People arrested are innocent unless proven otherwise in court. Initial charges often change as a case progresses.
Linn County Sheriff
Dog napped — A man in the 32800 block of Miller Drive in Harrisburg is missing his brindle boxer-pit bull mix, Kota. The man told deputies he heard from a friend that a woman had posted on Facebook that she had someone steal the dog.
The man reported the dog missing about 8:40 p.m. Wednesday, though he said the alleged theft happened on Tuesday.
The victim does not get along with the woman who posted the message.
Arrest — Deputies arrested a man on Powerline Road in Halsey Wednesday night in connection with a burglary in the 28700 block Santiam Terrace Road, off Highway 20 between Sweet Home and Lebanon.
The accused had been allowed to stay on the property while the owner was away. He claims some of the stolen property was given to him by the owner.
The items include a Honda generator, a Stihl chainsaw, batteries, a riding lawnmower, a transmission to a pickup, Caterpillar heavy equipment accessories and 2,000 pounds of scrap metal. The goods were worth about $6,750 total.
Zackeria Rudolph Privett, 26, faces charges of second-degree burglary and first-degree theft. He was lodged at the Linn County Jail.
Sweet Home Police
Car prowls on Tamarack — Several Sweet Home residents reported Thursday that their vehicles had been broken into while parked on or near the 1500 block of Tamarack Street.
A woman in the 1500 block told police sunglasses worth $180 were taken from her car sometime during the night.
Another woman said items worth about $9 were taken from her vehicle.
A man reported two power tools worth about $345 had been taken from his vehicle during the night.
A woman told police the registration and some small, miscellaneous items worth about $30 were missing from her car.
A man told police a few items worth about $14 were missing from his.
A woman told police her boyfriend’s pickup had been broken into and hunting knives were taken.
Officers were investigating.
Several citations — Police stopped a Waterloo man about 3:05 p.m. Wednesday while driving near the intersection of Old Holley Road and Pickett Lane and arrested him on a state parole and probation violation.
Keith Allen Smith, 47, was also cited for driving uninsured, driving while suspended and failure to carry proof of insurance. Additionally, he was cited for felon in possession of a restricted weapon, marijuana possession and meth possession.
Smith was lodged at the Linn County Jail.
The car was impounded.
Domestic disturbance — About 11:55 p.m. Wednesday, police were called to a domestic disturbance between a woman and her boyfriend in the Shari’s parking lot, 640 W. Ash St. The woman told dispatchers her boyfriend hit her but she did not require medics.
A pit bull believed to belong to the boyfriend was acting aggressively toward an officer and the officer shot the dog, but did not kill it.
Police arrested Jacob Ray Erickson, 33, of Lebanon on charges of fourth-degree domestic assault.