People arrested are innocent unless proven otherwise in court. Initial charges often change as a case progresses.
Arrest — Elizabeth Huddleston, 36, of Albany was arrested about 6:20 p.m. Wednesday at the police department on charges of third-degree assault and first-degree criminal mistreatment. The alleged assault occurred on Tuesday at her Belmont Avenue S.W. home against her child.
ID theft arrest — Police arrested Jodi Faye Kenagy, 45, of Albany about noon Wednesday at the Comfort Suites, 100 Opal Court N.E. She faces charges of first-degree aggravated theft and aggravated identity theft in connection to a November 2011 case. No further details were available.
Linn County Sheriff
Minor injury crash — Two neighbors were involved in a minor injury crash about 7:35 a.m. Thursday in the 35300 block of Riverside Drive.
According to Sgt. Art Sprague, 28-year-old Christopher Reding, who lives on Riverside Drive, started pulling out if his driveway. The windows on the black 1994 Honda Accord were foggy and he told a deputy he did not see the other vehicle coming.
Anthony Wusstig, 41, also of Riverside Drive, was driving a white 1992 Ford Bronco SUV north on Riverside. He told an officer the Honda backed out in front of him and he braked hard but couldn’t fully stop in time and the Bronco struck the driver side of the Honda.
Reding suffered a minor cut on his head. He was cited for failure to yield right of way while entering the roadway.
Wusstig, 41, was not injured, nor was his passenger, his son Anthony, 13.
Cash box taken — A thief walked into Premiere Floor Covering, took the cash box from behind a counter and walked out last week, said owner Spencer Costello.
He said the two workers were in the back working on carpet remnants and didn’t hear anything.
Though the burglar made off with about $200, Costello said he feels fortunate.
The box had been cashed out earlier that day in preparation for a run to the bank. Additional cash as well as personal checks had been removed.
Costello has owned the business at 508 Main St. for six years. He has video surveillance but was in the process of updating it so the cameras were not running when the thief came in.
The theft happened between 2 and 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17.