People arrested are innocent unless proven otherwise in court. Initial charges often change as a case progresses.
Paint mischief — 7:16 a.m. Wednesday, 600 block of 10th Avenue and 1000 block Washington Street S.W. Callers reported that someone threw paint all over two cars and a camp trailer sometime during the previous night. A trail of paint drops stretched between the two locations.
Warrants arrest — 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, 2600 block Chicago Street S.E. Alex Campos Ledesma, 34, of Albany, was arrested on warrants from multiple counties for four counts of failure to appear, failure to perform community service and two counts of contempt of court. Police received information that he was at a residence. Several officers arrived, but Ledesma refused to come out and barricaded himself inside. Police broke the door down and arrested him.
Theft from vehicle — 12:23 p.m. Thursday, 3000 block Flame Tree Lane N.W. A Honda commercial lawn mower valued at $600 and other items were taken from a pickup and trailer.
Linn County Sheriff
Trailer theft — 10:50 a.m. Wednesday, 33800 block Goltra Road. A utility trailer and a tire rack were stolen from an outbuilding. The loss value was about $850.
Accidental shooting — 8:06 p.m., Urgent Care Geary Street. A woman came to the clinic with a gunshot wound to her foot. The woman was practice shooting with a pistol east of Albany, and had the hammer cocked back. She was transferring the pistol between hands when it discharged.
Death investigation — 1:43 p.m. Thursday, Samaritan Albany General Hospital. A deputy responded to the hospital to a report of an unexpected death. Earlier in the day, shortly before noon, an approximately 70-year-old male was transported from the Linn County Fair & Expo center to the emergency room. He apparently died of a heart attack.
Tractor and baler fire — 10:05 p.m. Wednesday, 22700 block Coburg Road. A tractor was a total loss, and there was some damage to a baler during a fire. The incident is under investigation. About a quarter-acre of field was scorched. The tractor was worth an estimated $80,000 to $100,000. The baler may be able to be salvaged. No one was injured, and the fire was brought under control in about 10 minutes.