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Police Log

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


SCAM: 12:10 p.m., 900 block of Southeast Powell Avenue, Corvallis. Two people told police they posted an ad on Craigslist seeking housing. They said they were contacted via email by “Larry Dunkin,” who claimed he lived out of state but was renting out 950 SE Powell Ave. The two people agreed to wire $800 via Western Union for the deposit, and Dunkin was to mail the keys. After they wired the money, Dunkin demanded $2,700 for three months’ rent before he would send the keys. The people refused to send the money. Police determined the house was not for rent.

FAILURE TO REPORT AS SEX OFFENDER: 1:04 p.m., 180 NW Fifth Street, Corvallis. Police cited Dennis Clark Fredrickson, 53, for failing to report as a sex offender.

DUII: 9:17 p.m., 3700 block of Southwest Philomath Boulevard, Corvallis. Police stopped a car for a traffic violation and arrested the driver, Gregory Edward Powell, 33, of Corvallis, for driving under the influence of intoxicants. Powell reportedly refused to provide a breath sample.


BURGLARY: 7:34 a.m., 135 NW Second Street, Corvallis. Police responded to Peak Sports after a large glass window pane was shattered and a bike was stolen from the display. No suspects were identified.

CHILD NEGLECT: 5:35 p.m., 900 block of Northwest Sycamore Avenue, Corvallis. Police responded to a report of a young child walking around outside alone. When police arrived, Katherine Rose Snow, 30, told officers she found her son outside with one of her neighbors. She told police the child was only outside unsupervised for about one minute. The caller who reported the incident to police said the child was outside for 10 to 15 minutes. Police cited Snow for second-degree child neglect.


DUII: 2:26 a.m., Northwest Kings Boulevard and Northwest Grant Avenue, Corvallis. Police arrested Jacob Steven Webb, 21, of Sweet Home, for driving under the influence of intoxicants after he reportedly crashed his car into the National Guard Armory. Webb reportedly had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.15 percent.

Benton County Sheriff’s Office


SEMI CRASH: 9:27 a.m., Highway 20 and Highway 180, Blodgett. A Dodge pickup was traveling eastbound on Highway 20 when it hit a patch of ice and spun into westbound traffic. A Chevrolet Silverado was traveling behind the Doge and also spun out, crashing into the Dodge. A semitrailer traveling westbound attempted to slow down and crashed into the Chevrolet’s trailer. No one was hurt.


INJURY CRASH: 9:18 a.m., Northwest Harrison Boulevard and Northwest 53rd Street, Corvallis. Deputies responded to a traffic crash involving two drivers. One of the drivers was taken to the hospital with an injury.

DUII: 11:44 p.m., Highway 99W and Milepost 93, Corvallis. Deputies responded after a report of a car driving across the road through both lanes of traffic. Deputies arrested the driver of the car, Amber Leigh King, 36, of Eugene, for driving under the influence of intoxicants. King reportedly had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.19 percent.


DUII: 3:34 a.m., Southwest Fifth Street and Southwest Madison Avenue, Corvallis. A deputy stopped a car for an unsignaled turn. The deputy arrested the driver, Nathan Edward Livingston, 31, of Cary, Illinois, for driving under the influence of intoxicants. Livingston did not have alcohol in his system. A drug recognition expert reportedly determined Livingston was under the influence of cannabis.

Compiled by Lillian Schrock, who covers public safety for the Gazette-Times. She may be reached at 541-758-9548 or Follow her on Twitter at @LillieSchrock. 


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