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
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19
ASSAULT: 1:39 a.m., 2645 N.W. Taylor Ave. Police responded to a report of a group being “mugged” by another group and, upon investigation, learned that the dispute involved 11 men, ages 19-29. The investigating officer found that the caller’s four friends were “jumped” by four or five other men in an apartment residence. A short time after the alleged assault, another friend of the four alleged victims went to the apartment and began assaulting someone with a bat. At that time, someone in the apartment yelled “get the gun,” and people in the apartment began chasing after the man with the bat. By the time police arrived, all of the people from the apartment had left the scene. The case was discontinued Sept. 24 because the alleged victims no longer wanted to pursue charges.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 25
DUII: 9:41 p.m., Northwest Jackson Avenue and Sixth Street. Devon Daniel Clayton, 28, of Wenatchee, Wash., was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of intoxicating substances after his vehicle high-centered on the concrete divider beside the railroad tracks.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 22
UNLAWFUL MARIJUANA GROW: 24176 Hewett Road, Monroe. Deputies arrested Eric Esseltyn, 35, of Monroe, and seized individually packaged marijuana, $2,750 in cash, digital scales and 12 marijuana plants after serving search warrants on property in Monroe. Deputies left behind 18 marijuana plants, which they had determined was the number that Esseltyn legally was allowed to grow under the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program. The grow originally was discovered by Lane County Sheriff’s Office and confirmed by Benton County’s marijuana eradication unit. Esseltyn was arrested on drug charges, including unlawfully manufacturing, delivering and possessing marijuana.
DRUG POSSESSION: 3:08 a.m., Highway 34 near milepost 1. Kenneth Mitchell Johnston, 22, of Lake Oswego, was arrested on drug possession charges after initially being stopped for failing to maintain his lane of travel. Johnston consented to a search after the deputy reportedly smelled marijuana in the car. Johnston was cited in lieu of arrest on charges of possession of psychedelic mushrooms and less than an ounce of marijuana.