City of Corvallis Police Department

City of Corvallis Police Department Our Fundamental Duty is to Serve our Community. We are committed to working together in a problem-solving partnership with our community. We recognize our responsibility to provide superior police services with the highest professional standards, to combat crime and improve the quality of life for the citizens of Corvallis.

We willingly accept this responsibility and hold ourselves accountable for its accomplishment.

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Join us this evening at Goss Stadium for the annual Police vs Fire softball game to raise money for the Special Olympics...
07/13/2021

Join us this evening at Goss Stadium for the annual Police vs Fire softball game to raise money for the Special Olympics and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Stay afterward to watch the Corvallis Knights.

Join us this evening at Goss Stadium for the annual Police vs Fire softball game to raise money for the Special Olympics and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Stay afterward to watch the Corvallis Knights.

Rental Housing ScamsAre you looking for rental housing? Be aware of rental housing scams. Some signs that the rental pro...
07/10/2021

Rental Housing Scams

Are you looking for rental housing? Be aware of rental housing scams. Some signs that the rental property you're interested in may be a scam are:

▫The landlord will not meet you, or talk on the phone
▫The landlord is asking for payment without an application or without meeting
▫There is no tenant screening process
▫The landlord asks for payment on a peer-to-peer payment app, or by wiring money

To avoid rental housing scams:

▫Verify the listing by comparing the pictures in the ad to Street View, or by visiting the property
▫Meet the landlord or property management agent
-Tour the entire unit
-Thoroughly review the application and rental agreement
▫Don't pay before signing a lease or agreement
-Never send money by wire or peer-to-peer payment app

Learn more at FTC.gov/scams.

Rental Housing Scams

Are you looking for rental housing? Be aware of rental housing scams. Some signs that the rental property you're interested in may be a scam are:

▫The landlord will not meet you, or talk on the phone
▫The landlord is asking for payment without an application or without meeting
▫There is no tenant screening process
▫The landlord asks for payment on a peer-to-peer payment app, or by wiring money

To avoid rental housing scams:

▫Verify the listing by comparing the pictures in the ad to Street View, or by visiting the property
▫Meet the landlord or property management agent
-Tour the entire unit
-Thoroughly review the application and rental agreement
▫Don't pay before signing a lease or agreement
-Never send money by wire or peer-to-peer payment app

Learn more at FTC.gov/scams.

Photos from Benton County Sheriff's Office's post
07/09/2021

Photos from Benton County Sheriff's Office's post

07/08/2021

***** NIKOS HAS BEEN LOCATED *****

**MISSING PERSON**

BCSO CASE # 21-01865

Nikos Anthony Pappalardo was last seen leaving his residence near Scenic Drive in North Albany at approximately 8:00 AM Wednesday July 7th. He was wearing blue jeans, a brown flannel shirt, brown 'roper shoes', possibly an unknown color sun hat, and carrying a grey Yeti water bottle.

Nikos has the cognitive ability of an 8-10 year old and may appear shaky or on edge if seen. He has a distinctive gait where he swings both arms together and rocks his body as he walks.

Nikos commonly will go to local shopping areas such as Target and Winco but has not been located. He is considered potentially endangered.

Please call the Benton County Sheriff's Office dispatch at 541-766-6911 if seen or found.

CHARITY POLICE vs FIRE SOFTBALL GAMEJoin us at Goss Stadium on Tuesday, July 13th at 5:00pm for the annual Corvallis Pol...
07/08/2021

CHARITY POLICE vs FIRE SOFTBALL GAME

Join us at Goss Stadium on Tuesday, July 13th at 5:00pm for the annual Corvallis Police vs Corvallis Fire softball game. A portion of walkup ticket sales supports the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the Special Olympics. Stay for the Corvallis Knights game at 6:35 pm.

CHARITY POLICE vs FIRE SOFTBALL GAME

Join us at Goss Stadium on Tuesday, July 13th at 5:00pm for the annual Corvallis Police vs Corvallis Fire softball game. A portion of walkup ticket sales supports the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the Special Olympics. Stay for the Corvallis Knights game at 6:35 pm.

Happy Independence Day! As we celebrate this 4th of July, please be safe and responsible by using fireworks appropriatel...
07/04/2021

Happy Independence Day! As we celebrate this 4th of July, please be safe and responsible by using fireworks appropriately and having a sober driver.

Happy Independence Day! As we celebrate this 4th of July, please be safe and responsible by using fireworks appropriately and having a sober driver.

In June, 14 cars were reported stolen, and there were 46 reports of cars having items stolen from them. There were 24 bu...
07/02/2021

In June, 14 cars were reported stolen, and there were 46 reports of cars having items stolen from them. There were 24 burglaries reported. Of the 24, only eight had signs of forced entry. Here are maps of reported thefts from vehicles and burglaries during the month of June.

