Public Safety Log (March 24)

2014-03-24T06:00:00Z Public Safety Log (March 24) Albany Democrat Herald
March 24, 2014 6:00 am

People arrested are innocent unless proven otherwise in court. Initial charges often change as a case progresses.

Albany Police

Second Amendment stroll — 2:50 p.m. Friday, 600 block Hickory Street. A caller reported that there was a man in fatigues carrying an assault rifle down the street. The caller believed it was an individual out exercising his Second Amendment rights.

Warrants arrest — 7:40 a.m. Saturday, Linn County Jail. Kevin Poton, 22, of Eugene, was arrested on warrants for first-degree and second-degree criminal mischief out of Marion County, as well as a probation violation warrant. A no-bail hold was placed on him at the Linn County Jail.

Linn County Sheriff

ID theft arrest — 3:06 p.m. Friday, Linn County Jail. Merideth Megan Kachel, 34, of Albany, was arrested on charges of identity theft, possession of methamphetamine, fraudulent use of a credit card, second-degree theft, third-degree theft and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. The case stemmed from a Corvallis Police Department investigation. Her initial bail was set at $63,500.

Burglary arrest — 3:57 p.m. Friday, Linn County Jail. Jahnae Nelson, 31, of Lebanon, was arrested on charges of first-degree burglary, second-degree burglary, identity theft, second-degree criminal trespass, tampering with physical evidence, third-degree criminal mischief, unlawful entry into a motor vehicle, third-degree theft and fraudulent use of a credit card. Her initial bail was set at $42,500.

Stolen jeep — 10:34 a.m. Sunday, 3000 block Malachi Way, Millersburg. A 2002 steel blue Jeep Grand Cherokee was reported stolen. It was last seen at 10 p.m. the previous day.

Burglary — 1:22 p.m. Sunday, 600 block Alder Street, Mill City. A residence and shed were broken into, and two televisions, a riding lawnmower, dried and canned goods and pots and pans were stolen. The loss value was about $1,250. The caller said the residence had been “trashed” by the culprit.  

Lebanon Fire

Juvenile on the roof — 11:12 p.m. Friday, Green Acres Elementary School. Police called seeking an agency assist and asking for help getting a juvenile off the school roof.

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