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Crash on Hwy 99W, 2 miles N of Monroe. Follow tripcheck.com for detour and updates.
06/26/2019

Crash on Hwy 99W, 2 miles N of Monroe. Follow tripcheck.com for detour and updates.

Corvallis PD is looking for a missing juvenile.
06/23/2019

Corvallis PD is looking for a missing juvenile.

UPDATE: CHILD HAS BEEN LOCATED. Thanks to the community for watching out for him, as it was a community member who spotted him!!

Corvallis Police Department is looking for a missing juvenile identified as Angelo Shearer (age 16). Angelo was last seen at the Corvallis Library Friday afternoon,(June 21, 2019) and did not return home. Angelo is described as having autism, and functions at an about 11 year old level. He does take medication that he does not have with him. Angelo generally takes city transit to get around town.

He was last seen wearing grey zip up sweater, blue shorts and crocs. He is described to be a W/M 5-09 tall, 150 lbs, brown hair and eyes.

If you see Angelo please contact the Corvallis Police Department at 541-766-6914.

MULTI-AGENCY ACTIVE THREAT TRAINING SUCCESSFULCORVALLIS, Ore. – On June 22, 2019, from 10:00am to 1:00pm, the Benton C...
06/23/2019

MULTI-AGENCY ACTIVE THREAT TRAINING SUCCESSFUL

CORVALLIS, Ore. – On June 22, 2019, from 10:00am to 1:00pm, the Benton County Sheriff’s Office held an active threat response training exercise at the Crescent Valley High School in Corvallis, Oregon.

The Sheriff’s Office goals of the training were to successfully simulate saving the lives of students and faculty members, protecting their own lives, and stopping the threat.

With approximately 200 participants, the training drill was a successful collaboration among law enforcement, fire and the Corvallis School District.

Positive outcomes from the exercise include familiarity with the layout of the school, and coordination with multiple agency response.

A significant lesson learned was radio coverage was not sufficient for the rural area of the school. The exercise began with four channels available for use, and ended the drill with two, due to transmission problems.

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office thanks the Philomath Police Department, Philomath Fire Department, Corvallis Police Department, Corvallis Fire Department, Albany Police Department, Benton County Sheriff’s Office volunteer groups, and Public Information Officers in the county, for their assistance to make this training exercise a success.
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06/19/2019

Active Threat Training at Crescent Valley High School

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office will hold a full-scale, emergency training exercise for active threats response (School Shooting) on June 22, 2019. The training will take place at the Crescent Valley High School in Corvallis, Oregon.

In order to avoid any confusion, the public is being notified ahead of time. The exercise is closed to the campus community and to the public.

Traffic warning signs will be placed in the area of the closed roads. Local residents will be able to get to their homes. Other people are asked to avoid the area.

Traffic control will be in place at the intersections of: Crescent Valley Drive and Lewisburg Avenue, Lewisburg Ave and Highland Drive, Crescent Valley Drive and Highland Drive.

This event will help assure a coordinated, timely and effective response and recovery in the event of a major incident at schools in Benton County. “We have all seen the devastating impact to students, parents, schools and communities that have experienced threats on school campuses. Thankfully, we have not had a major school incident in Benton County; however, it is important to train, anticipating what could happen, so that we can respond appropriately”, said Undersheriff Greg Ridler. “I am encouraged that so many of our law enforcement and fire agencies in the county are coming together to be better prepared and work in a coordinated effort for community safety.”

Local agencies participating in the training include the Corvallis Police Department, Corvallis Fire Department, Albany Police Department, the Philomath Police Department, Philomath Fire Department and the Oregon State Police.

If you have further questions or concerns about the training, please contact Undersheriff Greg Ridler or Sergeant David Iverson of the Benton County Sheriff’s Office at 541-766-6858.

06/13/2019

Press Release:

DEAD BODY IN WILLAMETTE RIVER

On June 12, 2019 at 12:49 pm, Albany Police Department was advised of a dead body floating in the Willamette River near Takena landing.

