People arrested are innocent unless proven otherwise in court. Initial charges often change as a case progresses.
Good neighbor — A woman called police at 3:20 p.m. Friday saying it looked like a man was trying to break into house across street. Police responded but the man had left.
The witness was able to point him out to an officer, and he arrested Romail Dontail Allen, 36, of Albany in front of the Boys & Girls Club of Albany, 1215 Hill Street S.E.
The officer said Allen had meth on him and he was lodged at the Linn County Jail on a charge of unlawful meth possession.
Theft arrest update — Matthew Scott Ferguson, 34, of Albany was arrested on a charge of first-degree theft at 2:20 p.m. Thursday at the Home Depot, 3500 Spicer Drive S.E.
According to an officer, Ferguson had made fraudulent returns totaling $2,124.58 during 13 separate store visits.
Items included wire, pipe fittings and related materials.
A loss prevention worker at Home Depot detained him Thursday and called police.
Ferguson also had a warrant for failure to perform community service.
He was lodged at the Linn County Jail.
Linn County Sheriff
Burglary — At approximately 10:05 a.m. Saturday, deputies were called about a burglary at a pole barn in the 41300 block of Stayton-Scio Road.
Items listed taken included a welder, at least two chain saws and some small hand tools.
The victims were working on a complete list of stolen items for deputies.
Sweet Home Police
All OK — Just before 9 a.m. Friday, an elderly woman drove into the front window of the McDonald’s restaurant, 2000 Main St.
Mabel Jeanette Medlock, 87, of Sweet Home was not hurt, nor was anyone else.