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Public Safety Log (June 23)

Public Safety Log (June 23)

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Sex abuse – From Friday. Fernando Josue Lopes, 27, of Albany, was charged with second-degree sex abuse. The crime allegedly occurred between March and August 2019 and was investigated by the Albany Police Department. The state has filed a notice of intent to seek an enhanced sentence in the case. In a separate case, Lopes was charged with probation violation. The original charge in the probation violation was a second-degree sex abuse case from 2018. The victim was the same girl listed on court paperwork as the teen in the new sex crimes case. According to a probable cause affidavit, Lopes was employed as a youth leader for the Albany Boys & Girls Club, and the victim was one of the students he mentored. Per terms of his probation, Lopez was prohibited from having contact with her.


Historic ski lodge burglary – 5:11 p.m. Friday, 64100 Highway 20, near Sisters. The old Santiam Pass Ski Lodge was entered, causing damage to the building. The lodge, which was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1939-40, has been vacant since 1986. A nonprofit group, however, is aiming to restore the structure and return it to its days of hosting outdoors enthusiasts.

Assault — At 7:19 p.m. Sunday, Kevin Vaughn, 36, was arrested on a charge of fourth-degree domestic assault in the 39000 block of Highway 226, Scio. He was also charged with unlawful use of a weapon. He was lodged at the Linn County Jail.

Gunshot wound — About 2 p.m. Sunday, a deputy assisted a male in the 1700 block of Century Drive who had shot himself in the left hand while cleaning a 9mm handgun. He was treated at Samaritan Albany General Hospital.


Attempted theft — About 4 p.m. Saturday, a caller on Airport Road reported someone took two boring missiles (tools used in trenchless excavation work) valued at $5,000 from a work truck, but left them by a fence. Two rolls of copper valued at $300 were slid under the fence, possibly to be picked up later. Suspect was scared away by someone who heard things being moved around.


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