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
THURSDAY, NOV. 30
PACKAGE THEFT: 9:26 a.m., 4800 block of Southwest Roseberry Street, Corvallis. A woman reported an Amazon package was stolen from her front porch. The woman told police her neighbor had video footage showing someone with a bike and bike trailer in front of her house but it does not show anyone taking the package. No suspects were identified.
DRUGS: 7:11 p.m., Highway 34 and Highway 34 Bypass, Corvallis. Officers deployed a K-9 drug sniffing dog during a traffic stop and the dog reportedly alerted to the car. Officers searched the car and reportedly found heroin, methamphetamine, psilocybin mushrooms, several items of drug paraphernalia and a handgun. Police arrested William Johnson, 25, for unauthorized use of a vehicle, possession of a stolen vehicle, unlawful possession of heroin and methamphetamine and being a felon in possession of a restricted weapon. Officers arrested Laura Ruhl, 22, for unauthorized use of a vehicle, possession of a stolen vehicle, unlawful delivery of heroin and methamphetamine, unlawful possession of heroin and methamphetamine and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Police cited Tyler Boyce, 28, for unlawful possession of heroin and methamphetamine and unlawful possession of a Schedule I controlled substance.
ASSIST FIRE: 10:08 p.m., 1400 block of Northwest 12th Street, Corvallis. Police responded for a storage shed engulfed in flames. The owner reportedly told officers he had been smoking his bees and his smoker probably started the fire. Firefighters found the smoker once the blaze was extinguished. The building was a complete loss and firefighters do not believe there was anything suspicious about the fire.
FRIDAY, DEC. 1
FAIL TO REPORT AS SEX OFFENDER: 2:46 p.m., 180 NW Fifth Street, Corvallis. Police cited Andrew Derringer at the Law Enforcement Center for allegedly failing to report as a sex offender.
SCAM: 2:15 p.m., 3200 block of Northwest Manzanita Place, Corvallis. A woman reported she received a call from her boss informing her the Sheriff’s Office had called looking for her and to call them as soon as possible. She said she called the phone number given to her and was told she had two warrants for her arrest and she needed to go to the Sheriff's Office immediately to sign paperwork. She agreed to go to the Sheriff's Office and was told to bring a $500 gift card with her to pay a fine for which she would be reimbursed for if it turned out she did not have any warrants. She was instructed to get the card, which she did, and call them and give them the number on the card, which she also did. She was then told to go to the post office and mail the card to the USPS MCO Division, which she did, and then go to the Sheriff's Office. While at the Sheriff’s Office her husband called and informed her it was a scam.
SATURDAY, DEC. 2
BURGLARY: 6:40 a.m., 2200 block of Southwest Third Street, Corvallis. Police took two boys into custody after they were allegedly caught burglarizing Bazaar Market. One reportedly used a screwdriver to break into the back door of the business while the other was his lookout. They allegedly stole two vaping devices from the front counter display before running out when the alarm activated.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3
DUII: 3:16 a.m., 500 block of Northwest 10th Street, Corvallis. Police responded for a suspicious car and reportedly found a Mazda that appeared that have crashed into the curb on the eastern side of the road. Police reportedly found the driver’s side door open and a woman, identified as Calli Briana Schnoor, 27, passed out on the ground outside of the car. Police arrested Schnoor for driving under the influence of intoxicants and reckless driving.
SUSPICIOUS KNOCKING: 6:45 p.m., 900 block of Northeast Walnut Boulevard, Corvallis. A woman reported hearing knocking on her door and yelling but she could not understand what the person was saying. Police found a woman walking in the apartment complex. The woman reportedly told police she had been knocking on people’s doors because a man had invited her into his apartment earlier in the day and she had forgotten her coat inside. She had returned to retrieve her coat but was unsure which apartment the man lived in. Police told the woman to leave the area and she complied.
Benton County Sheriff’s Office
FRIDAY, DEC. 1
SEMI CRASH: 11:12 a.m., Highway 99W and Payne Road, Corvallis. A man driving a semitractor-trailer reportedly cut the corner while turning north onto the highway and got stuck in the ditch. A tow truck brought the semi back onto the highway and the man was able to drive away.
SATURDAY, DEC. 2
DUII: 12:40 a.m., Northwest Harrison Boulevard and Northwest Ninth Street, Corvallis. A deputy stopped a car for allegedly speeding and arrested the driver, Troy Uduall Neer, 22, of Corvallis, for driving under the influence of intoxicants. Neer reportedly had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.19 percent.
CAR IN CREEK: 8:59 a.m., Reese Creek Road and Milepost 2, Monroe. Deputies responded for an upside-down car in a creek. The driver, identified as Terri Jo Lock, 49, of Monroe, returned a short time later to retrieve her belongings. She reportedly told deputies she swerved to miss hitting a deer about 12:30 a.m. and lost control of the car. She reportedly said she did not report the crash because she was in shock and didn’t know what to do. Lock was not injured. Deputies cited Lock for placing offensive substances in a waterway.
SEMI CRASH: 11:32 a.m., Highway 99W and Milepost 99, Monroe. A semitractor-trailer was reportedly traveling south on the highway when a northbound car drifted near the southbound lane. The semi driver said he moved over to the shoulder to avoid a collision, but a tire on the trailer went off the shoulder and caused him to lose control. The semi spun and then tipped over, coming to rest in the ditch. The driver was not injured.
Oregon State Police
THURSDAY, NOV. 30
CAR VERSUS BICYCLE CRASH: 3:53 p.m., Campus Way and 15th Street, Corvallis. A cyclist riding westbound on Campus Way reportedly rode into the driver’s side of a car. The cyclist was taken to student health services for treatment.
SUNDAY, DEC. 3
DUII: 2:24 a.m., 400 block of Southwest Third Street, Corvallis. A trooper stopped a car for reportedly having a bicycle rack that obscured the rear license plate. The trooper arrested the driver, Ramon Martinez, 31, of Corvallis, for driving under the influence of intoxicants. Martinez reportedly had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.07 percent.