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Concerned about the smoke? There are no local fires at this time. The smoke we’re seeing is from the Lionshead and Beach...
09/08/2020
Wildfire Smoke

Concerned about the smoke? There are no local fires at this time. The smoke we’re seeing is from the Lionshead and Beachie fires.

Do not call emergency services unless you have an emergency.

Learn how to protect yourself at https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/features/wildfires/index.html

Protect yourself from wildfire smoke.

Tip #7: Plan how you will leave and where you will go if you are advised to evacuate. Don’t forget to include pets in yo...
09/08/2020
Evacuation | Ready.gov

Tip #7: Plan how you will leave and where you will go if you are advised to evacuate. Don’t forget to include pets in your plans! www.ready.gov/evacuation #ResolveToBeReady

Plan to Evacuate Many kinds of emergencies can cause you to have to evacuate. In some cases, you may have a day or two to prepare while other situations might call for an immediate evacuation. Planning is vital to making sure that you can evacuate quickly and safely no matter what the circumstances.

Tip #6: Start talking with your children early about money. Include kids in discussions about saving for a disaster. Get...
09/07/2020
Welcome to Ready Kids! | Ready.gov

Tip #6: Start talking with your children early about money. Include kids in discussions about saving for a disaster. Get ideas for how to involve them at ready.gov/kids #PrepareNow #BeReady #YouthPrep
Be the first to know when the new Ready Kids website goes live! Sign up for this alert and more in the monthly Individual and Community Preparedness Newsletter.

Disasters happen everywhere, and every member of the family can prepare. Preparedness for the future starts today. Whether you’re a kid or teen yourself, a parent or loved one, or work with youth, Ready Kids has tools and information to help before, during and after disasters.   Kids Play game...

Tip #5: Keep some cash on hand in case of emergencies, since ATMs and credit card readers won’t always be available. Cas...
09/06/2020
Financial Preparedness | Ready.gov

Tip #5: Keep some cash on hand in case of emergencies, since ATMs and credit card readers won’t always be available. Cash can help pay for immediate expenses like lodging, food and gas. Learn more: ready.gov/financial-preparedness #BeReady

Financial Preparedness Tips Americans at all income levels have experienced the challenges of rebuilding their lives after a disaster or other emergency. In these stressful times, having access to personal financial, insurance, medical and other records is crucial for starting the recovery process q...

**Attention Monroe Residents** We are seeking to identify these two suspects for an investigation at the Monroe Middle S...
09/03/2020

**Attention Monroe Residents** We are seeking to identify these two suspects for an investigation at the Monroe Middle School. There is no threat to the public. Please email [email protected] or call our tip line at 541-753-8477.

Tip # 2: It takes 30 days for flood insurance to begin. The time to buy is when it’s dry. https://www.ready.gov/evacuati...
09/03/2020
Evacuation | Ready.gov

Tip # 2: It takes 30 days for flood insurance to begin. The time to buy is when it’s dry. https://www.ready.gov/evacuation #PrepareNow

Plan to Evacuate Many kinds of emergencies can cause you to have to evacuate. In some cases, you may have a day or two to prepare while other situations might call for an immediate evacuation. Planning is vital to making sure that you can evacuate quickly and safely no matter what the circumstances.

September is National Preparedness Month to promote personal preparedness. Do you have disaster supplies on-hand? Start ...
09/02/2020
Build A Kit | Ready.gov

September is National Preparedness Month to promote personal preparedness. Do you have disaster supplies on-hand? Start building a kit now. #preparednotscared
https://www.ready.gov/build-a-kit

After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own food, water and other supplies to last for several days. A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.

09/01/2020
Fishermen Rescue

On August 26, 2020 at 1:35 pm, Benton County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) was dispatched to assist three male boaters on the Willamette River at mile 114, along Springhill Rd in Albany.

The caller reported his boat flipped over while fishing. He reported all three men were out and safe along the shore on the west side of the river. Unfortunately, the riverbank was too steep for them to climb.

