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 By Benny Westcott    News    August 10, 2022 

Training pays off for local young people in July 29 water rescue

A broken-down boat on Foster Lake may have recently gotten in the way of recreation for five area young people, but it turned out to be a life-saver for two Salem men. The evening of July 29 began...

 

Salem man killed in I-5 rollover

A Salem man was killed Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 2, in a rollover crash on Interstate 5 north of Albany, Oregon State Police reported. According to OSP, troopers and emergency personnel responded about 1:15 p.m. to the crash near milepost 236. A...

 

Public Safety (Aug. 10, 2022)

August 1 6:37 a.m. - Brooke Lynn Paige Brown, 48, was cited and released for second-degree criminal trespass and harassment, 1100 block of Tamarack St. 8:39 a.m. - Caller reported someone scraped the side of his vehicle while it was parked in 1300...

 

Gates man sentenced in child exploitation case

A Gates man was sentenced to 1,027 months in prison Monday, Aug. 8, in connection with an online child exploitation investigation reported in April 2020 to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office. According to Linn County Sheriff Michelle Duncan, an...

 

Circuit Court (Aug. 3, 2022)

Samuel Frank Ayers, 24, entered a plea on July 19 of no contest to charges of felon in possession of a firearm and attempted unlawful delivery of cocaine. His sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 21. Michael Anthony Giroux, 38, entered a no-contest...

 

Man killed walking on freeway

A Salem man was killed early Friday morning, July 29, when he was struck by a vehicle while walking near milepost 229 along Interstate 5 south of Albany. The incident was reported shortly after midnight. According to the Oregon State Police,...

 

SHFAD responds to 2 water rescues

At 6:37 p.m. on Friday, July 29, the Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District responded to a near drowning incident at Foster Lake, at the 43700 block of North River Drive. Fire Chief Nick Tyler said a male teenager jumped off the Gedney Creek boat...

 

Public Safety (Aug. 3, 2022)

July 25 12:02 a.m. - Dustin Kyle Westling, 35, was cited and released for theft by deception, 4900 block of Larch Court. 2:25 a.m. - Jeffrey Michael Clark, 52, was arrested on a Sweet Home Municipal Court warrant for failure to comply on an original...

 

Sweet Home man gets federal time for dealing drugs

A Sweet Home man was sentenced last week to federal prison after he sold methamphetamine and a firearm to an undercover federal agent while on federal supervised release for a previous conviction. Roger Lee Bishop, 56, was sentenced to seven years...

 

Public Safety (July 27, 2022)

July 18 11 a.m. - Daniel Lee Adams, 51, was arrested on a Sweet Home Municipal Court warrant for failure to comply on an original charge of third degree theft, Oregon State Police. 12:15 p.m. - Multiple callers reported a motor vehicle crash...

 

LFD rescues man in Santiam River

Lebanon firefighters and water rescue technicians responded shortly after noon Saturday, July 23, to the report of a water rescue near the 40000 block of McDowell Creek Drive, near Bates Bridge. A news release from LFD did not indicate the time of th...

 

Wiley Creek Shop Fire

A fire destroyed a shop and damaged two vehicles Monday morning, July 25, at 44060 Wiley Creek Drive. ODF Sweet Home Unit personnel arrived with four engines ahead of SHFAD to the 11:01 a.m. call...

 

Two hurt in Highway 20 crash

A Sweet Home man was rescued and his young passenger suffered serious injuries Friday evening, July 15, after his commercial motor vehicle crashed down an embankment along Highway 20 near Sweet Home....

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    July 20, 2022

New faces: A tradition in blue

Twenty-nine-year-old Daniel Gerkman may be new to policing, but the blue runs in his family blood. His father, Tim, is a Gladstone Police Department lieutenant who previously spent 33 years on the...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    July 20, 2022

New faces: Dedicated to serving country, community

A conversation with Garritt Bolkcom about priorities kept returning to a central concept: service. First, he served his country in the United States Marine Corps. Now, he's serving his community as th...

 

Municipal Court (July 20, 2022)

Following are outcomes of Sweet Home Municipal Court cases, as reported by the court: June 22 Johnston, Dylan J – no contest – Violation driving while suspended or revoked, fine $425; careless driving with accident, fine $390. Jurasinski, Robin...

 

Public Safety (July 20, 2022)

July 11 10:49 a.m. - Deputies responded to non-injury crash in 48600 block Quartzville Rd. Vehicle totaled. Driver arranged own tow. Report taken. 3:12 p.m. - Caller reported dog in vehicle, Foster Dam/North River Dr. Sheriff’s Office responded, fo...

 

Circuit Court (July 20, 2022)

Samuel Frank Ayers, 24, posted 10 percent of a $25,000 bail on July 6 related to charges of: failure to perform the duties of a driver when property is damaged, third-degree escape and felon in possession of a firearm. Julianne Nicole Phillips, 28, w...

 

Fire season in effect

As of July 11, all Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) districts are in fire season. Public use restrictions may be in place where you live or at a destination you plan on recreating to reduce the risk of human-caused wildfires. Compared with...

 

Escaped inmate captured

An Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) adult in custody who walked away from a Department of Corrections (DOC) van while being transported back to Santiam Correctional Institution (SCI) from a...

 

Sweet Home man sentenced to federal prison for drug dealing

A Sweet Home man was sentenced Thursday, July 21, to federal prison after he sold methamphetamine and a firearm to an undercover federal agent while on federal supervised release for a previous conviction. Roger Lee Bishop, 56, a resident of Sweet...

 

Linn County and Lebanon police logs June 14 - July 7

Lebanon logs for June 14-July 7 July 7 12:48 a.m. - Dustin Phares, 42, of Lebanon, cited and released on warrant, 3300 block S. Santiam Hwy. Report taken. 1:32 a.m. - Samuel Monroe, 45, of Scio, and Tina Miller, 38, of Scio, both cited and released o...

 

Public Safety (July 13, 2022)

June 27 12:12 p.m. - A caller reported people living in a parked motorhome were defecating on private property, 4500 block of Main St. An officer responded and contacted the property owner, who was going to post the motorhome for removal. Buzz Star...

 

Mill City man arrested in assault on girlfriend

A Mill City man was arrested Saturday, July 9, after he allegedly beat up and shot at his girlfriend at a campsite south of Detroit Lake, Linn County Sheriff Michelle Duncan said. Duncan reported that at 4:29 a.m. Saturday, the Linn County...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    July 13, 2022

Lebanon Police gives inmates weekend pass

City Manager Nancy Brewer announced at the July 13 City Council meeting that the Lebanon Police Department will be giving inmates a weekend pass due to staff shortages. Inmates will be released on...

 

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