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No known presumptive COVID-19 cases in Benton County at this time
03/12/2020

No known presumptive COVID-19 cases in Benton County at this time

#BentonCoGovNEWS

At this time, there are still no known presumptive cases in Benton County. We are aware of and awaiting results on a single test and will communicate immediately if results are positive.

Please visit our website for the full public health announcement and COVID-19 update at: https://www.co.benton.or.us/coronavirus

Questions for Benton County Health Services regarding COVID-19?
03/10/2020

Questions for Benton County Health Services regarding COVID-19?

In response to increased requests for information on COVID-19 (coronavirus), Benton County has activated a phone bank staffed by volunteers to answer questions.

Please call 541-766-6120 for general questions related to COVID-19. Volunteers can be reached between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Callers can also leave a message and phone number for a return phone call.

On Wednesday, March 4, 2020, deputies received information that there was an attempt to arrest a male on Davis Road the ...
03/04/2020

On Wednesday, March 4, 2020, deputies received information that there was an attempt to arrest a male on Davis Road the shift prior, but the male fought and fled on foot. At about 7:20 am, a nearby resident called dispatch stating a male was on their front porch and was shivering. When deputies arrived the male left, but was located a short distance from the residence on Davis Road. When challenged, the male again fled deputies, running into the woods on foot. As he ran, the male kept a hand in his pocket, as if hiding something. A Linn County deputy and K-9 arrived and helped search the area. The K-9 located the male, lying on a shelf of a workbench in a nearby barn. The male was taken into custody and identified as Jacob Scott Fisher, 34. Fisher was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital, and then to the Benton County Jail where he was booked and lodged for Burglary 2, Theft 2, Theft 3, Criminal Mischief 3, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Interfering with a Police Animal, Criminal Trespass 2, Littering, as well as many warrants.

03/04/2020

UPDATE: Suspect in custody. More information to come later today.

***Public Assistance Needed***

Deputies are looking for man who ran from them during a traffic stop in the Blodgett, Oregon area at 11:40 pm last night. The white male is bald, 5’10” tall, and approximately 220-230 in weight. He was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt at the time. When stopped, he was traveling eastbound on Hwy 20 near Davis Rd and driving a silver 2000 Honda Civic. If you have information please contact the Benton County Sheriff’s Office at 541-766-6858 and speak with Lieutenant Duffitt.

Benton County Sheriff's Office would like to announce a test of the Linn-Benton ALERT system on March 7, 2020, at 2:00 p...
03/04/2020
Emergency Alert

Benton County Sheriff's Office would like to announce a test of the Linn-Benton ALERT system on March 7, 2020, at 2:00 pm. The test will cover all of Benton County. All traditional land phone lines in our 911 database will receive the message. Those who have registered other devices with the system will also receive the test message. Recipients will be given the option to confirm receipt of the message on each phone or device...
https://www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff/page/media-board

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As of 3/2/20 there are three presumptive COVID-19 cases in Oregon. Oregon Health Authority (OHA) epidemiologists are wor...
03/02/2020
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

As of 3/2/20 there are three presumptive COVID-19 cases in Oregon. Oregon Health Authority (OHA) epidemiologists are working closely with public health investigators at Washington County Department of Health and Human Services to identify close contacts of the cases.

OHA officials continue to recommend people in Oregon take everyday precautions to prevent the spread of many respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19 and influenza:

-Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash.
-Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
-Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
-Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
-Clean and disinfect surfaces that are often touched.
-Take care of your health overall. Staying current on your vaccinations, including flu vaccine, eating well and exercising all help your body stay resilient.

https://www.co.benton.or.us/health/page/covid-19-coronavirus-information

COVID-19, or novel coronavirus, is a type of virus that has only spread in people since December 2019. Health experts are concerned because little is known about this new virus. Updates Local Public Health Authority What is COVID-19? Symptoms Transmission

Beginning March 5, 2020, Benton County Sheriff’s Work Crew will be out doing community projects. Previously, the work cr...
03/02/2020

Beginning March 5, 2020, Benton County Sheriff’s Work Crew will be out doing community projects.