After the retrieval and the securing of the body, Benton County Sheriff’s Office was established as the investigating agency.

On June 13, 2019, Detectives with the Benton County Sheriff’s Office attended an autopsy at the State of Oregon Medical Examiner’s Office.

Preliminary results of the autopsy indicate that the body was a white male, undetermined age, and had been in the Willamette River for two to three months, making a visual identification difficult. The male had been wearing a “Batman” T-shirt and an Oregon State University shirt. An indistinguishable tattoo was visible on the lower right area of the abdomen.

Initial examination of the body does not indicate obvious signs of trauma and the death does not appear to have been caused by observable homicidal violence. Toxicology results are pending but the results are not expected for several weeks or longer.

Benton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating missing person’s reports, but have no immediate leads as to the identity of the male.

Anyone with information is asked to Contact Lt. Chris Duffitt of the Benton County Sheriff’s Office at 541.766.6858.
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Yesterday we were honored to help carry the torch for the Oregon Special Olympics from Benton County Linn County.
06/07/2019

Yesterday we were honored to help carry the torch for the Oregon Special Olympics from Benton County Linn County.

Thank you to everyone who made yesterday's Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics a success!! Members from Corvallis PD, Oregon State Police, Benton County SO, and Philomath PD ran from South Corvallis to Tangent to hand off the torch.

Accreditation Policy Specialist Deadline Today @ 11:59pm This position is responsible for facilitating the accreditation...
06/06/2019

Accreditation Policy Specialist Deadline Today @ 11:59pm

This position is responsible for facilitating the accreditation program and process, including planning and coordination of accreditation activities; collecting data, drafting and maintaining Sheriff’s Office general orders, policies, procedures, forms and other written directives; and integration of accreditation standards. Position is also responsible for project management assigned by the Sheriff....

https://www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff/page/accreditationpolicy-specialist-recruitment

06/05/2019
Lincoln County Oregon Emergency Management

Lincoln county has a wildfire in the North East corner of their county. There is a chance of smoke drifting into the valley, so if you see smoke in our north county, you will know why.

Lincoln County Emergency Management was notified by Oregon Department of Forestry that there is an active wildfire in the very NE portion of Lincoln County. The fire is small in size and does NOT threaten any structures.

However, the column of smoke is quite large due to the location and current weather conditions and can be seen as far away as Tangent (So of Albany).

Please do not contact 911 Centers for this event; only contact them if you suspect new or suspicious fire/smoke.

On a side note...this might be a good time to watch our Facebook posts, as we will be announcing 11 Wildfire Readiness events over the next 5 weeks hosted by your local Fire Districts, County Sheriff's Office and County Public Health.

And lastly...if you haven't signed up for Lincoln Alerts, we encourage you to do so. www.co.lincoln.or.us/alerts

No words could ever paint a true picture of Brent. His laugh was contagious. His radio voice will never be duplicated. H...
05/31/2019
Click here to support Deputy Brent Iverson Family Fund organized by BCSO Deputies

No words could ever paint a true picture of Brent. His laugh was contagious. His radio voice will never be duplicated. He hunted. He fished. He built a home. He decorated cakes for his three children. He lost sleep caring for the people who needed him. He fought like a warrior and stood up for what he thought was right regardless of the consequences.

The Benton County Deputy Sheriff’s Association is raising funds to be given directly to Brent’s family. Every donation is a showing of the love we can no longer give to Brent, but we can transfer to the people he loved the most.

On Monday night Benton County Sheriff’s Office lost a brother in Brent Iverson. As deeply as we mourn his death, there was one thing that fueled Brent. His family. Brent was an excellent deputy. He was a rock in hard times, stubborn as a mule and always courageous. Even more important than any se....

Please help support our posse this Saturday.
05/31/2019

Please help support our posse this Saturday.

