Daily Activity Log

Listed below are recent incidents responded to by the Benton County Sheriff's Office. This report does not reflect all Sheriff's Office activities and is updated as time and personnel allows.

SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCE - On June 3, 2020, at about 12:50 a.m., deputies were parked running radar at Highway 20 east of Independence Highway when they noticed a car make a dramatic show of slowing down beside and then in front of them. Deputies then pulled onto the highway and were followed by the red Mazda MZ6 that stopped behind them multiple times, attempted to make the same turns, and then made the same driving corrections as they did. Other deputies were able to assist with safely intercepting the vehicle and pulling it over at Highway 20 near Garden Ave. The driver made a show of recording on his phone when they approached the car and was obviously trying to instigate a confrontation with police. He said his driving was because he "knew he was going to get pulled over," which made little sense to them in the scope of his driving. He requested a citation; deputies refused and ended the contact.
IDENTITY THEFT - On Tuesday, June 2, 2020, deputies spoke with a resident concerning her identity being stolen. She said she received a text message asking her to verify a new Lowes account. She said she ignored the message believing it to be fraudulent. On June 2, she received documentation in the mail confirming a new Lowes account, which she did not create. She is now in process of canceling the credit card and is taking steps to protect her identity.
WARRANT ARREST - On Monday, June 1, 2020, at about 6:15 PM, deputies stopped a car on Main St. near 13th St. for a traffic violation. The driver, WILLIAM ERNEST COCKRELL, 57, had two Felony and three Misdemeanor Warrants out of various agencies. COCKRELL was issued citations on all of the Warrants and was cited and released in the field.
ACCIDENT VEHICLE NO INJ - On June 1, 2020, at approximately 7:53am, deputies responded to a two vehicle motor vehicle crash at the 1600 block of SW West Hills Road, Philomath. Vehicle 1 was traveling west on SW West Hills Road. Vehicle 2 was traveling east on SW West Hills Road. Vehicle 1 turned left into a driveway in front of Vehicle 2. Vehicle 2 collided with Vehicle 1. The driver of Vehicle 1 declined medical aid. The driver of Vehicle 2 was driven to Good Samaritan Hospital by an acquaintance. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.
WARRANT ARREST - On Sunday, May 31, 2020, at about 11:20pm, deputies arrested Edward Ramos, 40, near Highway 20 around milepost 41. Ramos had a confirmed warrant out of Lebanon Municipal Court.
WARRANT ARREST - On Saturday, May 30, 2020 at about 11:35 PM, deputies stopped a vehicle on Highway 20 near milepost 49 for a traffic violation. Dispatch advised the passenger, KENNETH WILLIAM ROWAN, 40, had an outstanding Linn County Circuit Court Warrant for F.T.A.- D.W.S. FELONY. ROWAN was issued a citation and released in the field.
ACCIDENT VEHICLE NO INJ - On Saturday, May 30, 2020, at about 12:30 P.M., deputies were dispatched to Granger Ave near Pettibone Dr. for a report of a crash. Upon arrival, deputies spoke with the driver. He was traveling east on Granger Ave, lost control of his 2005 Ford F150 and crashed into a field near Pettibone Dr. There was minor vehicle damage and no property damage.
THEFT 1 - On Saturday, May 30, 2020, at about 10:15 A.M., deputies spoke with a resident on the telephone regarding a possible fraud. She told deputies she received an email from who she believed was her pastor. The email asked her to send Ebay gift cards to help a family in need. She said she bought $1,600.00 in gift cards and sent pictures of the cards back to the email address. She did not have any suspect information and was already working with her bank to cancel the funds.
UNLAW ENTRY MOTOR VEHICLE, CRIMINAL MISCHIEF 1 VANDALISM - On Saturday May 30, 2020, at about 8:30 A.M., deputies were dispatched to Highway 99W and Vandenberg Ave for an attempted unlawful entry of a motor vehicle. Upon arrival, they spoke with the owner regarding her 2011 Mazda, which sustained damage to the front passenger door, window and mirror. No one was able to gain entry into the vehicle.
WARRANT ARREST - On May 29, 2020 at about 9:58 pm, deputies contacted David Ray Blymiller, 30, on Avery near 3rd St. Blymiller had a confirmed no bail Benton County Warrant for Probation Violation. Deputies arrested Blymiller and transported him to the Benton County Jail where he was lodged.
ACCIDENT VEHICLE NO INJ - On Friday, May 29, 2020, at about 12:20 P.M., deputies were dispatched to a crash on Highway 99W near milepost 92. They arrived and learned Vehicle 1, a 2008 Chevy Malibu, was attempting to turn north on to Highway 99W when his driver side rear quarter panel was struck by Vehicle 2, a semi-truck and trailer. The Chevy was towed and the truck was left at the scene to be towed by the registered owner.
CRIMINAL TRESPASS 2 - On May 28, 2020, at 5:54 AM, deputies were dispatched to the 25600 block of Dawson Road in Monroe for a Criminal Trespass II complaint. Michael Holt, 41, went onto private property without permission to fly a drone. The property was mostly fenced and there was a clearly posted, "No Trespassing" sign. Holt said he was a photographer for a magazine and went on the property to photograph a neighboring marijuana grow. Holt was issued a citation for Criminal Trespass II.
