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Albany Oregon Police Department is continuing to receive patches from all over the world for Xander
11/21/2020

Albany Oregon Police Department is continuing to receive patches from all over the world for Xander

Xander! There are so many good people in the world! We continue to receive packages to forward on to our new friend, Xander who lost his police patch collection in the Almeda fire! Thank you to everyone who contributed! We are so touched!

City of Corvallis Police Department
11/21/2020

City of Corvallis Police Department

“Unauthorized Entry into a Motor Vehicle” (UEMV) or “car break-in” is unfortunately a common crime in Corvallis. These types of incidents are mostly crimes of opportunity. By eliminating the opportunity, we can reduce the crime. Here are some recommendations to help drivers protect their vehicles and belongings.

1. Keep your vehicle locked at all times
2. When parked, close all the windows and the sunroof
3. Avoid leaving valuables inside your vehicles, but if you must, keep them out sight of people passing by
4. Park in a well-lit area and be cautious where you park at night
5. Don’t use the console or glove box as mobile lock boxes
6. Consider purchasing a car alarm and a surveillance system at your residence

As a friendly reminder from CPD, please LOCK your vehicles and if you must leave valuables inside your vehicle, keep them OUT OF SIGHT!

If you become a victim of a UEMV, please report to CPD at 541-766-6924.

NEW CHAPTER: The Department of Public Safety at OSU is evolving to support a safe and welcoming OSU Corvallis campus env...
11/18/2020

NEW CHAPTER:
The Department of Public Safety at OSU is evolving to support a safe and welcoming OSU Corvallis campus environment.
A brand new police department is coming to campus to serve and protect students, faculty, staff and visitors.
As of Jan. 1, 2021, the OSU Police Department will take over policing responsibilities from Oregon State Police, which had a long-standing agreement with the university that ends Dec. 31.
As always, in the event of an emergency, call 911.
For a non-emergency response or to report a concern, call 541-737-3010.
Stay tuned for further updates about how we are building a department dedicated to accountability, transparency, and inclusive community engagement that supports safety for all.

NEW CHAPTER:
The Department of Public Safety at OSU is evolving to support a safe and welcoming OSU Corvallis campus environment.

A brand new police department is coming to campus to serve and protect students, faculty, staff and visitors.

As of Jan. 1, 2021, the OSU Police Department will take over policing responsibilities from Oregon State Police, which had a long-standing agreement with the university that ends Dec. 31.

As always, in the event of an emergency, call 911.

For a non-emergency response or to report a concern, call 541-737-3010.

Stay tuned for further updates about how we are building a department dedicated to accountability, transparency, and inclusive community engagement that supports safety for all.

Corvallis residents!Please be careful. Dangerous to humans and animals These batteriesCan reportedly stay hot to the tou...
11/18/2020

Corvallis residents!
Please be careful. Dangerous to humans and animals
These batteries
Can reportedly stay hot to the touch for up to 24 hours and could cause burns if handled.
Can release toxic fumes that may harm people and animals if inhaled.
Can leak substances that may harm people and animals if they are exposed.https://www.facebook.com/CorvallisPoliceDepartment/posts/1980904785386064

In connection with the crash involving the Tesla, the Corvallis Police Department and Corvallis Fire Department want to make the community aware of potentially hazardous batteries in the area of the NW Walnut and NW Fairlawn.

During the crash, the Tesla car broke apart causing hundreds of small batteries, which power the vehicle to spread across the area. A concerted effort was made to collect as many of the batteries as possible at the time of the crash, but we received reports of the batteries actually going through windows of nearby residences because of the crash.

The public needs to be aware that the batteries:

Can reportedly stay hot to the touch for up to 24 hours and could cause burns if handled.

Can release toxic fumes that may harm people and animals if inhaled.

Can leak substances that may harm people and animals if they are exposed.

Please see the attached images of the batteries so you are familiar with what they look like. If you find one of these batteries, please contact the Corvallis Regional Communication Center at 541-766-6911 and do not touch the battery. Corvallis Fire Department personnel will respond to collect the battery for proper disposal.

11/17/2020

THE OREGON STATE SHERIFFS' ASSOCIATION, THE OREGON ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE AND THE OREGON STATE POLICE ENCOURAGE ALL OREGONIANS TO COMPLY WITH THE GOVERNOR'S EXECUTIVE ORDER DURING THE TWO-WEEK CORONAVIRUS FREEZE

Posted on FlashAlert: November 17th, 2020 3:38 PM
Downloadable file: OSSA-OACP-OSP__Press_Release_-11-17-20.

