People arrested are innocent unless proven otherwise in court. Initial charges often change as a case progresses.
Linn County Sheriff
Dog problems — A 76-year-man suffered minor injuries about 5:58 p.m. Saturday while trying to chase a neighbor’s pit bulls from his yard. The man reported he was on the front porch of his residence on Finn Drew Lane when the dogs came into his yard. He clapped his hands and tried to scare them away, but they did not leave. So he waved his foot at them and one of them grabbed his shoe, causing a puncture wound to his foot. The man did not seek medical attention. A quarantine notice was issued to the dog’s owner.
Oops, my truck is missing — About 10:51 a.m. Sunday, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office asked for assistance after Silverton residents found a 1982 Dodge pickup that did not belong to them in their barn. Using license plate information, a Linn County deputy contacted the registered owner of the vehicle on Oak Lane, who did not know the vehicle had been stolen.
Peacock dispute — Errant peacocks led to a dispute between neighbors on Scott Mountain Road about 12:04 p.m. Sunday.
One neighbor uses a wheelchair and has a covered concrete pad where he gets into and out of vehicles. A neighbor’s peacocks stray onto the pad and defecate, and efforts to keep them away have failed. A friend came over to help chase away the peacocks and ended up shooting one of them with a .20-gauge shotgun. No charges were filed and the neighbors are going to try to work out their issues.