DELIVER METH, VIOL RELEASE AGREEMENT, POSS METHAMPHETAMINE - On Monday, May 25, 2020, at 12:50am, deputies stopped Gregory Gaboriault, 41, and Nicole Cotto, 45, on Highway 20 near Highway 223. They arrested Gregory for violating a court protective order, unlawful possession and delivery of methamphetamine. Deputies issued Cotto citations for unlawful possession and delivery of methamphetamine.
WARRANT ARREST - On Sunday May 24, 2020, at about 11:30 PM, deputies stopped a vehicle on Highway 34 near milepost #1 for a traffic violation. Dispatch advised the passenger, WHITNEY VIRGINIA BOGART, 28, had an outstanding Warrant out of Albany Municipal Court for F.T.A.- LARCENY. BOGART was issued a citation in the field and released.
ACCIDENT VEHICLE NO INJ - On Thursday, May 28, 2020, at about 8:15 A.M., deputies were dispatched to an injury crash at 99W near milepost 90. Deputies arrived and observed three involved vehicles. None of the vehicle operators were seriously injured. Two vehicles were towed.
ACCIDENT VEHICLE NO INJ - On Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at approximately 5:17 P.M., deputies were dispatched to the area of Highway 99W and Adair Frontage Road for report of a multi-vehicle crash. They arrived and found driver 1 had braked to avoid a slowing vehicle in front of her, which caused her to crash into the back of driver 2. There was moderate front-end damage to driver 1’s vehicle, but both vehicles were still operable.
PAROLE VIOLATION - On May 27, 2020 at about 4:45 p.m., deputies responded to P&P at 180 NW 5th Street and arrested Allen Holdorf, 31, for a Parole Violation. He was lodged at Benton County Jail.
FAIL TO APPEAR-BENCH WARRANT - On May 27, 2020, deputies were contacted by Robert McDaniel, 33, at the Sheriff`s Office. McDaniel had several warrants out of Linn County and City of Albany. McDaniel was issued criminal citations for Linn County Circuit Court for Failure to appear- PCS meth, Failure to appear-Theft III, and Attempt to elude and criminal citations for Albany Municipal Court for Theft II and Criminal mischief.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT 2 - On May 26, 2020, deputies received a report of disorderly conduct that occurred at a residence, located on the 800 block of Commercial St., Monroe. The caller told deputies her neighbor`s son had been yelling and threatening her and her roommates. He was trespassed from the residence.
WARRANT ARREST - On Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at about 2:20am, deputies were on patrol in the area of NW Hwy 99W and NW Lewisburg Rd, Benton County, Oregon, when they spotted two males behind the Chevron gas station and arrested Ronald Andrew Mowdy, 26, on a warrant out of Philomath Municipal Court.
SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE(S) - On May 25, 2020 at about 6:30 p.m., deputies located a UHAUL pickup stuck in the mud and blackberry bushes at the west end of Coffin Butte Road. UHAUL was contacted and will tow it out of the field.
WARRANT ARREST - On May 24, 2020, at about 10:40 PM, deputies stopped Tylor Setzer, 28, for a traffic violation. Tylor was subsequently arrested for an outstanding Parole Violation warrant out of Linn County.
WARRANT ARREST - On Sunday, May 24, 2020, deputies located Shawn Evan Newport, 52, at the Blodgett Community Church while he was mowing the grass. They arrested Shawn for two confirmed warrants out of Benton County Circuit Court for PCS - Methamphetamine. Shawn was issued a citation for both warrants and released.
DWS MIS - On Sunday, May 24, 2020, at about 9:00 A.M., deputies initiated a traffic stop with a black Lincoln MKC with a temporary registration for violation of the basic rule. They identified the driver as Ruben Juan Mosqueda, 26. Dispatch informed Mosqueda’s driver’s license was suspended-misdemeanor. Deputies arrested Mosqueda and issued him a criminal citation, as well as a traffic violation citation.
DUII DRUGS - On Sunday, May 24, 2020, at 12:33 a.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of SW 3rd St and SE Alexander Ave, Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon. They conducted a DUII investigation on the driver. Ronald J Brown, 30, was arrested for DUII (drugs). He was cited and released from Philomath Police Department.
ACCIDENT VEHICLE INJURY - On Saturday, May 23, 2020, at about 2:30 PM, deputies were dispatched to a traffic crash on Highway 20 and NE Granger Avenue, near Corvallis. They arrived and found Vehicle 1, a Kawasaki Motorcycle, had been hit by Car 2, a Honda Civic. Vehicle 1 was making a left turn to proceed east on Highway 20 from NE Granger Avenue. During Vehicle 1’s turn, Car 2 was traveling west on Highway 20, inevitably striking Vehicle 1. The rider of the Vehicle 1 was thrown from the motorcycle and rolled into the Car 2’s windshield before landing on the ground. The rider of Vehicle 1 was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital for injuries.
SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE(S) - On Friday, May 22, 2020, at about 11:20pm, deputies were dispatched to the 800 block of NW Harman Lane, Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon, for a person screaming from a vehicle. Upon arrival they found a vehicle matching the description with a male and female occupant who claimed to be making out. No one was injured or needed assistance.
DWS MIS - On Friday, May 22, 2020, at about 3:15 P.M., deputies were driving on 3rd Street near Crystal Lake Avenue when they noticed a Black Kia Sportage with expired registration. They initiated a traffic stop with the Kia on 3rd Street near Adams Avenue. When they were getting out of their vehicle, the driver exited the Kia and deputies identified him as Rebel Lee Tester, 32. Deputies have had numerous interactions with Tester and knew he was driving with a suspended driver license. Deputies arrested Tester and issued him a criminal citation for DWS-Misdemeanor.
BURGLARY 2 - On Friday, May 22, 2020, at about 7:50 A.M., deputies were dispatched to a cold burglary at the 31000 block of Bellfountain Road. They spoke with the homeowner on the telephone and he told said someone went into his barn and took two sets of six-point elk horns. He said his barn was unlocked and nothing was damaged. He continued and said he did not have a value on the Elk horns, but wanted to report it in case he sees someone trying to sell them on the internet. He did not have any suspect information.
DWS MIS - On Friday, May 22, 2020 at about 7:00 am, deputies were dispatched to the 37000 block of Soap Creek Rd for a suspicious vehicle in the driveway of the residence. There was a male sleeping in the vehicle unknown to the homeowner. Christopher R Smith, 36, was arrest for driving while suspended.
POSS/MANUF/DEL CONT`L SUB SCH 1, WARRANT ARREST, FEL DELIVER METH, POSS METHAMPHETAMINE - On May 22, 2020, at 12:21 AM, deputies stopped Michael Hogan, 53, on Highway 99W near Bruce Road for speeding. Hogan had a confirmed warrant out of Lane County for Failure Appear. Deputies took Hogan into custody on the warrant. During a search of Hogan`s person, they located Methamphetamine, $4,120.00 cash and packaging material. During a search of the vehicle, a substantial amount of Psilocin Mushrooms and Methamphetamine was located. Additional packaging material and a digital scale were located as well. Hogan was charged with Commercial Drug Delivery. The front seat passenger, Timothy Emra, 43, had $1,110.00 cash and Methamphetamine on his person. Emra was charged with Unlawful Possession and Delivery of Methamphetamine. Emra was transported to Lane County Jail on a Parole Violation Detainer.
RECKLESS ENDANGERING, RECKLESS DRIVING - On Thursday, May 21, 2020, at approximately 4:59 P.M., deputies arrested MICHAEL PAUL PRANTSEVICH, 18, for reckless driving after he passed multiple vehicles at 112MPH in a 55MPH zone at Highway 20 and milepost 39 in the opposite travel lanes, in a no passing zone in his 2016 Black Honda Accord. Deputies charged MICHAEL with Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangering, and issued him multiple citations for traffic violations.
THEFT 1 - On Thursday, May 21, 2020 at about 9:55 am, deputies were dispatched to contact a resident regarding the theft of a canoe and kayak on the 28000 block of E Ingram Island Rd in Monroe. No suspect information at this time.
HARASSMENT - On Saturday, May 16, 2020, at about 7:40 PM, deputies were dispatched to a harassment complaint on the 7700 block of NW Skillings Drive, near Corvallis. They called and spoke to Sean Olufson, 45, regarding his complaint with the other party. Sean was arrested on 5/16/2020 for Telephonic Harassment and issued a criminal citation. Sean was additionally arrested for five counts of Telephonic Harassment on 5/17/2020 and was issued an additional criminal citation.
THEFT 1, IDENTITY THEFT, FRAUDULENT USE CREDIT CARD - On May 5, 2020 at about 10:20 p.m., deputies responded to the 26000 block of Holiday Lane for a report of Identity Theft, Theft I, and Fraudulant Use of a Credit Card. Han Ozdenak, 36, was arrested, cited and released for the crimes.
ACCIDENT VEHICLE INJURY – On May 19, 2020, Vehicle #1 was driving north on Highway 99 near Greenberry Road. Vehicle #1 drifted out of the lane of travel and off the shoulder into a ditch. Vehicle #1 collided with a driveway leading into a field. The driver of Vehicle #1 was removed from the vehicle by medics and had injuries to her legs. The driver was transported by Corvallis Fire Medics to Good Samaritan Hospital.
THEFT 1 - On Friday, May 15, 2020, at about 11:30 am, deputies were dispatched to the Benton County Fairgrounds for a theft report. The theft was of two boat motors from a boat in the storage lot. The two motors were 18-horse Evenrude fast twin motors. No suspect information at this time.
SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE(S) - On May 19, 2020, at about 7:10 p.m., deputies I responded to the 30000 block of Bellfountain Rd for a male flagging down passing cars. Deputies arrived and contacted four continuous travelers and a van with a bad alternator. They were not a hazard and were working on getting it moved.