Oregonians have a strong tradition of unifying to protect the most vulnerable members of our communities. As your fellow community members, please join us in adhering to the Governor’s Executive Order during the two-week Coronavirus freeze. As your Oregon Law Enforcement professionals, our primary objective throughout the Coronavirus pandemic has been to take an education first approach and to seek voluntary compliance with each Executive Order. We recognize the inconvenience the pandemic and subsequent restrictions have caused all of us. We also know that the risk to our most vulnerable populations is extremely high at this time and we urge everyone to follow these restrictions in order to protect them. After all, we are all in this together.

With the issuance of the latest Executive Order, Oregon Law enforcement will continue to follow an education first approach. Oregon Law Enforcement will only take enforcement action (criminal citations) as a last resort. As with most enforcement decision making, discretion will be used if/when any Executive Order enforcement action is taken. Oregon Law Enforcement recognizes that we cannot arrest or enforce our way out of the pandemic. We can however work together in following these restrictions to make our communities a safer and healthy place.

We include the following recommendations when it comes to reporting Executive Order violations.

Business/workplace violations-Please report these to Oregon OSHA.
Restaurant/Bars-Please report these violations to OSHA or OLCC.

Oregon Law Enforcement is faced with many challenges one of which is typically receiving more police calls for service than available resources to respond. Because of this, we ask the public to follow the above-mentioned recommendations for reporting alleged violations of the Executive Order.

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Benton County Sheriff's Office
11/13/2020

Benton County Sheriff's Office

Last week we became aware of a child who lost his entire law enforcement patch collection in the Almeda Fire, north of Ashland, in September. We were happy to send him patches to get his collection going again. Included was a BCSO badge and patches for our wilderness response team, patrol/jail, and mounted posse. Keep it up, Xander, it’s growing fast!

Benton County, Oregon
11/10/2020

Benton County, Oregon

Today, Benton County reports twenty-four (24) new cases of COVID-19. Please see the table for more information on today’s cases. Visit http://bit.ly/BentonCoGov-Covid19Dashboards for live COVID-19 dashboards.

City of Corvallis Police Department
11/09/2020

City of Corvallis Police Department

Looking back at October, the number of burglaries remained consistent, yet there was an increase in car break-ins. As a reminder to all our community members, please remove all valuables from your car. Car break-ins are crimes of opportunity where suspects are either entering unlocked vehicles, or can see an item of value from outside the car.

Please avoid downtown Corvallis. 3rd between Madison and Monroe is shutting down. Buildings and businesses close to this...
11/08/2020

Please avoid downtown Corvallis. 3rd between Madison and Monroe is shutting down. Buildings and businesses close to this address (100 block of 3rd) are being evacuated.

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11/04/2020

Benton County Sheriff's Office is in too
Benton County Sheriff's Office
writes
"Hey Xander! Send us a private message with your address and we'll send you a patch, too."
https://www.facebook.com/BentonCoSheriff/posts/9956227701105733

Meet Xander! We got a letter last month from this kiddo that lost his entire police patch collection in the Almeda Fire in September. His collection was at his grandma's house, and unfortunately she lost her home in the fire. He was hoping to build up his collection again and wanted to know if we could send him an APD patch. Well, Xander, we can do better than that! One Lt. brought his personal patch collection from home to donate and we pitched in to buy him a K-9 stuffie and some goodies as well. We received this picture and a grateful letter from his dad that made our day!

City of Corvallis Police Department
11/04/2020

City of Corvallis Police Department

On 10/29/20, at approximately 7:35 pm, The Corvallis Police Department, assisted by the Corvallis Fire Department, arrived at the pedestrian crossing in the 900 block of NW Circle Blvd after receiving reports of a crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian. Witness reports indicated the pedestrian crossing signal was activated and functioning properly.

The pedestrian, a 63-year-old Corvallis female, was determined to have been struck by a pickup while in the crosswalk. She was found to have suffered moderate injuries and was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital by CFD medics. The driver of the pickup was identified as 54-year-old Robert Kilbourne of Salem. Kilbourne was arrested and booked into the Benton County Jail for the following charges:

Reckless Driving
Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants
Assault in the Third Degree

11/01/2020

FATAL CRASH ON HWY 20 - LINCOLN COUNTY

News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2020 10:47 AM
On Friday, October 30, 2020 at approximately 3:15 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a multiple vehicle crash on Hwy 20 near milepost 20.

