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Police investigating after body found near 24th Avenue

Sweet Home police are investigating the death of a Sweet Home man whose body was found near the north end of 24th Avenue Wednesday morning. According to a department statement, officers responded about 9:20 a.m. On Oct. 16 to the area of the 1400...

 

Public Safety Log Oct. 16, 2019

Oct. 14 6:36 a.m. - Brandon Shayne McCullough, 22, cited for failure to obey a traffic control device and failure to provide proof of insurance, 13th and Long. Improperly displayed registration tags seized. Oct. 13 12:51 a.m. - Ashley Kay Miles, 30,...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    October 16, 2019 

Police: Local wave of counterfeit bills reminder to be careful

Sweet Home police are warning the public to be careful when receiving $10, $20 and $100 bills. Police have taken several complaints recently from businesses that have received counterfeit bills. At th...

 

Public Safety Log Oct. 9, 2019

Oct. 7 3:43 a.m. - Veronica Sue Szuch, 23, arrested on Sweet Home warrant for failure to comply on original charge of second-degree theft, Lebanon Justice Court warrant for failure to appear on a citation and Albany warrant for failure to appear,...

 

Public Safety Log Oct. 1, 2019

Sept. 30 12:12 p.m. - Austyn Mitchell Lee Clark, 25, arrested for misdemeanor driving while suspended and cited for driving uninsured, 2405 Main St, 7-Eleven. 2:35 p.m. - Austyn Mitchell Lee Clark, 25, arrested for driving under the influence,...

 

Public Safety Log Sept. 25, 2019

Sept. 23 12:52 a.m. - Caller reported she was assaulted by her ex-boyfriend, 1540 Main St., Safeway. Report takken. Sept. 22 12:30 a.m. - Linn County dispatch received a 9-1-1 call where the caller said to “come get” a specific male individual...

 

Sweet Home man sentenced to 90 months for sex crimes

A Sweet Home man was sentenced last week to 90 months in prison after pleading guilty, in August, to first-degree sexual abuse in Linn County Circuit Court. Joshua James Deffenbaugh, 35, was charged...

 

Scam near-victim warns not to bite

Local resident Margie Coulter wants local residents to be on guard against scams – after she almost fell for one, she said. Coulter said she got a phone call last week in which a man from the “Social Security Administration” on the other end...

 

Rollover on Highway 228 spectacular, but no one severely injured

A rollover accident on Highway 228 Monday evening, Sept. 23, resulted to damage to a homeowner's property, but did not severely injure any of the people involved, according to fire and police...

 

Public Safety Log Sept. 18, 2019

Sept. 16 12:57 a.m. - Caller reported a tree across the road, 28700 block of Pleasant Valley. 1:16 a.m. - Tyson Derek Boren, 36, arrested on Sweet Home warrants for four counts of failure to appear on original charges of second-degree criminal...

 

Ex-SH woman dies in I-84 crash

A former Sweet Home resident was killed early Sunday morning, Sept. 15, when her vehicle was struck by a wrong-way driver on I-84, who also died at the scene, according to Oregon State Police....

 

Suspicious object results in bomb squad visit Monday

Sweet Home police closed down sections of 5th and 6th avenues Monday morning as a precaution while they removed a suspicious package. According to a statement from the Sweet Home Police Department, a citizen in the area saw the object and reported...

 

Motorcyclist killed east of SH

A Terrebonne motorcyclist was killed Thursday afternoon, Sept. 12, in a crash on Highway 20 east of Sweet Home. According to the Oregon State Police, troopers and emergency personnel responded at approximately 4:49 p.m. to a report of a crash near...

 

'Crosswalk Blitz' results in citations for variety of violations

Sweet Home police stopped 30 drivers during a 3½-hour "Crosswalk Blitz" from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at the intersection of 22nd and Main streets. Officers continued traffic...

 

Terrebonne man dies in motorcycle wreck east of Sweet Home

A Terrebonne motorcyclist was killed Thursday afternoon, Sept. 12, in a crash on Highway 20 east of Sweet Home. According to the Oregon State Police, troopers and emergency personnel responded at approximately 4:49 p.m. to a report of a crash near...

 

Public Safety Log – Sept. 11, 2019

Sept. 9 12:14 p.m. - Andrew Benton Erickson, 49, arrested on Sweet Home warrant for failure to comply on original charge of third-degree theft, Lebanon. 2:43 a.m. - William Lee McDaniel, 54, arrested on Lebanon warrant for probation violation on...

 

Soaking rain lowers fire danger levels

Of The New Era Local loggers are getting a reprieve from fire restrictions, thanks the mass of rain and moisture that fell on the Sweet Home area over the past week. The Oregon Department of Forestry reduced the fire danger rating to low from medium...

 

New speed monitor signs warn drivers, collect data

Of The New Era New speed signs will collect data on Sweet Home streets and help police locate areas with speeding problems. The first two of six new digital speed signs went up nearly two weeks ago...

 

Public Safety Log Sep. 4, 2019

Aug. 31 12:02 p.m. - Caller reported a $12 SD card stolen from his trail camera on private property, 41000 block of McQueen. An elk carcass was also found in the area on land managed by Cascade Timber Consulting. The carcass had been quartered and...

 

SHFAD gives engine to E. Lincoln district

Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District recently donated a no-longer-needed engine to the East Lincoln County Fire District. The East Lincoln County Fire and Rescue Board of Directors hosted a dinner...

 

Public Safety – August 28, 2019

Aug. 26 4:15 a.m. - Airel Shanea Kaping, 25, cited for driving while suspended and arrested on Sweet Home warrant for failure to comply on original charge of theft of lost or mislaid property, 2405...

 

Public Safety Log Aug. 21, 2019

Aug. 19 2:54 a.m. - Deputies responded to a motor home blocking the roadway, 27100 block of High Deck. With the assistance of numerous loggers and truck drivers, they moved the motor home from the...

 

SH resident facing child porn charge

The Linn County District Attorney has filed a charge of attempted use of a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct against Lawrence Glenn Mahlberg, 55, of Sweet Home. Mahlberg was arrested by...

 

12th Avenue bust results in six arrests on variety of drug charges

The Sweet Home Police Department Aug. 14 arrested six persons after serving a narcotics-related search warrant at 1951 12th Ave. at 8:30 a.m. During the investigation, police encountered six adults...

 
 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...

 

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