Police Log (Feb. 5)

2013-02-05T10:15:00Z Police Log (Feb. 5)Corvallis Gazette-Times Corvallis Gazette Times
February 05, 2013 10:15 am  • 

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


COUNTERFEIT BILL: 7:47 a.m., Goodwill, 1325 N.W. Ninth St. The manager of Goodwill reported that the store had received a counterfeit $20 bill on Feb. 3 from a man who was buying a power cord.


MISTAKEN IDENTITY: 10:22 p.m., Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, 3600 N.W. Samaritan Drive. Staff reported that a hospital visitor matched the composite sketch that Oregon State Police released in connection to a Jan. 15 attack on a 20-year-old woman. Staff reported that the visitor was leaving the building and running from security guards. Police caught up to a 17-year-old boy, who the officer recognized from previous occasions. The teenager indicated that he left the hospital because he thought staff was reporting him as a runaway. He was not listed as a runaway, so the officer allowed him to walk to a friend’s house where he was staying.

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: 7:42 p.m., Alpha Phi Sorority, 357 N.W. 25th St. A woman reported that a man behind her sorority placed something in a bracket on the side of the dumpster, which she discovered was a pair of binoculars. Police placed the binoculars into evidence.

CAR PROWL: 1200 block Northwest Kings Boulevard. A man reported that someone broke into his pickup sometime between 10 p.m. Feb. 2 and 8 a.m. Feb. 3 by shattering the passenger-side window. The culprit stole a laptop bag that contained a laptop computer charger, a set of keys and a .45-caliber Kimber handgun. The gun was valued at $900.


DUII: 2:21 a.m., Southwest Jefferson Avenue and First Street. Lauren E. Ault, 19, of Independence, was arrested on charges of DUII and reckless driving after police reported seeing her pull out of a parking space without turning on her headlights. Police reported that Ault’s speech and movements were slow and that she smelled of alcohol. When she was asked for her vehicle registration, police said she provided a Nevada voter registration card. Ault failed field-sobriety tests and her blood alcohol content at the jail measured 0.13 percent.

DUII: 1:25 a.m., 700 N.W. Fifth St. Clarice F. Amorim, 25, of Corvallis, was arrested on a DUII charge after police initially stopped her on traffic violations. Her blood alcohol content at the jail measured 0.16 percent.


SUSPICIOUS PERSON: 8:53 p.m., outside Harrison Street Bar and Grill, 550 N.W. Harrison Blvd. A 42-year-old Corvallis man reported that as he was walking home, a man ran up behind him, but the man stopped after he turned around and confronted him. The complainant believed the man he saw matched the composite sketch that Oregon State Police released in connection to the Jan. 15 attack on a 20-year-old woman, except that his would-be attacker had brown, wavy hair. The suspect in the attack was described as having short dark hair.


SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: 11:30 p.m., 637 N.W. 32nd St. A 20-year-old woman reported being nervous about a Jeep and a motorcycle following her down the street. The motorists turned out to be two men who were performing voluntary neighborhood patrols. They told police that their rugby team had begun patrols in the neighborhood due to the two recent attacks on women. They had finished their foot patrol and decided to circle through the neighborhood once on their vehicles.


SWEETS FROM A THIEF?: 1000 block Northwest 27th Street. A woman reported that someone stole a Sony television from her apartment about 8 p.m. and left a box of chocolate-covered toffee in its place. There were no signs of forced entry, and nothing else was taken or tampered with.

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