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
MONDAY, JAN. 21
RACING: 11:10 p.m., 1820 N.W. Ninth St. An officer reportedly witnessed a Ford Mustang and Toyota FJ Cruiser pass his patrol vehicle on Northwest Ninth Street at speeds of 70 to 80 mph. Police identified the drivers involved as 21-year-old Nasser Alattal of Corvallis, and Abdullah Alkharraz, whose age and address were not listed in the report. Both were cited on a charge of reckless driving.
DUII: 2:58 a.m., Northwest Second Street and Van Buren Avenue. Police initially pulled over Emily M. McWilliams, 22, of Cornelius, for a traffic violation and subsequently arrested her on a DUII charge. McWilliams failed field-sobriety tests, and her blood alcohol content at the jail was measured as 0.09 percent.
BURGLARY: 200 block Northwest 21st St. A man reported that sometime between 3 and 10:30 a.m., someone entered his residence, probably through an unlocked window, and stole a backpack that contained four college textbooks. The loss was estimated at $440.
FRIDAY, JAN. 18
MENACING: 11:20 p.m., Northwest 21st Street and Van Buren Avenue. A woman told police that a man hiding near a van pointed a gun at her. When an officer and sheriff’s deputy responded, they reported witnessing Kelly Allen Collins, 33, of Corvallis, jump in front of a moving car, point a gun at the car and pull the trigger. The weapon turned out to be an unloaded .177-caliber pellet gun. Collins was ordered to the ground at gunpoint and booked on two counts of menacing and two counts of second-degree disorderly conduct. Police noted that Collins was intoxicated. After some discussion, police said, he eventually agreed that the alleged actions were inappropriate.
MENACING: 4:37 p.m., Magenta Restaurant, 137 S.W. Second St. Police responded to a report of a man who entered the restaurant and displayed a gun that was under his clothing after being denied access to the restroom. Khalied Abdulra A. Benghaith, 19, of Corvallis, subsequently was arrested on charges of menacing and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16
STRANGE ACTIVITY: 4:40 p.m., Oak Park Apartments, 1219 S.W. 26th St. The Oak Park Apartments manager turned in a cell phone to police that he discovered in the apartment office mailbox. The phone was sealed in a white envelope with the name “Willberger” (sic) written on it. Police determined the phone came from a 29-year-old Corvallis man, who admitted to leaving the phone in the mailbox in an effort to communicate with Brooke Wilberger, a woman who was murdered in 2004. The man said he currently was taking religion classes and his eyes were being opened to the possibilities of this type of contact. Police warned him about his behavior, and he said he didn’t mean to upset anyone.
SUNDAY, JAN. 6
BURGLARY: 400 block Southwest 10th Street. A man reported that someone entered his apartment through an unlocked window during the day and stole his 44-inch flat-screen television, Dell laptop computer, a bicycle trailer, mountain bike and other items with a total value estimated as $1,665.
MONDAY, JAN. 14
BUSINESS BURGLARY: Coldwell Banker Valley Brokers, 1109 N.W. Ninth St. An employee reported that sometime during the night before, someone entered the office by forcing open a sliding glass door. Nothing was reported stolen.
CHECK SCAM: 700 block Northwest 23rd Street. A 19-year-old woman reported that someone she communicated with through email and texts had agreed to take over her lease, but instead scammed her out of $2,250. The thief, who supposedly was a woman from Michigan, sent her a check and requested that she, in turn, send money orders to movers on the scam artist’s behalf. After mailing the money orders, the Corvallis woman’s bank notified her that the check had bounced.
SATURDAY, JAN. 19
DUII: 7:24 p.m., Bellfountain Road and Southwest Airport Ave. A deputy responded to a report of a single-vehicle rollover crash and subsequently arrested Brian Todd Cooper, 41, of Corvallis, on charges of DUII and reckless driving. Cooper was treated at the hospital for minor injuries and then transported to the jail, where his blood alcohol content was measured as 0.15 percent.
DUII: 2:44 a.m., Northwest 30th Street and Harrison Boulevard. A deputy pulled over Tanner Hayden French, 22, of Portland, after reportedly witnessing him nearly cause a crash. French was arrested on charges of DUII, reckless driving, resisting arrest, reckless endangering and unlawful possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. His blood alcohol content at the jail measured 0.15 percent.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16
DOMESTIC ASSAULT: 12:20 a.m., 4320 N.E. Highway 20. Deputies arrested Andrew Richard Westmoreland, 21, of Corvallis, on a charge of fourth-degree assault for allegedly causing a family member to fall against a brick chimney, which resulted in a swollen wound around the victim’s right eye. Deputies responded to the residence after the dispatch center received a 911 hang-up call.
SUNDAY, JAN. 13
DUII: 1:55 a.m., Southwest Sixth Street and Madison Avenue. A deputy initially pulled over Spencer Allan Blackman, 20, of Albany for a traffic violation and subsequently arrested him on charges of DUII, reckless driving and being a minor in possession of alcohol. His blood alcohol content at the jail measured 0.18 percent.