BURGLARY 1, THEFT 2 - On May 18, 2020, at about 5:15 p.m., deputies took a report of a burglary of a residence on the 5100 block of NW Highway 99W. There was forced entry to the front door. Stolen was a Native American tribal print blanket, a bag of quarters and some movies.
ACCIDENT VEHICLE NO INJ - On May 18, 2020, at around 12:50 p.m., deputies responded to a two-vehicle crash at NW Highway 20 and NW Independence Hwy.
WILDLIFE OFFENSE - On May 17, 2020, at about 6:30 p.m., deputies I spoke with a resident on the 33000 block of Brightstar Lane regarding hunters on the property to the east of her residence. It was determined to be a misunderstanding regarding property ownership. No crime.
DUII DRUGS, FAIL TO APPEAR-BENCH WARRANT - On May 17, 2020, at around 1:20am, near SW Tunison Ave and SW 3rd Street, Corvallis, deputies initiated a traffic stop on a silver 2004 Volvo S60 driving with one headlight. The driver, identified as Andrew Pondelick, 24, was arrested and transported to the Law Enforcement Center. Pondelick was criminally cited for DUII-Drugs and Failure to appear-Burglary II, and cited for Operating a vehicle without required lighting.
THEFT 1 DECEPTION - On Saturday, May 16, 2020 at around 8:30 PM, deputies spoke with a man about someone possible scamming his 91-year-old mother. He said his mother sent someone $2000.00 to receive prize money. On May 17, at around 3:30 PM, deputies spoke with her at her residence about the incident. Deputies explained to the woman this was a scam and not to send the male that identified himself as David Freeman, any more money. Deputies gave her documentation they found on the phone number and a person identified as David Freeman showing her it was a scam. She said she would not give the man any more money and attempt to get her $2000.00 check canceled at the Post Office the next morning.
THEFT 3 LOST/MISLAID PROP, CRIMINAL POSS OF FORGERY DEVICE, POSS HEROIN (MISD), UNLAW POSS PERSONAL ID DEVICE - On Saturday, May 9, 2020, at about 5:45pm, deputies were dispatched to the 23000 block of Garrett Ln, Philomath, Benton County, Oregon, regarding a mail theft. On the way to the location, deputies spotted the vehicle on Philomath Blvd, by 53rd Street, matching the description given by the caller. Cammi Nicole Graham, 36, was arrested for Possession of Heroin and Theft of Loss, Mislaid Property. James Gordan Wheeler Jr., 46, was arrested for Operating a Vehicle without Driving Privileges, Unlawful Possession of a Personal ID Device, and Criminal Possession of a Forgery Device.
VIOL RESTRAINING ORDER - On 5/17/2020, a woman called the Sheriff`s Office to report a violation of her restraining order. Deputies arrested Jhon Palacios, 32, and transported him to the Benton County Jail where he was booked and lodged for Violation of a Restraining Order.
HARASSMENT  - On May 17, 2020, at around 11:45 a.m., deputies contacted a resident by telephone, who wanted to report a harassment which occurred at the trail head at the end of NW Oak Creek Dr.
WARRANT ARREST - On Saturday, May 16, 2020 at about 9:10 PM, deputies stopped a car on Highway 34 near milepost #3 for a traffic violation. Dispatch advised one of the passengers, SHAWN CORY POTTERF, 29, had an outstanding Marion County Circuit Court Warrant for Probation Violation. At the request of Marion County, POTTERF was cited and released in the field.
CRIMINAL TRESPASS 2 - On Thursday, May 14, 2020, at about 7:30 PM, deputies were dispatched to the 600 block of S 5th street in Monroe for a burglary. They arrived and spoke with the resident, who stated a male walked in their back yard and opened the back door. Deputies was unable to locate anyone and told the resident to call again if someone was walking on his property.
THEFT 1 - On Saturday, May 9, 2020 at about 6:25 PM, deputies were took a theft report on the 5000 block of E Elliott Circle, Corvallis. The owner stated his Ruger 10/22, JBL speaker, and De Walt Saws-All, were taken from his house.
WARRANT ARREST - On Sunday, May 17, 2020, at about 2:45 P.M., deputies were traveling south on 3rd Street near Twin Oaks Ave when they noticed Joseph Gomez, 39, walking northbound. Deputies contacted Gomez and learned he had an unconfirmed cite and release warrant out of Linn County Circuit Court. Deputies confirmed the warrant and issued him a citation with a new court date and time.
ACCIDENT VEHICLE NO INJ - On Sunday, May 17, 2020, at about 1:00 P.M., deputies arrived on the 6000 block of William R. Carr for a non-injury crash. Driver 1 said she "rear ended" driver 2 in her 2003 Toyota Corolla. Driver 2 stated he was driving his 2012 Subaru Impreza when driver 1 struck him causing minimal rear end damage. Deputies assisted them with information exchange. Both vehicles were drivable and no injuries were reported.
