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: 10:50 a.m., 1300 block of Northwest 29th Street, Corvallis. A woman reported she had received a Facebook message from a friend telling her they had won $50,000 grants. The woman’s friend gave her a phone number and told her to call and ask for agent Paulsen Glenn. The woman said Glenn asked her to send a picture of her debit card and to buy $300 in iTunes gift cards, which she did. Her father learned what she was doing and told her it was a scam. The woman closed her bank accounts and is not out any money. Police spoke with the woman’s friend, who said she had not sent the Facebook messages. Police said her account appeared to be hacked.

SCAM: 12:16 p.m., 900 block of Northeast Walnut Boulevard, Corvallis. A woman reported she received an email on her OSU account indicating she was qualified for a job making $200 a week. The woman said she was sent a check for $2,450 and asked to send $2,100 back to the sender by Western Union. The woman sent the money and later realized the check was fraudulent.

CAR PROWL: 2:56 p.m., 500 block of Southwest Sixth Street, Corvallis. A witness reported he saw a man enter a car he knew did not belong to the man. Police found Kelton Holmes near the intersection and the witness reportedly identified Holmes as the man who opened the front passenger door of the car. Police cited Holmes for unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle.

VIOLENT CONDUCT: 9:45 p.m., 1400 block of Northwest Ninth Street, Corvallis. Police responded for a domestic in progress and cited Alaura Baldwin, 27, of Corvallis, and Ismael Nelson, 35, of Corvallis, for violent conduct.

DUII: 10:53 p.m., Southwest Sixth Street and Southwest Madison Avenue, Corvallis. An officer responded for a report of a car stuck on the railroad tracks. Susana Spandier-MacDonald, 55, of Corvallis, reportedly admitted she was the driver and that she had been drinking. The officer arrested Spandier-MacDonald for driving under the influence of intoxicants. Spandier-MacDonald reportedly had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.15 percent.

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