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Suspect leads 50-mile police pursuit through SH

A new arrival to Lebanon is in custody in Linn County Jail after leading Sheriff's deputies on a pursuit through Sweet Home that ran from Albany to Milepost 48 on Highway 20 on Thursday afternoon, Feb...

 

Public Safety Log Feb. 20, 2019

Feb. 14 8:59 a.m. - Caller reported neighbors replaced the concrete that supports his shop, 43000 block of North River. Feb. 13 7:02 a.m. - Caller reported someone stole his bicycle, 3100 block of Juniper. Report taken. Loss valued at $300. 8:55...

 

Local man arrested for drunken driving

Police arrested a 42-year-old man for drunken driving following a single-vehicle crash in the Foster area on the evening of Feb. 11. At approximately 7:37 pm, the Sweet Home Police Department received a report of a single-vehicle traffic collision...

 

Electrocution kills local man

A 47-year-old Sweet Home man died after he was electrocuted Monday morning, Feb. 18, while working at his home. Louis Carde was “working on a home project, a kind of home-made wood burner,” said Lt. Michelle Duncan of the Linn County Sheriff’s...

 

Circuit Court Roundup

Matthew Allen Pitts Matthew Allen Pitts, 30, pleaded no contest to unlawful use of a weapon and was sentenced to 36 months probation in Linn County Circuit Court Feb. 13. Charges of menacing and...

 

Early morning pursuit, crash end in DUI arrest

Police arrested a 48-year-old man early Tuesday, Feb. 12, following a brief pursuit. At approximately 4:31 a.m., a Sweet Home police officer observed a vehicle traveling without the use of headlights...

 

Theft suspect arrested after police chase through Sweet Home, into the mountains

A new arrival to Lebanon is in custody in Linn County Jail after leading Sheriff's deputies on a pursuit from Albany to Milepost 48 on Highway 20 Thursday afternoon, Feb. 14. Derrick Tyree Smallwood,... Full story

 

Public Safety Log Feb. 13, 2019

Feb. 10 2:25 a.m. - Jamie Crystal Glass, 26, arrested on Sweet Home warrant for failure to appear on original charge of third-degree theft, Linn County. 7:05 a.m. - Caller let out his dog and found a...

 

Friday RV fire caused by cigarette, fire officials say

The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District determined that a cigarette caused an RV fire at 2115 Larch St. Friday evening, Feb. 8. Firefighters responded to a report of the fire at 5:53 p.m. They found the RV parked in a gravel lot near a local...

 

Holiday patrols elicit one DUI arrest, tickets, lot of warnings

Sweet Home police arrested one person for driving under the influence during the Christmas season as part of a focus on drunken driving during the holidays. The period, from Dec. 21 to Jan. 6, was the first of two periods of extra patrols planned to...

 

Public Safety Log Feb. 6, 2019

Feb. 3 4:22 a.m. - Christopher Wilson-Reeder, 28, arrested for fourth-degree assault, 27900 block of Liberty. Transported to Linn County Jail. Feb. 2 8:34 a.m. - Cutty Moore arrested for misdemeanor...

 

SH man charged with sex offenses

A Sweet Home man was charged Wednesday, Jan. 30, in Linn County Circuit Court with first-degree sex abuse and first-degree sexual penetration in a case involving a minor. Joshua James Deffenbaugh,...

 

Ethics panel rules against commissioner on two counts

The Oregon Government Ethics Commission last week determined that Linn County Commissioner John Lindsey violated state law requiring the disclosure of a potential conflict of interest twice, while...

 

Public Safety Log Jan. 30, 2019

Jan. 27 12:15 a.m. - Jody Lawrence Maruffo, 40, arrested on Sweet Home warrant for failure to comply on original charge of harassment. Jan. 26 1:27 a.m. - Bryce Taylor Keenon, 22, arrested on Linn County warrant for failure to appear on original...

 

Public Safety Log Jan. 23, 2019

Editor’s note: Sweet Home Police Department did not release a log for Jan. 19. If it becomes available, we will publish it in the Jan. 30 edition. Jan. 21 1:21 a.m. - Officer seized an Oregon license plate that should have been on another vehicle,...

 

Police see decline in call volume, but more crime reports in 2018

The Sweet Home Police Department saw a decline of 3 percent in its call volume from 2017 to 2018, but the number of crimes reported increased by 10.9 percent. Department officials counted 9,626 calls in 2018, down from 9,914 in 2017, according to...

 

Public Safety Log Jan. 16, 2019

Jan. 11 1:03 p.m. - Deputy found the floating dock near Green Peter Dam flipped over while on patrol, 51100 block of Quartzville. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers advised. Jan. 10 12:29 a.m. - Ryan Joseph...

 

Circuit Court: Man gets 37 months after guilty plea in SH ax attack

Michael Ralph Marshall Jr. Michael Ralph Marshall Jr., 35, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Jan. 8 in Linn County Circuit Court to 37 months in prison for second-degree assault. Marshall was also...

 

Driver in fatal 2016 truck crash charged

Robert Gene Mayfield was arraigned today in Linn County Circuit Court on multiple charges, including manslaughter, in connection to the crash that killed Sweet Home log truck driver Neil Nightingale...

 

Public Safety Log Jan. 9, 2019

Jan. 6 9:03 a.m. - Stanley Edward Gray, 55, cited on Sweet Home warrant for failure to comply on original charge of driving under the influence, Albany. 10:53 a.m. - Amanda Leah Binks, 21, cited and r...

 

Sheriff's Office: Phone outage affecting 911 calls, but callers should still use that number

Linn County Undersheriff Paul Timm reports the 911 Dispatch Center is still receiving 911 calls during the reported CenturyLink phone service outage. Those with an emergency are still urged to call 911. The outage has impacted the transfer of 911... Full story

 

Public Safety Log Dec. 26, 2018

Dec. 22 3:06 a.m. - Jody Maruffo, 40, turned in himself on Sweet Home warrant for failure to comply on original charge of harassment, 1950 Main St., Sweet Home Police Department. 4:23 a.m. - Jimmy Coonrod, 66, arrested on two Sweet Home warrants for...

 

SHPD plans DUI patrols Dec. 21 - Jan.6

The Sweet Home Police Department will run extra patrols during the holiday season, looking for drunken drivers, from Dec. 21 to Jan. 6. The enforcement effort is funded by one of three grants that will provide money for additional focused patrols in...

 

Public Safety Log Dec. 19, 2018

Dec. 14 3:46 a.m. - Andrew William Scott, 31, cited for speeding, 1900 block of Main. 5:56 a.m. - Chaylan Dale Tosta arrested on Lebanon warrant for contempt of court and probation violation and Linn...

 

New SHPD officer finds himself in familiar territory

After starting work at Sweet Home Police Department on Nov. 15, Ethan Rowe is doing what he's always wanted to do. Sweet Home Police Department has hired two new officers, said Police Chief Jeff...

 

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