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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...

 

Dog calls up slightly this year, but complaints about barking down substantially

Sweet Home police appear to be about as busy as ever with dog-related calls, after five years of handling most of the city's canine problems, but the number of complaints about barking dogs has...

 

Public Safety Log Nov. 20, 2019

Nov. 17 12:05 a.m. - Kyle Parker Schilling, 18, cited for minor in possession of alcohol, failure to maintain lane and improper display of stickers, 4300 block of Long. 12:30 a.m. - Tyler John Swanson, 21, cited for speeding, 49th and Main. 1:38...

 

Two arrested in separate cases accused of eluding police

Sweet Home police recovered a pickup truck reported stolen out of Salem and arrested two persons last week for attempting to elude after brief pursuits. In the first case, on Nov. 12, police took Roch...

 

Public Safety Log Nov. 13, 2019

Nov. 8 5:42 a.m. - Hunter Ringheimer, 26, arrested on Sweet Home warrant for failure to comply on original charge of third-degree theft, Albany. 6:35 a.m. - Joshua Wayne Welch, 30, arrested on Sweet Home warrant for failure to comply on original...

 

Driver airlifted to hospital after dump truck rollover

A Texas man was injured last week when his dump truck left Ridgeway Road and rolled over. Luciano Reyes, 56, was taken by air ambulance to Riverbend Hospital in Springfield following the crash. Police and medics responded to the crash on Ridgeway...

 

Public Safety Log Nov. 6, 2019

Nov. 4 3:52 a.m. - Caller reported approximately 100 gallons of diesel fuel siphoned from a chip truck, 28200 block of Highway 20. Loss valued at $350. Nov. 3 9:55 a.m. - Tamara Mills, 40, and Dallas...

 

Public Safety Log Oct. 30, 2019

Oct. 28 3:50 a.m. - Joseph Aldor Dunham, 41, arrested on Sweet Home warrant for second-degree criminal trespass, Lebanon. Oct. 27 9:50 a.m. - Betty Joline Banta, 45, cited for dog at large. Caller had reported finding a stray husky-type dog, 1900...

 

Traffic stop in Albany results in discovery of 28 pounds of pot in vehicle

A California man, arrested Sunday night by Linn County Sheriff's deputies after a traffic stop, was charged with unlawful transportation of marijuana after the discovery of 28 pounds of marijuana in...

 

Public Safety Log Oct. 23, 2019

Oct. 17 2:24 a.m. - Jimmy Rodger Varner, 52, cited and released in field on Albany warrant for contempt of court and cited for driving while suspended and driving uninsured, 4100 block of Osage. Oct. 16 12:20 a.m. - Ra Ross Allen Scott, 26, arrested...

 

Police investigate death

Sweet Home police are investigating the death of a Sweet Home man whose body was found near the north end of 24th Avenue Wednesday morning. According to a department statement, officers responded...

 

Police investigating after body found near 24th Avenue

Sweet Home police are investigating the death of a Sweet Home man whose body was found near the north end of 24th Avenue Wednesday morning. According to a department statement, officers responded about 9:20 a.m. On Oct. 16 to the area of the 1400...

 

Public Safety Log Oct. 16, 2019

Oct. 14 6:36 a.m. - Brandon Shayne McCullough, 22, cited for failure to obey a traffic control device and failure to provide proof of insurance, 13th and Long. Improperly displayed registration tags seized. Oct. 13 12:51 a.m. - Ashley Kay Miles, 30,...

 

Police: Local wave of counterfeit bills reminder to be careful

Sweet Home police are warning the public to be careful when receiving $10, $20 and $100 bills. Police have taken several complaints recently from businesses that have received counterfeit bills. At th...

 

Public Safety Log Oct. 9, 2019

Oct. 7 3:43 a.m. - Veronica Sue Szuch, 23, arrested on Sweet Home warrant for failure to comply on original charge of second-degree theft, Lebanon Justice Court warrant for failure to appear on a citation and Albany warrant for failure to appear,...

 

Public Safety Log Oct. 1, 2019

Sept. 30 12:12 p.m. - Austyn Mitchell Lee Clark, 25, arrested for misdemeanor driving while suspended and cited for driving uninsured, 2405 Main St, 7-Eleven. 2:35 p.m. - Austyn Mitchell Lee Clark, 25, arrested for driving under the influence,...

 

Public Safety Log Sept. 25, 2019

Sept. 23 12:52 a.m. - Caller reported she was assaulted by her ex-boyfriend, 1540 Main St., Safeway. Report takken. Sept. 22 12:30 a.m. - Linn County dispatch received a 9-1-1 call where the caller said to “come get” a specific male individual...

 

Sweet Home man sentenced to 90 months for sex crimes

A Sweet Home man was sentenced last week to 90 months in prison after pleading guilty, in August, to first-degree sexual abuse in Linn County Circuit Court. Joshua James Deffenbaugh, 35, was charged...

 

Scam near-victim warns not to bite

Local resident Margie Coulter wants local residents to be on guard against scams – after she almost fell for one, she said. Coulter said she got a phone call last week in which a man from the “Social Security Administration” on the other end...

 

Rollover on Highway 228 spectacular, but no one severely injured

A rollover accident on Highway 228 Monday evening, Sept. 23, resulted to damage to a homeowner's property, but did not severely injure any of the people involved, according to fire and police...

 

Public Safety Log Sept. 18, 2019

Sept. 16 12:57 a.m. - Caller reported a tree across the road, 28700 block of Pleasant Valley. 1:16 a.m. - Tyson Derek Boren, 36, arrested on Sweet Home warrants for four counts of failure to appear on original charges of second-degree criminal...

 

Ex-SH woman dies in I-84 crash

A former Sweet Home resident was killed early Sunday morning, Sept. 15, when her vehicle was struck by a wrong-way driver on I-84, who also died at the scene, according to Oregon State Police....

 

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