People arrested are innocent unless proven otherwise in court. Initial charges often change as a case progresses.
Party busted — Police responding to a noise complaint in the 800 block of 18th Avenue S.W. early Thursday morning found drugs, cited two persons on warrants and worked with the Department of Human Services to place four children there with family members.
At 12:52 a.m. Thursday, dispatchers received a complaint of noise — talking loudly, slamming doors and “banging things around” — at the 18th Avenue address.
Officers responded and smelled marijuana coming from the house. They seized user amounts of marijuana from the party-goers and cited Michael Dean Snyder, 32, of Albany to appear on a warrant. He was released at the scene.
Kyle Lee Sloan, 19, was cited on a contempt of court warrant and lodged at the Linn County Jail.
Three of Sloan’s children were sleeping a back room, and DHS placed them with relatives.
A fourth child belonging to resident Kimberly Shehorn was also taken into DHS custody.
Police said they seized bongs, pipes and powdered MDMA (Ecstasy) from the residence.
Hit with stick — A man was hit many times with nearly 7-foot long wooden staff when he got into an argument with his ex-girlfriend’s friend.
About 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, the man stopped by the house where he used to live in the 800 block of 14th Avenue S.E. to collect the last of his things.
An argument ensued, ending when a neighbor stepped in and stopped the fight.
The alleged aggressor left.
There were no serious injuries. The victim suffered abrasions and bruises.
Officers caught up with David Alexander Robinson, 22, less than an hour later at his residence in the 1800 block Clay S.E. Robinson was arrested on a charge of second-degree assault. He was lodged at the Linn County Jail.
Linn County Sheriff
Gun theft from the 90s — A man waited nearly 18 years to call deputies to report the theft of a gun.
At about 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, the man called deputies saying he had just found the paperwork that goes with the gun, so he was reporting it now.
He said on April 20, 1994, someone stole a gun out of his van, which was parked at Young & Morgan Co. in Mill City. He told deputies he suspected a former employee, who is now deceased.
Sweet Home Police
Domestic disturbance — At 11:55 a.m. Thursday, a woman called police saying the father of her son was destroying personal property and threatening her. She was calling from a neighbor’s house in the 4300 block of Main Street.
Jason Riley Beasley, 38, was arrested on charges of domestic violence, menacing and felony fourth-degree domestic violence. He was lodged at the Linn County Jail.
Guns stolen — Some 15 firearms were reported stolen Wednesday from the 700 block of 28th Avenue.
At about 6:35 p.m., a man reported the burglary to police. He didn’t yet have a value estimate for the guns.
Police took a report for first-degree burglary, first-degree theft and second-degree criminal mischief and were investigating Thursday night.
Five-hour outage — About 390 Pacific Power customers in the Brownsville, Crawfordsville and Sweet Home areas lost service about 5:20 a.m. Thursday when a tree fell on a power line in the 40000 block of Highway 228 near Crescent Hill Road, said Bob Gravely, a spokesman for the utility in Portland. Power was restored about 10:30 a.m.