The BCSO marine boat was launched and the office drone was deployed to locate the men.

When deputies arrived on scene at 3:30 pm, they assisted the men into the BCSO patrol boat and placed the fishing boat in tow. Deputies transported the men to Bowman Park in Albany and deputies assisted them in loading their boat on its trailer.

It is important to note all three men were wearing life jackets, the most crucial piece of equipment you can have onboard. For a list of other regulations and equipment needed for Oregon waterways, please visit https://www.oregon.gov/osmb/boater-info/Pages/Equipment-and-Regulations.aspx

Help support Benton County's volunteer search and rescue team.
08/20/2020

Help support Benton County's volunteer search and rescue team.

Block 15 has chosen Mary's Peak Search and Rescue to be the benefit of the People's Pint for the month of August! All you have to do is choose the People's Pint beer when you order carryout, delivery or dine-in at either of their locations (downtown and South Corvallis). A portion of the proceeds are donated to our group all month long. Please share and thank you for your support!

On Wednesday, August 19, 2020, deputies were dispatched to the Benton County North Albany Park for a vandalism complaint...
08/19/2020

On Wednesday, August 19, 2020, deputies were dispatched to the Benton County North Albany Park for a vandalism complaint. Overnight, an unknown person(s) spray painted multiple walls of the covered building with over 15 various derogatory/offensive terms. They also spray painted the entrance wall to the bathroom and two separate locations on the asphalt.

If you have suspect information or additional details related to this incident, please email Deputy Bowers at [email protected] or call 541-766-6858.

8/18/20 UPDATE: With support from the public, we have identified 4 of the 5 suspects. The only one outstanding at this t...
08/17/2020

8/18/20 UPDATE: With support from the public, we have identified 4 of the 5 suspects. The only one outstanding at this time is the male wearing the American flag bandana and red sneakers from the Honda Pilot. We appreciate your assistance with this case and will continue to update you as the case progresses.

Press Release:

Benton County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Help from the Public to Identify Burglary Suspects

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Benton County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) continues to investigate two burglary cases – at the same location – on Independence Highway in Albany, on July 5 and 6, 2020.

BCSO is asking for the public’s assistance to identify five total suspects in two separate vehicles.

The first photos captured a gold, older-model Toyota Corolla, with two suspects. The driver was wearing a red ball cap and black t-shirt. The passenger appeared to be wearing a light-green hooded sweatshirt.

The following day, photos portrayed a dark-colored Honda Pilot, with three male occupants. The first male had a goatee, was wearing a Raider’s ball cap, and had a tattoo of the outline of the state of Oregon on his lower-leg. The next male was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black shorts, black and white Nike sneakers, and a dark mask. The third male had an American flag bandana around his neck, was wearing red sneakers, and had a mustache.

"If you recognize yourself in these photos, this is a great opportunity to turn yourself in," stated Lt. Duffitt. "Voluntary compliance, on your terms, is better than being arrested at work or possibly with your family at home."

If you can identify any of the suspects or have information to assist the investigator with this case, please email Deputy Williams at [email protected] or call 541-766-6858.
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We are seeing smash-and-grabs at many trailheads across the county. Please keep valuables out of sight!
08/11/2020

We are seeing smash-and-grabs at many trailheads across the county. Please keep valuables out of sight!

There has been a significant increase recently in cars being stolen in Corvallis. Try to follow these tips to avoid having your car stolen, and immediately report any suspicious activity.

BCSO is seeking the public’s assistance in locating this silver, late 1990’s BMW 3-series, in connection with a criminal...
08/06/2020

BCSO is seeking the public’s assistance in locating this silver, late 1990’s BMW 3-series, in connection with a criminal mischief case on the 800 block of Harman Lane in Corvallis yesterday. Please email tips to [email protected].

When was the last time you disinfected your phone?
08/05/2020

When was the last time you disinfected your phone?

It's harvest time and Springhill Drive in North Albany is heavily traveled with farm equipment. We would like to remind ...
07/29/2020

It's harvest time and Springhill Drive in North Albany is heavily traveled with farm equipment. We would like to remind our residents to pass safely. The speed limit is 55 mph unless otherwise posted.

