People arrested are innocent unless proven otherwise in court. Initial charges often change as a case progresses.
Storage space break-in - Seven units at the Storage Depot, 111 Davidson St. N.E., were reported broken into Tuesday afternoon. The burglary was discovered Monday, but reported the next day. No further information was available.
Grenade, grass found - At about 3:10 p.m. Wednesday, employees at the Goodwill, 1605 Pacific Boulevard S.E., called police saying they had found a grenade and marijuana in the pockets of some donated clothes. They said they had no way to trace the items back to the donator. Police responded to the store. The grenade was inert but the marijuana was usable. Both were seized. The the grenade was entered into evidence and the marijuana destroyed.
Ditching car - At about 2:50 p.m. Wednesday, police received a call of an erratic and aggressive driver near the courthouse. The caller said the driver of a green Mercury Sable looked as if he was trying to hit other cars. The driver ditched the car at the Stop N Go Market, 628 Ellsworth Street, and took off on foot. Police say the license plates did not match the vehicle, so they seized them. The driver of the Sable, who is not the registered owner but is associated with the car, was still at large Wednesday night.
Linn County Sheriff
Cameras missing - Five outdoor video cameras were reported taken Wednesday from a Pleasant Valley Road business. The caller thought the theft happened sometime between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 6 a.m Wednesday. Loss of value: $1,000.
Money, titles taken - At about 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, a resident of the 2300 block of Three Lakes Road S.E. called deputies to report a burglary. The caller said a safe was broken into and $800 in cash and titles to four vehicles were stolen.
Old fraud, new method - On Tuesday, someone in the 100 block of Hunter Street in Brownsville reported a wire money transfer fraud. The alleged thief made a $200 order on an Avon seller's website, sent a postal money order for $850 and asked the seller to wire the difference via Western Union. She did. The seller later received notice from her bank that the money order was a fake.
Sweet Home Police
Arrest - Police arrested Gabriel Frank Grajiola, 27, of Sweet Home at 12:35 p.m. at the station. He had heard the police were looking for him. They were - in connection to a late October theft of a shotgun. According to Chief Bob Burford, Grajiola took the firearm while staying with the victim. The victim noticed the gun missing a few days after Grajiola left. Police had been looking for him since that time. The rightful owner of the gun was able to get it back without police. Allegedly, Grajiola sold it to someone. The rightful owner heard about the sale by word of mouth and collected his property.
Kicked in door - At about 9:20 p.m. Tuesday, a woman in the 1400 block of South Second Street called police saying the man she had been living with just kicked in the front door. The woman had put a note on the door saying he had not been contributing to the household financially or with chores. She then locked the door. Upon seeing the note, the man allegedly kicked in the door. Police responded and the man was taken into custody for warrants. They were both counseled on landlord/tenant issues.
Laptop stolen - At about 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, someone in the 200 block of Mary Street reported a Samsung N 150 notebook computer was stolen from her bedroom. She thought it happened sometime between 11 p.m. Monday and 5 p.m. Tuesday. Loss of value: $1,300.