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 News    April 17, 2019 

Public Safety Log April 17, 2019

April 12 9:28 a.m. - Nicholas Godell arrested on Linn County warrant for failure to appear, 41800 block of North River. Transported to Linn County Jail. April 11 7:28 a.m. - Alan Owens, 47, cited for misdemeanor driving while suspended, 39300 block...

 
 News    April 17, 2019 

SH man gets six months after no-contest plea to sex charge

Nishan Singh, 58, of Sweet Home was sentenced to six months in jail April 5 in Linn County Circuit Court after pleading no contest to one count of third-degree sexual abuse, a class A misdemeanor. Two counts of third-degree sexual abuse were...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 10, 2019

Chief to target recurring arrests

Based on statistics from 2018, Police Chief Jeff Lynn wants to tackle an ongoing cycle that results in hundreds of new warrants issued each year, he said. In 2018, Sweet Home Municipal Court entered 784 warrants, primarily for failure to appear in...

 

Sheriff's Office to crack down on distracted drivers

Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon wants the public to remember that distracted driving is not only unlawful, but dangerous, as his department conducts an enforcement effort targeting such behavior this week. April is National Distracted Driving Awareness...

 

Public Safety Log April 10, 2019

April 6 8:16 a.m. - Caller reported a vehicle cashed into a carport, 43100 block of North River. No injuries, and the suspect left the scene. Investigation ongoing. April 5 4:14 p.m. - Caller reported receiving notices she had been denied a credit ca...

 

Public Safety Log April 3, 2019

March 29 12:55 p.m. - Caller reported an elderly male was scammed out of money in a phone and computer scam, 41600 block of Northside Drive. Report taken. March 28 12:12 a.m. - Caller reported a male standing outside the bar trying to fight people,...

 

Defendant accused of variety of charges following standoff with police

Darrell Loren Schilling, 50, of Sweet Home, was arraigned March 25 in Linn County Circuit Court on eight charges in connection to an armed standoff with police March 22-23. The charges include two counts of fourth-degree assault, reckless driving,...

 

Kayakers rescued after spilling in chilly S. Santiam

Two women were rescued Sunday morning, March 31, after their kayaks overturned in the South Santiam River near Sun Lane. According to Lt. Zach Lincoln, Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District personnel responded to a call 10:28 a.m. Rescue crews were...

 

Public Safety Log March 27, 2019

March 23 11:52 a.m. - Caller reported a refrigerator floating in the water near Foster Dam. Corps of Engineers notified. March 22 4:28 a.m. - Caller found a bicycle lying in her front yard, 500 block of Mountain View. Placed in found property. 6:21 a...

 

Driver strikes pedestrian, commits suicide

A Sweet Home man committed suicide after striking and critically injuring a Sweet Home woman with his vehicle Friday evening. Police and medics found 77-year-old Lon Salladay dead at the scene....

 

Public Safety Log March 20, 2019

March 14 3:19 a.m. - Officer located a 17-year-old female who was walking to her aunt’s house with her mother’s permission, 1641 Long St., Sweet Home High School. Officer contacted the girl’s mother and counseled her regarding curfew and...

 

SH Woman killed in crash

A Sweet Home-area woman was killed early Thursday, March 14, in a head-on collision near Harrisburg. Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon said deputies reponded at 6:55 a.m. to the crash on Peoria Road near Irish Bend Loop. Yon said Kelly Flower, 55, of...

 

Foster woman dies in head-on collision

A Sweet Home-area woman was killed this morning, March 14, in a head-on collision near Harrisburg. Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon said deputies responded at 6:55 a.m. to the crash on Peoria Road near Irish Bend Loop. Yon said Kelly Flower, 55, of Foster... Full story

 

Update: Police investigating crash followed by suicide

Sweet Home police continue to investigate the death of an elderly male who, they say, killed himself following a motor vehicle collision involving a female pedestrian Friday evening, March 15. Police... Full story

 

Sheriff: Crawfordsville woman died from burns after 'tragic accident'

A 77-year-old Crawfordsville woman died after catching fire and suffering burns last week. “We went on a medical call in Crawfordsville,” said Fire Chief Dave Barringer. “It was (for) unknown burns. The patient was deceased on arrival....

 

Public Safety Log March 13, 2019

March 10 8:32 a.m. - Caller reported a neighbor living at the end of Old Hufford Road found a full-sized Ram pickup jack-knifed with a dump trailer near milepost 3. The vehicle combination completely blocked the road, isolating all residents east of...

 

North River fire spreads from shop to home, destroys both

Fire destroyed a North River Road shop and home March 6. Firefighters responded to a report of a fire at 41875 North River Drive at 3:44 a.m. to find a fully involved 25-by-40-foot shop, said Randy...

 

Public Safety Log March 6, 2019

March 1 3:10 a.m. - Subject sped away from a police officer at a high rate of speed, 10th and Main. The vehicle was a dark-colored 2000 Jeep GCH, license plate XJK835. Report taken. 3:36 a.m. - Richard Lee Kintzley, 30, arrested for reckless driving...

 

Public Safety Log Feb. 27, 2019

Feb. 25 12:23 a.m. - Deputy took a report for assault, 45600 block of Sunnyside Road. 2:04 a.m. - Caller reported a single-vehicle crash when an inexperienced driver lost control in the snow and slid off the road, 28900 block of Dixie Lane. No... Full story

 

SH suspect arrested after police chase

A Sweet Home man was arrested in Albany early Wednesday morning, Feb. 20, after a pursuit in an allegedly stolen vehicle, Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon reported. According to Yon, at 5:39 a.m....

 

Suspect leads 50-mile police pursuit through SH

A new arrival to Lebanon is in custody in Linn County Jail after leading Sheriff's deputies on a pursuit through Sweet Home that ran from Albany to Milepost 48 on Highway 20 on Thursday afternoon, Feb...

 

Public Safety Log Feb. 20, 2019

Feb. 14 8:59 a.m. - Caller reported neighbors replaced the concrete that supports his shop, 43000 block of North River. Feb. 13 7:02 a.m. - Caller reported someone stole his bicycle, 3100 block of Juniper. Report taken. Loss valued at $300. 8:55...

 

Local man arrested for drunken driving

Police arrested a 42-year-old man for drunken driving following a single-vehicle crash in the Foster area on the evening of Feb. 11. At approximately 7:37 pm, the Sweet Home Police Department received a report of a single-vehicle traffic collision...

 

Electrocution kills local man

A 47-year-old Sweet Home man died after he was electrocuted Monday morning, Feb. 18, while working at his home. Louis Carde was “working on a home project, a kind of home-made wood burner,” said Lt. Michelle Duncan of the Linn County Sheriff’s...

 

Circuit Court Roundup

Matthew Allen Pitts Matthew Allen Pitts, 30, pleaded no contest to unlawful use of a weapon and was sentenced to 36 months probation in Linn County Circuit Court Feb. 13. Charges of menacing and...

 

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