Public Safety (April 19, 2023)


April 19, 2023

Benny Westcott

Sweet Home Fire & Ambulance District personnel responded Tuesday, April 11, to a shed fire in the 28000 block of Riggs HIll Road. According to SHFAD, the 20-by-10-foot structure was being used as a residence. Neighbors who saw smoke called it in at 2:27 p.m. Fire officials determined the blaze's starting point appeared to be a chair, but its cause was unknown. The shed's resident had left the scene and could not provide information to the SHFAD. Battalion Chief Eli Harris said a friend of the resident helped put out the fire by kicking in the door and using a gardening hose before SHFAD personnel arrived to complete the fire-mitigation effort. Damage to contents was estimated at about $500.

April 10

8:47 a.m. - Ayla Aalop, 23, was cited for driving with a suspended license and speeding, 46th Ave./Main St.

9:21 a.m. - Deputy checked an illegal camp on U.S. Forest Service land in the 51600 block of Hwy. 20. The camp was clean, and an RV had been moved to ODOT property at milepost 44.

12:39 p.m. - A 17-year-old was arrested for first-degree sexual abuse, Sweet Home Police Department.

12:53 p.m. - Bryan James Watts, 48, was arrested on a Sweet Home Municipal Court warrant for failure to appear on an original charge of criminal driving, Linn County Sheriff's Office.

2:01 p.m. - Je...

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