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Search on for SH man who allegedly rammed officer's vehicle

A Sweet Home man is on the run after allegedly ramming a Sheriff's deputy's vehicle Monday morning, Sheriff Jim Yon said. Yon said his deputies were involved in a pursuit Monday at 9:02 a.m. after... Full story

 

Public Safety Log Nov. 14, 2018

Nov. 9 4:45 a.m. - Elisha Marie Adams, 37, arrested on Sweet Home warrant for failure to comply on original charge of providing false information to a police officer, 1000 block of North River. 5:18 a.m. - Caller reported that she had video of someon...

 

Public Safety Log Nov. 7, 2018

Nov. 4 4:06 p.m. - Joshua Dawson arrested on a warrant for probation violation, 40100 block of Highway 228. Nov. 3 6:23 a.m. - Caller reported a burglary, 26000 block of 2nd, Crawfordsville. Report taken. Nov. 2 5:41 a.m. - Keith Newsome, 34, and...

 

Chase in the Night

Sweet Home police pursue a vehicle at a low speed in the 1200 block of Main Street. Police followed the vehicle to Port Drive where they arrested Earl Ryan Dodge, 24, for a restraining order...

 

SHPD pondering problem of rising break-ins, thefts from cars

The total number of car prowls reported in October in Sweet Home was nearly one-fifth of the five-year annual average of reported thefts from vehicles. Sweet Home Police Department received 12 reports of unauthorized entry into motor vehicles and...

 

Public Safety Log Oct. 31, 2018

Oct. 26 8:45 a.m. - Caller reported that someone used her name to open a Verizon account and purchase an iPhone 10, which was to be delivered to a non-existent address in Sweet Home, 1000 block of Pleasant Valley. The phone was delivered to her...

 

Circuit Court: Burglar back in jail, awaits sentencing

James Lee Baker, 18, was arrested in Polk County Oct. 23 on a Linn County warrant for failure to appear at a sentencing hearing for burglary. He pleaded no contest to a charge of second-degree burglary on Sept. 10 and was supposed to appear in Linn... Full story

 

Public Safety Oct. 24, 2018

Oct. 22 3:07 a.m. - Tracy Leanna Mullins, 44, cited for driving while suspended. Oct. 21 1:54 a.m. - Caller reported a neighbor’s dog was barking, 1100 block of 2nd. Officer responded. Area quiet upon arrival. Officer sat in the area and heard...

 

Fire burns grass, brush, trees on Green Mountain line

Fire burned three-quarters of an acre of brush and trees near the Green Mountain 500 line Monday afternoon. Firefighters responded to a report of the fire at about 1:35 p.m. The cause remains under...

 

Smoke detectors available to those who ask

The Red Cross is offering to install smoke detectors to anyone in the community who needs them. A couple of years ago, the Red Cross offered the service to residents who live in manufactured homes, said Sweet Home firefighter and paramedic Mike...

 

Sheriff warns against 'Capt. Guilford' scam

Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon is warning about a scam technique that, he says, is currently on the rise in Linn County. Citizens have been receiving telephone calls from a male who identifies himself as “Captain Guilford.” The male tells...

 

Circuit Court: Defendant a no-show for sentencing

Linn County Circuit Court issued a warrant for failure to appear for James Lee Baker Oct. 19 after he was supposed to appear for sentencing for burglary. Baker pleaded no contest Sept. 10 in Linn County Circuit Court to second-degree burglary. Baker...

 

Sheriff warns about phone scam from fake "Captain Guilford"

Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon is warning about a scam technique that, he says, is currently on a rise in Linn County. Citizens have been receiving telephone calls from a male who identifies himself as “Captain Guilford.” The male tells recipients...

 

Fire season not over yet

While regulated use restrictions have been lifted, fire danger is at moderate this week in the Sweet Home area. “East winds drove that up,” said Chad Calderwood, the Oregon Department of Forestry Sweet Home Unit forest protection supervisor....

 

Public Safety Log Oct. 17, 2018

Editor’s Note: Due to technical difficulties related to new software at the Sweet Home Police Department, this week’s Public Safety log is incomplete for several days of the past week. Oct. 15 7:48 a.m. - Caller reported a male going through...

 

Man sentenced to jail time for damaging cables in Sweet Home

Brandon Scott Schatz, 29, was sentenced in Linn County Circuit Court Sept. 28 to 50 days in jail in connection with four cases that prompted approximately 20 reports of cutting and damaging phone,...

 

Public Safety Oct. 10, 2018

Oct. 7 4:01 a.m. - Laura Paule Gorzynski, 23, cited for driving uninsured, 1500 block of Tamarack. 5:14 a.m. - Caller reported that a male who was trying to get into a car left behind what appeared to be drugs, 5400 block of Main. Officer seized the...

 

SH man among 3 killed on Hwy. 22

Three people, including a Sweet Home-area man, were killed Monday evening, Oct. 1, in a single-car collision on Highway 22 that left two Lebanon residents injured. Oregon State Police troopers and emergency personnel responded at about 6:42 p.m. to...

 

Foster man, two Lebanon residents killed in Highway 22 wreck

Three people, including a Sweet Home-area man, were killed Monday evening, Oct. 1, in a single-car collision on Highway 22 that left two Lebanon residents injured. Oregon State Police troopers and emergency personnel responded at about 6:42 p.m.... Full story

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    October 3, 2018

FBI: Sweet Home's crime rate dipped last year as state's rose

Based on data collected by the FBI, while crime rates increased statewide, Sweet Home’s crime rate continued to decline in 2017, falling by 9.7 percent from the year before. The FBI released its Uniform Crime Reports for 2017, which summarizes...

 

Public Safety Log Oct. 3, 2018

Sept. 29 1:13 a.m. - Michael Ralph Marshall, 35, arrested on Linn County warrant for probation violation on original charge of possession of meth, 2000 block of Willow. Cited and released. Caller had reported a male and female fighting in the...

 

Weather keeps local fire danger hovering between high and low

Fire danger returned to high last week due to east winds, then dropped to low following the storm that came through the Sweet Home area Saturday. The Industrial Fire Precaution was at Level II Monday, said Chad Calderwood, Oregon Department of...

 

Teen arrested after allegedly stabbing father

A Sweet Home teen was arrested Tuesday, Sept. 25, after allegedly stabbing his father during an altercation, according to the Sweet Home Police Department. According to a department statement, SHPD received a report of a possible stabbing at...

 

Public Safety Sept. 26, 2018

Sept. 23 12:12 a.m. - Caller reported a male with a restraining order was at location, 1300 block of 47th. Report taken for restraining order violation. 8:31 a.m. - Caller reported finding four dogs on his property, 40900 block of Valley View. He...

 

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