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 News    April 1, 2020 

Public Safety Log April 1, 2020

March 30 2:26 a.m. - Ryan Wesley Sechrest, 33, cited for driving while suspended and driving uninsured, 1100 block of 26th. Vehicle impounded. 5:30 a.m. - Caller reported that someone broke into a vehicle during the night, 900 block of Timber....

 

Public Safety Log March 25, 2020

March 22 4:15 a.m. - Caller reported that she spooked a male attempting to break into her vehicle about 15 to 20 minutes earlier, 1000 block of 15th. Report taken. Nothing taken. Minor damage to vehicle. 7:13 a.m. - Caller reported she just caught a...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 18, 2020

Railroad crossing case gets final court hearing goes to (final) court

Attorneys for Albany and Eastern Railroad and residents of Country Lane argued Thursday morning, March 12, before the Oregon Supreme Court whether the railroad crossing at Country Lane was what is considered a “common road.” After purchasing...

 

Public Safety Log March 18, 2020

March 16 6:14 a.m. - Caller reported a shop door was wide open, 2300 block of Main. Officer attempted to secure the property and left a business card. March 15 1:56 a.m. - Officer bitten by a dog while assisting medics with a cardiac patient, 1100...

 

SH man gets sentenced to prison

Darrell Loren Schilling, 51, of Sweet Home was sentenced in Linn County Court on March 6 to 27 months prison on three charges related to an incident that ended in a standoff with police on March 22, 2019. He also was sentenced to 24 months...

 

Public Safety Log March 11, 2020

March 8 12:39 p.m. - Robert Michael Butterfield, 32, arrested on Sweet Home warrant for failure to comply on original charge of third-degree theft and a new charge of failure to register as a sex offender; and Carson Albert Strasser, 30, cited and...

 

Circuit Court roundup: Sweet Home man pleads no contest after standoff with police

Darrell Loren Schilling Darrell Loren Schilling, 51, of Sweet Home pleaded no contest in Linn County Circuit Court March 6 to three charges in connection to an incident that ended in a standoff with...

 

SH man dies after accidentally shooting himself

Investigators determined that a 65-year-old Sweet Home man died last week from an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound to a lower extremity. Sweet Home police responded to a report at 12:52 p.m. on March 5 from a citizen of a male lying face down...

 

Public Safety Log March 4, 2020

Feb. 28 8:09 p.m. - Caller flagged down an officer to report someone was sleeping outside, 1200 block of 18th. Officer contacted a male and female and trespassed them from location. 9:51 a.m. - Caller reported a theft the previous day, 621 Main St.,...

 

Public Safety Log Feb. 26, 2020

Feb. 22 10:28 a.m. - A 3-year-old called 9-1-1 because his sister was being mean. Linn County dispatcher wrote, “We talked. He cried. He was fine. No further action.” Feb. 21 7:30 a.m. - Caller reported a male and female came onto the caller’s...

 

Public Safety Log Feb. 19, 2020

Feb. 15 2:50p.m. - Caller reported cattle in the roadway, 39800 block of Mountain Home. Caller contained cattle prior to deputy arrival. 2:32 p.m. - Caller reported a burglary, 44000 block of North River. Investigation continuing. Feb. 14 5:38 a.m....

 

Arrested boy in gun case named

A 15-year-old boy arrested Jan. 28 after he allegedly brought a firearm to school at Sweet Home High School has been identified, officially. The boy has been identified by Linn County Juvenile Department Director Torri Lynn as Andy Sharber. He was...

 

Motel tenant dies of natural causes

A Sweet Home police investigation has determined that the death of a 77-year-old man last week at the Sun Motel was the result of natural causes. Police responded to a reported death at 10:50 a.m. on Feb. 4 at Sun Motel, 3026 Main St., where a...

 

Public Safety Log Feb. 12, 2020

Feb. 9 4:15 a.m. - Caller reported he was hit by a vehicle while walking on Ames Creek Road in the dark, 42600 block of Ames Creek. Report taken. Feb. 8 9:34 p.m. - Caller reported a single-vehicle crash, Turbyne and Paddock. No injuries. Feb. 6...

 

Update: SHHS student arrested for taking gun to school, officially ID'd

A 15-year-old boy was arrested Tuesday morning, Jan. 28, after he allegedly brought a firearm to school at Sweet Home High School. The boy has been identified by Linn County Juvenile Department Director Torri Lynn as Andy Sharber. He was scheduled to...

 

Public Safety Log February 5, 2020

Feb. 2 9:41 a.m. - Caller reported a loose dog in the area, 600 block of Main. Officer unable to locate. 10:59 a.m. - Jesse David John Martin, 20, arrested on Sweet Home warrant for failure to appear on original charge of third-degree theft, 1950...

 

SHHS student arrested after allegedly bringing handgun to school

A 15-year-old boy was arrested Tuesday morning, Jan. 28, after he allegedly brought a firearm to school at Sweet Home High School. According to a Police Department statement, at approximately 8:44 a.m., Sweet Home Police officers responded to the... Full story

 

Public Safety Log Jan. 29, 2020

Jan. 27 6:03 a.m. - Caller reported fuel siphoned from multiple vehicles and a fuel line possibly cut, 1641 Long St., Sweet Home High School. Report taken. Loss valued at $60. 6:45 a.m. - Caller reported a bag of cans stolen, 400 block of Oak...

 

Police: Crime reports down nearly 20 percent over last year

According to Sweet Home Police Department records, the city had 155 fewer reports of crime last year compared to the previous year, a decline of 19.5 percent. Police officers responded to 8,639 calls in 2019, down 10.25 percent from 9,626 in 2018....

 

Mayfield sentenced to 13 months

Robert Eugene Mayfield was sentenced to 13 months in prison Friday afternoon, Jan. 17, in Linn County Circuit Court for the death of Sweet Home log truck driver Neil Nightingale in a crash four years...

 

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