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 By Benny Westcott    News    September 22, 2021 

Officer overcomes early hardships to become a cop

Sweet Home's newest police officer, Savannah Bradd, has wanted to be a cop since she was a high-school freshman. As a young woman, she witnessed law enforcement at work firsthand. Her parents suffered...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    September 22, 2021 

County to resume vaccination clinics

The Linn County Public Health Department will resume hosting free weekly primary and secondary COVID-19 vaccination clinics starting Tuesday, Sept. 21, at the Linn County Fair & Expo Center. Todd Noble, Linn County Health administrator, said the...

 

Public Safety (Sept. 22, 2021)

September 13  8:29 a.m. - Michael Watkins, 39, of Sweet Home, arrested on warrants after deputy responded to call about abandoned vehicle in 42200 block North River Dr.  Report taken.  1:46 p.m. - A sergeant found a bike at Northside Park. Placed...

 

Fire burns brush next to Bi-Mart

Firefighters from Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District and the Oregon Department of Forestry responded to the north end of 22nd Avenue Wednesday morning, Sept. 15, to a plume of smoke coming from a...

 

Sheriff announces LCSO personnel promotions

Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon has announced the promotions of several Linn County Sheriff’s Office staff members. Brandon Fountain has been promoted to patrol captain. He started as a Marine Patrol deckhand and was soon hired as a patrol deputy in...

 

Duncan named new Linn County undersheriff

By Alex Paul County Communications Officer When Michelle Duncan was a teenager in San Jose, Calif., her parents thought her interest in law enforcement as a career might be a passing phase. But the...

 

Public Safety (Sept. 15, 2021)

Sept. 3 3:32 p.m. - Deputy responded to a family disturbance in 40900 block of Hwy. 228. A 14-year-old got upset and punched a glass sliding door, breaking it and cutting his hand. 3:41 p.m. - Deputy patrolled McDowell Creek Park and spotted a car... Full story

 

Early-morning fire damages vacant house

Fire damaged a vacant house on Nandina Street early Wednesday morning, Sept. 8. Sweet Home firefighters responded at 3:25 a.m. to a report of the blaze, at 1400 Nandina St., across the railroad...

 

Highway 20 reopens -- early

U.S. Highway 20 between the House Rock Campground and Sheep Creek east of Sweet Home reopened Friday, Sept. 10. Crews completed the installation of two culverts in the road earlier than scheduled....

 

Public Safety (Sept. 8, 2021)

August 30 4:44 a.m. - Steven Kenneth Stitt, 36, cited and released for second degree disorderly conduct, 2000 Block Main. 3:41 p.m. - Steven Lee Ballweber, 32, cited and released on Sweet Home Municipal warrant for failure to appear on an original...

 

Firefighters douse blaze in brush near Pleasant Valley Bridge

A fire, which investigators suspect may have started in a transient camp, burned nearly half an acre on the bluff between the railroad tracks and the South Santiam River, just west of the White's...

 

Fire damages house on Fairview Road

Sweet Home firefighters responded Sunday afternoon to a fire that severely damaged a house on Fairview Road. Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District Batallion Chief Randy Whitfield said firefighters arrived shortly after the 4:18 p.m. call at 29237...

 

COVID-19 numbers continue to rise in Sweet Home

As of Friday, Sept. 3, Oregon had reported 3,272 COVID deaths, marking a rise in 236 COVID reported deaths in the state since Monday, Aug. 23. On Sept. 3, the Oregon Health Authority had reported 283,873 new and presumptive cases of COVID, an...

 

Fourteen suspects arrested in Lebanon marijuana case

Fourteen people were arrested Thursday, Aug. 26, in connection with two large-scale illegal outdoor marijuana grows on neighboring properties in the 39000 block of Griggs Drive in Lebanon. The Linn Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team (LINE)...

 

Father, son arrested, accused of stealing older relative's funds

A Lebanon father and son were arrested Tuesday, Aug. 31, after a lengthy investigation into the theft of funds from their 81-year-old mother and grandmother, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday, Sept. 2. According to a news release,...

 

Teen stabbed in Sankey Park; suspect arrested

A Sweet Home teen was stabbed early Sunday afternoon in Sankey Park, and another Sweet Home man was arrested later in the day in connection with the stabbing, police said. According to Capt. Jason...

 

Public Safety (Sept. 1, 2021)

August 23 12:43 p.m. - Codie Joe Holley, 20, arrested on Sweet Home Municipal warrant for failure to comply on an original charge of third-degree theft, Linn County Jail. 2:28 p.m. - Caller reported a suspicious person in the 26300 block of Fern Ridg...

 

Father, son arrested for stealing older relative's funds

A Lebanon father and son were arrested Tuesday, Aug. 31, after a lengthy investigation into the theft of funds from their 81-year-old mother and grandmother, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday, Sept. 2. According to a news release,...

 

Fourteen arrested in Lebanon marijuana case

Fourteen people were arrested Thursday, Aug. 26, in connection with two large-scale illegal outdoor marijuana grows on neighboring properties in the 39000 block of Griggs Drive in Lebanon. The Linn Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team (LINE)...

 

Teen stabbed in Sankey Park, suspect arrested

A Sweet Home teen was stabbed early Sunday afternoon in Sankey Park, and another Sweet Home man was arrested later in the day in connection with the stabbing, police said. According to Capt. Jason... Full story

 

Undersheriff retires after 30 years with department

Paul Timm, 55, readily admits he's enjoyed his 30 years with the Linn County Sheriff's Office, the last three as undersheriff to Sheriff Jim Yon. Perhaps the fact that he has more than 2,800 hours of...

 
 By The New Era    News    August 25, 2021

Highway 20 to close for slide repairs

Highway 20 will be closed for three days in early September to allow for slide repairs in the area between House Rock Campground and Sheep Creek, the Oregon Department of Transportation announced Monday. The road will be closed from 12:01 a.m....

 

Public Safety Log (Aug. 25, 2021)

August 16 8:46 a.m. - Cheri Lyn Olson, 49, cited for no valid operator’s license, 12th Ave./Long St. 10:50 a.m. - Caller reported that a woman stuffed several items in her purse and was leaving Thriftway, 621 Main St. Bryanah Paige Tranilla, 28, ci...

 

Public Safety Log Aug. 18, 2021

August 8 2:49 p.m. - Deputies responded to illegal parking situation near Canyon Creek Road and Highway 20. Area is closed to public, but it appeared someone had cut trees to enable them to drive around the barricade. Investigation continuing. 5:53... Full story

 

Man gets nine years in child pornography case

A Sweet Home man has been sentenced to just over nine years in prison after pleading guilty to 10 counts of first-degree encouraging child sexual abuse. William Tyler Paul Maze, 31, was arrested March...

 

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