People arrested are innocent unless proven otherwise in court. Initial charges often change as a case progresses.
Sweet Home Police
Wires down - At noon Wednesday, officers responded to 53rd Avenue on a report that a truck had pulled a wire down and it was now on top of the truck.
Officers responded and the truck had already moved from under the telephone and cable wires. The officers were able to get the wires more than 10 feet off the ground and put up caution tape. CenturyTel and Comcast were contacted to repair their lines.
Push back - At about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, a caller in the 1200 block of 47th Avenue told police her 14-year-old daughter was out of control, pushing people and throwing things. An officer responded and talked with all involved. There were no injuries. Police advised the mother of her options and cautioned the daughter on her behavior.
Two car crash - At about 11:10 a.m. Tuesday, police responded to the intersection at East Ash Street and South Williams Street on a call of a crash. According to a report, Scott Michael Bond, 20, of Waldport was driving a 2002 Nissan when he failed to obey a stop sign and collided with Wayne Patrick Maloney, 59, of Lebanon, in a 1997 Chrysler Town & Country minivan. There were no injuries. Bond was cited for failure to obey a traffic control device and improper cell phone use.
Possible prowlers - At about 4:40 a.m. Tuesday a caller told police two "very thin" men were looking into cars using flashlights and pulling on door handles in the 500 block of South 12th Street.
Officers searched the area but did not locate the men, any property believed to be stolen, or any obvious damage to cars.
Police Chief Thor Dahle said the department has been getting plenty of calls concerning car prowls lately and offered this advice:
"Lock it or lose it. A lot of these are crimes of opportunity."
State v. Kenneth Aaron Olsen - Olsen was convicted Tuesday on one count of first-degree sodomy and sentenced to more than eight years in prison and 20 years post-prison supervision. He was also convicted of two counts of first-degree sex abuse and sentenced to more than six years in prison and 10 years post prison supervision.
He was found not guilty on two additional counts of first-degree sex abuse. Two more counts of first-degree sex abuse were dismissed.