Police Tape
GODOFREDO VASQUEZ, Gazette-Times

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, DEC. 27

DUII: 10:09 a.m., Northwest Fifth Street and Northwest Buchanan Avenue, Corvallis. An officer conducted a drug influence evaluation on Timothy Christopher Gaines, 25, and reportedly determined he was under the influence of cannabis. Gaines was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants.

DUII: 9:21 p.m., 190 Northwest Fourth Street, Corvallis. An officer conducted a drug influence evaluation on Gerardo Garcia-Martinez, 28, of Lafayette, and reportedly determined he was under the influence of a central nervous system stimulant, narcotic analgesic and cannabis. Police arrested Garcia-Martinez for attempting to elude a police officer, felon in possession of a firearm, altering firearm ID number, reckless driving and recklessly endangering another person.

BURGLARY: 9:06 p.m., 2800 block of Northwest Polk Avenue, Corvallis. A man reported he was asleep and woke to the sounds of rummaging inside his apartment. He told police he confronted two men who were in the process of burglarizing his home. The two men ran from the area and were not located. They stole a laptop, hard drive, car key and a Nintendo console base.

THURSDAY, DEC. 28

FUGITIVE ARREST: 11:10 p.m., Northwest Jackson Avenue and Northwest 15th Street, Corvallis. An officer stopped a cyclist after seeing him run a stop sign. The officer arrested the cyclist, Mark Shayne Halligan, 54, of Corvallis, for a warrant regarding a possession of methamphetamine charge. Halligan also reportedly had a black double-sided dagger concealed on his right hip and was charged with being a felon in possession of a restricted weapon and carrying a concealed weapon.

Benton County Sheriff's Office

SUNDAY, DEC. 24

METH: 1:25 p.m., Old Peak Road and Milepost 5, Philomath. Laura Lee King, 47, allowed deputies to search her motorhome for stolen property. Deputies reportedly found a methamphetamine pipe with burn meth residue inside. King also reportedly gave deputies a second meth pipe. Deputies cited King for possession of meth. 

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 27

CARELESS DRIVING: 3:01 p.m., Northeast Highway 20 and Milepost 4, Corvallis. Deputies cited Chip K. Fletcher, 32, of Corvallis, for careless driving after he allegedly pulled out of a driveway into traffic, causing a car to strike his vehicle. The driver of the other car complained of pain but was not taken to the hospital.

THURSDAY, DEC. 28

CRASH: 6:12 p.m., Northeast Granger Avenue and Northeast Pettibone Drive, Corvallis. Deputies responded to a car partially submerged in water in a ditch. The driver told deputies she lost control of her car and crashed. She was not injured.

Oregon State Police

THURSDAY, DEC. 21

DUII: 1:12 a.m., Northwest Harrison Boulevard and Northwest 10th Street, Corvallis. A trooper stopped a car for a traffic violation and arrested the driver, Matthew Alan Harrison, 28, of Corvallis, for driving under the influence of intoxicants. Harrison reportedly had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.13 percent.

FRIDAY, DEC. 22

DUII: 12:27 a.m., Northwest Harrison Boulevard and Northwest 14th Street, Corvallis. A trooper stopped a car that had reportedly failed to maintain its lane. The trooper arrested the driver, Ian Oliver Travelstead, 21, of Corvallis, for driving under the influence of intoxicants. Travelstead reportedly had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.14 percent.

MENACING: 9:54 a.m., Southwest 26th Street and Southwest Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Troopers responded to Weatherford Hall after a woman complained of a man yelling at her and others about uploading pornography. She also said the man was threatening them with a tomahawk. Troopers cited Cameron Matthew Corbell, 43, for menacing, harassment and second-degree disorderly conduct. Corbell reportedly had a large roofing ax with him, which troopers seized. Troopers took Corbell to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center for evaluation.

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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