Police Tape

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


ROBBERY: 10:27 a.m., 400 block of Southwest Third Street, Corvallis. An employee at Safeway reported Jacob Stephen Myers, 22, of Corvallis, tried to leave the store with several grocery items without paying. The employee told police Myers cursed at the employee and aggressively reached into his pocket, making the employee fear he was grabbing for a weapon. The employee said he took hold of Myers and held him down until police arrived. Police arrested Myers for third-degree robbery and third-degree theft and took him to the Benton County Jail.

MENACING: 10:30 p.m., 700 block of Northwest Kings Boulevard, Corvallis. A man told police he had been sitting in his car in the parking lot at Fred Meyer when a man, later identified as Kade Reed Pascal, 18, walked up to his window and asked for a “light.” When the man in the car said “no,” Pascal allegedly pulled out a gun with a green laser attached to it, pointed it at the man in the car and said, “I need a ride.” The man in the car said he put his hands in the air and Pascal then pointed the gun at the ground and told him it was fake. The man in the car then drove away. The police officer who took the report was at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center later in the evening and was told there was a man who had come in with a BB gun in his possession. The gun reportedly looked like the one used in the Fred Meyer parking lot. Pascal reportedly told the officer he was at Fred Meyer earlier in the evening and had asked someone for a ride, but that he didn’t remember pointing a gun at anyone. However, Pascal allegedly said in his state it was possible he may have done something like that. The officer arrested Pascal for menacing and took him to the Benton County Jail.

ASSAULT: 11:25 p.m., 1400 block of Northwest Monroe Avenue, Corvallis. Police responded to the report of an assault and found a woman lying on the sidewalk seizing. Medics took the woman to the hospital. A witness told police he saw a man, later identified as Gilbert Carlos Gill, 31, of Corvallis, kick and punch the woman multiple times. An officer interviewed the woman at the hospital. She reportedly said Gill kicked her in the chest and punched her in the head approximately 6-8 times. Police arrested Gill for fourth-degree assault and took him to the Benton County Jail.

Benton County Sheriff’s Office


RECKLESS DRIVING: 10 p.m., Highway 99W and Milepost 91, Corvallis. A deputy stopped a car for reportedly driving 103 mph in a 55 mph zone. The deputy arrested the driver, Joshua Nathaniel Gaffney, 47, of Monroe, for reckless driving and using an invalid license and took him to the Benton County Jail.


SCAM: 9:43 a.m., 25500 block of Cemetery Road, Monroe. A man reported he had met a woman on the Plenty of Fish dating website and exchanging revealing photographs with her. The woman’s profile stated she was 23 years old. However, an unknown man called him stating he was the girl’s father and she was 16 years old. The “father” said he needed to pay him or he would go to police, so he put $60 on a prepaid card and gave the “father” the account and pin number. The man realized this was a scam after the “father” called again requesting more money.

SEARCH AND RESCUE: 7:05 p.m., Woods Creek Trailhead, Philomath. Search and Rescue responded for a report of missing hikers. The two people had reportedly been looking for mushrooms in the area when they became disoriented after dark. Search and Rescue located the hikers.


CAR CRASH: 6:30 p.m., 32300 Mary’s Peak Road, Philomath. A car was traveling west on Mary’s Peak Road near the peak. There were patches of fog, causing the driver to fail to negotiate a turn and run into the rocky bank, flipping the car back onto the road. The occupants of the car suffered minor injuries.


CAR CRASH: 2:07 p.m., Northeast Granger Avenue and Northeast Highway 20, Corvallis. A car turned eastbound onto Highway 20. Due to a truck turning onto Northwest Granger Avenue and partially blocking the view of the westbound traffic, the car turned in front of a car traveling westbound, causing the cars to collide. The westbound driver was taken to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center to be treated for his injuries.

The Police Log is compiled by Lillian Schrock, who 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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