People arrested are innocent unless proven otherwise in court. Initial charges often change as a case progresses.
Something fishy — Police arrested Timothy Eugen Oard, 30, of Albany, on felony charges of criminal impersonation and a parole violation for unlawful use of a weapon Sunday around 6 p.m. Officers were called after several people at Waverly say they were approached by Oard, who told them he was an undercover police officer and needed to check fishing licenses. When they called police, Oard took off an a bicycle. Police were able to apprehend him and booked him at the Linn County Jail.
Theft — Officers responded to a report of a theft from a car at the Talking Water Garden in the 500 block of Waverly Drive on Sunday around 8:08 p.m. Police found a car that had had its window knocked out by a rock. The rock was still in the car and several items, including $40 in cash, had been taken.
Burglary — A woman called police to report that her home had been broken into and items stolen. Officers responded to the call in the 900 block of 19th Ave. S.W. Apparently, a back door had been left open and someone had broken in and taken a 32-inch television and a cable box. Officers did not have a value on the items taken, but said the woman, who was at home at the time of the burglary, believes whoever took the TV was someone she knew because her dog did not bark when they entered.
Linn County Sheriff
Felony arrest — Christopher Williford, 23, of Lebanon, was arrested Sunday and booked in the Linn County Jail around 10:25 p.m. He was charged with felony counts of assault III, burglary and theft after an incident in the 37500 block of Highway 226 and Brewster.
Littering — Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call around 9:37 a.m. Monday concerning a large load of garbage dumped along a private road in the 4200 block of Cutoff Drive. About half a pick-up load of trash was piled alongside a Snow Peak Logging road. Included were blankets, household items, cans and potting debris. Nothing in the litter could be linked to a suspect, according to deputies, who said the logging company will likely have to clear it out.
Mischief — Two vehicles were discovered vandalized Monday morning around 9:50 in the 400 block of Territorial St. in Harrisburg. Deputies were called to the site, where two trailers were parked in the lot in front of Willamette Agriculture, and each had two glycerin-filled pneumatic gauges valued at $600 vandalized. Glass was broken out and seals destroyed. The damage occurred between 3 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. Monday, according to deputies. There are no suspects.