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Yon announces retirement as sheriff

Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon told Commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker on Tuesday, Nov. 23, that he will end his 28 years with the Sheriff's Office as of Dec. 31, with one...

 

Public Safety (Dec. 1, 2021)

November 22 1:22 a.m. - Patrick John Ward, 41, was arrested on a Sweet Home Municipal Court warrant for failure to appear on an original charge of second-degree theft, Corvallis Police Department. 8:31 a.m. - A two-vehicle crash with injuries and...

 

Market robbery suspect arrested

A Harrisburg man was arrested Friday, Nov. 19, in connection with an Oct. 27 robbery at the Crawfordsville Market. According to a Linn County Sheriff's Office news release, the caller in the original...

 

Public Safety (Nov. 24, 2021)

November 16 12:48 p.m. - Clinton Jack William, 33, was arrested on Sweet Home Municipal Court warrant for failure to comply on an original charge of second-degree criminal mischief, Eugene Police Department. 2:42 p.m. - James Linder, 33, was cited...

 

Entek fire quickly extinguished

Lebanon Fire District personnel responded Tuesday morning, Nov. 16,  to a fire at Entek manufacturing plant. On arrival, responders were advised that a blender containing battery separation products had ignited and employees were attempting to put...

 

Two-car crash at 15th and Main

Police and medics respond Monday morning, Nov. 22, to a two-crash at the corner of 15th Avenue and Main Street. According to Police Chief Jeff Lynn, Stevana Russell, 64, of Sweet Home was injured and...

 

Lebanon man jailed for tax evasion

A Lebanon man was sentenced to roughly three and a half years in federal prison Monday, Nov. 15, after failing to pay more than $1.7 million in personal income taxes in a complex tax evasion case dating back to 2001. According to court documents, in...

 

Man arrested after shots fired in Lebanon apartment

 A Lebanon man was arrested Saturday, Nov. 13, after reports of shots fired into an adjoining apartment in the 300 block of East “A” Street in Lebanon. The Lebanon Police Department responded to the incident at around 6:30 p.m., where they...

 

Public Safety (Nov. 17, 2021)

November 8 1:13 p.m. - Deputy patrolling Cascade Timber Consulting property on Marks Ridge contacted two subjects who were shooting at MR500 gate. They were told to stop and given options for legal areas to shoot. 1:36 p.m. - Caller reported that...

 

OSP continues poacher hunt

A young elk, shot through the spine and left struggling with paralyzed hind legs, is one of three new poaching cases that mark a continued disregard for laws set in place to preserve Oregon wildlife. Poachers also shot a blacktail doe near Newport,...

 

Rollover in Narrows

Cleanup operations are under way in The Narrows Thursday morning, Nov. 11, following a single-vehicle crash near Milepost 26. According to the Oregon State Police, a WSTI Elite tractor driven by...

 

Lebanon man arrested for injuring child

A Lebanon man was arrested Monday, Nov. 15, after the Lebanon Police Department received reports of a seriously injured 2-year-old boy at Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland. According to a...

 

Lebanon man sentenced for tax evasion

A Lebanon man was sentenced to roughly three and a half years in federal prison Monday, Nov. 15, after failing to pay more than $1.7 million in personal income taxes in a complex tax evasion case dating back to 2001. According to court documents, in...

 

Lebanon man arrested after shots fired in apartment

A Lebanon man was arrested Saturday, Nov. 13, after reports of shots fired into an adjoining apartment in the 300 block of East “A” Street in Lebanon. The Lebanon Police Department responded to the incident at around 6:30 p.m., where they...

 

Entek fire quickly extinguished

Lebanon Fire District personnel responded Tuesday morning, Nov. 16, to a fire at Entek manufacturing plant. On arrival, responders were advised that a blender containing battery separation products had ignited and employees were attempting to put...

 

Harrisburg man arrested in Crawfordsville Market robbery

A Harrisburg man was arrested Friday in connection with an Oct. 27 robbery at the Crawfordsville Market. According to a Linn County Sheriff's Office news release, the caller in the original incident...

 

Public Safety {Nov. 10, 2021)

November 1 2:54 p.m. - Caller reported a juvenile assaulting his great-grandmother, 1440 block of Sunset Lane. Officer responded. A 13-year-old male was cited and released for domestic violence harassment. 3:05 p.m. - Caller brought in a wallet left...

 

Public Safety (Nov. 3, 2021)

Oct. 25 12:29 p.m. - Caller reported that someone dumped a refrigerator at the end of Sun Lane.   6:36 p.m. - Deputy responded to a report of a bull causing a traffic hazard. Bull was contained in a field and its owner arranged with the property ow...

 

Crawfordsville Market robbery suspect sought

Linn County Sheriff's investigators are seeking a suspect who robbed the Crawfordsville Market Wednesday evening, Oct. 27. Owner Ed Casterline said the male suspect entered the store at about 5:45 p.m. at 38396 Hwy. 228. He said the suspect, wearing...

 

Arson suspected in Wiley Creek fire

Law enforcement officials are looking into the cause of a fire that destroyed a shed early Monday, Oct. 25, in the 43700 block of Wiley Creek Drive. Sweet Home firefighters responded about 12:22 a.m. on Oct. 25 to find the burned remains of what...

 

Woman arrested for animal neglect

A Monday, Oct. 25, investigation by Linn County Sheriff’s deputies resulted in the arrest of the homeowner after deputies found multiple neglected animals and 14 dead ones.  Linn County Undersheriff Michelle Duncan said deputies served a search wa...

 

Doctors express concerns about kids' eating habits during pandemic

As the pandemic continues, pediatricians at Kaiser Permanente Northwest are concerned about an increase in eating disorders among youth.  Isolation, change in routine and heightened anxiety can contribute to the formation of eating disorders or an...

 

OHA offers guidance on boosters

The Oregon Health Authority has announced approval and guidance for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 boosters. These vaccines are now authorized by the Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and OHA, along with...

 

Fire causes estimated $50,000 damage to Lebanon Old Town Mall

A two-alarm fire at a downtown Lebanon retail shopping center caused an estimated $50,000 in damages Saturday, Nov. 6, although responding crews from multiple agencies made quick work of the blaze, ac...

 

Fire district receives funding from grants

The Sweet Home Fire District recently received helpful funding from grants offered by the Special Districts Association of Oregon and the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund. Historically, the fire district has provided rural address posts and...

 

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