Police Log


Thanksgiving fire — 2:30 p.m. Thursday, 377 Hiatt St. Crews from the Lebanon Fire District responded to a report smoke coming from an open roll-up garage door. Prior to fire crews arriving, bystanders had successfully knocked down most of the flames in the garage with a fire extinguisher. Crews pulled a hose line through the garage to mop up the remaining hot spots.

The fire department found a failed compressor in a chest freezer placed near combustible items to be the cause of the fire. Damages were estimated between $30,000 and 40,000. No one was injured.


DUII crash — 6:47 p.m. Thursday, intersection of South Santiam Highway and Weldwood Drive. Lebanon police responded to a report of a collision between a silver Jeep Cherokee and a gold 1994 Ford Escort. The person driving the Escort drove away and the driver in the Cherokee followed and contacted police. Officers charged the driver of the Escort, Jessica Maileen Magee, 25, with driving under the influence of intoxicants. No one was injured.

Missing person — 5:36 p.m. Wednesday, redacted address. Lebanon police put out an attempt to locate bulletin to all points on Wednesday to help track down a 28-year-old man named Austin, whose brother reported him as missing. Police did not give the man's last name but said he is described as 5 foot 9 inches, 170 pounds, with a dark complexion, brown hair, brown eyes and an electronic leg. He was wearing camouflage sweat pants, a tan Carhart-style jacket and camo shoes.

A neighbor reportedly gave Austin a ride to a Chevron station and said Austin told him he was catching a bus to get out of town. 

Elude — 12:32 p.m. Wednesday, 1900 block of S. Main Street. Police received a report of a man driving a gray Toyota who allegedly stole beer and wine from the location and nearly caused a wreck in the parking lot while leaving. Oregon State Police and the Linn County Sheriff's Office were advised. Sheriff's deputies located a vehicle matching the description and chased it south down Seven Mile Lane at speeds of about 90 mph before losing sight of the vehicle. The investigation is continuing.

Vehicle recovered — 7:10 a.m. Wednesday, 300 block of Trillium Place. Police had towed a red Dodge Ram 1500 that had been reported stolen from Albany.

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