Previously, the work crew was operated by parks/natural areas and public works departments, which ended July, 2019.

The Sheriff’s Office Work Crew will have those assigned community service by the courts or Benton County Sheriff’s Office Parole and Probation Division, as an alternative to incarceration.

Workers will be tasked with outdoor labor projects for county departments including: parks and natural areas, public works, and the fairgrounds.

Those assigned will need to be approved by parole and probation to determine their suitability for the program.

A deputy from the Benton County Corrections Division will oversee the field operations with guidance from the other county departments involved.

The hours for this program are Thursday - Sunday, 7 am - 5 pm.

For questions about the work crew, please contact Captain John DeVaney at [email protected] or 541-766-6786.

Have you joined? #neighborhoodwatch
02/29/2020

Have you joined? #neighborhoodwatch

Promoting law & order, horsemanship, and the western way of life, our mounted posse attended their annual convention las...
02/26/2020

Promoting law & order, horsemanship, and the western way of life, our mounted posse attended their annual convention last weekend. If you're interested in learning more about our posse, please visit http://www.bentoncountysheriffsmountedposse.com/home.html

We all had a great time at the 2020 OAMP Convention in Grants Pass this weekend!

Help us congratulate the newest members of BCSO. On-call Corrections Deputies Cox, Parra, Edwards, and Wright were sworn...
02/14/2020

Help us congratulate the newest members of BCSO. On-call Corrections Deputies Cox, Parra, Edwards, and Wright were sworn in last night, as well as Reserve Deputies Ellsworth and Torres.

Welcome to our team, deputies!

On Thursday, February 6, 2020, at approximately 12:10 pm, deputies went to the 23000 block of Maxfield Creek Road in  Ph...
02/12/2020

On Thursday, February 6, 2020, at approximately 12:10 pm, deputies went to the 23000 block of Maxfield Creek Road in Philomath to locate JIMMIE BARTON, 46, who had multiple felony and misdemeanor warrants. Deputies arrested BARTON and transported him to the Linn County Jail where he was booked and lodged. Deputies also charged BARTON with Fail to Register as a Sex Offender.

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

Press Release:CORVALLIS, Ore - On Friday, February 7, 2020, the Benton County Sheriff’s Office arrested Daniel Lee Baldi...
02/11/2020

Press Release:

CORVALLIS, Ore - On Friday, February 7, 2020, the Benton County Sheriff’s Office arrested Daniel Lee Baldie, 33 years old, of Vancouver, Washington, at the conclusion of a two and a half week undercover chat operation initiated by the Benton County Sheriff’s Office.

In January, an undercover Benton County Sheriff’s Office deputy, posing as a minor child, responded to an online ad which was seeking “younger girls.” During the course of the conversation that followed, Baldie offered to drive to Corvallis to meet with the child, then drive the child back to Vancouver for sex. Baldie was arrested as he arrived in Corvallis on Friday night to pick up the child. Baldie was later lodged in the Benton County Jail for Luring a Minor, Online Sexual Corruption of a Child I, and Attempted Using Child in Display of Sexually Explicit Conduct.

Following the arrest of Baldie, the Vancouver Police Department (WA), executed a search warrant at Baldie’s residence. During the service of the search warrant, the wife of Daniel Lee Baldie was interviewed as a possible co-conspirator in the crime of Attempt Rape of a Child in the 2nd degree. Several electronic devices were seized for computer forensic examination and the couple’s three children were taken into protective custody.

Vancouver Police Department detectives will work with the Benton County (OR) District Attorney’s Office, the Clark County (WA) Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon on the criminal charging of either subject regarding Washington State RCW and federal criminal violations.

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office encourages the public to report any suspected online enticement of children for sexual acts to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) at http://CyberTipline.org or 1-800-843-5678. NCMEC continuously reviews CyberTipline reports to ensure that reports of children who may be in imminent danger get first priority. After NCMEC’s review is completed, all information in a CyberTipline report is made available to law enforcement.

