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Public Safety Nov. 25, 2020

Nov. 16 2:20 a.m. - Stacy Teixeira, 55, of Sweet Home, arrested on parole violation warrant and $7,500 Lebanon Justice Court warrant for failure to appear, following a traffic stop. Teixeira also issued citations for driving with a suspended license...

 

Public Safety Log Nov. 18, 2020

Nov. 6 3:32 a.m. – Caller reported a male looking into vehicles at O&M Tires, 4420 Main. Officer responded, checked area, everything appears secured. 10:07 a.m. – Caller reported friend’s roommate is throwing her items outside into mud...

 

Public Safety Log Nov. 11, 2020

Nov. 2 12:25 p.m. – A woman flagged down an officer to report her children missed the bus to school and she can’t find them, 1200 block of Tamarack. Officer checked multiple locations, unable to locate. Woman called and reported they have been...

 

Public Safety Nov. 4, 2020

Oct. 26 7:04 a.m. – Caller reported hitting a deer, 3000 block of Main. Officer responded, report taken for motor vehicle accident, over $2,500 in damage, deer dispatched. 8:26 a.m. – Caller requested male be trespassed from the parking lot he...

 

Sweet Home PD Sgt. Wingo resigns

Sweet Home Police Sgt. Chris Wingo has resigned to take a position as a police officer at Woodburn Police Department, SHPD announced last week. Wingo is a decorated 13-year veteran of Sweet Home...

 

Public Safety Log Oct. 28, 2020

Oct. 19 7:09 a.m. – Caller reported female has been screaming for the last hour, 300 block of Holley. Officer responded, contacted female who had accidentally locked herself out of her apartment, was able to get back inside. 8:18 a.m. – Vehicle...

 

Cascadia crash injures five

A single-car collision in Cascadia Sunday afternoon sent all five occupants to hospitals, one by Life Flight, authorities said. Emergency personnel from Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District...

 

Public Safety Log Oct. 21, 2020

October 12 1:49 a.m. – Caller reported girlfriend broke out the windows on his vehicle, 5200 block of Redwood. Officer responded, info noted. Caller damaged girlfriend’s car previously. Neither wanted to pursue charges. 7:24 a.m. – Caller...

 

Public Safety Log Oct. 14, 2020

October 3 12:46 a.m. – Frank Archie Thompson, 46, cited and released on a Sweet Home warrant for failure to comply on an original charge of disorderly conduct, 7-Eleven, 2405 Main. 3:29 a.m. – Caller reported her ex-boyfriend kicked her car and...

 

Driver named in jetski crash that killed boy

Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon has named the driver of the jet ski that struck two small children, killing one, on July 20, at Lewis Creek Park on Foster Reservoir, east of Sweet Home. The driver of the 2020 Sea-Doo was Antonio Cassanova-Gonzalez, 23,...

 

Public Safety Log Oct. 7, 2020

September 25 1:24 a.m. – Michael Branton Jr., 44, cited for driving while suspended and driving uninsured. 1:32 a.m. – Winston Police located Andrew Jacob Justin Cartwright, 33, on Sweet Home warrants for failure to appear on two original...

 

Public Safety Log Sept. 30, 2020

Sept. 20 12:07 a.m. – Officer located Sammy Hughes, 19, on a Sweet Home warrant for failure to appear on original charges of theft and criminal mischief, and a Linn County warrant for meth...

 

Police chief: Fires prompted nearly 1,000 calls to SH cops

The Sweet Home Police Department received 996 calls related to the fires in early September, Police Chief Jeff Lynn told City Council members at their Sept. 22 meeting. Councilors Diane Gerson, Lisa Gourley, Mayor Greg Mahler, Dave Trask, and...

 

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...

 

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