CRIMINAL MISCHIEF 2 VANDALISM - On May 17, 2020, at around 12:15 p.m., deputies contacted a resident by telephone regarding his Bernie Sanders sign being vandalized. An Axe and Sickle poster was posted over it, which was in his yard on the 3600 block of NW Highway 20.
WARRANT ARREST - On Saturday May 16, 2020, at about 7:55 PM, deputies stopped a vehicle on 13th St. near Applegate St. for a traffic violation. Dispatch advised the passenger, BRENDA MICHELLE BAARSCH, 36, had an outstanding Albany Municipal Warrant for Contempt of Court. BAARSCH was issued a citation in the field and released.
WARRANT ARREST - On Saturday, May 16, 2020, at about 6:00 PM, deputies stopped a vehicle on Philomath Blvd. near Western Ave. for a traffic violation. Dispatch advised the driver of the vehicle, JACOB EMIL SOKOL, 44, had two outstanding Warrants out for him, one out of Clackamas County Circuit Court and one out of Albany Municipal Court. SOKOL was issued citations for both and released in the field.
DUII BAC TEST REFUSED, WARRANT ARREST - On May 16, 2020, at 12:18 AM, deputies stopped Christopher Cope, 52, on NE Conifer Boulevard near NE Highway 20 in Corvallis for Failure to Drive within Lane and reasonable suspicion of DUII. They later arrested Cope for DUII after determining he was impaired and unable to operate a vehicle safely. Cope refused a breath test at the Sheriff`s Office. Cope additionally had a warrant out of Benton County for a prior DUII. Cope`s front seat passenger, Cindy Hoover, 61, had a warrant out of Linn County for Probation Violation/ UPCS- Methamphetamine and out of Albany Municipal Court for FTC-Keeping Junk. Both Cope and Hoover were cited and released.
CRIMINAL MISCHIEF 3 VANDALISM - On May 15, 2020, at about 5:00 pm, deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of S 1ST ST in Alsea. The resident had a video of his neighbor, John W. Hutton, 68, vandalizing a drainpipe on his property. Deputies issued Hutton a citation for Criminal Mischief III.
WARRANT ARREST - On May 15, 2020, at 2:34 AM, deputies contacted April Zandofsky, 41, on the 7600 block of NW Skillings Drive in Corvallis. Zandofsky had a confirmed warrant for her arrest out of the Albany Police Department for Contempt of Court, Warrant, Bail $1,739.57. Zandofsky was cited and released on the warrant, due to COVID-19 jail restrictions.
ACCIDENT VEHICLE NO INJ - On May 13, 2020, at about 8:15 pm, deputies were dispatched to a non-injury traffic crash that occurred on the 2800 block of West Hills Rd. Vehicle 1 was traveling 45 mph, eastbound on West Hills Rd when the passenger`s side tires left the roadway and the vehicle was pulled down into the south ditch. The driver went in the ditch for about 100 yards before attempting to drive back up onto the road. Once out of the ditch, the vehicle drove across the road and crashed into a trashcan, several bushes and a vehicle parked in a driveway.
CRIMINAL TRESPASS 2 - On Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at approximately 4:13 P.M., deputies were dispatched to the 5000 block of NE Elliott Circle for report of a cold trespass. They spoke with the resident who reported on May 6, 2020, at approximately 3:30 P.M., several individuals arrived in a blue Chevrolet pickup truck pulling a trailer with two ATVs and drove throughout the property without his permission.
CRIMINAL MISCHIEF 2 VANDALISM, CRIMINAL TRESPASS 2 - On Monday, May 11, 2020, at about 8:15pm, deputies were dispatched to the 23000 block of Alpine Road, Monroe, Benton County, Oregon, regarding a trespass. Alice Jane Warren, 30, was cited for Criminal Trespass II, and Michael James Olson, 26, was cited for Criminal Trespass II and Criminal Mischief II.
POSS METHAMPHETAMINE, RESISTING ARREST DIS CONDUCT, WARRANT ARREST – On May 5, 2020, at around 11:40 pm, deputies observed a black Ford Pickup truck traveling west on Highway 20, near Harlan Burnt Woods Road, with no license plate light. As they initiated a traffic stop, the Ford`s passenger, later identified as Cheryl Ann White, 50, exited the vehicle as it was still moving. White was found to have a warrant out of Benton County for Failure to appear for Theft III. As they attempted to arrest White, she began to quickly walk away and threw personal items towards a nearby acquaintance. A search of the items thrown revealed a small bag of methamphetamine. White was issued criminal citations for Failure to Appear, PCS-Meth, Resisting Arrest, and Tampering with Physical Evidence.
DUII .15 THRU .19 - On May 9, 2020, deputies stopped Daniel OLVERA, 33, for Failure to Maintain Lane, speed, and suspicion of DUII near 3rd and B St. OLVERA spoke with a thick, slurred speech, had bloodshot eyes, and his movements seemed slow and sluggish. OLVERA initially consented to field sobriety tests and then refused tests. Deputies arrested OLVERA for DUII. At the Benton County Sheriff`s Office, Daniel OLVERA submitted a complete breath test. OLVERA`s blood alcohol content was 0.18%. OLVERA was cited and released to a friend.
