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06/06/2021
Did you find these 2 kayaks and car rack?  Fell off roof On 99w northbound between Corvallis and Monmouth, May 30.Please...
06/04/2021

Did you find these 2 kayaks and car rack? Fell off roof On 99w northbound between Corvallis and Monmouth, May 30.
Please do the right thing and return them to mother and young children. In the short time they took to return to find them,
someone had picked them up.
or you can help them replace by donating a few dollars to the mother's Go Fund Me here https://gofund.me/608adec2

Did you find these 2 kayaks and car rack? Fell off roof On 99w northbound between Corvallis and Monmouth, May 30.
Please do the right thing and return them to mother and young children. In the short time they took to return to find them,
someone had picked them up.
or you can help them replace by donating a few dollars to the mother's Go Fund Me here https://gofund.me/608adec2

06/04/2021

BCSO is seeking the public's assistance in identifying the driver of a late 90's to early 00's, red Ford Ranger pickup, with a red aluminum camper shell.

On Friday, May 21, 2021, deputies were dispatched to Pettibone Drive & Granger Avenue in Corvallis for a suspicious vehicle. There they located a RV trailer, which had been stolen from a storage facility on Elliott Circle and not yet been reported.

Anyone with information on the Ford Ranger is asked to contact Deputy Adam Miller at 541-766-6858 or email [email protected].

06/04/2021

Attached is a picture of a sky lantern that was recently retrieved from the Hull-Oakes Mill area West of Bellfountain (Monroe).
As a reminder the use sky lanterns is illegal 365 days a year in Oregon, not just during fire season.
Additional information can be found in ORS 476.735 - Sky lantern prohibition.

Please do report suspicious activity.
06/03/2021

Please do report suspicious activity.

FYI for those traveling eastbound
06/03/2021

FYI for those traveling eastbound

We have had a few calls regarding a plume of smoke seen near the Calapooia drainage. ODF is conducting training in that area so you will be seeing smoke while this is happening. Thank you all for your concerns!

Please return this family’s kayaks and racks.   Please share this story to show how we care in Benton County.  Lost clos...
06/03/2021

Please return this family’s kayaks and racks. Please share this story to show how we care in Benton County. Lost closer to Corvallis 99w.
if you can help pitch in a few dollars, family has a GFM here https://gofund.me/608adec2

Please return this family’s kayaks and racks. Please share this story to show how we care in Benton County. Lost closer to Corvallis 99w.
if you can help pitch in a few dollars, family has a GFM here https://gofund.me/608adec2

06/01/2021

Recorded from Benton County Public Safety Scanner tonight. This was announced over police radio at 6:00 pm May 31. Thank you for your 31 years of service, Engineer Crawford, Corvallis Fire Department. We all so appreciate all you have done for this community.

05/28/2021

*** Shenanigans for immediate release***
Neighbors had been tormented by an early rising and very loud trespasser for weeks. Finally, they got together, trapped him and called us. We sent a Community Resource Officer to relocate the drifter. He arrived at the police department with little fanfare and was awaiting his transport while we made some phone calls arranging his new home. While we always treat detainee’s with respect, we don’t always go this far above and beyond.
One of our newest officers, who shall remain unnamed, apparently has a soft spot for red-heads and decided he looked a little hungry. While attempting to give him a bite of cheesecake, the hostile yardbird brandished his spurs and escaped. The foot pursuit that transpired was more like a comedy show as other officers joined in. While our parking lot is fenced it was no match for Cluck Norris who was able to flee under the gate.
Silence ensued. He was gone.
For the next two days, Foghorn Leghorn was seen on nearby streets. He was a slippery little drumstick and evaded capture several times. While we contemplated acting shocked at the sight of him, we fessed up to our neighbors about our mishap and blamed the rookie.
We would like to report he has once again been caught, no cheesecake was offered and he was transported to his new home. #roostersdontevenlikecheesecake #cockerelontheloose #allinadayswork

05/28/2021

BCSO Deputy Brent Iverson lost his life 2 years ago today when he experienced a medical emergency while driving off-duty, which ultimately ended his life.

After reading this thank you letter sent to the Sheriff, you’ll understand the hole that’s been left in our office.

