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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...

 

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...

 

Linn firefighters assist on Middle Fork fires

About 16 Linn County firefighters comprise a task force dispatched to assist crews battling the 9,000-acre Middle Fork Complex fires burning nine miles north of Oakridge in Lane County. Some 663 personnel are assigned to the 12-blaze incident, under...

 

Public Safety Log Aug. 11, 2021

August 2 12:33 a.m. - Kirk Ferguson Jr., 40, of Sweet Home, arrested for initiating a false report, disorderly conduct, after officers from multiple law enforcement agencies responded to a report of a male with a gunshot wound lying in the roadway,...

 
 By The New Era    News    August 11, 2021

Linn County firefighters sent to assist on Middle Fork Complex fires near Oakridge

About 16 Linn County firefighters comprise a task force dispatched to assist crews battling the 5,000-plus-acre Middle Fork Complex fires burning 9 miles north of Oakridge in Lane County. Some 619... Full story

 

Public Safety Log Aug. 3, 2021

July 26 10:34 a.m. - Caller reported a dog at large, 1200 block of 44th Ave. Officer responded, dog placed in kennel, Animal Control advised. 4:48 p.m. - Caller reported that her neighbor tore down her “no trespassing” signs and came into her...

 

SHPD warns of 'stranger danger' after reports

The Sweet Home Police Department last week issued a warning to residents to watch for strangers in vans attempting to pick up children after receiving two reports in late July. In the first, a woman reported that her two granddaughters were walking...

 

Sheriff's Office suspends search for missing climber

The Linn County Sheriff's Office has suspended the search for a missing climber on Mount Jefferson, according to a news release issued Thursday, July 29. Steven Van Pelt, 33, of Salem, had been...

 
 By The New Era    News    August 4, 2021

Albany man arrested in Corvallis shooting

An Albany man was arrested Thursday, Aug. 5, as part of an ongoing investigation into a July 17 shooting in Corvallis, according to a news release. Corvallis Police Department detectives arrested the... Full story

 
 By The New Era    News    August 4, 2021

SUNDAY UPDATE: Bruler Fire containment remains at 75%

Crews have contained about 75% of the 195-acre Bruler Fire burning 30 miles northeast of Sweet Home as of Sunday, Aug. 8, according to the latest statistics from the U.S. Forest Service. Its cause remains under investigation. The blaze was first... Full story

 
 By The New Era    News    August 4, 2021

National Weather Service predicts mid-valley heat wave this week

An excessive heat watch is in effect this week for the mid-Willamette Valley, running Wednesday afternoon to Saturday morning, according to a National Weather Service advisory released Sunday, Aug. 8. Afternoon high temperatures are forecast to land... Full story

 

Public Safety Log July 28, 2021

July 19  12:52 a.m. - Oscar Junior Phillips, 49, cited for driving with a suspended license and driving uninsured in the 700 block of Ninth Ave. 8:42 a.m. - Caller reported $815 worth of fishing...

 
 By The New Era    News    July 28, 2021

SHPD warns of "stranger danger" after pair of reports

The Sweet Home Police Department on Tuesday issued a warning to residents to watch for strangers in vans attempting to pick up children after receiving two reports last week. In the first, according to an agency release, a woman reported that her... Full story

 
 By The New Era    News    July 28, 2021

Oregon health officials recommend masks indoors

The Oregon Health Authority announced Tuesday, July 27 (after the New Era’s press time this week), that masks are once again required indoors, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. Gov. Kate Brown had relaxed most state restrictions on June... Full story

 
 By The New Era    News    July 28, 2021

WEDNESDAY UPDATE: Bruler Fire containment at 53%

A South Cascade Interagency Type 3 team assumed command Wednesday at the 195-acre Bruler Fire 30 miles northeast of Sweet Home, the U.S. Forest Service announced late Wednesday afternoon. Containment is listed at 53%. The blaze was first spotted Mond... Full story

 
 By The New Era    News    July 28, 2021

Mop-up work continues on Bruler Fire; containment at 53%

The South Cascade Interagency Type 3 team continued mop-up Thursday at the 195-acre Bruler Fire 30 miles northeast of Sweet Home, the U.S. Forest Service announced in a release. Containment is listed at 53%. The blaze was first spotted Monday, July... Full story

 
 By The New Era    News    July 28, 2021

Search suspended for missing Mount Jefferson climber

The Linn County Sheriff's Office has suspended the search for a missing climber on Mount Jefferson, according to a news release issued Thursday afternoon. Steven Van Pelt, 33, of Salem, has been... Full story

 

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