BURGLARY 2 - On May 8, 2020, at about 11:28 am, a reported a burglary was reported on the 24000 block of NE Hwy 20. A man stated an unknown suspect gained entry through the front door and stole a handheld CB radio used for dispatching.
ACCIDENT VEHICLE INJURY – On May 12, 2020, Vehicle #1 was traveling southbound on Highway 99W, approaching Tampico Road. Vehicle #1 went off the west side of the roadway into the ditch. Vehicle #1 hit a driveway culvert and went airborne and hit a roadway sign and came to rest in the ditch area on the west side of the roadway. The driver had a laceration on his head. Family members took him to the hospital in another vehicle to be evaluated.
FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE - On Monday, May 11, 2020, at about 5:45pm, deputies were working on the Willamette River conducting river safety checks and training when they observed a small inflatable boat floating down the river. The male occupant, Michael Gilooly, 34, had a confirmed warrant out of Albany Municipal Court. The male was issued a citation for the warrant.
RECKLESS ENDANGERING, RECKLESS DRIVING, MENACING AGG ASLT - On Thursday, May 7, 2020, at about 7:18 am, deputies were dispatched to a welfare check on Stow Pit Road near milepost one. The male subject appeared to be passed out and slumped over the steering wheel. The subject, Justin Minor, 25, was sleeping and issued a citation for a prior case.
SUSPICIOUS SUBJECT(S) - On Monday, May 11, 2020, at about 9:20 A.M., deputies were dispatched to the 5000 block of NE Elliott Circle for an open door. They arrived and spoke with a man at the entrance to the mobile home park. He was hiding behind the bus stop, was speaking very fast, sweating and couldn`t focus on a thought for more than a second or two. He stated people were inside his residence. Deputies searched the residence and observed it was empty.
WARRANT ARREST - On May 10, 2020, at around 2:24 am, deputies initiated a traffic stop on a red Volkswagon Jetta for unlawful change of lane near Circle Blvd and Jack London. The driver, identified as Gilbert Carillo, had a suspended license. Passenger, Gary Schaeffer, 35, was criminally cited for Failure to appear for Burglary II out of Linn County Circuit Court. Passenger, Amber Lacy, 45, was criminally cited for a warrant out of Marion County Circuit Court for Unauthorized use of a vehicle. Lacy was arrested and transported to Lane County Jail on a warrant for Failure to appear for a traffic offense.
POSS METHAMPHETAMINE (FELONY), DWS MIS, WARRANT ARREST - On May 9, 2020, at approximately 10:41 pm, deputies initiated a traffic stop on a 2002 KIA Sportage for unlawful tint near 3rd Street and Crystal Lake Drive. The driver, identified as Rebel Tester, 32, was issued criminal citations into Benton County Circuit Court for Driving while suspended-Misdemeanor, PCS-Meth, and Failure to appear. Tester was also issued citations for illegal tint, no insurance, and improper display of stickers.
LURING A MINOR, ONLINE SEXUAL CORRUPTION OF A CHILD 1 - On Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at about 11:00 A.M., deputies arrested Dakota Blaiz Mellor, 20, for Online Sexual Corruption of a Child I and Luring a Minor. Dakota drove from Springfield to Corvallis to meet with a thirteen year-old girl for sex. Dakota was arrested and transported to the Benton County Jail where he was booked and lodged.
SUSPICIOUS SUBJECT(S) - On April 21, 2020, at about 5:00 p.m., deputies were dispatched to Missouri Bend Park for a littering complaint. Upon their arrival a parks employee was in the parking lot cleaning up and said an animal had gotten into a garbage can.
ASSAULT 2 - On May 10, 2020, at about 4:30 p.m., deputies responded to the 27000 block of West Ingram Island Road for a report of a female struck by a vehicle during an argument. Deputies arrested Justin Clarence Carter, 19, for Assault II. He was lodged at Benton County Jail.
THEFT 2 FROM VEHICLE, UNLAW ENTRY MOTOR VEHICLE - On May 10, 2020 at around 10:53 a.m., deputies contacted a man by telephone regarding his vehicle being broken into on the 4600 block of NE Elliot Circle. He stated his wallet and truck keys were stolen on May 9, 2020 at around 9:00 p.m. There was no suspect information at the time.
DWS MIS - On Saturday, May 9th, 2020 at about 6:30 PM, deputies stopped a car on Highway 20 near milepost #42 for Violation of the Basic Rule (70/55 Zone). The driver had no identification with him; deputies were able to identify him as BRANDON WILLIAM PEASE, 38. PEASE had a Revoked Oregon Drivers License. PEASE was cited for Driving While Revoked (Misdemeanor) and released in the field.
CRIMINAL MISCHIEF 1 VANDALISM - On May 9, 2020, at around 2:00 P.M., deputies spoke to a caller who stated his and three of his friends vehicles had the passenger side rear tires slashed at around 5:00 A.M., while camping at Mistake Lake. There was no suspect information at the time of the report.