Preliminary investigation revealed a Ram 2500 pickup, operated by Daniel Ruiz (27) of Monroe, was eastbound when it crossed into the westbound lanes. The Ram collided with two vehicles before colliding with a westbound Mazda MZ3 operated by Lexi Brockmann (20) of Lebanon.

Brockmann sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

There were no serious injuries resulting from the first two collisions.

Ruiz was arrested for outstanding warrants in Linn and Benton counties. He was also charged with Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants and Manslaughter II. He was lodged at the Lincoln County Jail.

OSP was assisted by Toledo Police Department, Toledo Fire Department, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, PacWest Ambulance, ODOT, and the Lincoln County District Attorney's Office.

City of Corvallis Police Department
10/31/2020

City of Corvallis Police Department

On 10-24-20 at around 3:00AM this male entered the laundry room of an apartment complex in the 900 block of SW 15th St and stole a load of laundry. The laundry belonged to a female resident who reported the theft to Corvallis Police. If you recognize this male, please contact Officer Ralph Caldwell at 541-766-6924.

City of Corvallis Police Department
10/31/2020

City of Corvallis Police Department

10/31/2020

SECOND FATAL CRASH IN BENTON COUNTY IN TWO DAYS

News Release from Benton Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2020 4:56 PM


On Friday, October 30, 2020, at about 12:00 pm, Benton County Deputies were dispatched to West Hills Road near Bullevard Street near Philomath for a two vehicle head on crash. Based on at-scene evidence and witness statements, a 1996 Dodge pickup was traveling east on West Hills Road when, for unknown reasons, the Dodge crossed the center line into the oncoming lane of travel. The Dodge crashed into a 2005 Toyota 4Runner which was traveling west bound on West Hills Road. Both occupants of the Toyota were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the Dodge was deceased at the scene.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Sergeant Brian Lundy at the Benton County Sheriff’s Office (541)-766-6858.

Philomath Police Department, Philomath Fire Department and Corvallis Fire Department assisted with the investigation.

1996 Dodge Dakota Pickup

Driver: Anderson Martin Burrus McDonough – Philomath Resident (26 years old) Deceased



2005 Toyota 4Runner

Driver: Suzan Ersoy Free – Philomath Resident (48 years old) serious injuries

Passenger: Natalie Free (15 years old Philomath Resident) No injuries

This is the second fatal crash in Benton County in two days.

Benton County Sheriff's Office would like to remind people to please drive safe, do not drive distracted and drive sober.

Our hearts go out to all that have been impacted by these terrible tragedies.





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10/29/2020
Sneak peek: The Murder of Anna Repkina

Local story airing 10 pm on Halloween on CBS. Benton County Deputies and Benton County Major crimes Team to be highlighted in episode of 48 Hours this Saturday. The episode will cover the investigation and prosecution of William Hargrove for the murder of Anna Repkina in 2017. With a link to the sneak peek.

Check out a sneak peek of our show - https://cbsn.ws/3oBOawD

Did a love triangle lead to murder? After his fiancée is found dead, a man researches time travel to "correct a horrible mistake." Correspondent Tracy Smith reports in an all-new "48 Hours" airing Saturday, October 31 at 10/9c on CBS.

Happy #FirstRespondersDay!Benton County Sheriff's Office  City of Corvallis Police Department  Philomath Fire & Rescue C...
10/28/2020

Happy #FirstRespondersDay!

Benton County Sheriff's Office City of Corvallis Police Department Philomath Fire & Rescue Corvallis Fire Philomath Police Department Albany Oregon Police Department Corvallis Professional Firefighters Corvallis Rural Fire District Adair Rural Fire & Rescue Monroe Rural Fire Protection District Alsea Fire Department Oregon State Police Oregon Department of Forestry - West Oregon District
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Happy #FirstRespondersDay!! Thank you for putting your lives on the line each day to keep Benton County safe. City of Corvallis Police Department Albany Oregon Police Department Philomath Police Department Corvallis Fire Corvallis Rural Fire District Corvallis Professional Firefighters Adair Rural Fire & Rescue Monroe Rural Fire Protection District Philomath Fire & Rescue Oregon State Police Alsea Fire Department

