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

Lebanon Fire

Minor damage — Three units and six firefighters responded about 8:40 a.m. Sunday to a report of flames at a residence in the 3600 block of Santiam Highway, Lebanon. The fire department said an improperly-installed wood stove caused a small fire in the wall of the home, and residents had it mostly out by the time firefighters arrived. No one was injured and there was minimal damage.

Linn County Sheriff

Elude — A Linn County deputy gave chase to a vehicle shortly before 1 p.m. Sunday matching the description of one that had reportedly been involved of thefts of animal traps.

The deputy recognized the white Dodge Neon on a gravel road in the area of Whiskey Butte and Santiam Highway and pursued it for about four miles at speeds of not more than about 50 mph, according to the sheriff’s office.

The vehicle was found near the area of Whiskey Butte and Cedar Creek. Deputies were trying to find the person they believe had been driving it. The Sweet Home Police Department assisted.

That’s not funny — Deputies responded about 1:45 p.m. Sunday to a report of an assault in the 800 block of Third Avenue, Mill City. The man said he had been teasing a friend about liking to wear woman’s clothes when the friend punched him in the face. No medical treatment was required and no charges were brought.

Disturbance — A woman in the 31100 block of S. Fifth St., Lebanon, contacted the sheriff’s office about 4:30 a.m. Sunday to report a man had broken the windows of her car and was trying to take it.

The woman said the man left on foot and then got into a silver Saturn. The woman said the man owns a .45 caliber semiautomatic pistol, that he had it with him, and that she heard a shot, but deputies were unable to find either the man, the vehicle or any spent rounds. The investigation was continuing.

Gun stolen — A Glock 17 and a women’s Carhartt jacket were reported taken about 1 a.m. Sunday from a pickup truck parked in the 200 block of Smith Street, Harrisburg. Total loss estimated at about $700.

Break-in — Deputies are investigating a report of a kicked-in door and a broken garage-door hasp reported about 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the 700 block of Second Street, Harrisburg. No word yet on whether anything was missing.

Arrest — Christopher Malco Rogers, 38, of Tangent was arrested Saturday on outstanding warrants for Deschutes County cases involving first-degree sex abuse and second-degree rape.

Sweet Home Police

No BBs — Sweet Home police responded about 3:15 p.m. Saturday to a report of two juveniles shooting BBs and hitting a residence in the 1800 block of 20th Avenue.

Responding officers found a juvenile who was shooting with adult supervision, but the BBs were ricocheting off a board and hitting the caller’s home. They were advised they could under no circumstances shoot BB guns within the city limits. Sweet Home law bans shooting air guns within the city limits  even if the projectiles don’t leave the property.

Break-in — A caller in the 2700 block of Long Street contacted police about 5:30 p.m. Friday to report the house had been ransacked. Residents were making a list of missing items.

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