CRIMINAL MISCHIEF 2 RESULT CRIMINAL ACT - On Saturday, May 9, 2020, at about 12:35 P.M., deputies were dispatched to a criminal mischief on the 2300 block of Strawberry Lane. Deputies spoke with the caller who stated a wire fence covering the Oregon State University property had been cut. She did not have an approximate value of what repairs to the fence would cost.
FALSE INFO TO POLICE IMPERSONATION, POSS METHAMPHETAMINE, WARRANT ARREST - On May 9, 2020, at approximately 1:30 am, deputies initiated a traffic stop on blue Chevrolet Tahoe traveling east on NE Garden Ave, near NE Strawberry Lane, for failure to drive within lane. The driver, identified as Jennifer Smith, 39, received a criminal citation into Benton County Circuit Court for PCS-Meth, a citation for Driving while suspended-Violation, and a citation for Failure to drive within lane. A passenger, identified as Devan Hayes-Brown, 25, was issued a criminal citation into Albany Municipal Court for Failure to appear, a criminal citation into Linn County Circuit Court for Failure to appear, a criminal citation into Benton County Circuit Court for providing false information to police, and a citation for Failure to use a seatbelt.
WARRANT ARREST - On Friday May 8, 2020, at about 11:25 PM, deputies stopped a vehicle on 3rd St. near Twin Oaks Place for a traffic violation. Dispatch advised one of the passengers, HEATHER LYNN BAILEY, 39, had two outstanding warrants out for her. Deputies arrested BAILEY and transported her to the Linn County Jail where she was issued a citation on a Lebanon Municipal Court Warrant and lodged on the Linn County Circuit Court - Probation Violation Warrant.
PROBATION VIOLATION - On Friday May 8, 2020, at about 5:10 PM, deputies attempted to stop a vehicle on Highway 20 near milepost #40 for a traffic violation. The vehicle turned up a gravel road in attempt to flee and later pulled over and stopped. The driver was taken into custody because he had no identification with him. It was later determined the driver was RYAN VERLYN BAARSTAD, 40.  At the request of Lane County Parole and Probation, BAARSTAD was arrested for a Probation Violation. Deputies transported him to the Philomath Police Department where he was transferred the Lane County Jail.
WARRANT ARREST - On May 7, 2020, at 11:00 PM, deputies stopped Katie Marie Barr, 35, on Highway 20 near milepost 36 in Blodgett for Defective Lighting. Barr had a confirmed warrant out of Linn County Circuit Court for FTA/ Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, no bail. Barr was given a new Linn County Circuit Court date and time, due to COVID-19 Jail Restrictions.
CRIMINAL MISCHIEF 2 VANDALISM, CRIMINAL TRESPASS 2 - On May 7, 2020, at about 5:55 PM, deputies were dispatched to a burglary on the 25000 block of Highway 99W, near Monroe. Deputies arrived and spoke with the owner who stated he arrived at the residence that has been abandoned for a couple years. He stated it appeared someone had walked on the property and broke the back window to try to enter the house. It did not appear anyone entered the residence due to the amount of items blocking the windows. He stated he did not think anything was taken. Deputies provided Tony with a case number and recommended getting security cameras. No suspects and no neighbors saw any suspicious persons in the time window of five days.
DUII - .08 THRU .14, ACCIDENT VEHICLE INJURY - On May 7, 2020, at about 4:11 pm, deputies were dispatched to a single vehicle motorcycle crash on Grange Hall Rd, west of Fern Rd. Christopher Walter Tipsword, 45, was traveling westbound on Grange Hall Rd when he said two people on foot crossed the road in front of him. Tipsword applied the brakes but explained his ABS was not functional. He began to skid and laid the bike down on its left side. Tipsword was arrested for DUII after deputies determined he was under the influence and not able to safely operate a motor vehicle. Tipsword`s BAC was later found to be .08. Tipsword sustained road rash to multiple areas of his body. The motorcycle was driven away from the scene by a friend.
WARRANT ARREST - On Thursday, May 7, 2020, at about 10:55 A.M., deputies arrested Oren Tisdale Hounchell, 40, on the 7000 block of Mountain View Drive, on a confirmed Linn County warrant for fail to appear. Deputies arrested Hounchell and issued him a new court date and time as requested by Linn County Jail.
CRIMINAL TRESPASS 2 - On Thursday May 7, 2020, at about 7:35 A.M., deputies spoke with a woman by telephone who lives on Main St. in Monroe. She stated at about 2:30 A.M., an unknown male was on her property looking around the garage area. She said she shouted at the male. The male said, "I thought this was my friend Joey’s house" and took off on foot. She described the male as a clean-looking, white male, wearing long khaki pants, a bright blue hoodie with writing on the back and a flat-billed hat. She told deputies me she did not report the incident when it occurred because she did not feel threatened and did not want to scare her children.
