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Public Safety Log Sept. 23, 2020

Sept. 14 7:33 a.m. – Caller reported a homeless camp at the new City Hall, 3225 Main. Officer responded, contacted two individuals and advised them to find a better place to stay. 10:27 a.m. – Caller reported vehicle involved in arsons is parked...

 

Portland man dies in crash on Hwy. 20

A Portland man was killed early Sunday, Sept. 20, in a single-vehicle crash near milepost 67 on Highway 20, east of Sweet Home. According to the Oregon State Police, Troopers and Sweet Home emergency personnel responded at 7:10 a.m. to the crash....

 

Public Safety Log Sep. 16, 2020

Sept. 6 8:14 a.m. – Lebanon Police located Kenneth Daniel Helfrich, 39, on Sweet Home warrants for failure to appear on original charges of two counts of criminal mischief and criminal trespass. Cit...

 

Resources for Fire Recovery Help

Following are some resources for residents in need of help during the wildfires: Power Problems Pacific Power customer care agents are available and ready to help customers through this incredibly difficult time. They can be reached 24/7 at...

 

Public Safety Log Sept. 9, 2020

August 31 7:18 a.m. - Caller reported vehicle was broken into in 47300 block Quartzville Road. Missing items included Yugo SKS, two Glock Model 22 magazines and stereo amplifier. Total loss estimated...

 

Fire at Green Peter: Multiple agencies rally to contain blaze in two days

Of The New Era A fire that broke out Saturday afternoon on a roadless peninsula at the eastern end of Green Peter Lake had stopped spreading Monday, Aug. 31, and will likely be contained at 14 acres....

 

Family works to recover after narrow escape from house fire

Of The New Era When Brandon Freeman heard someone scream "fire!" he leaped into action Tuesday, Aug. 25. Freeman ran outside to grab a hose and rushed to where smoke was pouring from his home at 38th...

 

Public Safety -- Sept. 2, 2020

August 24 1:39 p.m. – Rochelle Aleece Woods, 34, caught shoplifting at Bi-Mart, 1980 Main. Cited and released for theft. 1:50 p.m. – Caller reported their friend smoked marijuana and is now having a reaction that may be from the weed being laced...

 

Police to focus on traffic this weekend

Sweet Home Police Department officers will be focusing on downtown traffic as the Labor Day weekend approaches and the department is reminding the public to avoid drinking and driving. “You’ve heard it before,” said Police Chief Jeff Lynn....

 

Public Safety August 26, 2020

August 16 12:58 a.m. – Two 13-year-old juveniles at 18th and Long were referred to Linn County Juvenile department for curfew violation and transported home. 10:08 a.m. – Caller reported a...

 

Marchers support child safety Saturday

Local residents marched Saturday morning, Aug. 22, against child trafficking. Forty or so participants of all ages attended the March for the Children rally with the aim of bringing awareness to...

 

Public Safety Log August 19, 2020

August 10 10:59 a.m. – Caller requests prescription pickup, 2300 block of Main. Officer responded, assisted. 12:25 p.m. – Caller reported a client left boxes of salon items he was selling, so she and her coworkers could go through them. But one...

 

Gov. Brown declares state of emergency due to threat of wildfire

Gov. Kate Brown declared a state of emergency on Wednesday, Aug. 19, due to the imminent threat of wildfire across Oregon. Much of the state is now in extreme fire danger, and red flag warnings have been issued for hot, dry, windy conditions and dry...

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    August 12, 2020

Local man arrested after face-off leads to shooting

Of The New Era A Sweet Home man was arrested Tuesday evening, Aug. 4, after allegedly shooting another man in the shoulder, Sweet Home police said. According to police, the shooting was reported at...

 

Public Safety Report for August 12, 2020

August 3 3:33 a.m. – Benton County Sheriff’s Department served Steven Edward Grimm, 50, on a Sweet Home warrant for failure to appear on an original charge of possession of a controlled substance. 10:08 a.m. - Weyerhaeuser lessee warned for tresp...

 

Girl, 8, rescued in McKercher rapids – second such incident in four days

Just a few days after a 10-year-old boy's dramatic rescue required the efforts of more than a dozen bystanders on Aug. 1, a second child became trapped in the rapids of the Calapooia River at...

 

Remains found near Upper Calapooia Drive positively identified as local man's

Human remains found in April near Upper Calapooia Drive have been positively identified as those of former Sweet Home resident Mark Hardin. Linn County Sheriff's detectives and the Oregon State...

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    August 12, 2020

Video review helps police find burglary suspect

Of The New Era Sweet Home police last week arrested a Milwaukie man on a burglary charge within four hours of getting a report of a break-in on Monday, Aug. 3. Brian Clement, 49, was arrested after...

 

Suspect arrested after eluding deputies, dogs

A Sweet Home man was arrested Aug. 5 after avoiding Sheriff's deputies and dogs for several days following an armed disturbance. Linn County Undersheriff Paul Timm said deputies responded at 3:53...

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    August 12, 2020

Car thefts spike has police searching for those responsible

Of The New Era Sweet Home has experienced a spate of car thefts in August, a total of four between Aug. 1 and 5. While all the cars have since been recovered, the police are still looking for leads as to who is responsible. Police Chief Jeff Lynn...

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    August 5, 2020

Rescue in the Calapooia

Of The New Era Four different agencies and at least a dozen bystanders helped rescue a young boy trapped in the rapids at McKercher Park Saturday afternoon. According to officials, the 10-year-old...

 

Milwaukie man arrested for burglary

A Milwaukie man was arrested Monday afternoon, Aug. 3, on multiple counts of burglary and theft, Sweet Home police announced Tuesday. Police arrested Brian Neal Clement, 49, of Milwaukie on probable...

 

Public Safety Log for August 5, 2020

July 27 8:45 a.m. – Andrew Dallas Samson, 37, cited on a Sweet Home warrant for failure to appear on original charge of offensive littering. 9:59 a.m. – Caller reported his work boots were stolen from his vehicle, Wiley Creek Park. Report taken,...

 

Two injured in crash

Both drivers were taken to Samaritan Lebanon Community HOspital Saturday afternoon after a two-car collision on Main Street, just east of 60th Avenue. Police and medics responded at 4:06 p.m....

 

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