“Sheriff, We live in difficult times. It seems like the police have become the bad guys in our society, with everyone too quick to allege misconduct or bias, or some other offense on the part of the police. You do a difficult job and this letter is to let you know that Deputy Brent Iverson was a shining example of caring service on the afternoon of Friday, October 7.
My wife and I are both retired and living in our motorhome, we are engaged in traveling the country. Inevitably mechanical things will break down and on Friday, our motorhome engine stopped and would not start. Our road side service was called, but more than that, Deputy Iverson, came to our location, assisted in scheduling a tow truck capable of handling a 32,000 lb. motorhome, and stayed with us to protect us and assist us until the tow truck arrived.
He was kind, never angry that we were blocking a portion of a major highway, ran his emergency lights to help protect us from rear-end collision. Our safety was his primary concern and it showed that he loved his job, and was clearly there to help us in our time of need.
Thank you very much, for having someone like Deputy Iverson on staff, for people like us. I deeply appreciate his service and your department. Words alone can't convey my thanks.”

This is just one example of Deputy Iverson’s many acts of kindness. We miss Brent dearly, as he was truly one of a kind.

Timeline Photos
05/27/2021

Timeline Photos

Wildfire season is right around the corner! Are you prepared? Join Benton County's emergency manager, Bryan Lee, for a webinar on wildfire preparedness this Friday, May 28, from 2-4 pm.
Register at: http://ow.ly/8QZ150ESuoq

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05/26/2021

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ODOT: Valley, No. Coast 10:02 AM (50 minutes ago)to meODOT: Valley, No. Coast: U.S. 20 Corvallis-Newport Highway is clos...
05/24/2021
Road & Weather Conditions Map | TripCheck - Oregon Traveler Information

ODOT: Valley, No. Coast
10:02 AM (50 minutes ago)
to me

ODOT: Valley, No. Coast: U.S. 20 Corvallis-Newport Highway is closed by a crash at milepost 2, just east of Newport. This is expected to be a lengthy closure. Travelers should take alternate routes and avoid the area. More Info Here https://www.tripcheck.com/

The TripCheck website provides roadside camera images and detailed information about Oregon road traffic congestion, incidents, weather conditions, services and commercial vehicle restrictions and registration.

There have been sightings in Benton County too
05/22/2021
ODFW Living with Wildlife - Cougars

There have been sightings in Benton County too

Bats | Beaver | Birds | Black Bears | Bobcats | Cougars | Coyotes | Deer and Elk | Frogs | Nutria | Osprey | Owls | Raccoons | Snakes | Tree Squirrels | Turkeys | Turtles | Wolves | Young Wildlife

Consider helping support the family of a community member who lost his life.
05/22/2021
Support for Seth's Family, organized by Josh Kohler

Consider helping support the family of a community member who lost his life.

For those of you who knew Seth, you know he loved two things more than anything in the world: H… Josh Kohler needs your support for Support for Seth's Family

Benton County, ORThere is a low risk of illness in Benton County. COVID-19 cases are low and stable, while Influenza (fl...
05/22/2021

Benton County, OR
There is a low risk of illness in Benton County. COVID-19 cases are low and stable, while Influenza (flu) cases are very low and stable.
How does Kinsa calculate illness risk?
Kinsa’s early warning system tracks the spread of illness in real-time and forecasts future outbreaks through a network of millions of smart thermometers.

Benton County, OR
There is a low risk of illness in Benton County. COVID-19 cases are low and stable, while Influenza (flu) cases are very low and stable.
How does Kinsa calculate illness risk?
Kinsa’s early warning system tracks the spread of illness in real-time and forecasts future outbreaks through a network of millions of smart thermometers.

Photos from City of Corvallis Police Department's post
05/22/2021

Photos from City of Corvallis Police Department's post

05/21/2021

Today we celebrate the memory of Deputy Rick Fontaine, who died from an illness on May 20, 2019, while employed by BCSO.

He was often thanked by members of the community for his calm demeanor. “Dear Deputy Fontaine, It’s 11:20 pm and I am finally home after the ER and tucking my parents and dog in bed. Before I hit the ‘hay’ myself, I want to write you a quick note to thank you so much for all you did on my parents behalf this evening. How lucky for them and for me that you were patrolling Hwy 20 tonight in that awful weather! I know what kind of incidents and people you have to deal with all too often. It is nice to know that you have been able to maintain a gentle side to so capably reassure and take care of a fragile 83/90 year-old couple. They felt very safe with you. Thanks again for all you did.”