Press Release:South Corvallis Traffic FatalityCORVALLIS, Ore. – On July 6, 2020, at 2:13 pm, deputies from the Benton Co...
07/07/2020

Press Release:
South Corvallis Traffic Fatality

CORVALLIS, Ore. – On July 6, 2020, at 2:13 pm, deputies from the Benton County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single-vehicle rollover crash, south of Corvallis.

Ashley Kropf, 23, of Halsey, Oregon, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Kropf was delivering mail for the US Postal Service on Llewellyn Rd, one mile west of Highway 99W, when for unknown reasons, left the road and rolled her 1990 Nissan passenger-vehicle.

There is no indication of alcohol or drugs as being a factor in the crash.

Llewellyn Road was closed for approximately five hours while the Benton County Sheriff’s Office Crash Team investigated.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is encouraged to contact Deputy Horn at 541-766-6858 or email [email protected].
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Please join our virtual team "100 Miles for Special Olympics" as we run/walk for the cause. #100Miles4SOOR
07/07/2020
City of Corvallis Police Department

Please join our virtual team "100 Miles for Special Olympics" as we run/walk for the cause. #100Miles4SOOR

For over 20 years the men and women of the Corvallis Police Department and Benton County Sheriff's Office have promoted inclusion by supporting Special Olympics Oregon through the Law Enforcement Torch Run.

Since a Torch Run isn't possible this year, many of our staff have signed up for the Dog Days of Summer Fun Run -- our goal is to run/walk a combined total of 100 miles for Special Olympics Oregon! Each participant will complete their distance on their own late next week.

Want to learn more, or perhaps join our team? Click on the link below -- or look for our team: 100 Miles for Special Olympics.

#100Miles4SOOR

https://support.soor.org/event/dog-days-of-summer-fun-run-walk-roll/e286837

07/06/2020

BCSO is currently responding to a single-vehicle rollover on Llewellyn Rd, 1 mile west of Hwy 99W. Llewellyn will be closed for approximately 2 hours. Please find an alternate route. Hwy 99W is NOT closed at this time.

We received a couple reports of vehicle break-ins at the Lewisburg Saddle parking lot on Monday. We encourage you not to...
07/01/2020
Daily Activity Log

We received a couple reports of vehicle break-ins at the Lewisburg Saddle parking lot on Monday. We encourage you not to leave anything of value in plain sight.

https://www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff/page/daily-activity-log

The Daily Activity Log is a listing of incidents responded to by the Benton County Sheriff's Office. It does not reflect all Sheriff's Office activities and is updated as time and personnel allow.

Press Release: **Update - Juvenile Located**CORVALLIS, Ore. – With assistance from Lane County agencies, Benton County S...
06/19/2020

Press Release:

**Update - Juvenile Located**

CORVALLIS, Ore. – With assistance from Lane County agencies, Benton County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) Detectives tracked down 12-year-old runaway, Nakhai Roberts, to a home on the 85000 block of Territorial Hwy in Eugene, near Hadleyville.

Lane County Sheriff’s Office Deputies located Nakhai at 3:45 am Friday morning and transported him to the Lane County Juvenile Justice Center in Eugene.

At this time, it is not known how Nahkai reached his destination in Lane County.

BCSO would like to thank Lane County residents, Juvenile Department, Sheriff’s Office, Department of Human Services and Eugene PD for their assistance with the recovery of Nakhai Roberts. He will continue to receive the resources he needs for his future.

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Today, June 16, 2020, The Benton County Sheriff’s Office is asking the community to assist in locating 12-year-old runaway, Nakhai Roberts.

Roberts was last seen wearing dark blue and purple camo pants with a matching short sleeve shirt. The shirt has a picture of a shark’s mouth. Roberts is 5’3”, 124 lbs, fair-skinned with black hair, has a small faded tattoo on his left hand, and a scar on his upper lip.