The purpose of the Benton County Sheriff's Mounted Posse is to promote law & order, community, horsemanship and the western way of life.

Join us on June 1st for our Boot Scoot'N Dance Fundraiser; tickets are $6 for one admittance or $10 for two!

We are so excited to have Memphis Beats Oregon serving some authentic Tennessee BBQ for you all!

Vickie's DJ & Dance will be DJ-ing the night away with your favorite swing dances and line dances. Don't know how to dance? Don't worry! She'll be teaching a couple of line dances to kick off the night in style!

We can't wait to see you there!

You can buy tickets here: www.bentoncountysheriffsmountedposse.com/upcoming-events.html

Thank you, Linn County Parole and Probation, for dropping off food and drinks. We may be under a lot of stress, but we c...
05/30/2019

Thank you, Linn County Parole and Probation, for dropping off food and drinks. We may be under a lot of stress, but we certainly won't forget to eat!
We'd also like to thank many other community members for the outpouring of love and support with cards and snacks.

On May 27, 2019, while driving home from a trip with his son, Deputy Brent Iverson suffered what is believed to be a med...
05/29/2019

On May 27, 2019, while driving home from a trip with his son, Deputy Brent Iverson suffered what is believed to be a medical event and drove off of Fern Road, near Airport Avenue, in Benton County, the same jurisdiction that he has served for the past 11 years. His son was not injured.
Brent was a dedicated deputy and a great dad. He will be missed.
His brother, Sgt. David Iverson is also a deputy with Benton County Sheriff’s Office.
This is the second time in a week that Benton County Sheriff’s Office has suffered a terrible and incomprehensible loss of a patrol deputy.
Last week Deputy Rick Fontaine died after a medical event caused by a recent cancer diagnosis.
The deaths deeply affected the close knit Sheriff’s Office and has relied on other local police agencies, to include Corvallis Police Department, Albany Police Department, Philomath Police Department and Oregon State Police to assist in law enforcement coverage while the deputies processed their grief.
Their assistance was extremely valued.
At this time no public services have been announced for Deputy Brent Iverson.

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05/29/2019

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BCSO will be participating in extra DUII and seatbelt patrol over the Memorial Day Holiday beginning May 24.Please plan ...
05/24/2019

BCSO will be participating in extra DUII and seatbelt patrol over the Memorial Day Holiday beginning May 24.
Please plan ahead of time, by designating a sober driver before the first drink. If plans fall through, use public transportation, a taxi, or ride share service.
Lastly, don't waste $115.00 on a seatbelt citation; buckle up!

5/23 UPDATE: ODOT will shut down both lanes of travel at 9am this morning. Check https://www.tripcheck.com/ for further ...
05/22/2019

5/23 UPDATE: ODOT will shut down both lanes of travel at 9am this morning. Check https://www.tripcheck.com/ for further updates.

3:33pm UPDATE: The eastbound lane of Hwy 34 at milepost 50 will continue to be closed until tomorrow.

10:26am UPDATE: NOT a landslide. Heavy Equipment blocking eastbound lane at milepost 50. Lane will be closed for the next few hours.

Landslide on Hwy 34, 6 mi W of Corvallis. Stay clear of the area. More to come.

05/20/2019
City of Corvallis

Thank you for your assistance, City of Corvallis Police Department, Philomath Police Department, Linn County Sheriff's Office, and Lebanon Police Department, Lebanon Oregon.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Benton County Sheriff's Office Deputy Rick Fontaine, who passed away earlier today from cancer. An honor guard of law enforcement and public safety agencies escorted Deputy Fontaine's family to the funeral home this afternoon.

Welcome to the team, Deputy Higgins and Deputy Ely!  Our Marine Patrol Deputies will be on our local waterways beginning...
05/18/2019
Marine Patrol

Welcome to the team, Deputy Higgins and Deputy Ely! Our Marine Patrol Deputies will be on our local waterways beginning this weekend through September to keep you safe.

