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Fire stopped after discovery of electrical short in wall

Firefighters stopped a short at its source Sunday evening, May 15, at a home in the 40000 block of Mountain Home Drive. The incident was reported at 11:45 p.m. According to C Shift Battalion Chief Randy Whitfield, responding personnel arrived to...

 

Circuit Court (May 18, 2022)

Sweet Home On Friday, May 13, Justin Thomas Parker, 43, pleaded guilty to and was sentenced for DUII and recklessly endangering another person for an incident occurring on May 28, 2020. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail, 36 months probation and...

 

Public Safety (May 18, 2022)

May 9 5:07 p.m. - Caller reported a driver running a stop sign, nearly causing crash in the 28000 block of Pleasant Valley Road. May 10 8:04 p.m. - Sheriff’s Office responded to a verbal argument between a student and a bus driver in the 40900 bloc...

 

Lebanon police logs May 6-18

May 6 1:18 a.m. - Caller reported a white male with shaved head stole two packs of Red Vine candy, Main St. Loss valued at $6. 2:33 a.m. - Nathan Miller, 27, of Lebanon, cited on warrant, 2000 block S. Santiam Hwy. Report taken. 2:59 a.m. - Ivan...

 

Linn County offers help for those experiencing mental health challenges

The last two years have been stressful for everyone, from children to adults, and staff at Linn County Mental Health want people to know that it’s OK to sometimes feel overwhelmed. They also want you to know that help is available to anyone with...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    May 11, 2022

Looking to add a few to crew

The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District has a shortage of volunteer firefighters. "Historically, our numbers have been up to 60 volunteers on the roster, and we currently have 30," Recruitment and...

 

Sheriff's dispatcher facing theft charges over paid leave

A Linn County Sheriff’s dispatcher who, in 2020 was named the department’s Dispatcher of the Year, is facing charges of stealing thousands of dollars from the agency over three years. Tara Ann Trudell, 34, of Albany, is accused of seven counts...

 

Public Safety (May 11, 2022)

May 2 11:28 a.m. - A deputy assisted the California Highway Patrol, which had located a dumped vehicle from Oregon in its jurisdiction. 41000 block of Nichol Drive. 10:13 p.m. - Caller reported kayaks stolen from a residential detached shop in the...

 

Lebanon police and Linn County sheriff logs, April 29-May 5, 2022

April 29 12:38 p.m. - Brandon Kyle Alexander, 31, was cited for a Linn County Circuit Court warrant for failure to appear on an original charge of possession of heroin, an Albany Municipal Court warrant for second-degree theft, and a Marion County...

 

Circuit Court (May 11, 2022)

Justin Wayne Seibert, 33, pleaded no contest on April 29 to a charge of failing to register as a sex offender, a Class C felony. He was sentenced to 13 months at Oregon Department of Corrections. Samuel Frank Ayers, 23, was charged on May 3 for...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    May 4, 2022

Man gets 30 days for attack on boy

An Albany man was sentenced to 30 days in prison after pleading no contest Wednesday, April 27, at Linn County Circuit Court to third-degree assault for his participation in a February attack on a...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    May 4, 2022

Man arrested, arraigned after hitting man with truck

A Sweet Home man was arrested Sunday, April 24, on one count of first-degree assault after allegedly striking a man twice with a vehicle. The incident was reported shortly after 1:30 p.m in a shared parking lot between Spoleto’s Pizzeria & Wine...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    May 4, 2022

State appeals court overturns jury's verdict in 'Timber Case'

The Oregon Court of Appeals last week overturned a $1.1 billion verdict in the “Timber Case” lawsuit brought by Linn County and 12 other counties and 151 local taxing districts over how the state manages timber harvests on some 700,000 acres of...

 
 News    May 4, 2022

Public Safety (May 4, 2022)

April 25 11:14 a.m. - Patrick John Ward, 41, was arrested on a Sweet Home Municipal Court warrant for failure to appear on an original charge of third-degree theft, Corvallis. 11:41 a.m. - The water treatment plant had been broken into the previous...

 
 News    May 4, 2022

Lebanon, county police logs April 14-28

April 14 4:05 a.m. - Deputy responded to single-vehicle crash in area of Mt. Pleasant Rd./Lacomb Dr. Unknown who operator was. Report taken. 9:44 a.m. - Caller reported fraud, 32000 block Berlin Rd. Adult female sent $1,000 through Bitcoin to unknown...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    April 27, 2022

Missing man found in Cottage Grove

A Colorado man reported missing last week while visiting relatives in the Sweet Home area was found safe Thursday, April 21, in Cottage Grove.  William Tyrrell was initially reported missing Sunday,...

 

Public Safety (April 27, 2022)

April 17 1:27 p.m. - Taylor Ray Plummer, 29, arrested on Sweet Home Municipal Court warrant for failure to appear on an original charge of criminal driving, Oregon State Police. 1:32 p.m. - Deputies responded to a sunken road in the 46600 block of...

 

Burch retires after 23 years with Sheriff's Office

By Alex Paul Linn County Communications Officer In 2012, Linn County Sheriff's Office Deputy Rick Burch was off-duty shopping at Fred Meyer when he helped provide CPR to an unconscious man lying on it...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    April 20, 2022

UPDATE on Sheriff's Office, family search for missing Colorado man

UPDATE: Linn County Sheriff reported on April 21 that William Tyrrell has been located and is home safe. The investigation revealed that Tyrrell wandered away from Marks Ridge Road and walked to...

 

Fire destroys mobile home in Greentree park

Fire destroyed a mobile home Friday morning, April 15, in the Green Tree Mobile Home Park. According to Fire Chief Dave Barringer, the fire was reported at 10:05 a.m. at the park, 3134 Hwy. 20. A colu...

 

Woman sentenced to state hospital following attack

Cassandra Carry Hotchkiss, 41, was found guilty except for insanity by reason of schizoaffective disorder, bipolar type on April 14 for a Sept. 11, 2021 assault and robbery against Louis Anthony Carreiro. According to court documents, Carreiro was...

 

Public Safety (April 20, 2022)

April 11 7:34 a.m. - David Michael Russell, 41, was arrested on a Sweet Home Municipal Court warrant for failure to appear on an original charge of third-degree theft, Linn County. 5:53 p.m. - Anna Rochelle House was arrested on a Sweet Home...

 

Courts Roundup (April 13, 2022)

A Sweet Home man is being charged with multiple sexual offenses following his arrest on March 31. Albert Blaine Arthur Wilson, 18, has been charged with two counts of first-degree sodomy, four counts of first-degree sex abuse, one count of...

 

Public Safety (April 13, 2022)

April 4 11:34 a.m. - Caller reported being scammed out of $1,000 through eBay. The victim told the Sheriff’s Office that she spent $1,000 to purchase a vehicle and have it shipped from Maine. She was then alerted that she needed to pay another...

 

Final arrest made in assault of boy

Sweet Home police have announced the arrest of a final suspect in the Feb. 9 beating attack on a 13-year-old Sweet Home student. Custin Jones, Jr., 21, of the Albany area, was arrested Tuesday, March 29, and charged with second-degree disorderly...

 

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