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, DECEMBER 20

METH: 11:45 p.m., 1000 Main Street, Philomath. Corvallis police assisted the Philomath Police Department with a traffic stop. With the aid of a K-9 officer, police reportedly found 0.05 of a gram of methamphetamine and a meth pipe in the car. Police arrested passenger Ronald Justin Koetz, 37, for possession of meth.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21

SCAM: 9:41 a.m., 3100 block of Southeast Hathaway Drive, Corvallis. A woman reported that a man with an accent called her and said her Dish Network needed updating. The woman said she reset her Dish Network and the man advised she had to pay a $99 service fee, so she mailed a check to P.O. Box 1509 in Yonkers, New York. The woman then found out it was a scam.

MAIL THEFT: 2:20 p.m., 300 block of Southwest Seventh Street, Corvallis. A woman said she found an open package. Police went to the home where the package was addressed to. The resident said she did not want police to investigate the theft.

METH: 3:01 p.m., 1100 block of Northeast Circle Boulevard, Corvallis. Police contacted a man camping. The officers reportedly saw numerous anti-theft locks discarded around the camp and asked to search the man’s tent. Police reportedly found seven syringes, two glass pipes and a bag containing large white crystals. Police cited Ernest Paul Sondermann, 53, for possession of meth.

METH: 10:45 p.m., Northwest Ninth Street and Northwest Garfield Avenue, Corvallis. Police tried to stop a cyclist, but the man reportedly fled. Officers chased the cyclist, identified as Kelton Victor Holmes, 32, and took him into custody for interfering with a peace officer and possession of meth.

Lillian Schrock covers public safety for the Gazette-Times. She may be reached at 541-758-9548 or lillian.schrock@lee.net. Follow her on Twitter at @LillieSchrock. 

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