People arrested are innocent unless proven otherwise in court. Initial charges often change as a case progresses.
Porn theft — 11 p.m. Thursday, Adult Shop. A caller reported that a suspect stole three videos from the store. The shop’s sensor went off when the man left the store, and when a clerk followed the man outside, the man dropped the videos, then grabbed them and ran off. The store’s video camera captured an image of the suspect.
Suspicious activity — 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Green Acres School. A female driver apparently yelled at children on the playground. An officer responded to the school and talked to a seven-year-old. It was unknown exactly what was said to the children. The driver did not attempt to contact the students other than yelling at them. No crime apparently occurred, but the incident was documented.
Linn County Sheriff
Chainsaw theft — 11:52 a.m. Friday, 30700 block Berlin Road. A new chain saw worth $600 was reported stolen. A shop on the caller’s property was entered sometime in the last few months.
Sweet Home Police
Fraud — 11:27 a.m. Friday, 28100 block Riggs Hill Road. A caller reported that someone used his credit card at Circle K and Walmart, charging approximately $840.