People arrested are innocent unless proven otherwise in court. Initial charges often change as a case progresses.
Asleep at the wheel — A 17-year-old Albany man told police his vehicle crashed into a pole after he fell asleep while driving in the 1500 block of Pacific Boulevard S.E. on Saturday. The Chevy pickup crashed into a power pole across from Wendy’s about 1:50 a.m. causing lines to be downed and blocking the road for about two hours. No one was injured. Fire and hazmat crews also responded.
Scuffle — Officers were called to Denny’s Restaurant in the 3400 block of Spicer Road around 2:53 a.m. Sunday after a fight broke out. The manager of the restaurant reported that three men and four or five women were involved after an argument started inside the restaurant. A scuffle ensued and officers responded. The fight had moved outside before police broke it up. No charges were filed.
Spider shock — A spider surprised a driver Sunday night around 8:45, causing him to lose control of his car and swerve into a tree. Albany police said the man had grabbed at the spider, which dropped from the top of his car. No one was injured in the crash that happened across from Wendy’s on Pacific Boulevard S.E., the second accident in as many days.
Slashed tires — Two callers in the 2500 block of Westwood Place reported that tires had been slashed on their vehicles sometime between 9 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. Monday. No other information was available.
Linn County Sheriff
Hit and run — Deputies responded to a report of a hit and run at the market parking lot in the 800 block of First Avenue in Mill City at 12:42 p.m. Sunday. A man came from the store to find the bumper and front fender of his car damaged. Witnesses said the vehicle parked next to him had caused the damage. Deputies said they have a suspect but had not yet contacted him.
Silver gone — Deputies are investigating a burglary in the 37600 block of Hungry Hill Drive near Scio. A woman returned home Sunday around 2:47 p.m. to find broken glass on the floor of her kitchen. Deputies found damage to the back door and believe it was the entry point. Missing from the home were a five-piece silver place-setting and a box of family photos. No value was listed.
Gun stolen — Owners of Straight Shooters Sporting Goods of Lebanon reported a Ruger Model SRC9 semi- automatic handgun stolen from their table at the Albany Rifle and Pistol Club Gun Show on Sunday. Deputies came to the fairgrounds at 3700 Knox Butte Road in Albany when the caller reported the missing gun around 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Deputies said the gun was discovered missing while the owners were packing up at the end of the show. The gun is valued at $425.
Mail theft — Lebanon police responded to a call in the 1000 block of Grant Street at 10:53 a.m. Saturday that a woman was trying to break into mail boxes. The caller reported a woman with a hammer had opened both sides of one box. Police are investigating and have advised the post office. Locks are being changed.
Arrest — Police arrested Brian Patrick Murphy, 40, of Lebanon on drug possession charges after they responded to a verbal altercation between Murphy and two women around 1:25 Saturday afternoon. According to officers, Murphy and the two women were having a dispute over property. Murphy was booked, cited and released.
Sweet Home Police
Trespasser arrested — Denise Marie Bonneville, 26, was charged with resisting arrest and second-degree criminal trespass after an incident at Chewys Sports Pub & Grub, 1200 12th Ave., about 8:46 p.m. Saturday. She was also arrested on Linn County Circuit Court warrants for failure to appear. She was booked and released on the new charges, but lodged at the Linn County Jail on the warrants.
Broken window — Although he wasn’t charged after breaking out a window in an apartment at 300 W. Holley Road about 5 a.m. Sunday, Brad Edward Martinez, 28, was arrested on Lebanon warrants for eight counts of criminal mischief, failure to appear on a criminal citation and failure to comply on disorderly conduct charges.