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 News    May 8, 2019

Teen arrested after threat at Sweet Home High School

A 15-year-old Sweet Home High School student was arrested Thursday afternoon, May 9, after a threatening message was found on the wall of a boys bathroom at the school. According to a Sweet Home Police Department statement, officers responded Wednesd...

 
 News    May 8, 2019

Investigators looking into Saturday morning shooting death of Sweet Home man

A Sweet Home man was fatally shot early Saturday morning, May 11. Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon said that at approximately 5:23 a.m., the Linn County Dispatch Center received a 911 call from Cheri Lyn Olsen, 47, of Sweet Home, who reported her... Full story

 
 News    May 8, 2019

Public Safety Log May 8, 2019

May 6 12:27 a.m. - Jamie Carpenter, 42, cited for driving while suspended, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle and failure to register a vehicle, Wagon Wheel manufactured home park. May 5 1:44...

 
 News    May 1, 2019

Public Safety Log May 1, 2019

April 28 1:08 a.m. - Caller reported a front window broken, 1707 Main St., Les Schwab Tire Center. Report taken. Damage estimated at a minimum of $500. 1:47 a.m. - Ryan Joseph Hutchinson, 31, cited and released in field on Sweet Home warrant for...

 
 News    May 1, 2019

Three blazes on Friday keep SHFAD crewmembers busy

Two separate fires destroyed an old camper and burned a quarter acre of brush Friday afternoon, April 26, in the Sweet Home area. Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District responded simultaneously to...

 
 News    May 1, 2019

Crash damages SHFAD ambulance, injures medic

A Sweet Home paramedic was injured in a crash involving a Sweet Home ambulance Saturday morning, April 27, just east of Lebanon on Highway 20. "There was a transport going on Medic 21 to Lebanon...

 

Nearly three dozen horses removed from Lebanon-area property

Linn County Sheriff's deputies served a search warrant and seized 34 horses from a property on Berlin Road, outside of Lebanon Wednesday, April 24.  Sheriff Jim Yon said deputies arrived at the home... Full story

 

Report of alleged kidnapping leads to multiple arrests in SH

Police arrested a Sweet Home man Thursday in connection to the alleged kidnapping and assault of a 25-year-old Sweet Home female. Jacob Reginald Bliss, 44, was charged initially with first-degree...

 

Public Safety Log April 24, 2019

April 20 8:30 a.m. - Joseph Dadey, 50, arrested for strangulation, harassment and Linn County warrant for failure to appear, 28700 block of Liberty. Transported to Linn County Jail. 11:07 a.m. - Report taken for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle,...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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