Public Safety Log (Feb. 9)

2012-02-09T06:37:00Z 2012-02-09T08:59:52Z Public Safety Log (Feb. 9)Democrat-Herald Albany Democrat Herald
February 09, 2012 6:37 am  • 

People arrested are innocent unless proven otherwise in court. Initial charges often change as a case progresses.

Albany Police

Crash — About 11:55 a.m. Wednesday, police responded to a crash in the 1400 block of Waverly Drive S.E. No one was hurt. The crash involved a red Dodge van and blue Dodge Ram. No further details were available.

And he has a stolen gun — About 11:50 a.m. Wednesday, someone called police regarding a suspicious man looking in mailboxes near an apartment complex on Airport Road. The witness described the man as wearing a tan jacket, blue jeans and a hat.

Officers contacted a man fitting that description a few minutes later on  Airport Road. He was detained and found to be in possession of a stolen Glock handgun, taken from an Albany address last fall, according to Sgt. Ron Parker.

Clayton Wade Mayfield, 32, of Albany, was arrested on charges including felon in possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of meth and first-degree theft by receiving. He was lodged at the Linn County Jail.

Linn County Sheriff

Dog gone it — A woman told deputies she swerved to avoid hitting a dog, causing her to lose control of her car, coming to a rest in the yard of a home in the 33500 block of Brewster Road. According to a deputy, about 1:25 p.m. Wednesday, Kayla McConnell, 21, of Lebanon was driving a white 1998 Honda Accord north on Brewster. The car went through a grass field and some shrubs and came to rest in the yard. McConnell was not hurt. She was not cited.

Lebanon Police

Live and let live — Dispatchers received an unusual call about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday when a resident of the 3100 block of Foxglove Street wanted some information noted.

He said while leaving for work he noticed a man walking out of his garage, pushing a bicycle. The homeowner stopped the man and told him to leave his grandson’s bike alone. The stranger told the homeowner he had been living in the garage about three months and the bike was his. The man then left. He later returned with the bike, saying it was not in fact his and gave it back.

The homeowner did not wish to press charges, instead asking only that the information was noted. He told an officer he wasn’t sure if the man had been living in the garage or not as he never goes in there.

Charge added — Police were called to a domestic disturbance about 2:25 a.m. Tuesday in the 1800 block of S. Main Street after an anonymous caller told dispatchers someone was being beaten up at the location.

Police arrested David Harry Johnson, 35, for violating his release agreement. He was lodged at the Linn County Jail for contempt of court.

Lisa Marie Kilpatrick, 27, was arrested on multiple warrants. During the arrest, police found meth on her person and a charge of unlawful meth possession was added. She was lodged at the Linn County Jail.

Benton County Sheriff

Arrest — A man was arrested after allegedly following his girlfriend to her friend’s house, then causing damage to the house when he left.

According to Capt. Greg Ridler, Jason Morton, 33, and his girlfriend were in an argument when she left to go to a friend’s house in the 4500 block of Highway 20 N.W. He followed her there. Some of her friends asked him to leave and he refused. After being asked several times, he finally left, allegedly peeling out and spraying the house with mud and debris causing about $200 damage. Alcohol was involved.

About 11:50 p.m. Saturday, police contacted Morton at his house on Lewisburg Road, Corvallis. Morton was arrested on the following charges: first-degree criminal trespass, second-degree criminal mischief and third-degree criminal mischief.

Car into ditch — About 9:45 p.m. Friday, the driver of a 2008 Toyota Prius 2008 was going west on Spring Hill Drive coming up to the stop sign at Independence Highway. Eric Czernowski, 63, of Albany, failed to stop and went into the ditch. He wasn’t hurt and there were no citations.

Pacific Power and Light

Car into pole — A car crashed into a power pole and caused an outtage in the Lacomb area that lasted more than an hour and a half Wednesday morning. Power was out for nearly 800 customers surrounding the crash site in the 9000 block of Lacomb Drive, said Tom Gauntt, spokesman for Pacific Power. The outtage started at 4:53 a.m. and was over by 6:35 a.m. The pole had to be replaced.

According to Sgt. Art Sprague of the Linn County Sheriff’s office, about 11:20 p.m. Tuesday deputies took a call of a single vehicle crashing into a power pole. No one was hurt.

According to the report, Justin Rowan, 27, of Lebanon, was headed east in a 1995 Chevrolet Lumina when he looked down to turn off the radio. The car drifted off the south shoulder and hit gravel and Rowan overcorrected. The car went off the north side of the road, into a ditch, hit a telephone box, then hit the power pole.

Rowan was cited for failure to drive within his lane, no driver’s license and no insurance.

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