SWEET HOME — The Sweet Home Police Department is looking for two men who reportedly robbed two people early Thursday morning and drove away in their vehicle.
The men have been identified as Corey B. Wreyford, 26, and Zachary Mitchell Johnson, 24. Police said both are to be considered armed and dangerous.
Police gave this account:
Officers received a call shortly after 1:15 a.m. from the 1100 block of Main Street, where they found two males, both of whom live in Sweet Home.
The men said they had picked up two other males, one of whom was known to one of the men, at approximately 1 a.m. They said they drove the two to Pleasant Valley Road, where one of them displayed a handgun, stole personal items from the victims and forced them out of the vehicle. The suspects then drove away in the victims' vehicle, a 2001 Buick.
A Sweet Home officer came across the stolen vehicle about 2 a.m. in the 4900 block of Main Street, Sweet Home. Four people were inside it and it was traveling east.
The officer called for backup and followed the vehicle onto 60th Avenue in Sweet Home. As the Buick approached the intersection of 60th and Poplar Street, the driver turned west because Foster Dam Road was closed and blocked.
Police said the vehicle failed to make the turn and crashed into the guard rail. Two men and a woman fled on foot. Another woman remained in the car and was detained by the officer. Desire Laree Tenbusch, 35, of Sweet Home was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and lodged at the Linn County Jail.
Additional law enforcement personnel, including Linn sheriff's deputies and a K9 unit from the Albany Police Department, responded to look for the fleeing suspects.
A Linn deputy found the woman in the 5300 block of Main Street. Liv Shaela Breanne Lanning, 19, of Scio was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. She also had several outstanding warrants for failure to appear, including failure to appear charges for separate attempts to elude in a vehicle and on foot. She was also lodged in the Linn County Jail.
The investigation is continuing and additional charges are expected. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Cyndi Pichardo at 541-367-5181.