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 News    June 29, 2022 

Public Safety (June 29, 2022)

June 20 1:10 a.m. - Kayla Sherwood, 28, of Corvallis, was cited and released on warrants, 44900 block of Quartzville Road. Report taken. 2:08 a.m. - Steven Ballweber, 33, of Sweet Home, was cited and released on warrants., 43300 block of North River...

 
 News    June 29, 2022 

Lebanon man dies in motorcycle crash

A Lebanon man died Saturday evening, June 25, in a motorcycle crash near milepost 55 on Highway 20, about 25 miles east of Sweet Home. The accident occurred shortly before 7 p.m. According to the Oregon State Police, 57-year-old Mark Nelson was...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    June 29, 2022 

SHFAD board approves $446,769 budget increase for 2022-23

At its Tuesday, June 21, meeting, the Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District's board unanimously adopted the district's 2022-23 fiscal year budget. The adopted budget includes General Fund...

 

Public Safety (June 22, 2022)

June 13 1:26 p.m. - Caller reported a female stealing two packs of cigarettes, Main Street Market, 1810 Main St. Officer responded; a report was taken for third-degree theft. Value: $20.88. 1:58 p.m. - Joshua Martin Hughes, 20, was cited and released...

 

Public Safety (June 15, 2022)

June 6 11:26 a.m. - Multiple callers reported a broken-down vehicle near the intersection of Marks Ridge Drive/Ridgeway Road. Male was just trying to fix a car. June 7 2:53 a.m. - Deputy observed a vehicle parked alongside the road near the...

 

Circuit Court (June 15, 2022)

Following are updates on cases involving local individuals going through Linn County Circuit Court processes. All dates referenced are 2022 unless otherwise indicated: Zane Anders Tweed, 19, pleaded guilty on June 8 to a charge of luring a minor,...

 

Lebanon woman hurt in motorcyle crash

A Lebanon woman was injured Sunday afternoon, June 12, when her three-wheeled motorcycle crashed on Highway 228, near Greenville Road, west of Sweet Home. According to the Oregon State Police, Dorothy Ann Hubbard, 68, was eastbound towards Sweet...

 

Municipal Court (June 15, 2022)

May 25, 2022 Bravo Guillen, Cesar E. – no contest – No insurance, fine $265. Clark, Kristopher S. – no contest – Theft in the second degree, fine $621, probation 60 months. Hugley, Brandin M. – pled guilty – Criminal driving while...

 

Salem man in custody after Albany chase, crashes

A Salem-area man was arrested Tuesday, June 8, following a 10-minute police pursuit through Albany that resulted in multiple crashes and, finally, an extrication from his own vehicle. According to the Albany Police Department, police were called to...

 

Fire damages home near Lebanon

Fire heavily damaged a rural home Friday morning, June 3, in the 5000 block of South Santiam Highway near Lebanon. According to the Lebanon Fire District, crews arrived to find the one-and-a-half-story home, nearly fully engulfed in flames. When the...

 

Linn and Lebanon police logs: May 27-June 13

June 13 7:02 a.m. - Report taken for theft of catalytic converter, 5th St. Loss valued at $1,500. 12:19 p.m. - Caller reported a female flipped her off and said, “F-you.” Caller said she didn't do anything to provoke the incident, and wanted it...

 

Linn County names new deputy district attorneys

Robert Beaver, Jace Cook and Melissa Allison have joined the Linn County District Attorney's Office as deputy district attorneys. Beaver, 29, is a North Carolina native and North Carolina State...

 

Public Safety (June 8, 2022)

May 29 10:16 a.m. - Deputy patrolling the 44900 block of Quartzville Road found a tree across what appeared to be high-tension lines. Learned they were phone lines, so no power issues, but the tree put enough pressure on the lines that it broke six...

 

Man arrested, following pursuit, in machete case

A California man was arrested early Wednesday morning, May 25, after leading Sheriff’s deputies in a pursuit, Linn County Sheriff Michelle Duncan reported. According to Duncan and the Sheriff’s Office, Aaron Halvorson, 44, was arrested after...

 

Public Safety (June 1, 2022)

May 23 7:14 a.m. - Deputies towed an abandoned boat in the 25600 block of Brush Creek Road. It was found on an old, rusty trailer left in the roadway on Brush Creek. AA Towing removed the boat. Deputies are working to track its owner down. Report tak...

 

Card-skimming device found at 7-Eleven store

An illegal card-skimming device was found Thursday, May 26, at the 7-Eleven at 2405 Highway 20, the Sweet Home Police Department reported Friday morning. Police officer Sean Potter, who said the device was likely installed within the last couple of...

 

Public safety: Lebanon and Linn, May 19-26

May 26 7:29 a.m. - Caller complained that his daughter's father was calling, texting and emailing caller and his wife. Deputy contacted the father and told him to stop. Father agreed and asked that caller also be asked to stop calling, texting and...

 

OHA warns about contaminated peanut butter

Oregon Health Authority is warning the people of Oregon to be on the lookout for Jif brand peanut butter that may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. J.M. Smucker Co., the parent company for...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    May 25, 2022

Tyler becomes new Sweet Home fire chief

Nick Tyler was sworn in Tuesday, May 17, as the Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District's newest fire chief. He succeeds Dave Barringer, who'd held the position since 2014. The 44-year-old Tyler, a Swe...

 

Early morning fire destroys Lebanon shop

Fire destroyed a two-story shop early Friday morning, May 20, in the 31000 block of SW Fifth St., Lebanon. The conflagration was reported at 2 a.m. According to the Lebanon Fire District, the initial...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    May 25, 2022

Police detective commended for assistance call

Sweet Home Police Detective Geoff Hamlin received a commendation from Police Captain Jason Ogden on Wednesday, May 11, for his actions during a February 24 "elder in danger" assistance call....

 

Public Safety (May 25, 2022)

May 16 10:03 a.m. - John Chelstad, 56, of Sweet Home, was cited for failure to license a dog, 100 block of 21st Ave. 10:30 a.m. - Ashley Rosenthal, 28, of Sweet Home, was cited for failure to license a dog, 5500 block of Nandina St. 11:29 p.m. - Jeff...

 

California man, who allegedly assaulted woman at campground, arrested after pursuit

A California man was arrested early Wednesday morning, May 25, after leading Sheriff's deputies in a pursuit, Linn County Sheriff Michelle Duncan reported. According to Duncan and the Sheriff's Office, Aaron Halvorson, 44, was arrested after... Full story

 

Card-skimming device found at Sweet Home 7-Eleven

An illegal card-skimming device was found Thursday, May 26, at the 7-Eleven at 2405 Highway 20, the Sweet Home Police Department reported Friday morning. Police officer Sean Potter, who said the device was likely installed within the last couple of...

 

TUESDAY UPDATE: Two killed in Highway 20 crash Saturday; witnesses sought

NOTE: This story was updated Tuesday morning, May 17, 2022. The Oregon State Police is investigating possible impairment as a factor in a two-vehicle crash Saturday, May 14, that killed two... Full story

 

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