LINN COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT
Domestic violence charges — Monday afternoon. Katelyn Marie George, 26, of Albany, was charged with unlawful use of a weapon, menacing and fourth-degree assault. All of the crimes were categorized as domestic violence. “Every time she drinks she gets like this,” said the victim, in asking for security in the case. Judge Carol Bispham set George’s bail at $20,000 based on two previous assault convictions and a weapon allegedly used in this case.
Attempt to elude, resisting arrest — Lance Christopher Taylor, 45, of Albany, was charged with felony fleeing or attempt to elude a police officer, resisting arrest, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, third-degree theft, driving while suspended and violating a speed limit. The shoplifting charge was from the Lebanon Safeway, and Prosecutor Ani Yardumian said that Taylor fled at 60 mph to 70 mph through town. “He represents a risk to the public with his behavior,” Yardumian said. The state also will ask for an enhanced sentence in the case. Bispham set Taylor’s bail at $20,000.
LINN COUNTY SHERIFF
Pickup break-in — 9:04 a.m. Sunday, 26300 block Big Lake Road. A caller reported that his truck was broken into the previous day and multiple pieces of hunting gear were taken. The value of the loss was between $5,000 and $7,000.
Abandoned kittens — 11:33 a.m. Sunday, Waterloo County Park. A deputy on parks patrol was flagged down by a visitor who said that someone had abandoned a female cat and four kittens. The cats were left under a park bench in a rabbit-style wire cage. The deputy made arrangements with the Kitty Angel Team in Foster to pick up the cats for care, treatment and eventual adoption.
SWEET HOME POLICE
Burglary — Noon Saturday, 2200 block Long Street. A caller reported that someone broke into his garage the previous night and stole several items worth about $800.