People arrested are innocent unless proven otherwise in court. Initial charges often change as a case progresses.
Oops — An elderly woman told police she confused the gas and brake pedals and drove her car into the bank of bottle and can recycling machines at Fred Meyer, 2500 Santiam Highway S.E.
At 4:05 p.m. Tuesday, police responded and saw that the silver 2001 Ford Taurus driven by Lois Ramer, 80, of Albany had hit the machines.
Ramer was alone in the car.
No one was hurt.
She was referred for a DMV retest.
There wasn’t yet a damage estimate Tuesday evening, “But it’s going to be significant,” said Dan Jones of the Albany Police Department.
SWAT arrest — Members of the Linn County SWAT team assisted Albany police in serving a search warrant Tuesday morning at 1005 First Avenue N.E. No. 4.
Kyle Stephen Jimmerson, 35, who lives there, was arrested and lodged on the following charges: heroin delivery within 1,000 feet of a school, unlawful heroin possession, unlawful meth possession, felon in possession of a firearm, first-degree child neglect and endangering the welfare of a minor.
Department of Human Services staff were called due to minor children in the residence.
Crash — A Hyundai Santa Fe and a Ford Expedition collided, resulting in minor injuries for one driver, about 1:55 p.m. Monday in the 1700 block Ninth Avenue S.E.
According to an officer, the red 2007 Santa Fe was being driven by Kathleen Clark, 61, of Albany.
Clark pulled into Ninth headed east. A red 1999 Ford Expedition being driven by Danielle Samard, 26, of Albany collided with it.
Clark suffered minor injuries and was transported to Samaritan Albany General Hospital by medics. She was alone in the car and was not cited.
Samard had another adult and 7-year-old boy in the car with her. All were OK.
Samard was cited for driving uninsured.
No fault was assigned as both drivers contributed to the crash, according to an officer.
Speed may have been a factor.
Laptop larceny — About 1:50 p.m. Monday, a woman called police from the 2600 block of Oak Street S.E. saying she was the victim of a burglary.
She said she was using her laptop computer on a table in her house when she left to pick something up at the store. When she got back, it was gone.
The woman said she was away just eight minutes. The house had been left unlocked.
The laptop was the only thing listed taken. Police didn’t yet have a value for it.
Warrant arrest — About 2:50 pm. Monday, police caught up with Dean Leonard Taylor, 48, of Albany, near the Boys & Girls Club, 1215 Hill Street S.E. He was arrested on a meth delivery warrant and lodged at the Linn County Jail.
Linn County Sheriff
Who stole the cookie (mix)? — Someone broke out the back window of a truck at Fruitt Trucking, 32341 Highway 34 in Tangent, making away with multiple boxes of cereal and cookie mixes, according to a deputy.
About 8 a.m. Tuesday, an employee called deputies to report the theft.
Locks were broken on other trailers, but it wasn’t yet clear if anything had been taken.
Employees and deputies were assessing how much mix was taken and didn’t yet have a value Tuesday evening.
The theft happened sometime during the night.
Three personal vehicles were also rummaged through. Each time the thief apparently went through boxes in the beds of the pickups and did not get inside the vehicles.
One set of chrome wheels was missing out of back of one of the pickups.
Large theft — Tools and copper wire worth more than $10,000 were reported stolen from an ATI Wah Chang yard Monday afternoon.
Inventory was still being taken Tuesday evening, and the loss may be even greater, according to Sgt. Brad Kelly.
At 3:10 p.m. Monday, a worker at ATI Wah Chang, 1600 Old Salem Road N.E., reported the theft to deputies.
Multiple vehicles were entered by cutting locks on trucks. The vehicles belonged to businesses contracting with ATI Wah Chang.
“We have leads but no suspects,” Kelly said.
Car taken — About 2:45 p.m. Monday, a caller reported the theft of a black 1993 Honda del Sol from the 500 block of Douglas Street in Mill City.
The car didn’t run, had a missing front grill, fender and driver’s side window, but was allegedly worth about $2,500.
It has Oregon license plate 454 EDR, but the plates weren’t on the vehicle at the time.
A neighbor reported seeing a gray pickup load the car on a car dolly and leave the neighborhood.
Sweet Home Police
Domestic disturbance — Nathan David Lewis, 20, of Sweet Home was arrested on charges of felony fourth-degree domestic assault and strangulation about 11:15 a.m. Monday in the 4800 block of 48th Loop after an altercation with his pregnant wife.
The alleged victim’s mother had called police. Lewis was lodged at the Linn County Jail.