People arrested are innocent unless proven otherwise in court. Initial charges often change as a case progresses.
Sex crime arrest — 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Linn County Jail. Sabino Buendia-Rosas, 54, of Albany was arrested on a charge of first-degree sex abuse, and his initial bail was set at $50,000. An Immigration and Customs Enforcement hold also was placed on him. The incident allegedly occurred at Buendia-Rosas’ home in the 700 block of Queen Avenue in December. Police learned of the incident after the 7-year-old female victim told family members.
Car noises — 1:23 a.m. Thursday, 1500 block of Waverly Drive S.E. A resident reported what sounded like vehicles being broken into. The caller said the area had been the scene of several break-ins in recent weeks. An officer had just driven through the apartment complex and did not see or hear anything out of the ordinary.
Vehicle fire — 2:52 a.m. Thursday, 800 block of First Avenue. Albany police and firefighters responded to a call of a vehicle and tree on fire. A 2006 Hyundai owned by Jenna Miner of Albany was destroyed. There was an unknown amount of damage to a nearby tree. The incident is under investigation.
Linn County Sheriff
Cow nicked — 5:22 a.m. Thursday, Groshong Road, near Lebanon. An anonymous caller reported that there was a herd of about 10 cows on the road. The caller said he nearly drove into the ditch trying to avoid the herd, but believed he nicked one of the cows and it ran into a ditch. A deputy checked the area and the dairy’s employees had secured the animals. The cow didn’t suffer any apparent injuries.
Stolen fuel — 7:41 a.m. Thursday, U-Haul, Old Salem Road. The fuel caps on two trucks were reported missing. About 10 gallons of fuel was taken.
Oregon State Police
Icy crash — 10:18 p.m. Wednesday, Highway 34 near Oakville Road. A Chevrolet Malibu driven by Brittany Snyder, 21, of Lebanon was eastbound when it lost control on the icy surface and spun twice. The car crashed into a westbound Kia Rio driven by Emma Armstrong, 21, of Tillamook who was unable to avoid it. There were no injuries. Snyder was warned for driving too fast for the conditions.
Tool theft — 1:08 p.m. Tuesday, Wilco, Santiam Highway. Three drills worth $630 were reported stolen. A video of the suspect was given to police.
Sweet Home Police
Rifled safe — 9:16 p.m. Wednesday, 1300 block of Hawthorne Street. A caller reported the theft of six rifles and ammunition from what had been a locked gun safe. The safe had been pried open. The family was not home at the time of the event. The total value was about $1,700.