Please remember to remove valuables from your vehicles, park them in a well-lit area, and lock your house windows and doors. Report any criminal behavior to 541-766-6911.

During an emergency, public safety officials in Corvallis will use Corvallis Alert to communicate important information ...
06/27/2021
Corvallis Alert Emergency Notifications

During an emergency, public safety officials in Corvallis will use Corvallis Alert to communicate important information to the public. The system will be used for a variety of large-scale incidents affecting the Corvallis community, including:
-Natural disasters, including an earthquake, flood, or
wildfire
-Structure fire
-Law enforcement activity
-Evacuation notice
-Road closures or traffic hazards

Please encourage your friends and family to sign up for Corvallis Alert. The quickest way to sign up is to text CORVALLIS to 888777.

Corvallis Alert is the notification system used by Corvallis public safety agencies to communicate with the public during an emergency. Corvallis Alert allows anyone in the Corvallis community to register to receive emergency alerts via text SMS, email, or telephone call. The quickest way to sign up...

06/25/2021

Press Release: Deputy Paul Lancaster Funeral Procession

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Benton County Deputy Paul Lancaster’s procession will occur on Saturday, June 26, 2021, starting at approximately 8:30 am. The procession – limited to first responders – will be extensive and traffic delays are expected between 8:30 – 10:30 am.

Many agencies are expected to join the procession, which will begin at Oregon State University’s Reser Stadium in Corvallis, and end at the Linn County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Albany for a celebration of Deputy Lancaster’s life. The procession will travel:
• East on Western Ave
• North on 5th St
• East on Van Buren St
• North on 2nd St
• East on Highway 20 thru downtown Albany
• North on Highway 99E to the fairgrounds

The service will be held in the B Hall of the Expo Center and begins at 11:30 am. Immediately following, there will be a reception in Hall A.

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office encourages you to line the funeral procession route to pay respects to Deputy Lancaster. Please be sure to remain out of the roadway and use alternate routes for any regular travel.
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Neighborhoods with strong social ties are less likely to experience crime. Neighborhood Watch helps you partner with the...
06/25/2021
Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhoods with strong social ties are less likely to experience crime. Neighborhood Watch helps you partner with the Corvallis Police Department and your neighbors to keep your neighborhood safe. Learn more and start a Neighborhood Watch group by visiting our webpage.

A Corvallis Police Department Crime Prevention Program Neighbors Watching Out For Neighbors… It Works! Getting Started What is Neighborhood Watch?

Cooling Centers
06/24/2021
Cooling Centers

Cooling Centers

**Español a continuación** With significantly higher temperatures forecasted for this weekend, several cooling centers are available for community members.

Photos from Corvallis Fire's post
06/23/2021

Photos from Corvallis Fire's post

Unknown Suspect Peeping In Windows and Entering ResidencesBetween June 17th and June 22nd, 2021, the Corvallis Police De...
06/22/2021

Unknown Suspect Peeping In Windows and Entering Residences

Between June 17th and June 22nd, 2021, the Corvallis Police Department has responded to neighborhoods in the vicinity of NW Kings Blvd and NW Harrison Blvd in Corvallis for three reports of a male suspect committing crimes related to peeping in windows and/or entering homes of female residents. The intended actions of this unknown male suspect appear to be sexual in nature. At this time, there is not a verifiable suspect description to release. Most of the reported incidents have occurred between 11:00pm and 2:00am. Detectives are currently investigating these cases and are asking community members to please take appropriate safety measures to include locking doors and windows at night, and share any information you may have about these incidents.

Unknown Suspect Peeping In Windows and Entering Residences

Between June 17th and June 22nd, 2021, the Corvallis Police Department has responded to neighborhoods in the vicinity of NW Kings Blvd and NW Harrison Blvd in Corvallis for three reports of a male suspect committing crimes related to peeping in windows and/or entering homes of female residents. The intended actions of this unknown male suspect appear to be sexual in nature. At this time, there is not a verifiable suspect description to release. Most of the reported incidents have occurred between 11:00pm and 2:00am. Detectives are currently investigating these cases and are asking community members to please take appropriate safety measures to include locking doors and windows at night, and share any information you may have about these incidents.

Now Hiring!Imagine living in a thriving city, and working for a community-oriented organization. Come work for the only ...
06/19/2021
Job Opportunities | City of Corvallis

Now Hiring!

Imagine living in a thriving city, and working for a community-oriented organization. Come work for the only meritorious CALEA-accredited agency in Oregon. We have openings for Records Specialist, Property Control Specialist and Police Officer positions.

