LINN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
Bicyclist hit — 6:55 p.m. Tuesday, near Pacific Boulevard and Washington Street. A 62-year-old man on a bicycle was struck by an Albany Police Department vehicle driven by Officer Dezi Meza. The Linn County Sheriff's Office investigated the accident, since an Albany Police Department officer was involved. The bicyclist said he was crossing Pacific from east to west and saw that the northbound lane of traffic was clear. He then proceeded south for a few feet thinking that lane also was clear, but it wasn’t. He declined medical treatment. No citations were issued to the officer.
Fraud — An elderly rural Linn County man was defrauded of more than $29,000 and reported it to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office Monday afternoon. The man lives near Corvallis, but in Linn County. He said he had received a message on his computer instructing him to purchase iTunes gift cards at local stores and to send them to a given address and in return, would receive money. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office strongly warns the public that no legitimate business works in this fashion and reminds persons to be vigilant about frauds and scams of this nature.
Stolen goods — 2:12 p.m. Tuesday, 600 block of Cascade Drive, Lebanon. A caller reported that someone had cut locks on a storage shed and had stolen a leaf blower, gas cans and a lawn mower battery with a total value of more than $500.
LINN COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT
Identity theft — From Tuesday afternoon. Clayton Wade Stevens Mayfield was charged with identity theft and fraudulent use of a credit card. The crimes occurred on or about July 12.