People arrested are innocent unless proven otherwise in court. Initial charges often change as a case progresses.
Mail theft — 6:03 p.m. Friday, 2900 block Brookside Avenue. A caller reported that two males in a red car took mail out of a mailbox.
Struck skater — 10:03 p.m. Friday, 1000 block Queen Avenue S.E. A 20-year-old male said he had been riding his longboard west in the eastbound bike lane on Queen Avenue and a vehicle exiting a car wash struck him. The female driver asked him if he was OK. He said he wasn’t. The man said the vehicle drove off, but he declined to speak further with police after a witness reported he had threatened to bash in the driver’s headlights. The skateboarder had cuts and bruises but did not require medical attention.
Beer bottle assault — 2:21 a.m. Saturday, Riley’s Billiards. A male threw a beer bottle at another man. The victim declined medics. No further information was available Sunday.
Theft — 12:37 p.m. Saturday, 1500 block of Takena Street. Two concrete gargoyles weighing between 50 and 60 pounds each, valued at $85 each, were reported stolen.
Criminal mischief — 8;59 a.m. Saturday, 400 block of Lyon Street. A caller heard a loud bang and found a window smashed out. A witness provided a suspect description. Officers arrested Jonathan Paul Wood, 39, of Albany on a charge of second-degree criminal mischief.
Arrest — 5 p.m. Saturday, Linn County Jail. An officer responding to a report of a possible sighting of a stolen bicycle took Mandy Nichole Amundson, 33, of Albany into custody on outstanding warrants for unlawful possession of methamphetamine and third-degree theft. Amundson also was charged with giving false information to police.
Arrest — 1:36 a.m. Sunday, Linn County Jail. An officer did a traffic stop on Charles Daniel Coats, 50, of Albany. Coats consented to a search of the vehicle and the officer arrested him on charges of unlawful possession of methamphetamine, driving under the influence of intoxicants and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school.
Wire down — 12:55 p.m. Sunday, 900 block of Airport Road. A caller mowing the grass ran over a cable, leaving the wires bare. Qwest Cable was notified.
Linn County Sheriff
Burglary — 6:16 p.m. Friday, 2600 block Porter Street. A resident reported a broken window and items missing from a house being renovated. Deputies found nothing actually had been taken, but someone appeared to have broken in and moved a heater and other items into the home’s garage.
Theft — 8:19 p.m. Friday, 40000 block Stayton-Scio Loop. Two laptops and a bike were reported stolen from an unlocked outbuilding on the property. No listed value. The investigation is continuing.
Robbery — 10:16 p.m. Saturday, 36000 block of Santiam Highway. Deputies responded to a resident who said someone broke the windows on his house, came in and stole his wallet and cell phone. The investigation is continuing.
Death investigation — 7:38 a.m. Sunday, 29500 block of Pheasant Avenue. A 69-year-old man was reported deceased at the location. The sheriff’s office said the death appears to be related to medical issues. Benton County medics responded.
Vehicle recovered — 7:44 a.m. Sunday, 28200 block of Santiam Highway off Harmony Road, Sweet Home. An off-duty dispatcher with the Lebanon Police Department saw a yellow Honda Civic parked in the area that matched the description of a vehicle reported stolen in Albany on Saturday from the 3800 block of Linn Avenue. Linn deputies responded and Sweet Home officers were asked to provide backup. The vehicle was recovered and the investigation is continuing.
Harassment — 8:44 a.m. Sunday, 30600 block of Spring Street, Sodaville. A caller told deputies he had been spraying weeks on his property and on a public access road owned by the city when a neighbor came out and sprayed him with a garden hose. According to the sheriff’s office report, the neighbors have had ongoing disputes.
Stolen four-wheeler — 12:22 p.m. Sunday, 38000 block of Conser Road. A Kawasaki four-wheeler valued at $1,500 was reported stolen from an outbuilding.
Arrest — 11:43 a.m. Sunday, Linn County Jail. Tina Marainne Dickerson, 51, allegedly made multiple 9-1-1 calls Sunday and cursed at dispatchers. She was charged with misusing the 9-1-1 system.
Theft arrest — 4:06 p.m. Friday, Linn County Jail. April Joanne McBride, 34, of Lebanon, was arrested on charges of first-degree theft, identity theft and fraudulent use of a credit card.
Sweet Home Police
Burglary — 9:10 p.m. Friday, 1400 block Tamarack Street. A caller reported that someone kicked in his back door and stole $400 worth of items.
Skateboarding not a crime — 2:31 p.m. Saturday, 49— block of Mimosa Circle. An officer responded to a neighbor complaining that two juveniles keep riding their skateboards in the entrance of Spring Terrace after being asked not to. According to a police report, the officer contacted the juveniles, who were not wearing helmets but were not otherwise breaking the law. The caller was advised of what an officer can and cannot enforce.
Going bottomless — 2:48 p.m. Friday, Ninth Avenue, no listed block. A caller reported an older male standing in his front yard without wearing pants or undergarments. The male was clothed by the time an officer arrived and denied the activity. The officer gave him a warning.
Arrest — 9:02 p.m. Saturday, 14th Street south of Kalmia. While on patrol, an officer located a man wanted on warrants. David Wayne Samson, 51, of Sweet Home was taken into custody on multiple outstanding warrants, including unlawful possession of methamphetamine, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, harassment and failure to appear.