Apply at CorvallisOregon.gov/Jobs.

The City of Corvallis has more than 420 employees in ten City departments who work to support our community’s values in livability, public safety, sustainability, infrastructure, and economic vitality.  Human Resources is dedicated to recruiting, developing, and supporting an exceptional workforc...

Last night CPD officers responded to a report of a "Peeping Tom" in a residential area several blocks northeast of OSU c...
06/18/2021
Crime Prevention

Last night CPD officers responded to a report of a "Peeping Tom" in a residential area several blocks northeast of OSU campus. While our officers are continuing that investigation, it is a good opportunity to revisit some safety tips as the weather continues to get warmer:
- As your day winds down, close and lock your doors.
- As darkness falls, close and lock windows or use a locking device such as a wooden dowel to ensure windows can't open more than a few inches.
- Ensure exterior lighting is working properly
- If you see something suspicious that may be criminal, call our dispatch center ASAP. If it is an emergency dial 9-1-1; the non-emergency number for Dispatch is 541-766-6911.

You can learn more at https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/police/page/crime-prevention

Can you identify this person? They were involved in the assault of an employee at a South Corvallis business. If you kno...
06/17/2021

Can you identify this person? They were involved in the assault of an employee at a South Corvallis business. If you know who they are, please call Officer Wakefield at 541-766-6924.

Please pay extra attention when driving near Corvallis High School tomorrow afternoon. Elementary children will be gathe...
06/16/2021

Please pay extra attention when driving near Corvallis High School tomorrow afternoon. Elementary children will be gathering for a track meet at the school. Drive safe!

Please pay extra attention when driving near Corvallis High School tomorrow afternoon. Elementary children will be gathering for a track meet at the school. Drive safe!

June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Older people throughout the United States lose an estimated $2.6 billion o...
06/15/2021
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day | USC CEM

June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Older people throughout the United States lose an estimated $2.6 billion or more annually due to elder financial abuse and exploitation. Elder abuse also creates health care and legal costs for our society. We can change this. Learn more at eldermistreatment.usc.edu/weaad-home #WEAAD

ABOUT | TOOLS & TIPS | TAKE ACTION | EVENTS | SOCIAL MEDIA | WALK FOR WEAAD | WEAAD WORDS WORLDWIDE World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15th World Elder

Tenant Move-Out Resources
06/15/2021
Tenant Move-Out Resources

Tenant Move-Out Resources

Moving out is a big job. Tenants routinely underestimate how much “stuff” they have.

On 5/22/2021 a victim reported their bicycle, valued at $5,500, was stolen from a bicycle rack which was attached to the...
06/09/2021

On 5/22/2021 a victim reported their bicycle, valued at $5,500, was stolen from a bicycle rack which was attached to their vehicle while they were in a store. There was no other suspect information at that time of the call, but the victim posted pictures of the stolen bicycle online in hopes of its recovery.

On 5/27/2021 a local resident reported seeing an individual riding a bicycle very similar to the stolen bicycle observed online, and saw the suspect load the bicycle into a rental van. The local resident provided Law Enforcement with security camera video showing the suspect riding the bicycle as well as the rental van. The suspect was identified by officers as Avery McGrath (28) of Corvallis. McGrath was located and arrested and the rental van he was driving was seized. Search warrants were granted and executed on the rental van as well as the McGrath’s residence in Philomath. The stolen bicycle was found and recovered at the residence. Officers also found fi****ms, drugs, and other suspected stolen items in the rental van.

Thanks to the local resident and collaborative help amongst local law enforcement agencies, the bicycle was able to make it back to the victim and the suspect arrested. McGrath remains at the Benton County Jail on the following charges:

Unlawful Possession of a Firearm
Theft 1
Felon in Possession of a Firearm
Post Prison Supervision Hold

On 5/22/2021 a victim reported their bicycle, valued at $5,500, was stolen from a bicycle rack which was attached to their vehicle while they were in a store. There was no other suspect information at that time of the call, but the victim posted pictures of the stolen bicycle online in hopes of its recovery.

On 5/27/2021 a local resident reported seeing an individual riding a bicycle very similar to the stolen bicycle observed online, and saw the suspect load the bicycle into a rental van. The local resident provided Law Enforcement with security camera video showing the suspect riding the bicycle as well as the rental van. The suspect was identified by officers as Avery McGrath (28) of Corvallis. McGrath was located and arrested and the rental van he was driving was seized. Search warrants were granted and executed on the rental van as well as the McGrath’s residence in Philomath. The stolen bicycle was found and recovered at the residence. Officers also found fi****ms, drugs, and other suspected stolen items in the rental van.

