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
SUNDAY, JAN. 27
ALMOST A HEAD-ON: 7:07 p.m., Northwest Ninth Street and Van Buren Avenue. Police cited Kristopher Goorhuis, 23, of Corvallis, for making a dangerous left turn after determining that he attempted to turn onto Northwest Van Buren Avenue from Northwest Ninth Street in front of an oncoming car. Goorhuis’s 2012 Chevrolet Sonic collided with a 2000 Subaru Forester driven by 65-year-old Molly Engle of Corvallis. They hit nearly head-on, and the crash likely totaled both vehicles, according to the incident report. No one was injured; both vehicles were towed from the scene.
TRUCK VANDALISM: 5:54 a.m., Walnut Self-Storage, 850 N.E. Walnut Blvd. Video surveillance footage from Corvallis Self-Storage revealed that a man broke into the cabs of two Penske moving trucks and used the fire extinguishers from inside to spray the seats, floorboards, ceiling and dash areas.
BURGLARY: 500 block Northwest 14th Street. Two men reported that after throwing a party at their residence the night of Jan. 26, they realized that their two MacBook Pro laptop computers were missing. They were valued together at $2,600.
KABOOM JUICE?: 1:17 a.m., 300 S.E. Mayberry Ave. Police responded to a report of a loud explosion. Upon investigation, officers found an exploded half-gallon container of Ocean Spray juice lying on the sidewalk. A witness reported seeing sparks coming from where the container was found and from underneath a vehicle, but the vehicle was not damaged.
SUNDAY, JAN. 20
DUII: 2:15 a.m., 555 N.W. Fifth St. Cody Lee Avilla, 21, of Oakland, was arrested under suspicious of DUII after an officer initially stopped him for a traffic infraction. Avilla’s blood alcohol content measured 0.25 percent.
Benton County Sheriff’s Office
SATURDAY, JAN. 26
MISSING HIKER FOUND: 6:22 p.m., 2600 N.W. Sulphur Springs Road. Deputies charged with locating a missing hiker in the McDonald Forest at 6:22 p.m. found the 32-year-old Union man at 10 p.m. He was about .07 miles behind a locked gate on Govier Road.
FRIDAY, JAN. 25
DUII: 1:49 a.m., Highway 20 near milepost 1. A deputy initially pulled over Christiana Elizabeth Kittel, 20, of Corvallis, for failure to maintain her lane and for driving without required mudguards. They subsequently arrested her for DUII. Her blood alcohol content measured 0.16 percent. She also was cited for underage drinking.
TUESDAY, JAN. 15
DOG PROMPTS DRUG BUST: 12:53 a.m., Northwest Walnut Boulevard and Highland Drive. A deputy initially pulled over Emily Elise Gibson, 24, of Corvallis, for a traffic violation, but then searched her vehicle after a drug-sniffing canine, Bus, indicated the presence of controlled substances. Deputies confiscated pills, clear containers of unknown substances, a pill crusher that tested positive for meth and multiple loaded needles and other paraphernalia. Gibson and her passenger, 25-year-old Daniel Travis Meyer of Adair Village, were arrested on charges of possession of meth and possession of a schedule III controlled substance.
Oregon State University
MONDAY, JAN. 28
ASSAULT: 11:05 a.m., Valley Library, Oregon State University campus. OSU student Kangwei Luo, 20, allegedly caused injury to a 23-year-old OSU student who Luo believed was getting too friendly with his girlfriend. Luo allegedly threatened the man over the phone and then, when he came across him at Valley Library, allegedly hit him five times. Luo was cited on charges of harassment, fourth-degree assault and second-degree disorderly conduct.