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Sweet Home driver arrested on suspicion of DUII after crashing into creek

A Sweet Home man was arrested Tuesday night, Jan. 14, on suspicion of DUII and reckless driving after his truck plunged into Ames Creek near the 900 block of Long Street in Sweet Home. According to... Full story

 

Sweet Home man killed in Highway 20 car crash

A 20-year-old Sweet Home man was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 20 west of Philomath on Jan. 3. Oregon State Police and medics responded to a report of the crash on Highway 20 near milepost 33 and Clem Road at 11:45 p.m. Tanner Jewell...

 

Public Safety Log Jan. 15, 2019

Jan. 11 4:05 p.m. - Caller reported unknown suspects stole 25-cent fish food dispensers from the South Santiam Fish Hatchery, 43100 North River Drive. Jan. 10 3:09 a.m. - Earl Ryan Dodge, 26, arrested on Sweet Home warrant for failure to comply on or...

 

Narcotics bust in Sweet Home results in eight arrests Jan. 10

Sweet Home police arrested eight persons Friday morning, Jan. 10, after serving a narcotics-related search warrant Friday morning, Jan. 10, at 2225 Long St. They made the bust at 9:30 a.m. with...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    January 8, 2020

Police calls down for Sankey Park

The city’s efforts to improve Sankey Park in recent years appear to have paid off with a significant reduction in calls to police for activity at the park. In 2017, police responded to 120 reports from Sankey Park. Last year, they responded to 98...

 

Phone charger blamed for house fire

A fire severely damaged an Airport Lane home Monday morning. Sweet Home firefighters responded to the fire at 9:37 a.m. at 4591 Airport Lane, located at the intersection of Airport Lane and 46th...

 

SH man located area after two nights in snow

A Sweet Home man spent two nights trapped in the snow after crashing his pickup in the Moose Creek area east of Cascadia. Linn County Sheriff’s Office and Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District responded to a report of a crash about 10.5 miles up...

 

Public Safety Log January 8, 2020

Jan. 2 8:06 a.m. - Caller reported vandalism, Crawfordsville School, 38420 Glass St., Crawfordsville. Report taken. 4:32 p.m. - Caller reported she was lost in the woods near Canyon Creek, 49100 block of Highway 20, Cascadia. Female was located and...

 

Mill fire human-caused, officials say

Sweet Home Police Department is investigating the fire that destroyed the shipping and receiving office at the former Willamette Industries Sweet Home Mill. The building, located at 2210 Tamarack...

 

Sweet Home man, former resident charged in kidnapping case

Two suspects, one from Sweet Home, have been arraigned for what authorities describe as a Lebanon-area kidnapping, reported in December 2018. Jacob Reginald Bliss of Sweet Home was charged Dec. 17...

 

Public Safety Log for Jan. 1, 2020

Dec. 26 12:34 a.m. - Ryan Hutchinson, 31, cited for driving while suspended and driving uninsured, Trailer Villa. Dec. 25 3:13 a.m. - Ryan James Hutchinson, 31, arrested for possession of meth, two Sw...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    January 1, 2020

Counterfeit money continues to surface in SH

Of The New Era Sweet Home police are continuing to investigate reports of counterfeit money and have additional suspects. Since the arrest of three suspects two weeks ago, police have received two new reports of counterfeit money, a total of 10...

 

Fire destroys office building at old Willamette Industries Sweet Home Mill

SWEET HOME FIREFIGHTERS, above, cut through the front gate at 2210 Tamarack St., the old Willamette Industries Sweet Home Mill site, as the old mill office is engulfed in flames Sunday night....

 

Fire destroys office at former Weyerhaeuser Mill

Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District personnel and police officers responded about 10:13 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, to a fire that destroyed the office building at the former Willamette Industries Sweet... Full story

 

Woman accused of shooting her sleeping husband

A Sweet Home woman has been arrested after allegedly shooting her husband as he slept, according to Sweet Home police. Chief Jeff Lynn said the Police Department received a report of the incident at...

 

Public Safety Log Dec. 25, 2019

Dec. 20 1:50 a.m. - Deputy found a small tree and several branches on the road blocking one lane, 41200 block of Skyline Road. Tree and branches removed. Dec. 19 2:55 a.m. - David Justin Laylon, 49, arrested on Sweet home warrant for failure to...

 

Three SH residents arrested for allegedly passing counterfeit bills

Sweet Home police have arrested three people, with more arrests possible, after a rash of counterfeit bills being passed in town during the last few weeks. Police Chief Jeff Lynn said his department...

 

Rockfall closes Quartzville Road

A rockfall, discovered Friday morning, has closed Quartzville Road at Milepost 17. A Linn County Parks staffer discovered the blockage and reported it. Linn County Roadmaster Darren Lane said he is...

 

Driver in fatal crash pleads guilty

Robert Gene Mayfield of Sweet Home pleaded guilty Dec. 11 as part of an agreement in Linn County Circuit Court to charges of criminally negligent homicide and fourth-degree assault in connection to a crash that killed Neil Nightingale of Sweet Home...

 

Public Safety Log Dec. 18, 2019

Dec. 15 11:39 a.m. - Caller reported someone entered her vehicle and took items, 1200 block of Evergreen. Report taken. Loss valued at $600. 12:32 p.m. - Caller reported two dogs at large, 100 block of 10th. Dogs returned to owner. 4:51 p.m. -...

 

Sheriff's data: Number of crashes on Brush Creek no more than usual

While deputies continue to investigate a Nov. 16 crash that hospitalized a 17-year-old driver, the latest in several crashes, including a fatality, along Brush Creek Road this year, Linn County Sheriff’s Office data shows no significant increases...

 

Public Safety Log Dec. 11, 2019

Dec. 9 2:30 a.m. - Airel Shanea Kaping, 26, cited by Linn County Sheriff’s Office on Sweet Home warrant for failure to comply on original charge of theft of lost property. Dec. 8 2:20 a.m. - Jamie Daniel Carpenter, 43, arrested for third-degree...

 

Public Safety Log Dec. 4, 2019

Dec. 2 5:45 a.m. - Oregon State Police arrested Robert Aaron Davis, 45, on Sweet Home warrant for failure to appear on original charge of third-degree theft. Dec. 1 2:17 a.m. - Joe Allen Wayne Wood, 30, arrested on two Sweet Home warrants for...

 

Public Safety Log Nov. 27, 2019

Nov. 24 3:13 a.m. - Caller reported a broken water line flooding the area, 1700 block of Grape. Officer located the broken water line, which had a moderately steady of flow of water entering the...

 

FBI data suggests rash of thefts boosted crime in SH in 2018

Based on crimes tracked by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, the crime rate in Sweet Home increased substantially from 2017 to 2018, thanks to a big bump in the number of theft reports. Based on data in the FBI Uniform Crime Reports, Sweet Ho...

 

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