10/27/2020

OREGON STATE POLICE REQUESTING PUBLIC'S ASSISTANCE IN LOCATING VEHICLE INVOLVED IN A SERIOUS INJURY HIT AND RUN OF A PEDESTRIAN - MARION COUNTY

News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: October 27th, 2020 4:23 PM
On Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at approximately 4:11 A.M., an officer from the Salem Police Department came upon a male lying on the shoulder of the Interstate 5 northbound onramp from Market St. It was determined the male pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle. He was taken to the hospital and is being treated for serious injuries.
Oregon State Police responded to investigate. The vehicle that struck the pedestrian did not stay at the scene or provide medical assistance to the injured pedestrian.
Oregon State Police is looking for a 2008 - 2011 royal/metallic blue Ford Fusion. The Fusion should have damage to the right front bumper and the passenger side mirror.
If you have any information regarding the original incident or have any information regarding the Ford Fusion you are asked to call the Oregon State Police Northern Command Center at 1-800-442-0776 or *OSP and leave information for Trooper Don Chuhlantseff OSP case # SP20-305654.

For those heading north this morning on I5, be sure to check TripCheck. Sounds like an accident is affecting both direct...
10/26/2020

For those heading north this morning on I5, be sure to check TripCheck. Sounds like an accident is affecting both directions.

City of Corvallis Police Department
10/22/2020

City of Corvallis Police Department

This is a friendly reminder to license your dog within 30 days of moving to Corvallis, OR (Benton County). Licensing allows our Community Service Officers to help reunite dogs with their owners that much quicker in the event the two become separated.

Per Municipal Code 5.03.050.020.01 – Licensing: No person owning or having custody of a dog shall fail to obtain and display upon the dog a license as required by the Benton County Dog Control Ordinance.

Please visit this link for more information on obtaining a dog license, https://www.co.benton.or.us/records/page/dog-licenses.

News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's OfficePosted on FlashAlert: October 20th, 2020 9:18 AMDownloadable file: Bodda_An...
10/20/2020

News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: October 20th, 2020 9:18 AM
Downloadable file: Bodda_Anthony.jpg
On October 19th, 2020, at approximately 1:18 p.m., an adult in custody (AIC) at the Marion County Transition Center walked away from the facility. Anthony Travis Bodda, 21, was in custody serving a 90 day jail sentence for Reckless Endangerment and Possession of Burglary Tools. Bodda is 5’10”, 140 lbs, with brown hair, brown eyes, and was last known to be living in the Stayton area.

Staffed around the clock, the Transition Center provides an intermediate sanction between Jail and Probation. Unlike the Marion County Jail, the Transition Center provides minimum-security supervision. Residents are expected to work, either at their own jobs, or by performing community services.

If you see, or know the location of, Anthony Travis Bodda, please call the Sheriff’s Office at 503-588-5032 or submit at tip at https://www.co.marion.or.us/SO/Pages/tip411.aspx.

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This morning (at around 8:40 AM), traffic on hwy 34 came to a stop because of a car accident. One of the cars was in pretty bad shape. I am just curious if anyone knows if everyone involved in the accident is okay?
West hills rd completely blocked off, he’s on car crash
Sharing in case you know anyone who needs storage.....
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Please delete if not ok. We are searching for 4 stolen motorcycles from Albany. 3 are small kid motorcycles and 1 adult motorcycle. Also among that a welder, chainsaw, mountain bike and various other things were stolen. They were stolen early in the morning on 9-7-20. Any information about these would be greatly appreciated! Here is the craigslist ad with pictures of the big items.
fire truck went out in philomath
It's never too late to start creating a defense border (Fuel Break) between your home and surrounding areas. Fuel Breaks are strips or blocks of vegetation that have been altered to slow or control a fire. A home spared from a wildfire by creating a de- fensible area around it. Property surrounded by highly volatile vegetation increases its vulnerability to wildfire.
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Air quality interactive map link: (this link default to Corvallis, Or.)
Hi all! My grandpa lost his phone this evening down on the river walk. If you have found an iPhone 11 please please please let me know or turn into the police department and let me know! I can give identifying details if need be! My grandparents are not from here and only visiting for the night. My grandma left her phone at home 4 hours away... not sure if I should report to the police as I have tried calling it and using find my and it goes right to voicemail and no location found. Any advice helps!!
Today 6/16/2020 north of Corvallis about 1430