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, JUNE 24
BUSINESS BURGLARIES: 2:04 a.m.., Cork and Bottle Shoppe, 935 N.W. Circle Blvd. Police officers investigating an alarm going off at the Cork and Bottle Shoppe discovered the liquor store’s back door had been damaged. The back door of the adjacent business, Tee’s & More at 927 N.W. Circle Blvd, also was damaged. Nothing was reported missing from either of the businesses, however.
SUNDAY, JUNE 23
INTIMIDATION: 12:13 p.m., 2147 S.E. Thompson St. Police arrested 40-year-old Alvin Leroy Ayers of Corvallis on charges of second-degree intimidation, menacing and harassment for allegedly threatening another man with the rigid metal end of a rake, striking him with the rake’s handle and using a racial slur.
DUII: 2:16 a.m., 625 N.W. Third St. An officer began pursuing a vehicle on suspicion of DUII after McDonald’s staff reported that a drunken driver had left the restaurant. Stephen Michael Rist, 22, of Corvallis was arrested in connection with the report. Rist failed field-sobriety tests and his blood alcohol level reportedly measured 0.16 percent.
FRIDAY, JUNE 21
PLANT THEFTS: A woman reported that on several occasions over a long period of time, plants and flowers from planter boxes around town have been stolen or vandalized. She explained that Work Unlimited employees maintain the planter boxes with donations from Peoria Garden and through fees charged to different individuals. For example, the City of Corvallis pays $18 per month for the planter boxes at the transit mall. Plant thefts have occurred at Benton Plaza, the transit mall and in business areas downtown, she said.
LAUNDRY THEFT: 1:21 p.m. 2100 block Northwest Fillmore Ave. An acupuncturist reported that sometime between noon and 1 p.m., someone stole her 10 sheets and eight blankets from the laundromat. The stolen laundry was valued at $350.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19
DRUGS: 5 p.m., 2655 N.W. Highland Drive. When police arrived to arrest 25-year-old Matthew Wayne Short on a warrant, he allegedly attempted to run inside his Corvallis residence. Police found three containers of marijuana, a glass pipe packed with marijuana, digital scales and baggies in his residence, as well as methamphetamine on his person. He was booked on charges of drug possession, delivery of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school and interfering with a peace officer.
FRIDAY, JUNE 14
VANDALISM: Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 N.W. Highland Dr. Sometime during the night of June 13 or early morning June 14, someone threw several patio chairs and the lifeguard station into the outdoor pool at Osborn Aquatic Center. Nothing was damaged.
SUNDAY, JUNE 23
CAR THEFT ARREST: Jordan Devin Reeves, 23, of Corvallis, was arrested on two counts of unauthorized use of a vehicle for separate car thefts that occurred on Dec. 8, 2011, and Oct. 25, 2012. Both vehicles eventually were recovered. DNA taken from a soda bottle in one car and from sunflower seeds in the other car reportedly matched Reeves’ DNA.
SATURDAY, JUNE 22
DRUG DEALING ARRESTS: 11:55 p.m., Bellfountain Road near Chapel Drive, Philomath. A deputy initially pulled over a driver for not having license plate lights, and then arrested the vehicle’s two occupants on charges of possession and delivery of methamphetamine and heroin. The driver, 18-year-old Dakota Kathleen Nyberg of Philomath, was in possession of a purse that contained a digital scale with meth residue, small plastic baggies with meth residue, syringes, a glass pipe and a spoon with heroin residue. In the trunk, the deputy reported finding letters with Gore’s name on them, a red case with 21 small baggies that had meth residue in them, and a glass pipe. The deputy also found a baggie of heroin in the vehicle.