Public safety log (Oct. 22)

Albany Police

Collision — 3:23 p.m. Saturday, 2700 block of Santiam Highway Albany. A Sweet Home woman was cited for following too closely and driving without auto insurance after she ran into the back of another car. The woman driving a 2000 brown Dodge Neon, hit the back of a 2004 silver Honda Pilot and held up traffic only briefly. There was little damage to the Honda, but the woman’s Dodge Neon was totaled, according to officers.

Items taken — 12:36 p.m. Sunday, 2500 block of Santiam Highway Albany. A man contacted police about items valued at around $1,000 that he says were taken from the back of his pickup. Officers said the man was in the Fred Meyer parking lot when he discovered that his canopy had been entered. He did not know exactly when that may have happened but said he lost items he had purchased that he planned to have in a home he was buying. Among the missing items were whiskey, beer, wine, shower curtains, mats and furniture. Police have no suspects.

Linn County Sheriff

Motorcycle elude — 5:44 p.m. Friday, 36100 block Riverside Drive. Maxwell Victor Jacobsen, 22, of Albany, was arrested on charges of felony attempt to elude (vehicle) and reckless driving.  A deputy passed Jacobsen as he was doing a wheelie on his motorcycle.  The deputy turned around and tried to pull Jacobsen over, but the motorcyclist was speeding at more than 80 mph and was only in view for a few seconds. The deputy lost Jacobsen, but backtracked, talked with neighbors, and located him near Bowers Rock State Park. He was released from jail without posting bail at 9:10 p.m.

Burglary arrest — 8:45 a.m. Saturday, Linn County Jail. Eric Adam Wright, 36, of Lebanon, was arrested on a charge of second-degree burglary, and on warrants for first-degree burglary, second-degree theft, second-degree criminal mischief, failure to perform community service, and two probation violations.

Stolen boat — 12:37 p.m. Saturday, 38700 block of Palmyre Drive Lebanon. A pontoon boat was stolen from the backyard of a residence sometime overnight. Deputies were called in when the boat was discovered missing from the property that borders the South Santiam River. There are no suspects in the theft and the boat, a Colorado XT with 9-foot oars, is valued at $600.

Car and gas line — 10:03 p.m. Saturday, 37000 block of Tennessee School Road Lebanon. A man drove his car over a a NW Natural gas line, causing a substantial leak that shut down Tennessee School Road for about two hours. The man’s dog, named Widget, a beagle and collie mix, escaped after the collision and was still missing according to deputies. NW Natural crews were called to the scene and corrected the leak and charges are still pending for the driver.

Burglary arrest —10:45 p.m. Saturday, Linn County Jail. Jamie Lynn Burk, 34, of Sweet Home was arrested on second degree burglary charges in connection with a burglary at an unoccupied home in Sweet Home. The burglary occurred several days ago according to deputies. Two other suspects, John Clendenen and Eric Wright  are already in custody. Burk remains lodged in the Linn County Jail.

Head on collision — 11:35 p.m. Saturday, 34700 block of Spicer Drive Albany. A man driving a 2005 Dodge Ram pickup lost control of his vehicle and collided head on with a 2002 Honda Civic carrying three people. The driver of the pickup was cited by Sheriff’s deputies after he lost control of his vehicle when rounding a corner and spun out. When he corrected his swerve he slammed into the Honda in the other lane. The three people in the Honda were transported to Samaritan Albany General Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis. Their condition was unknown today. The pickup suffered minor damage but the Honda was totaled, according to deputies.

Sweet Home Police

Drill theft — 4 p.m. Saturday, 800 block of 14th Ave. Officers arrested Kevin Joseph Holtsclaw, 22, of Sweet Home  for third degree theft. Police responded to a call from a woman who said a man stole a drill off her porch. She followed him to Sankey Park and officers arrived. Holtsclaw was booked, cited and released and the property was returned to the owner.

Arrest — 9:40 p.m. Saturday, 1200 block of 12th Ave. Sweet Home. Gary Richard LeGore was arrested on several counts after reports that he had fought with another person. Police booked LeGore for probation violation, resisting arrest, interfering with a peace officer and attempted assault of a peace officer. He is in custody at the Linn County Jail.

Car damage —8:30 a.m. Sunday, 1800 block of Grape Street Lebanon. Officers responded to a call about damage to a vehicle. According to police, a car was broken into early Sunday causing between $300 and $500 worth of damage.

More Safety Info:

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