People arrested are innocent unless proven otherwise in court. Initial charges often change as a case progresses.
Quarters gone — Sometime between 6:30 and 8:30 a.m. Thursday three coin-operated washing machines were broken into at the Queen Oaks Apartments in the 1800 block of Geary Street S.E. About $100 in quarters was taken.
LINN COUNTY SHERIFF
Just farm work — A neighbor saw about five people moving large boxes into a field with a forklift from a semi-truck about 6 a.m. Thursday in the 33500 block of Dever-Conner Drive. A deputy learned that field workers were unloading irrigation equipment, and boxes containing bees were being delivered.
Cables cut — Cables to seven batteries were discovered cut about 11:40 a.m. Thursday at T Plus Steel Fabricators on Western Way in Millersburg. The damage was estimated at $500. The batteries were not taken. They are used to power scissor lifts.
Juvenile referred — A 16-year-old Scio High School girl was referred to the Linn-Benton Juvenile Center about 1:50 p.m. Thursday for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school and for possession of a prescription drug without having a prescription.
The girl was discovered smoking in a school restroom.
Items taken — A man working on a refrigeration unit at Pioneer Villa Truck Plaza in the 33100 block of Highway 228 reported about 2:05 p.m. Thursday that items had been stolen from his truck while he took a lunch break. Missing were an electrical tester, temperature tester, hand tools, sockets and a tool bag valued together at $1,200.
Changing the locks — A woman told a deputy about 4 p.m. Thursday she was going to change the locks on her house in the 36300 block of Hillside Lane near Lebanon after her home had been burglarized several times in the past few months. On Thursday she reported jewelry, electronics and a handgun valued together at $1,000 were missing.