Higgins and Ely received special training in boat operation, boating laws, detecting boaters under the influence of intoxicants, and swift water rescue and recovery.

Marine Deputies have a number of responsibilities, including:
•Checking to make sure boaters have approved safety flotation devices (life jackets) and safety signaling devices.
•Ensuring boats are properly equipped with required safety equipment.
•Providing search and rescue on the water.
•When necessary, issuing citations or making arrests for criminal activity.
https://www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff/page/marine-patrol

For information on Oregon Marine Board Safety and Regulations, please visit https://www.oregon.gov/OSMB/Pages/index.aspx.

Please help support your Sheriff's Office by becoming a member.
05/16/2019

Please help support your Sheriff's Office by becoming a member.

The Oregon State Sheriff's Association supports Oregon's 36 elected county sheriffs by ensuring they are trained and equipped to protect and serve our communities. Support your elected sheriff by becoming a member of the OSSA today. Memberships start at just $30 per year and are directly used to fund initiatives that improve operation of your sheriff's office.

Visit our website for more details: https://oregonsheriffs.org/membership-programs/
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DAILY ACTIVITY LOG5/14/19 - WARRANT ARREST; UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF HEROIN; UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE; POSSE...
05/14/2019
Daily Activity Log

DAILY ACTIVITY LOG
5/14/19 - WARRANT ARREST; UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF HEROIN; UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE; POSSESSION OF BURGLAR'S TOOLS; UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A SCHED IV CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE; POSSESSION OF WEAPONS BY CERTAIN FELONS – MISDEMEANOR. On Friday, May 10, 2019 at 4:47 PM, deputies saw AARON BERNARD BYERS, 24, near the municipal bathrooms at 1st Street and Van Buren Avenue in Corvallis. They contacted and arrested BYERS after Dispatch informed he had multiple confirmed felony warrants for his arrest. JAY TAYLOR KING, 26, also had multiple felony warrants and was hiding in another bathroom stall...

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

05/04/2019
Public Safety Chili Cook-Off

Free Entry to 2019 Chili Cook-off

Greetings Facebook fans!

Who wants to win free entry to this years Chili cook-off?

We want to make sure we really get the word out about all the new and exciting changes coming this year to the cook-off!

We will be giving away 4 free entries to one lucky facebook fan!

The contest rules are simple!
1) Like this post
2) Like and follow this page
3) Share this post with your friends

Once we get to 200 followers we will pick a random fan that will win 4 free entries to the 2019 Public Safety Chili Cook-Off on September 8th 2019

05/03/2019

Depoe Bay woman killed in crash west of Philomath on Highway 20

CORVALLIS, Ore. – On May 3, 2019 at 8:00am, deputies from the Benton County Sheriff’s Office responded to a head-on collision on Highway 20 at Hwy 223, west of Philomath.

Catherine Koch, 37, of Depoe Bay, Oregon, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Koch was traveling westbound on Highway 20, when she collided with a loaded dump truck, headed eastbound. The truck was loaded with dirt and towing a trailer also loaded with dirt. The truck is owned by Riverbend Material Company of Oregon

The driver of the truck was David Clark, 60 year old male from Albany, Oregon.

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

Highway 20 was closed for 4.5 hours while the Benton County Sheriff’s Office Crash Team investigated the incident.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is encouraged to contact Deputy Seirup at 541-766-6858 or email [email protected].

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Update @12:28pm Hwy 20 is now OPEN.Update @ 11:19am - Reopening of Hwy 20 will not occur until after 1pm. Hwy 34 may be ...
05/03/2019

Update @12:28pm Hwy 20 is now OPEN.

Update @ 11:19am - Reopening of Hwy 20 will not occur until after 1pm. Hwy 34 may be used for westbound travel.

Hwy 20 Crash Update
Eastbound traffic is being rerouted onto Kings Valley Hwy. No information is available for westbound travel at this time.

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