Thanks to the local resident and collaborative help amongst local law enforcement agencies, the bicycle was able to make it back to the victim and the suspect arrested. McGrath remains at the Benton County Jail on the following charges:

Unlawful Possession of a Firearm
Theft 1
Felon in Possession of a Firearm
Post Prison Supervision Hold

Christian Long Missing Person Case - UpdateIn December of 2016, the Corvallis Police Department (CPD) received a report ...
05/26/2021

Christian Long Missing Person Case - Update

In December of 2016, the Corvallis Police Department (CPD) received a report of a missing person. Donald Long reports his son, Christian William Long (19 years old at the time), told him he was going to stay in Eugene in for a while during the month of October. After losing contact with Christian for a protracted period of time, Donald contacted CPD with his concerns. The Corvallis Police Department began an investigation, assigning the case to CPD Detectives and placing Christian into the LEDS/NCIC databases as a missing person.

Over the following months, CPD Detectives received multiple tips from public, including several that came from out of state. Detectives were able to rule out the leads as not being related to Christian or were able to exhaust all of the available information.

DNA samples were collected from Donald and placed into the National Missing and Unidentified Persons (NAMUS) database. The NAMUS database was created in 2007 to aid law enforcement and the community with identifying missing persons and offers additional resources such as investigative support and forensic services. NAMUS partners include the National Institute of Justice, and University of North Texas (UNT).

In May of 2019, an individual walking along the Columbia River in Cowlitz County Washington, located and reported human remains along the bank of the river. The remains were unable to be positively identified at the time of discovery. The remains were sent to the King County Washington Medical Examiners Office for further analysis.

In August of 2020, Detectives received word from UNT that DNA from the unidentified remains were matched to the DNA of Donald Long, indicating a familial relationship. Additional required DNA exemplars were collected from family members by Detectives and submitted to the University of North Texas. On February 23rd 2021, CPD Detectives received a definitive confirmation the remains located in Cowlitz County Washington, were those of Christian Long. The Corvallis Police Department was then able to provide confirmation to the Long family that Christian Long was deceased.

Though Christian’s remains have been located, the case remains an open investigation for the Corvallis Police Department. At this time, Detectives are still considering all investigative options and investigating leads. Lead Detective Greg Kantola is requesting the community’s assistance in the investigation, “We are confident there are individuals who have information about the circumstances surrounding the death of Christian Long, and we implore them to contact the Corvallis Police Department to assist us.”

If you have information about Christian Long or the circumstances surrounding his death, please contacted Detective Greg Kantola at 541-766-6781.

Christian Long Missing Person Case - Update

In December of 2016, the Corvallis Police Department (CPD) received a report of a missing person. Donald Long reports his son, Christian William Long (19 years old at the time), told him he was going to stay in Eugene in for a while during the month of October. After losing contact with Christian for a protracted period of time, Donald contacted CPD with his concerns. The Corvallis Police Department began an investigation, assigning the case to CPD Detectives and placing Christian into the LEDS/NCIC databases as a missing person.

Over the following months, CPD Detectives received multiple tips from public, including several that came from out of state. Detectives were able to rule out the leads as not being related to Christian or were able to exhaust all of the available information.

DNA samples were collected from Donald and placed into the National Missing and Unidentified Persons (NAMUS) database. The NAMUS database was created in 2007 to aid law enforcement and the community with identifying missing persons and offers additional resources such as investigative support and forensic services. NAMUS partners include the National Institute of Justice, and University of North Texas (UNT).

In May of 2019, an individual walking along the Columbia River in Cowlitz County Washington, located and reported human remains along the bank of the river. The remains were unable to be positively identified at the time of discovery. The remains were sent to the King County Washington Medical Examiners Office for further analysis.

In August of 2020, Detectives received word from UNT that DNA from the unidentified remains were matched to the DNA of Donald Long, indicating a familial relationship. Additional required DNA exemplars were collected from family members by Detectives and submitted to the University of North Texas. On February 23rd 2021, CPD Detectives received a definitive confirmation the remains located in Cowlitz County Washington, were those of Christian Long. The Corvallis Police Department was then able to provide confirmation to the Long family that Christian Long was deceased.

Though Christian’s remains have been located, the case remains an open investigation for the Corvallis Police Department. At this time, Detectives are still considering all investigative options and investigating leads. Lead Detective Greg Kantola is requesting the community’s assistance in the investigation, “We are confident there are individuals who have information about the circumstances surrounding the death of Christian Long, and we implore them to contact the Corvallis Police Department to assist us.”

If you have information about Christian Long or the circumstances surrounding his death, please contacted Detective Greg Kantola at 541-766-6781.

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