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Composite released to ID Gordon Road remains

Linn County Sheriff's detectives have learned new information regarding unidentified human remains recovered near Sweet Home in April 2020, Undersheriff Michelle Duncan said Friday morning, Oct....

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    October 20, 2021 

Sheriff's levy goes to voters on Nov. 2

Linn County voters will have another opportunity in the upcoming Nov. 2 election to vote on whether or not to renew the Linn County Sheriff’s Office’s Four-Year Option Tax Levy.  Ballots for the election were mailed last week and should have...

 

Police arrest suspect in Timber Linn Park homicide

Albany police last week arrested a suspect in connection with the shooting of an Albany man in Timber Linn Park on Oct. 10.  On Wednesday, Oct. 13,  Albany Police detectives, with the help of other...

 

Public Safety (Oct. 20, 2021)

October 11 12:22 a.m. - Caller reported a single-vehicle crash, no injuries, 10th Ave./Main St. Officer responded; report taken. Approximate damages more than $2,500. Cassie Lashell Meacham, 33, cited for driving while suspended. 11:07 a.m. - Matti...

 

Investigation into gunfire continuing

Sweet Home police are investigating gunshots that were fired in the 2400 block of Main Street early Tuesday morning, Oct. 12. According to police, at approximately 12:48 a.m. the department received several reports of shots being fired in the area....

 

New composite drawing released in connection with Gordon Road remains case

Linn County Sheriff's detectives have learned new information regarding the unidentified human remains recovered in April of 2020, Undersheriff Michelle Duncan said Friday morning, Oct. 15. The... Full story

 

Gunshots strike Casa De Reyes building, apartments, early Tuesday

Sweet Home police are investigating gunshots that were fired in the 2400 block of Main Street early Tuesday morning, Oct. 12. According to police, at approximately 12:48 a.m. the department received several reports of shots being fired in the area.... Full story

 

Public Safety (Oct. 13, 2021)

October 4 12:07 a.m. - Deputy warned illegal campers in the 44000 block of North River Drive.  12:26 a.m. - Deputy checked a suspicious vehicle in the 47000 block of Hwy. 20. Found campers in a gravel pit.  8:51 a.m. - Caller found bike at...

 

Crash at City Hall

Police Chief Jeff Lynn (pictured) looks over the scene after he spotted this motor vehicle crash in the Sweet Home City Hall parking lot, 3200 Block Main Street, on Oct. 4 at 4:26 p.m. Damage was...

 

Hillsboro man rescued Saturday at Wolf Rock

Four responding agencies rescued a Hillsboro man at Wolf Rock in the Cascade mountain range on Saturday, Oct. 16. According to a news release, Linn County Dispatch received a 911 call shortly before...

 

Challenging house fire destroys house near Lebanon

A reported kitchen fire eventually consumed a home in the 37000 block of Rock Hill Drive south of Lebanon on Thursday, Oct. 14. A Central Avenue resident first reported the blaze shortly after 9 p.m....

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    October 6, 2021

Dehydrator blamed for fire

First photo: A food dehydrator ignited the wall of a shed Friday afternoon at 1026 29th Ave. In the second photo, off-duty firefighter Eli Harris, pulls a hose from a brush rig, spotted smoke while...

 

Public Safety (Oct. 6, 2021)

September 27 7:43 a.m. - Robert Eugene Oar, 44, was cited and released on a Lebanon Justice Court warrant for failure to appear on a second-degree original charge, parking lot, Safeway, 1540 Main St. Cited and released on Lebanon Municipal Court warr...

 

New Veterans Services officer plans more exposure

New Linn County Veterans Services officer Dee Baley-Hyder has one key job goal: To help local veterans get the benefits they were promised when they enlisted in the military. Although she started her new job in July, Baley-Hyder isn’t new to the...

 

Sweet Home man dies in Highway 34 crash

A Sweet Home man was killed Sunday evening, Oct. 10, in a three-vehicle collision on Highway 34, between Denny School and Steckley roads, according to Oregon State Police. According to OSP, troopers and emergency personnel responded to the crash,... Full story

 

Albany man dies after shooting at Timber Linn Park

An Albany man died Sunday, Oct. 10, following a shooting incident at Timber Linn Memorial Park in Albany. Albany Police Department personnel responded to the scene shortly before 11 p.m. Upon arrival, police found Joshua Johnston-Partain, 22, in the... Full story

 

County's sheriff race gets competitive early

Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon announced Tuesday, Sept. 21, that he will not seek re-election in the 2022 election, a day after one of his deputies, Jon Raymond, announced he was running for the office i...

 

Public Safety (Sept. 29, 2021)

September 20 11:53 a.m. - Caller reported criminal mischief at Yukwah Campground, 51200 block of Hwy. 20. Night deposit box damaged. Under investigation. Report taken.  12:12 p.m. - Deputy responded to Sheep Creek Road, where two trucks were being r...

 

Officer overcomes early hardships to become a cop

Sweet Home's newest police officer, Savannah Bradd, has wanted to be a cop since she was a high-school freshman. As a young woman, she witnessed law enforcement at work firsthand. Her parents suffered...

 

County to resume vaccination clinics

The Linn County Public Health Department will resume hosting free weekly primary and secondary COVID-19 vaccination clinics starting Tuesday, Sept. 21, at the Linn County Fair & Expo Center. Todd Noble, Linn County Health administrator, said the...

 

Public Safety (Sept. 22, 2021)

September 13  8:29 a.m. - Michael Watkins, 39, of Sweet Home, arrested on warrants after deputy responded to call about abandoned vehicle in 42200 block North River Dr.  Report taken.  1:46 p.m. - A sergeant found a bike at Northside Park. Placed...

 

Fire burns brush next to Bi-Mart

Firefighters from Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District and the Oregon Department of Forestry responded to the north end of 22nd Avenue Wednesday morning, Sept. 15, to a plume of smoke coming from a...

 

Sheriff announces LCSO personnel promotions

Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon has announced the promotions of several Linn County Sheriff’s Office staff members. Brandon Fountain has been promoted to patrol captain. He started as a Marine Patrol deckhand and was soon hired as a patrol deputy in...

 

Duncan named new Linn County undersheriff

By Alex Paul County Communications Officer When Michelle Duncan was a teenager in San Jose, Calif., her parents thought her interest in law enforcement as a career might be a passing phase. But the...

 

Public Safety (Sept. 15, 2021)

Sept. 3 3:32 p.m. - Deputy responded to a family disturbance in 40900 block of Hwy. 228. A 14-year-old got upset and punched a glass sliding door, breaking it and cutting his hand. 3:41 p.m. - Deputy patrolled McDowell Creek Park and spotted a car... Full story

 

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