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, JAN. 9
JUST THE TUNES: 2700 block Southwest Western Boulevard. A woman reported that sometime between 6:30 p.m. Jan. 8 and 1:30 a.m. Jan. 9, someone entered her unlocked apartment and stole an iPod Classic and a docking station with a combined value of $150. Most of her belongings were out of the apartment because she was in the process of moving out, but she did note that the burglar did not touch an expensive camera that had been in the same room as the iPod.
TUESDAY, JAN. 8
HIT-AND-RUN: 3:30 p.m., Corvallis Montessori School parking lot, 2730 N.W. Greeley Ave. Claudia Alejandra Galvezvelit, 19, of Corvallis was booked on a charge of failing to perform the duties of a driver after she allegedly backed her car into another vehicle and drove off without leaving her information.
ATTEMPTED BURGLARY: Crees Building, 230 S.W. Third St. Representatives from Corvallis Physical Therapy and Touch of Wellness reported that someone tried to break into their businesses sometime between 4:30 p.m. Jan. 7 and 8:40 a.m. Jan. 8. The front doors to both businesses, which are adjacent to each other in the same building, were damaged when someone tried to pry them open.
MONDAY, JAN. 7
CAR PROWL: 319 N.W. Ninth St. A woman reported that someone broke both driver’s side windows to her car and stole $1,380 in property sometime between the night of Jan. 6 and morning of Jan. 7. The stolen items include a Nintendo Wii game console and three controllers, shoes, bed linens, hats, gloves and bags of clothing.
SUNDAY, JAN .6
SQUATTING: 3:02 p.m., 100 block Northwest 12th Street. Two apartment tenants reported that someone had been living in a small apartment unit above the detached garages without permission. Peter Ottaway Mulford, 32, no fixed address, was arrested as police saw him climbing the stairs to the unit. He said he had been living in the unit for about 10 days. He was arrested and charged with first-degree burglary and theft of services.
EGGER LOCATED: 2:47 a.m., 3300 block Northwest Firefern Place. A man who woke to a group of males egging his house chased the vandals out of his yard. The vehicle in which they drove off led police to a 17-year-old classmate of the victim’s son. The boy admitted to the egging and agreed to write a letter of apology. He said his friends were present but did not participate.
SATURDAY, JAN. 5
VANDALISM: 1100 block Southwest A Avenue. Three vehicles parked in the same vicinity were vandalized during the night of Jan. 4 or early morning of Jan. 5. Two victims reported the driver’s side mirror of their vehicles had been broken off.
DELIVERY OF MARIJUANA: 4:07 p.m., outside Corvallis Gazette-Times, 600 S.W. Jefferson Ave. Police arrested Michael James Delaunay, 43, of Sublimity, on a charge of unlawful delivery of marijuana for allegedly passing a pipe of marijuana to a 15-year-old girl. Police seized a baggie containing 0.53 gams of marijuana.
THURSDAY, DEC. 27
IMPROPER USE OF 911: 7:40 p.m., outside Papa’s Pizza, 1030 S.W. Third St. Jeffrey Dennis Hile, 24, of Corvallis, was cited on a charge of improperly using 911 for allegedly calling in false reports Dec. 26 and Dec. 27. On Dec. 26, he reported that he was outside Papa’s Pizza when someone pulled up in a vehicle and pointed a gun at him. On Dec. 27, he reported that he was outside the First Alternative Co-op at 1007 S.E. Third St. when a man tried to kidnap him. He was unable to provide descriptions of people or vehicles involved, and he admitted to police that he was on methamphetamine.
TREE THEFT: 3200 block Southwest Knollbrook Avenue. A woman reported that she could not fathom why someone had chopped down a 25-foot apple tree in her backyard during the night nor how the culprit transported it out undetected. The following week, the woman called police to report that they could close the case. After consulting with a forester friend, she learned that the culprit was a beaver. The tenacious rodent had begun to work on a second tree in the yard.
FRIDAY, JAN. 11
CAR PROWL: 1283 N. Ninth St., Philomath. A man reported that someone broke into his van sometime during the previous night and stole $2,500 in tools. The method of entry was not listed. The thief took a Dewalt worm drive saw, drill set with bits, laser level, four nail guns, two stage compressors with fittings and two trim saws with 6-inch blades.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 9
THEFT: 1000 block Northwest Lewisburg Avenue. A man reported that sometime between 8 p.m. on Jan. 8 and 7:30 a.m. on Jan. 9, someone stole 50 pounds of locally grown lemons from his produce stand at the end of his driveway. He valued the lemons at $180.