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 News    June 19, 2019 

Donation to SHFAD

Travis Luttmer, an agent with Country Financial Insurance in Corvallis an Sweet Home resident, donates a check, at right, for $1,500 to Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance Battalion Chief Shannon Pettner....

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 19, 2019 

Burn ban, fire season, regulated use begin

Of The New Era Fire season and regulated use officially took effect a minute after midnight Monday morning, June 17. The annual burn ban began Saturday, June 15. The designation applies to all lands...

 
 News    June 19, 2019 

Public Safety June 19, 2019

June 17 6:03 a.m. - Darrell George Berrigan Jr., 46, arrested on Sweet Home warrant for failure to comply on original charge of third-degree theft, Albany. 6:52 a.m. - Officer located a scooter at the entrance to the Police Department, 1950 Main St....

 
 News    June 19, 2019 

SH teen dies in crash

By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era A 19-year-old Sweet Home man was found dead after crashing into trees along Upper Calapooia Drive Wednesday, June 12, after crashing into some trees, Sheriff Jim Yon...

 

Public Safety June 12

June 10 12:50 a.m. - Officer located a vehicle in violation of city ordinance, 1300 block of 13th. Vehicle posted for removal. 2:25 a.m. - Cameron Michael Wark, 29, arrested on Linn County warrants...

 

Elderly woman dies in Wiley Creek house fire

By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era A woman died in an early morning fire Wednesday, June 5, in the independent living area of Samaritan Wiley Creek Community. Firefighters responded to a report of the...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 5, 2019

Elderly woman dies in early morning fire at Wiley Creek

A woman died in an early morning fire Wednesday, June 5, in the independent living area of Samaritan Wiley Creek Community. Firefighters responded to a report of the fire at 1271 Mountain Fir Court...

 

Public Safety June 5, 2019

June 2 3:09 a.m. - Caller reported a bicycle stolen, 2000 block of Main. Report taken. 6:10 a.m. - Caller reported someone broke into the garage, 440 W. Osage St., Sweet Home Elks Lodge. Report taken. 8:29 a.m. - Caller reported an aggressive dog...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 5, 2019

Fir View Villa park family displaced by fire, smoke, water damage

By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era The occupants of a manufactured home that burned almost two weeks ago remain in need of help recovering from the fire. The fire seriously damaged the home at space 8 i...

 

Murder case update: Bail for suspect Butterfield set at $1M

The suspect in a May 24 homicide on Surrey Lane in Sweet Home was arraigned Tuesday afternoon, May 28, in Linn County Circuit Court on five charges, including murder. Page Lee Butterfield, 25,...

 

Details emerge in Surrey Lane murder case

The suspect in last week's homicide was arraigned Tuesday afternoon, May 28, in Linn County Circuit Court on five charges, including murder. Page Lee Butterfield, 25, appeared in front of Judge DeAnn...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 29, 2019

Arrest made in fatal shooting

Oregon State Police on Sunday arrested the suspect in the shooting death of a Sweet Home man early Friday morning, May 24. Page Lee Butterfield, 25, was arrested Sunday, May 26, in Sisters after a...

 

Public Safety Log May 29, 2019

May 26 1:10 a.m. - Arne J. Gerard, 41, arrested on state Parole Board warrant, Linn County warrant for failure to appear on original charge of attempting to elude and a new charge of criminal mischief, 42200 block of Ames Creek Road. 10:52 a.m. - Cal...

 

Quick SHFAD response stops mobile home fire

Fire seriously damaged a manufactured home in the Fir View Villa manufactured home park Thursday night, May 23. Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District responded to space 8 in the park, at 4610 Main St., at 10:55 p.m. No one was injured in the fire,...

 

Update: Police arrest suspect in shooting

Police arrested a suspect Sunday, May 26, in the shooting death of a Sweet Home man. Page Lee Butterfield, 25, was taken into custody in Sisters and has been lodged at Linn County Jail on charges of...

 

Public Safety Log May 22, 2019

May 19 11:10 a.m. - Caller reported a golden Lab running loose in the area, 1200 block of Laurel. Officer located the dog and contacted the owner, who requested the dog be placed in the owner’s residence. 11:50 a.m. - Stacy Teixeira, 53, arrested o...

 

Suspected arson fire closes Walmart for a week

Lebanon police arrested a 49-year-old male in connection to a fire Tuesday, May 14, that closed the Lebanon Walmart Superstore throughout the week. Joel Lee Reynolds Jr. was taken into custody at the...

 

Ex-SH man dies in Salem prison

Former Sweet Home resident Ovid John Teixeira, 55, died May 18 in the custody of the Oregon Department of Corrections. He died in the infirmary at Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem while under...

 

SH driver injured in Hwy. 228 crash

A Sweet Home man was injured Monday evening, May 13, when his pickup hit a tree head-on on Highway 228, Oregon State Police said. According to police, a Ford pickup driven by Jerico Joshua Jones, 42,...

 

Sweet Home man flown to hospital following Highway 228 crash

A Sweet Home man was injured Monday evening, May 13, when his pickup hit a tree head-on on Highway 228, Oregon State Police said. According to a police report, a Ford pickup driven by Jerico Joshua...

 

Sheriff announces seat belt crackdown

Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon is reminding drivers of the importance of seat belt use as the Memorial Day holiday approaches, and plans to put additional deputies on the road, through the holiday, to spot drivers who aren't complying.  April is...

 

Investigation ongoing into shooting death on Wiley Creek early Saturday

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 boyfrien...

 

Public Safety Log May 15, 2019

May 13 1:03 a.m. - Caller reported that a car drove by slowly, turned around, came back and was parked with its lights off, 1100 block of 38th. Officer contacted the occupants, who were trying to...

 

SH teen arrested after threat

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

Four-day burn ban starts Thursday

Fire agencies within Linn County, including the Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District, have issued a four-day limited duration burn ban on all backyard and agricultural burning effective Thursday, May 9, through Sunday, May 12. The status of the ban...

 

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