People arrested are innocent unless proven otherwise in court. Initial charges often change as a case progresses.
DUII arrest — Police arrested a 22-year-old Albany man after a bus driver flagged an officer down saying the man’s pickup had nearly hit her bus Friday afternoon.
The officer spotted the pickup immediately, as it was weaving down the road. He pulled it over near the intersection of 12th Avenue S.W. and Penn Street.
He called in a drug recognition expert, who said David Andrew Young was under the influence of “Spice,” a synthetic cannabis product.
Young had his 2-year-old son strapped into a child seat. Young told an officer the boy’s mother was in prison. The toddler was placed with the Department of Human Services.
Young was cited for DUII. He was driving while suspended. Additional charges are expected.
Arrest — Derek Anson Bervin, 24, whom police describe as an Albany area transient, was arrested about 1:10 p.m. Thursday following an interview at the police department.
He faces charges of third-degree rape, third-degree sodomy, third-degree sex abuse and providing alcohol to minor.
The charges stem from an August 2011 incident involving a 14-year-old girl at an Albany park.
Arrest — Benjamin Samuel Hult, 18, of Albany was arrested Wednesday morning at the police department on charges of unlawful sexual penetration and first-degree sex abuse.
Hult had been serving as an in-home caregiver to his alleged victim. Senior and disability services called police after family members expressed concern about Hult.
Linn County Sheriff
Burglary — A woman called deputies just after 1 a.m. Friday saying her home at the KOA campground on Oakville Road had been burglarized.
The woman listed as stolen two flat screen TVs, two DirecTV cable boxes, a Bose surround sound system, a Ryobi drill and a Playstation 3 with games. She estimated the items were worth about $1,845.
Deputies had no suspects.
Injury hit and run — A man called deputies about 12:05 a.m. Friday after being hit by a vehicle while chasing his daughter’s cat across Diamond Hill Drive.
He told deputies a car came up behind him and hit him. He didn’t think the Silver Mazda had its lights on. He said it did not stop and continued onto Interstate 5.
He was transported by medics to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend.
Sweet Home Police
Bitten — A mail carrier was bitten by a dog about 2:45 p.m. Friday in the 1200 block of Nandina Street. Its owner, Penelope Grey, 65, was cited for maintaining a dangerous dog. The dog’s breed was not available.