This log includes incidents in which there might have been a public disturbance or a risk to the public. Information comes from the Corvallis Police Department and the Benton County Sheriff’s Office. It does not include all calls for service. The status of incidents might change after further investigation. Locations are approximate. People arrested or suspected in crimes are considered innocent until proven otherwise.
Corvallis Police Department
SUNDAY, OCT. 20
DUII: 1:05 a.m., Northwest 35th Street and Northwest Jackson Avenue. An officer responding to a report of a single-vehicle accident arrested 20-year-old Kristopher Karavanich for charges of DUII and first-degree criminal mischief. Karavanich, of Corvallis, had crashed his car into a $1,000 Comcast cable box, destroying it. He failed a field sobriety test, and provided a breath sample indicating a blood alcohol content of 0.18 percent.
SATURDAY, OCT. 19
STRANGULATION: 11:48 a.m., 900 block Northwest Spruce Avenue. An officer arrested James Patrick Kennedy, 26, of Corvallis after he allegedly assaulted his ex-girlfriend in her apartment. Kennedy was booked on charges of first-degree burglary, fourth-degree assault and strangulation.
FRIDAY, OCT. 18
BURGLARY: 2:35 p.m., 300 block Southwest Ninth Street. Two men reported that a stranger broke into their residence and stole five pairs of basketball shoes, collectively worth $1,000.
THEFT: 2:56 p.m., 3000 block Northwest Boxwood Place. A man reported to police that he purchased three gift cards from a couple for $107 to later discover the cards were not valid.
MONDAY, OCT. 14
MARIJUANA FIRE: 11:36 p.m., 200 block on Northwest Kings Boulevard. An officer arrested Konner James Kirkpatrick, 18, of Corvallis, after he started an apartment fire while cooking marijuana to infuse its oil into honey. Kirkpatrick had a valid medical marijuana card, but had nearly 10 pounds of marijuana. Under Oregon law, medical marijuana card holders can have up to 24 ounces of usable marijuana. Kirkpatrick was cited on charges of reckless burning and unlawful manufacture of marijuana. He was released because he suffered severe burns to his hands in the fire.
THURSDAY, OCT. 3
THREE-VEHICLE ACCIDENT: 6:09 p.m., Highway 99W and Northwest Circle Boulevard. An officer cited Amber Cireese Tela, 25, of Albany, for a charge of failing to drive within her lane after she allegedly caused a head-on collision with another vehicle. During the collision, a tire sheared off Tela’s vehicle and hit a third vehicle, resulting in disabling damage. The driver of the vehicle she collided with was transported to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
Benton County Sheriff’s Office
SATURDAY, OCT. 19
DUII: 1 a.m., Southeast Midvale Drive and Southeast Bayshore Creek. A deputy stopped a vehicle for speeding and arrested the driver, Tony Illguk Chung, 32, of Corvallis, for charges of DUII and reckless driving. Chung’s blood alcohol content was measured as 0.13 percent.
FRIDAY, OCT. 18
RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT: 2:49 p.m., 17340 Little Lobster Road, Alsea. A deputy responding to a domestic disturbance arrested David Gregory Stewart, 31, of Bend, for two counts of recklessly endangering another person, and a charge of harassment. During a physical altercation with a woman, Gregory reportedly waved a gun around and told the woman to shoot him.