Rick was not only caring, he was also dependable as described in an internal commendation. "Deputy Fontaine has attempted and served 'by far' the most civil papers in the Patrol Division," stated Civil Deputy Barnes. "I have not asked him for the extra effort, he just does it.”

Deputy Fontaine always went above and beyond the call of duty and he is deeply missed.

Photos from Benton County Sheriff's Office's post
05/18/2021

Photos from Benton County Sheriff's Office's post

WHAT: Bring your own boat and spring into action with Willamette Riverkeeper and Oregon State Parks to help clear trash ...
05/07/2021

WHAT: Bring your own boat and spring into action with Willamette Riverkeeper and Oregon State Parks to help clear trash and debris from the riverbanks in Corvallis between Crystal Lake and Michael's Landing by boat.
WHERE: PLEASE BE SELF SHUTTLED AHEAD OF TIME. Plan to meet at the boat ramp in the main parking area at Crystal Lake boat ramp in Corvallis. Be ready to put-in at the meeting time.
WHEN: Saturday - 5/8 * 9AM-1PM
DETAILS: Please have your shuttle completed before meeting at 9AM at the Crystal Lake boat ramp in Corvallis. Please dress weather appropriately, bring water, face mask, hand sanitizer, and wear close-toed shoes for safety while working in clean up areas. We will provide trash bags, non-latex gloves, trash pickers and masks for those without their own. Volunteers are required to wear PFDs and masks (while on shore), and practice social distancing for the duration of the event and should be confident paddling in moving water. This clean up is limited to no more than 15 volunteer participants and will be led by Willamette Riverkeeper and Oregon State Parks.
FOR FUN: Trash or Treasure? You decide! Post your favorite photos from your cleanup experience to social media between April 22-June 6, 2021 with #SpringforYourRiver or feel free to submit to [email protected] for a chance to win a prize!
QUESTIONS? Please contact event coordinator, Michelle Emmons at [email protected].

WHAT: Bring your own boat and spring into action with Willamette Riverkeeper and Oregon State Parks to help clear trash and debris from the riverbanks in Corvallis between Crystal Lake and Michael's Landing by boat.
WHERE: PLEASE BE SELF SHUTTLED AHEAD OF TIME. Plan to meet at the boat ramp in the main parking area at Crystal Lake boat ramp in Corvallis. Be ready to put-in at the meeting time.
WHEN: Saturday - 5/8 * 9AM-1PM
DETAILS: Please have your shuttle completed before meeting at 9AM at the Crystal Lake boat ramp in Corvallis. Please dress weather appropriately, bring water, face mask, hand sanitizer, and wear close-toed shoes for safety while working in clean up areas. We will provide trash bags, non-latex gloves, trash pickers and masks for those without their own. Volunteers are required to wear PFDs and masks (while on shore), and practice social distancing for the duration of the event and should be confident paddling in moving water. This clean up is limited to no more than 15 volunteer participants and will be led by Willamette Riverkeeper and Oregon State Parks.
FOR FUN: Trash or Treasure? You decide! Post your favorite photos from your cleanup experience to social media between April 22-June 6, 2021 with #SpringforYourRiver or feel free to submit to [email protected] for a chance to win a prize!
QUESTIONS? Please contact event coordinator, Michelle Emmons at [email protected].

05/06/2021

Cougar Warning...please read!

The Philomath Police Department has received a report from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife of Cougar sighting in Philomath. The Cougar was observed near the Hunsaker Bike Path between Applegate Street and James Street, on Saturday Night, May 1st, at approximately 10:00 pm.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife recommended we advise residents to keep pets, pet food, and water bowls inside. In addition, parents should closely monitor small children playing near or in the park.

When we receive more information from ODFW, we will put out alerts on Facebook. For more info about Cougars, go to this handy ODFW brochure: http://goo.gl/6xTvFt

05/03/2021

Are you interested in what Corvallis police officers did this week? Visit the daily log on our website to see a summary of each day's activity.

corvallisoregon.gov/police/page/daily-activity-log

Photos from Albany Oregon Police Department's post
05/03/2021

Photos from Albany Oregon Police Department's post

Photos from Benton County Sheriff's Office's post
04/20/2021

Photos from Benton County Sheriff's Office's post

Erikka EvelandSTOLENIf anyone sees a silver 2013 Hyundai Elantra with a round magnetic circle on the front driver side, ...
04/19/2021

Erikka Eveland
STOLEN
If anyone sees a silver 2013 Hyundai Elantra with a round magnetic circle on the front driver side, two magnetic ribbons relating to cancer on the back on each side of the license plate. This is my car, it was stolen from my driveway 4-18-21.