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office thanks the Vancouver Police Department and the FBI who assisted in this investigation.

On Friday, February 7, 2020, at about 9:35 am, deputies attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a Gray Ford Focus, that ...
02/10/2020

On Friday, February 7, 2020, at about 9:35 am, deputies attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a Gray Ford Focus, that was traveling at a high rate of speed. The driver of the Ford failed to yield for approximately 10 miles and reached speeds over 100 MPH. The Ford stopped at Highway 20 near Mustang lane. The driver, Brandon Kyle Mailen, 30, of Newport, and passenger, Nicole Dawn Roby, 18, of Portland, were both arrested for confirmed outstanding warrants. Both individuals were transported to Benton County Jail where they were released due to overcrowding.
https://www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff/page/daily-activity-log

02/10/2020

Interested in a challenging and rewarding career? Want to develop skills and give back to your community? We are always looking for quality men and women to join our team.

We are currently recruiting for:
•On-Call Corrections Deputy
•Patrol Deputy - CLOSES FEB. 23
•Marine Patrol Deputy - CLOSES FEB. 23
•Reserve Deputy (volunteer)

To learn more about these positions and to apply, please go to https://www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff/page/join-our-team

On February 2, 2020, at about 9:45 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash with injuries on Circle B...
02/07/2020

On February 2, 2020, at about 9:45 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash with injuries on Circle Blvd near Highway 20 in Corvallis. Six patients were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Deputies arrested the driver of a black 2009 Infinity, Saul Lopez-Arellano, 23, of Woodburn. Saul was lodged at the Benton County Jail on charges of DUII, Reckless Driving and Assault IV (x6).

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

01/29/2020

1/31/20 Update: McFarland Rd open as of 9:30 am this morning.

McFarland Rd is closed from Hwy 99W to Dawson Rd in Monroe, due to high water.

CAUTION: DEBRIS ON HWY 34 NEAR ALSEAWe have a report of debris in the road near marker 44 and between mile markers 32 an...
01/28/2020

CAUTION: DEBRIS ON HWY 34 NEAR ALSEA

We have a report of debris in the road near marker 44 and between mile markers 32 and 33 at approximately 3:30 am.

On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at about 7:45 am, deputies arrested John David Caldwell, 26, and Jennifer Nicole Grimm, ...
01/23/2020

On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at about 7:45 am, deputies arrested John David Caldwell, 26, and Jennifer Nicole Grimm, 34, for Criminal Mischief and Burglary at the Salmonberry Campground in Alsea.

The two were living in a yurt that was broken into by cutting the wall next to the door.

John had confirmed Fail to Appear Warrants out of the Benton County Circuit Court for Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine (x2), $3,000 bail and Contempt, $3,000 bail.

John was transported to the Benton County Jail where he was booked and released. Jennifer was cited and told to clean up the yurt and leave.

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

On January 20, 2020, at about 1:30 am, deputies stopped a red Ford Escort near SW Country Club and SW 49th Street in Cor...
01/22/2020

On January 20, 2020, at about 1:30 am, deputies stopped a red Ford Escort near SW Country Club and SW 49th Street in Corvallis for an Unlawful or Unsignaled Turn. The driver identified himself by a name they knew to be false. Deputies confirmed his use of a false identity and properly identified him as Neil David Van Epps, 31, of Sweet Home. Deputies arrested Van Epps for a confirmed Benton County Warrant (Fail to Appear- PCS Meth), Linn County Warrants (Parole Violation - PCS Heroin and a Parole Violation for Carrying a Concealed Weapon), Lebanon Municipal Court Warrant (Theft III), PCS- Methamphetamine (Felony), PCS- Heroin (Felony), Providing False Information to a Peace Officer, Possession of Burglary Tools and Interception of Communications. He was transported to the Linn County Jail where he was booked and lodged.