SUSPICIOUS SUBJECT(S) - On May 1, 2020, at about 8:30 PM, deputies were dispatched to a suspicious person on the 7100 block of NW Lathrop Drive, near Corvallis. Deputies spoke with a resident regarding a man walking near his house. He stated he has never seen the man and he appeared to be slowly walking, but not entering anyone`s property. He felt it was suspicious and wanted to make a report in case anyone had property stolen or damaged in his area. Only description was a white male, dark clothing, about 50 yearS old and had short brown hair.
HARASSMENT PHONE - On May 6, 2020, at about 4:15 pm, deputies spoke with a man by phone on the 2200 block of NW Brownly Heights DR, Corvallis. He explained his stepson calls him multiple times a day even after told to stop. He didn`t want any citations issued, but requested deputies speak to him about the issue. Deputies contacted the stepson later that evening by phone and explained the crime of telephonic harassment and told him if he called/text/or caused his step-father`s phone to ring he could be charged. The stepson stated he would no longer attempt to contact him.
CRIMINAL MISCHIEF 2 VANDALISM - On Monday, May 4, 2020 at about 10:40 A.M., deputies were patrolling the area of Crescent Valley Drive and Raider Way when they observed the stop sign at the intersection was covered in white paint with the word "GO" painted in green. Deputies contacted the Corvallis School District facilities department about the sign. They stated a maintenance worker would look into replacing the sign.
ACCIDENT VEHICLE INJURY - On May 4, 2020, deputies were dispatched to NW Independence Hwy near milepost 1 for a single vehicle injury crash. The driver lost control of his black 2012 Harley Davidson while traveling south on Independence Hwy at around 55 mph. He had a friend drive himself to the hospital for a compliant of pain to head, neck and elbow.
PAROLE VIOLATION WARRANT - On Sunday, May 3, 2020, around 11:30 P.M., deputies arrested Aeron Stahelski for a Probation Violation warrant out of Lane County after he committed a traffic violation on Territorial Highway near Dragon Drive. Stahelski, 51, was transported to the Lane County Jail.
BURGLARY 2, THEFT 2 - On May 3, 2020, at about 8:30 pm, deputies were dispatched to the 24000 block of McCain Road, Monroe, Benton County, Oregon, regarding a burglary. Deputies contacted the caller by phone who stated his Dewalt tool set and Makita cordless skill saw were missing, and had information that an acquaintance had his property. The caller decided to retrieve his property civilly to protect an involved friend’s identity.
FAIL TO APPEAR-BENCH WARRANT - On May 3, 2020, at around 3:22 P.M., deputies contacted Tiffany Lynn BEYER, 38, in a parked vehicle at 400 NE Circle Blvd. BEYER was later arrested, cited and released on a Marion County Circuit Court warrant for Theft II, Bail $5,000.
WARRANT ARREST - On Sunday, May 3, 2020, at about, 11:55 A.M., deputies noticed a Tan Buick Century with expired tags. They initiated a traffic stop at Twin Oaks Circle near 3rd street and identified the driver and the passenger as Patrick Thomas Sundberg, 29. Dispatch advised Sundberg had a confirmed probation violation warrant out of Linn County. Deputies arrested Sundberg and transported him to the Linn County Jail where jail staff requested they issued him a citation in lieu of custody.
WARRANT ARREST - On May 3, 2020, deputies observed a gray Ford Focus traveling north on Highway 99W, near SW Avery Avenue, Corvallis with no rear license plate lighting. Deputies initiated a traffic stop and identified the driver, Natalie Williams, 20. Williams had a cite-and-release warrant for DUII from Benton County. Williams was issued a criminal citation for DUII.
CRIMINAL MISCHIEF 2 – On May 2, 2020, at about 4:00pm, deputies were dispatched to the 600 block of Kelly Street, Monroe, Benton County, Oregon, regarding a criminal mischief. Deputies located two holes in a window of a multi-unit building that would be consistent with pellet gun type ammo damage. No suspects at this time.
POSS METHAMPHETAMINE - On May 2, 2020, at around 6:29 A.M., deputies contacted Aelisha Adrian ROY, 27, at the intersection of Highway 99E and Highway 34 after she left her maroon 2000 Dodge Dakota in the eastern most northbound lane. ROY was later arrested, cited and released for Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine and her vehicle was towed.
POSS METHAMPHETAMINE, FAIL TO REGISTER SEX OFFENDER, WARRANT ARREST - On May 2, 2020, deputies observed a silver Mitsubishi Mirage traveling south on Highway 99, near SW Goodnight Ave with only one functioning headlight. They initiated a traffic stop and identified the driver and passenger, Jason Brandner, 39. During the traffic stop, drug paraphernalia and a substance believed to be crystal methamphetamine was seen in plain sight near Brandner. Brandner had a warrant for Absconding out of Lane County. Brandner was arrested and transported to Lane County Jail. Brandner was issued criminal citations for Possession of a controlled substance-Meth, and Failure to register as a sex offender.
WARRANT ARREST - On May 1, 2020, deputies arrested ELIJAH JAMES PETERSON, 20, on a confirmed Lane County warrant for D.U.I.I. after a traffic stop on Highway 34 at Riverside Drive. He was transported to the Lane County Jail.