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 News    March 20, 2019 

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....

 
 News    March 20, 2019 

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...

 
 News    March 20, 2019 

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...

 

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...

 

Early morning pursuit, crash end in DUI arrest

Police arrested a 48-year-old man early Tuesday, Feb. 12, following a brief pursuit. At approximately 4:31 a.m., a Sweet Home police officer observed a vehicle traveling without the use of headlights...

 

Theft suspect arrested after police chase through Sweet Home, into the mountains

A new arrival to Lebanon is in custody in Linn County Jail after leading Sheriff's deputies on a pursuit from Albany to Milepost 48 on Highway 20 Thursday afternoon, Feb. 14. Derrick Tyree Smallwood,... Full story

 

Public Safety Log Feb. 13, 2019

Feb. 10 2:25 a.m. - Jamie Crystal Glass, 26, arrested on Sweet Home warrant for failure to appear on original charge of third-degree theft, Linn County. 7:05 a.m. - Caller let out his dog and found a...

 

Friday RV fire caused by cigarette, fire officials say

The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District determined that a cigarette caused an RV fire at 2115 Larch St. Friday evening, Feb. 8. Firefighters responded to a report of the fire at 5:53 p.m. They found the RV parked in a gravel lot near a local...

 

Holiday patrols elicit one DUI arrest, tickets, lot of warnings

Sweet Home police arrested one person for driving under the influence during the Christmas season as part of a focus on drunken driving during the holidays. The period, from Dec. 21 to Jan. 6, was the first of two periods of extra patrols planned to...

 

Public Safety Log Feb. 6, 2019

Feb. 3 4:22 a.m. - Christopher Wilson-Reeder, 28, arrested for fourth-degree assault, 27900 block of Liberty. Transported to Linn County Jail. Feb. 2 8:34 a.m. - Cutty Moore arrested for misdemeanor...

 

SH man charged with sex offenses

A Sweet Home man was charged Wednesday, Jan. 30, in Linn County Circuit Court with first-degree sex abuse and first-degree sexual penetration in a case involving a minor. Joshua James Deffenbaugh,...

 

Ethics panel rules against commissioner on two counts

The Oregon Government Ethics Commission last week determined that Linn County Commissioner John Lindsey violated state law requiring the disclosure of a potential conflict of interest twice, while...

 

Public Safety Log Jan. 30, 2019

Jan. 27 12:15 a.m. - Jody Lawrence Maruffo, 40, arrested on Sweet Home warrant for failure to comply on original charge of harassment. Jan. 26 1:27 a.m. - Bryce Taylor Keenon, 22, arrested on Linn County warrant for failure to appear on original...

 

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