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Lebanon car fire

Lebanon firefighters tackled a car fire on on Wednesday at Lebanon High School. 


Car fire — 12:01 p.m. Wednesday, 1700 S. Fifth St. Lebanon firefighters responded to Lebanon High School to a report of a fire in the engine compartment of a student's vehicle. The department said the fire is believed to have started around the vehicle's battery compartment. No one was injured. 


Disturbance — 11:23 a.m. Tuesday, 800 block of S. Main Street. Police responded to reports of a male at a downtown shop "causing issues and being combative." According to a police report, officers ended up deploying a Taser on the man. Brian Lee Campbell, 36, was detained on outstanding warrants and a new charge of resisting arrest. 


Found property — 5:16 p.m. Tuesday, 26800 block of Powerline Road, Halsey. A caller contacted deputies about a stand-alone ATM machine found behind a seed warehouse. According to the sheriff's office, the machine did not appear to have been pried open or otherwise damaged. The numbers appear to place it in Arizona, but so far, no such machines have been reported stolen from there. Lt. Jeff Cone said the machine was taken into evidence while Arizona investigates, but if it is not declared stolen it will be placed into found property until the company comes to get it.


All cases from Wednesday afternoon, unless noted.

Burglary — From Tuesday afternoon. Rusty Lee Ray, 35, of Albany, was charged with second-degree burglary and possession of methamphetamine. The crimes allegedly occurred on Monday. Ray entered a building in the 1500 block of Waverly Drive SE with the intent to commit a theft, according to the charging document. This case is one of four pending court matters for Ray. Judge Fay Stetz-Waters set his bail at $6,000.

Elude — Melissa Jean Ackley, 40, of Sweet Home, was charged with felony attempt to elude a police officer (by vehicle) and reckless driving. The crimes allegedly took place on Tuesday. In a separate case, Ackley was charged, based on amended district attorney’s information, with two counts of unlawful possession of methamphetamine, endangering the welfare of a minor and felony failure to appear. Most of those crimes took place in September 2016. In a third case, Ackley was charged with a probation violation.

Supplying contraband — Jenny Lee McTimmonds, 36, of Albany was charged with supplying contraband, possession of oxycodone, possession of a controlled substance schedule IV, and fourth-degree assault. The crimes allegedly took place on Monday. McTimmonds has been lodged in the Linn County Jail since late November. The victim in the assault is a corrections deputy.  

Felon in possession — Austin Ryan Richards, 24, of Sweet Home, was charged with felon in possession of a firearm, possession of heroin and giving false information to a peace office in connection with a citation or warrant. The crimes allegedly occurred on Tuesday.

Unlawful use of a weapon — Jeremy Leroy Stryker, 42, of Albany, was charged with unlawful use of a weapon, menacing, harassment and unlawful possession of heroin. The crimes allegedly occurred on Tuesday, and the weapon listed on the charging document was a knife. A man was the listed victim of the harassment, and a woman was the alleged victim of the menacing.

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