Public Safety Log (Feb. 12)

2012-02-12T07:00:00Z Public Safety Log (Feb. 12) Albany Democrat Herald
February 12, 2012 7:00 am

People arrested are innocent unless proven otherwise in court. Initial charges often change as a case progresses.

Albany Police

And the kitchen sinks — Someone got into the fenced yard of the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 1225 Sixth Ave. S.E. and broke into several vehicles, taking a couple of stainless steel sinks and a truck battery. 

A caller reported the theft to police about 8:10 a.m. Saturday. 

Police had no suspects and did not yet have a value estimate for the items missing. 

Not your place — A couple in an apartment in the 2200 block of Marion Street S.E. called police about 7:45 a.m. Saturday when they woke up to find a strange man sleeping on their couch. 

The door to the apartment had been kicked in. 

Police say Oliver Abraham Blevins, 25, of Albany was intoxicated when he broke down the door of the apartment then passed out on the sofa. 

Blevins faces a charge of first-degree burglary. 

Not an apartment — An employee at Albany Self-Store, 263 Queen Ave. S.E., called police about 11:20 p.m. Friday asking for help. 

Several people were found to be living in their storage unit. It was unknown how long they had been living there. They were asked to leave and agreed.

Linn County Sheriff

Car down in Cascadia — A man called deputies after he stepped out of his 2007 Hummer to tend to a flat tire and the vehicle rolled off a cliff.

According to a deputy, the man told them the crash happened about 4:45 p.m. that day in the 27000 block of High Deck Road in Cascadia. 

The Hummer rolled several times before coming to a rest on its passenger side about 300 feet below the road.

The Hummer was towed out.

Millersburg row — About 10 p.m. Friday, a man called police from his house on Woods Road saying his estranged wife had showed up and would not leave. 

Police responded and during the investigation found the caller, Lorenzo Murphy, 30, was in possession of Kevlar body armor, similar to that deputies wear, which he is not allowed.

Murphy faces a charge of felon in possession of body armor. 

Sweet Home Police

Burglary — About 5:15 p.m. Thursday, two residents of a house in the 1000 block of 37th Avenue called police to report a burglary. 

A 13-year-old girl said she came home and the house had been broken into and “trashed.”

An officer responded and took a report for first-degree burglary of computer equipment, e-readers and jewelry, together worth about $2,000.

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