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, NOV. 27

THEFT OF PACKAGES: 9:36 a.m., 6100 block of Southwest Country Club Drive, Corvallis. Officers responded after a UPS delivery driver delivered packages to a residence and then reportedly saw a man go to the door and leave the area. The driver noticed the packages were no longer on the patio. Police located a man, identified as Shane Deon Willis, 45, of Corvallis, nearby. Willis reportedly matched the description of the suspect and was positively identified by the UPS driver. The packages were found in nearby bushes. Police took Willis to the Benton County Jail. While there, deputies allegedly discovered Willis taking items, including a lighter, out of his property and concealing it. Willis faces charges of second-degree theft, second-degree criminal trespass and supplying contraband.

SCAM: 9:46 a.m., 2200 block of Southwest 45th Street, Corvallis. A man reported he had received a call in October from someone claiming to be Alex Williams with Apple Inc., who told him his computer was infected with a virus. The man said he agreed to pay about $3,000 in iTunes gift cards for two software packages to protect his computer. When the suspect asked for additional gift cards, the man became suspicious and called Apple and learned he had been scammed.

CRASH WITH INJURY: 3:53 p.m., Southwest Brooklane Drive and Southwest Philomath Boulevard, Corvallis. Police determined a man, identified as John Hamby, was driving west on Philomath Boulevard when he reportedly rear-ended a car that was stopped at a red light. That car then struck the car in front of it. One of those drivers was taken to the hospital for neck and back pain. Police cited Hamby for following too closely.

CAR VERSUS PEDESTRIAN: 5:22 p.m., Northwest 23rd Street and Northwest Harrison Boulevard, Corvallis. A woman, identified as Marcia Olsen, was driving west on Harrison Boulevard when she allegedly struck a man who was walking north. The man was taken to the hospital for minor injuries. Police cited Olsen for failing to stop for a pedestrian.

ATTEMPTED CAR THEFT: 8:40 p.m., 2600 block of Northwest Bluebell Place, Corvallis. Two people reported they parked their car on the street and about an hour and a half later their neighbor came over and asked if they knew their car was in his yard. The car owners believe someone tried to steal the vehicle.

TUESDAY, NOV. 28

BURGLARY: 2:10 a.m., 900 block of Southwest 10th Street, Corvallis. A woman reported two men she did not know entered the garage, which is also her bedroom, through an unlocked door and then quickly left when they realized she was in there. A K-9 tracked the suspects and located a man on Southwest Sixth Street near Southwest C Avenue. Police told the man to stop but he fled on his bike and then later on foot. Police did not find the suspect.

Benton County Sheriff’s Office

MONDAY, NOV. 27

CRASH: 8:12 a.m., Northwest Springhill Drive and Northwest Independence Highway, Albany. The side mirrors of a school bus and a delivery truck reportedly collided as they passed on Springhill Drive. No one was injured.

THEFT: 4:18 p.m., 25900 block of Bellfountain Road, Monroe. A woman reported she left four packages for pickup on top of her mailbox and they were stolen before the carrier arrived. No suspects were identified.

ASSAULT: 5:45 p.m., 4455 Northeast Highway 20, Corvallis. Police responded to the Children’s Farm Home after a boy allegedly struck another boy in the face during an argument. Police arrested the suspect for fourth-degree assault and took him to the Linn-Benton Detention Center.

Lillian Schrock covers public safety for the Gazette-Times. She may be reached at 541-758-9548 or lillian.schrock@lee.net. Follow her on Twitter at @LillieSchrock. 

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