplar St. Battalion Chief Eli Harris said, based on...

 

Public Safety – July 3, 2019

July 1 3:23 a.m. - Jeffrey Michael Clark, 49, arrested by Oregon State Police on Sweet Home warrant for fialure to appear on original charge of second-degree disorderly conduct. 3:56 a.m. - Anna Rochelle House, 35, arrested on Sweet Home warrant for...

 

Sweet Home Municipal Court Proceedings June 12

June 12 – Arneson, Jackalyn E., guilty by default, expired registration or plates, fined $265, license suspended; driving uninsured, fined $1,015, license suspended. –Blondin, Keith A., guilty by default, driving while suspended, fined $2,015,...

 

Circuit Court: Local woman pleads no contest to vehicle theft

Carrie Lynn Whitten of Sweet Home pleaded no contest May 28 in Linn County Circuit Court to unauthorized use of a vehicle and was sentenced to 40 days in jail with credit for time served, 18 months probation and a one-year license suspension. She...

 

Public Safety June 26, 2019

June 24 5 a.m. - Officer located plates on the wrong vehicle, 1200 block of 23rd. Plates seized. 5:32 a.m. - Erik K. Lafond, 36, of Sweet Home arrested on Linn County warrants for failure to appear on original charge of fourth-degree assault and...

 

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