On Sunday, June 7, 2020, at about 12:20am, Benton County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a report of a runaway juvenile from a children’s care facility on the 4500 block of NE Highway 20, Corvallis, Oregon.

Staff of the care facility reported Nakhai T. Roberts, 12, and a 16-year-old male, were combative with staff earlier in the day. They later climbed a fence and would not comply with returning to the facility. It was reported the two juveniles were seen headed eastbound, toward Albany, on Hwy 20. Deputies searched the area where the boys were last seen, but were unable to locate them.

On Saturday, June 13, Eugene Police located the 16-year-old and booked him on an Oregon Youth Authority warrant.

Roberts is originally from Eugene; he was traveling with the 16-year-old, so there is reason to believe he may be in Lane County at this time.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Benton County Sheriff’s Office at (541) 766-6858.

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This summer we welcome back on the water Marine Deputy Travis Ely, accompanied by new recruit, Deputy Tyler Robinson. Th...
06/19/2020

This summer we welcome back on the water Marine Deputy Travis Ely, accompanied by new recruit, Deputy Tyler Robinson.

The duo will be on the river all summer checking boaters/paddlers for safety equipment, including:
-Life jacket readily accessible on their vessel (basically any craft on water that is not a “pool toy”),
-12-years-old or younger must wear a life jacket,
-Sound producing device (whistle), and
-Waterway access permit if 10’ or longer, including sail between 10’-11’, which is a requirement for non-motorized.

The high for Friday is 84 degrees, but the Willamette River is still a chilly 60 so be please be safe out there!

For more details and regulations for motorized boats, go to
https://www.oregon.gov/osmb/boater-info/Pages/Equipment-and-Regulations.aspx

UPDATE: JUVENILE LOCATED on 6/19/20Press Release:At-Risk Juvenile RunawayCORVALLIS, Ore. – Today, June 16, 2020, The Ben...
06/16/2020

UPDATE: JUVENILE LOCATED on 6/19/20

Press Release:

At-Risk Juvenile Runaway

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Today, June 16, 2020, The Benton County Sheriff’s Office is asking the community to assist in locating 12-year-old runaway, Nakhai Roberts.

Roberts was last seen wearing dark blue and purple camo pants with a matching short sleeve shirt. The shirt has a picture of a shark’s mouth. Roberts is 5’3”, 124 lbs, fair-skinned with black hair, has a small faded tattoo on his left hand, and a scar on his upper lip.

On Sunday, June 7, 2020, at about 12:20am, Benton County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a report of a runaway juvenile from a children’s care facility on the 4500 block of NE Highway 20, Corvallis, Oregon.

Staff of the care facility reported Nakhai T. Roberts, 12, and a 16-year-old male, were combative with staff earlier in the day. They later climbed a fence and would not comply with returning to the facility. It was reported the two juveniles were seen headed eastbound, toward Albany, on Hwy 20. Deputies searched the area where the boys were last seen, but were unable to locate them.

On Saturday, June 13, Eugene Police located the 16-year-old and booked him on an Oregon Youth Authority warrant.

Roberts is originally from Eugene; he was traveling with the 16-year-old, so there is reason to believe he may be in Lane County at this time.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Benton County Sheriff’s Office at (541) 766-6858.

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06/11/2020

Please be advised that SW 53rd Street between Corvallis and Philomath is CLOSED from Country Club to Plymouth, due to a gas line leak.

Residents on the East side near the construction project on 53rd Street have been evacuated. Emergency Fire and Law Enforcement are on site.

Northwest Natural Gas Crews are being dispatched from Portland, so this closure could be until morning. Please use alternative routes.

For more information contact NW Natural at 1-800-422-4012 or go to nwnatural.com.

Congrats to mom and dad! Good job, Monroe Fire.
06/10/2020

Congrats to mom and dad! Good job, Monroe Fire.

Monroe Firefighters got to be part of a special delivery at our main station this afternoon. Rescue 1715’s crew had the pleasure of being apart of the delivery of a healthy baby boy. Congratulations to Mom and Dad!

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