People arrested are innocent unless proven otherwise in court. Initial charges often change as a case progresses.
Metal theft — At about 12:15 p.m. Friday, dispatchers took a call of a metal theft from the 2700 block of Pacific Boulevard. The caller thought the two pieces of metal, together valued at $1,000, was taken sometime Thursday night.
Meth and the mob — At about 9:25 a.m. Thursday, police received a call from a man in the lobby of Samaritan Albany General Hospital. The man told dispatchers members of an organized crime group were going to kill him. Officers responded and say the man had meth on him and his delusions were likely drug-related. Kelsey Evan Mankin, 24, of Albany was cited on a charge of unlawful meth possession.
No burglary — At about 6:10 a.m. Tuesday, police responded to the 400 block of Burkhart Street S.E. A woman there said her home had been burglarized. Police investigated most of the day until, they say, the woman admitted her boyfriend had actually trashed the place.
Officers cited Shelly Ann Veitch, 33, Albany for hindering prosecution and initiating a false report.
Linn County Sheriff
Window broken — At about 10:45 a.m. Friday, someone at the Valley Christian Center, 577 Scravel Hill Road N.E., called deputies to report a burglary. The caller saw a side window had been broken out. The caller was unsure if anything was missing.
Stolen vehicle recovered — At about 3:35 a.m. Friday, in the 32800 block of Mount Pleasant Road, a man and his wife were awakened by the sound of a crash. The man went to investigate and saw a white, 1999 Chevrolet Blazer had crashed into his fence and at least one person was running away. Deputies requested the help of an Albany search dog, but didn’t find the driver. The Blazer had been listed stolen out of Lebanon Thursday night.
Walk right in — Just after 3 a.m. Thursday, a resident of the 2200 block of McKinney Lane called deputies, saying an apparently intoxicated man had walked into the house. Deputies responded and gave the man a ride home. The homeowner did not want to pursue charges.
Sex abuse arrest — John Henry Youngman, 36, of Lebanon was booked and lodged Wednesday in the Linn County Jail on charges of first-degree sex abuse, first-degree unlawful sexual penetration and first-degree sodomy.
Sweet Home Police
Disrespectful daughter — Just before 9 a.m. Friday, a woman in the 2300 block of Main Street called police saying her 9-year-old daughter was throwing a fit about not wanting to go to school. The mother said her daughter had slapped her in the face, twice. An officer responded and talked to the girl.
Domestic disturbance — At about 5:10 a.m. Friday, police responded to a call of a domestic disturbance in the 3200 block of Main Street. Officers say the suspect was combative and tried to fight them as soon as they arrived. They arrested Jeremy Allen Harris, 28, on charges of felony fourth-degree domestic violence, two counts of harassment, resisting arrest, assault on a public safety officer and disorderly conduct. He was lodged at the Linn County Jail.
Arrest — Steven Ray Grantham, 52, of Sweet Home was booked into the Linn County Jail Wednesday night on a charge of delivery of a schedule 2 narcotic. Detectives, working with the postal inspector, say the controlled substance had been mailed. Grantham was arrested Wednesday morning.
Car prowl — At about 9:20 a.m. Thursday a caller from Hometown Auto Sales, 995 South Main St., reported a vehicle had been entered and items taken. A window was broken to get inside. A Pioneer stereo system with amp and speakers were taken. The cost to repair the damage and replace the stereo system was estimated at $1,200.