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 News    May 25, 2022 

Card-skimming device found at Sweet Home 7-Eleven

An illegal card-skimming device was found Thursday, May 26, at the 7-Eleven at 2405 Highway 20, the Sweet Home Police Department reported Friday morning. Police officer Sean Potter, who said the device was likely installed within the last couple of...

 
 News    May 25, 2022 

OHA warns about contaminated peanut butter

Oregon Health Authority is warning the people of Oregon to be on the lookout for Jif brand peanut butter that may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. J.M. Smucker Co., the parent company for...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    May 25, 2022 

Tyler becomes new Sweet Home fire chief

Nick Tyler was sworn in Tuesday, May 17, as the Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District's newest fire chief. He succeeds Dave Barringer, who'd held the position since 2014. The 44-year-old Tyler, a Swe...

 
 News    May 25, 2022 

Early morning fire destroys Lebanon shop

Fire destroyed a two-story shop early Friday morning, May 20, in the 31000 block of SW Fifth St., Lebanon. The conflagration was reported at 2 a.m. According to the Lebanon Fire District, the initial...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    May 25, 2022 

Police detective commended for assistance call

Sweet Home Police Detective Geoff Hamlin received a commendation from Police Captain Jason Ogden on Wednesday, May 11, for his actions during a February 24 "elder in danger" assistance call....

 
 News    May 25, 2022 

Public Safety (May 25, 2022)

May 16 10:03 a.m. - John Chelstad, 56, of Sweet Home, was cited for failure to license a dog, 100 block of 21st Ave. 10:30 a.m. - Ashley Rosenthal, 28, of Sweet Home, was cited for failure to license a dog, 5500 block of Nandina St. 11:29 p.m. - Jeff...

 
 News    May 25, 2022 

California man, who allegedly assaulted woman at campground, arrested after pursuit

A California man was arrested early Wednesday morning, May 25, after leading Sheriff's deputies in a pursuit, Linn County Sheriff Michelle Duncan reported. According to Duncan and the Sheriff's Office, Aaron Halvorson, 44, was arrested after... Full story

 

TUESDAY UPDATE: Two killed in Highway 20 crash Saturday; witnesses sought

NOTE: This story was updated Tuesday morning, May 17, 2022. The Oregon State Police is investigating possible impairment as a factor in a two-vehicle crash Saturday, May 14, that killed two... Full story

 

Fire stopped after discovery of electrical short in wall

Firefighters stopped a short at its source Sunday evening, May 15, at a home in the 40000 block of Mountain Home Drive. The incident was reported at 11:45 p.m. According to C Shift Battalion Chief Randy Whitfield, responding personnel arrived to...

 

Circuit Court (May 18, 2022)

Sweet Home On Friday, May 13, Justin Thomas Parker, 43, pleaded guilty to and was sentenced for DUII and recklessly endangering another person for an incident occurring on May 28, 2020. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail, 36 months probation and...

 

Public Safety (May 18, 2022)

May 9 5:07 p.m. - Caller reported a driver running a stop sign, nearly causing crash in the 28000 block of Pleasant Valley Road. May 10 8:04 p.m. - Sheriff’s Office responded to a verbal argument between a student and a bus driver in the 40900 bloc...

 

Lebanon police logs May 6-18

May 6 1:18 a.m. - Caller reported a white male with shaved head stole two packs of Red Vine candy, Main St. Loss valued at $6. 2:33 a.m. - Nathan Miller, 27, of Lebanon, cited on warrant, 2000 block S. Santiam Hwy. Report taken. 2:59 a.m. - Ivan...

 

Linn County offers help for those experiencing mental health challenges

The last two years have been stressful for everyone, from children to adults, and staff at Linn County Mental Health want people to know that it’s OK to sometimes feel overwhelmed. They also want you to know that help is available to anyone with...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    May 11, 2022

Looking to add a few to crew

The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District has a shortage of volunteer firefighters. "Historically, our numbers have been up to 60 volunteers on the roster, and we currently have 30," Recruitment and...

 

Sheriff's dispatcher facing theft charges over paid leave

A Linn County Sheriff’s dispatcher who, in 2020 was named the department’s Dispatcher of the Year, is facing charges of stealing thousands of dollars from the agency over three years. Tara Ann Trudell, 34, of Albany, is accused of seven counts...

 

Public Safety (May 11, 2022)

May 2 11:28 a.m. - A deputy assisted the California Highway Patrol, which had located a dumped vehicle from Oregon in its jurisdiction. 41000 block of Nichol Drive. 10:13 p.m. - Caller reported kayaks stolen from a residential detached shop in the...

 

Lebanon police and Linn County sheriff logs, April 29-May 5, 2022

April 29 12:38 p.m. - Brandon Kyle Alexander, 31, was cited for a Linn County Circuit Court warrant for failure to appear on an original charge of possession of heroin, an Albany Municipal Court warrant for second-degree theft, and a Marion County...

 

Circuit Court (May 11, 2022)

Justin Wayne Seibert, 33, pleaded no contest on April 29 to a charge of failing to register as a sex offender, a Class C felony. He was sentenced to 13 months at Oregon Department of Corrections. Samuel Frank Ayers, 23, was charged on May 3 for...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    May 4, 2022

Man gets 30 days for attack on boy

An Albany man was sentenced to 30 days in prison after pleading no contest Wednesday, April 27, at Linn County Circuit Court to third-degree assault for his participation in a February attack on a...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    May 4, 2022

Man arrested, arraigned after hitting man with truck

A Sweet Home man was arrested Sunday, April 24, on one count of first-degree assault after allegedly striking a man twice with a vehicle. The incident was reported shortly after 1:30 p.m in a shared parking lot between Spoleto’s Pizzeria & Wine...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    May 4, 2022

State appeals court overturns jury's verdict in 'Timber Case'

The Oregon Court of Appeals last week overturned a $1.1 billion verdict in the “Timber Case” lawsuit brought by Linn County and 12 other counties and 151 local taxing districts over how the state manages timber harvests on some 700,000 acres of...

 
 News    May 4, 2022

Public Safety (May 4, 2022)

April 25 11:14 a.m. - Patrick John Ward, 41, was arrested on a Sweet Home Municipal Court warrant for failure to appear on an original charge of third-degree theft, Corvallis. 11:41 a.m. - The water treatment plant had been broken into the previous...

 
 News    May 4, 2022

Lebanon, county police logs April 14-28

April 14 4:05 a.m. - Deputy responded to single-vehicle crash in area of Mt. Pleasant Rd./Lacomb Dr. Unknown who operator was. Report taken. 9:44 a.m. - Caller reported fraud, 32000 block Berlin Rd. Adult female sent $1,000 through Bitcoin to unknown...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    April 27, 2022

Missing man found in Cottage Grove

A Colorado man reported missing last week while visiting relatives in the Sweet Home area was found safe Thursday, April 21, in Cottage Grove.  William Tyrrell was initially reported missing Sunday,...

 

Public Safety (April 27, 2022)

April 17 1:27 p.m. - Taylor Ray Plummer, 29, arrested on Sweet Home Municipal Court warrant for failure to appear on an original charge of criminal driving, Oregon State Police. 1:32 p.m. - Deputies responded to a sunken road in the 46600 block of...

 

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