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Road rage — 12:20 p.m. Monday, 33000 block of Highway 228. Deputies are investigating a reported road rage incident. According to an initial report, a truck driver was followed to his destination and pepper-sprayed in the face.

Slow down  — 6:45 p.m. Monday, 3000 block of Santiam Highway/Waterloo Road. A deputy used radar to clock a vehicle's speed at more than 100 mph in a 55 mph zone. Upon being stopped, the driver said, “My steering wheel is in the way of the speedometer, so I couldn’t tell.” The driver was then cited, including for driving while suspended.

Missing cash — 9:47 a.m. Monday, Mill City Market, 800 First Ave. The store's manager reported the theft of $500 to $700 from the gambling till during work hours and that there was video of the incident.

Air conditioner — 11 a.m. Monday, 40000 block of Gates School Road. A caller reported that someone had removed a window air conditioner from a home to gain entrance. The owner reported that nothing appeared to be missing and asked for extra patrols of the area.

Blackmail? — 9:44 a.m. Tuesday, 4100 block of Bain Street, Albany. A caller reported sending a photo to someone in Ghana who is now trying to commit blackmail. No money has been exchanged.

Stolen bicycle — 11:28 a.m. Tuesday, 800 block of Cascade Drive. A caller reported the theft of a lime-green mountain bike valued at more than $500.


Missing air conditioner — 9:23 a.m. Tuesday, 600 block of 12th St. A caller reported that someone broke into an outdoor storage shed and stole an air conditioner valued at about $300.


Missing plate — 2:58 p.m. Tuesday, 3000 block of Main Street. A caller reported the theft of a license plate from her parked vehicle.

Stolen checks — 6:23 p.m. Tuesday, 1400 block of First Avenue. A caller reported that someone has written checks totaling more than $465 on his bank account.


From Tuesday afternoon:

Vehicle theft — Richard Lee Curtis Jr., 48, of Lebanon, was indicted on charges of unauthorized use of a vehicle, felony attempt to elude, reckless driving and second-degree criminal mischief. The case stemmed from an incident in Albany. His bail was set at $12,000. 

Contact Linn County reporter Alex Paul at 541-812-6114.



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