Public Safety Log (March 7)

2012-03-07T06:00:00Z Public Safety Log (March 7)Democrat-Herald Albany Democrat Herald
March 07, 2012 6:00 am  • 

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

Albany Police

Dog alerts to drugs — An officer started following a black 2004 Ford Explorer about 10:55 a.m. Tuesday when it ran a red light at Waverly Drive  and Queen Avenue S.E.

Sgt. Jerry Drum said the car’s occupants were making “suspicious movements” in the car and trying to lose him so he turned on his lights and pulled them over in the 2600 block of 20th Avenue S.E.

Drug dog Hutch alerted to potential narcotics in the car.

Drum said Dylan Isaac Bursell and Serita Trujillo, both 18 and of Albany, had dealer quantities of heroin and cocaine on them. He said they also had marijuana and prescription pills (oxycodone) and hundreds of dollars in cash.

They were arrested on drug possession charges with additional charges expected.

Theft arrest — Police arrested Tylor James Setzer, 20, of Lebanon about 3:50 p.m. Monday outside of Drug Court at the Linn County Courthouse on charges of second-degree burglary, aggravated identity theft and second-degree theft.

The arrest stems from a December 2011 incident where Setzer allegedly stole a wallet from a purse belonging to an attorney in the 400 block of Fourth Avenue S.W. The purse was in her office and Setzer was there visiting with a friend.

Some $898 was racked up in charges and withdrawals from credit cards and a debit card. Another $390 in charges were denied.

Setzer was lodged at the Linn County Jail.

Linn County Sheriff

Spilled milk update — Deputies did not cite the driver of a milk truck that overturned Monday in the 38000 block of Gilkey Road west of Scio. According to Sgt. Craig Vogt, the driver applied the brake as he was approaching the corner at a low rate of speed. The weight of the cargo shifted and caused the crash.

Harrisburg High School lockdown — A student leaving for school Tuesday morning called deputies when he saw a man trying to get into the boy’s parents’ pickup. The boy said the man saw him and started to run toward the high school, 400 S. Ninth St. The school was briefly put on lockdown while deputies responded. They did not catch up with the man.

Equipment stolen — Some fire prevention equipment was stolen from a construction site at an electrical substation. About 2 p.m. Monday, a deputy responded to the site in the 4900 block of Santiam Highway, between Lebanon and Waterloo.

The thief or thieves cut a padlock to gain access to a 10-hp Honda motor with pump and five gallons of gasoline. The items were worth about $930.

Deputies had no suspects.

Lebanon Police

Just a drill — A Reach medical transport helicopter landed about 8 a.m. Monday at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital. It was a training exercise.

Sweet Home Police

Traffic stop, drug arrest — Police found a man had meth on him during a traffic stop about 6:10 a.m. Tuesday on 18th Avenue just west of Kalmia Street.

James Andrew Linder, 23, of Sweet Home was arrested on a charge of unlawful meth possession.

He was lodged at the Linn County Jail.

Scam warning

Medicare card — A man stopped by the Democrat-Herald Monday to let readers know about a scam making the rounds again.

He said he and his wife received a phone call from someone claiming to be with Medicare. The person on the phone said they were sending out new cards and needed a bank account number and how much money was in the account.

The couple did not fall for the ruse. Instead, they inquired at the Social Security Office and say they were told it was a scam.

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