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

On January 16, 2020, at around 3:35 p.m., deputies contacted Garrett Wayne CASPINO, 27, near 1300 SW Philomath Blvd. CAS...
01/17/2020

On January 16, 2020, at around 3:35 p.m., deputies contacted Garrett Wayne CASPINO, 27, near 1300 SW Philomath Blvd. CASPINO was later arrested, transported and lodged for a Benton County Community Corrections warrant for probation violation.

On Thursday, January 16, 2020, at about 1:25 pm, deputies arrested Jeramiah Luis Jones, 30, for interfering with a peace...
01/17/2020

On Thursday, January 16, 2020, at about 1:25 pm, deputies arrested Jeramiah Luis Jones, 30, for interfering with a peace officer, trespass II, felon in possession of restricted weapon and confirmed warrants for a Benton County Parole and Probation violation, no bail and Lincoln County Circuit Court probation violation, $15,000 bail.

Jones was transported to the Benton County Jail where he was booked and lodged.

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

On Thursday, January 16, 2020, at approximately 2:47 pm, deputies contacted KATIE WAMSLEY, 23, at an illegal campsite by...
01/17/2020
Daily Activity Log

On Thursday, January 16, 2020, at approximately 2:47 pm, deputies contacted KATIE WAMSLEY, 23, at an illegal campsite by the railroad tracks on the east side of Pioneer Park in Corvallis.
Deputies arrested WAMSLEY on seven confirmed felony and misdemeanor warrants:
1) Benton County Circuit Court, FTA Burglary II / FTA Theft II, No Bail / No Matrix;
2) Benton County Circuit Court, FTA PCS Methamphetamine (Misdemeanor), $3,000 Bail;
3) Benton County Circuit Court, FTA Theft II / FTA Criminal Citation, $3,000 Bail;
4) Linn County Circuit Court, FTA Forgery I, No Bail;
5) Linn County Circuit Court, FTA PCS Methamphetamine (X2), No Bail;
6) Linn County Circuit Court, FTA PCS Methamphetamine, No Bail;
7) Albany Municipal Court, FTC Contempt of Court, No Bail.
WAMSELY was transported to the Benton County Jail where she was booked and lodged.

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.

Holiday Extra Patrol StatisticsDuring regular patrols and extra patrols during the month of December 2019, the Benton Co...
01/17/2020
Media Board

Holiday Extra Patrol Statistics

During regular patrols and extra patrols during the month of December 2019, the Benton County Sheriff’s Office responded to 24 traffic crashes, eight of those involved injuries.

The office also had the following activity levels measured in citations and arrests:
-17 individuals were arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII),
-35 citations were issued for driving while suspended,
-67 citations for speeding;
-6 for using their cell phone while driving, and
-58 other citations were issued for other various violations.

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https://www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff/page/media-board

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01/15/2020

Allow yourself extra time on the road this morning for the icy conditions. Santiam, Alsea, Albany, Philomath, Monroe and Kings Valley Schools are on a 2-hour delay.

01/14/2020

**9:07 am ALL CRASHES CLEARED** Continue to use caution as roads may still be slick. Thank you to Benton County Public Works for sanding areas of concern this morning.

*8:27 am update* Wreck @ 99W/milepost 97

*7:50 am update* wreck @ Bellfountain Rd/Chapel Dr

Wrecks @ Beaver Creek/Decker, Independence/milepost 1, and Independence/Palestine. PLEASE AVOID THE AREAS.

This jewelry case was turned into BCSO by a citizen. The case contains a single piece of jewelry; necklace or bracelet.I...
01/09/2020

This jewelry case was turned into BCSO by a citizen. The case contains a single piece of jewelry; necklace or bracelet.
It appears to be valuable and given in recognition to an employee for retirement or something similar. We believe it was stolen and would very much like to return it to it's rightfull owner.
If you are missing an item and you think the case looks familiar, please contact us at 541.766.6858 and ask to speak to Det. Ball.
You will be required to provide a detailed description for you to make a valid claim.

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180 NW 5th St
Corvallis, OR
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