The license plate is an Oregon plate and says 514 GUS. There is an Oregon-grown sticker on the left bumper. There is also some scratches on the driver and front passenger doors by where the window rolls down.

If you see this car call 911 it is stolen!!!!! Reference Corvallis Police incident #201-02716 If you are able please share this post. I WILL UPDATE WHEN AND IF THE CAR IS RECOVERED.

Erikka Eveland
STOLEN
If anyone sees a silver 2013 Hyundai Elantra with a round magnetic circle on the front driver side, two magnetic ribbons relating to cancer on the back on each side of the license plate. This is my car, it was stolen from my driveway 4-18-21.

The license plate is an Oregon plate and says 514 GUS. There is an Oregon-grown sticker on the left bumper. There is also some scratches on the driver and front passenger doors by where the window rolls down.

If you see this car call 911 it is stolen!!!!! Reference Corvallis Police incident #201-02716 If you are able please share this post. I WILL UPDATE WHEN AND IF THE CAR IS RECOVERED.

04/19/2021

Please share.

04/19/2021

Corvallis students of all grades will be back in school for in-person classes this week. Please drive 20mph and stop for school buses. Here are the times students will be at school:

Grades K-5: M, T, Th & F 8:15am–1:30pm (W 8:15am–11:30am)
Franklin K-5 TBA

Grades 6-8: M, T, Th & F 10:00am–3:10pm (W 10:00am–11:55am)
Franklin 6-8 TBA

Grades 9-12: M, T, Th & F 9:00am–3:00pm (W 9:00am–11:35am)

More information is available at the Corvallis School District website, csd509j.net/calendar.

04/16/2021

PLEASE SHARE: Deputies are searching for an 'armed and dangerous' suspect who was connected to a shooting investigation in Washington County. If you see him, call 9-1-1.
Updates: katu.com/news/local/deputies-search-for-armed-dangerous-suspect-after-hillsboro-shooting-no-injuries

Photos from Benton County Sheriff's Office's post
04/16/2021

Photos from Benton County Sheriff's Office's post

04/16/2021

This applies to all if Oregon. Not only is the water cold, it is still swift and likely full of debris.

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US-20 MP 35.14 US-20, 2 miles East of Burnt Woods Estimated delay under 20 minutes Crash Lanes Affected: (Westbound) All Lanes Comments: A crash has occurred, use caution. Incident #: 511522 Event #: 21T024341 Last Updated: 3/9/2021 6:02 PM 2 of 2 OR-34 MP 51 OR-34, 8 miles West of Intersection with Corvallis - Newport Highway US-20 No to Minimum Delay Winter Comments: Winter conditions are occurring causing no to minimum delays. Use caution. Incident #: 511525 Event #: 21T024349 Last Updated: 3/9/2021 6:10 PM
Update 3:30 pm , he is located- This is my son Eddie Harris he is reported to be hitch hiking in the Benton county area today his car broke down coming back from Newport area, he is lost and trying to get home to Klamath Falls Oregon.take him to the nearest phone ,greyhound , police station , or somewhere safe please! I am super worried it's cold ❄️ Please contact me with any information. Thank you
Good morning! And happy holidays. I just woke up to find my bike was stolen. Please keep an eye out for a black Peugeot with pink brake handles! Thanks community
Anyone else experiencing a power outage?
Police blocking traffic at 9th and Van Buren. Avoid area
UPDATE !!!! FOUND IN JACKSON COUNTY !!! THANK YOU ALL HE IS OK BUT THE CAR IS NOT !!! please help !! my dad is gone missing .he drives a mercedes ml320 his name is Lloyd and is 94 years old. he may have broken down while on his way to the oakville peoria area from oakridge oregon on december 2 mid morning. please look for his car off the road im thinking the fog might have caused an accident or the ice . if you have any leads contact Oakridge police or any sheriff or OSP. He may be wlking but hes very unsteady and uses a cane usually.plese help
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.....
If you are needing to board your dogs, please consider Must Love Paws in Corvallis. They are such a great and caring place to entrust your fur baby with. Must Love Paws is a Dog Day Care Center in Corvallis, OR
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.