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, the Benton County Sheriff’s Office and the Oregon State Police. 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


SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: 9:19 a.m., Northwest Harrison Boulevard and Northwest Ninth Street, Corvallis. A man reported he thought he saw a man standing at the corner of the intersection pull a semi-automatic handgun out of his jacket pocket. Police searched the area and did not find the described suspect.

PUBLIC INDECENCY: 12:58 p.m., 800 block of Southeast Lilly Avenue, Corvallis. A woman reported a man she did not know exposed his genitals on the window of her car. A witness told police the man did not expose himself to the woman. Police discontinued the case due to the conflicting statements.

MENACING: 8:12 p.m., 800 block of Northwest Reiman Avenue, Corvallis. Police responded to Community Outreach Inc. for a report of trespassing. Officers located Donald Thomas Howard, 47, on the train tracks. Howard allegedly became aggressive and threatened to throw a rock at the officers. After a short amount of time, Howard dropped the rock and officers arrested him for menacing and took him to the Benton County Jail.

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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