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


STOLEN TRUCK: 7:45 a.m., 2900 block of Northwest Stewart Street, Corvallis. A man reported his light blue 1991 Mazda B-2200 series pickup was stolen from his driveway.

RECKLESS DRIVING: 3:03 p.m., 600 block of Southwest Sagebrush Drive, Corvallis. Police arrested Colin Richard Young, 18, of West Linn, for reckless driving after he allegedly struck a parked car and was reportedly described as driving fast and recklessly by witnesses.

SEX OFFENDER: 12:31 p.m., 1500 block of Southeast Crystal Lake Drive, Corvallis. Police took a report of a possibly noncompliant sex offender who is spending time with children but is not permitted to be around minors. Officers are giving the information to the man’s probation officer.


RAPE: Police took a report on June 14 of an 18-year-old Corvallis man identified as Thomas Xuan Upper allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old girl. After investigating the allegations, police arrested Upper on Saturday on charges of third-degree rape and third-degree sexual abuse and took him to the Benton County Jail.

SCAM: 2:35 p.m., 1800 block of Southwest 49th Street, Corvallis. A man reported to police that he was using his iPad that morning when a popup informed him he’d been hacked. In order to unlock his computer, he needed to call Apple support at a given phone number. The man said he called the number and was instructed to buy $600 worth of iTunes cards and provide the card numbers. The man did so and the caller asked for an additional $600 in iTunes cards. The man then contacted a real Apple customer service number and a representative told him he had been scammed.


CARELESS DRIVING: 9:09 a.m., 200 block of Northeast Conifer Boulevard, Corvallis. Police responded after a caller reported seeing a BMW spin out and strike a curb. The caller had taken a video of the incident. Police tracked down the car and spoke with the driver, Aaron Bassett, who reportedly said the roads were wet and that is why he lost control of the car. Officers issued Bassett a citation for careless driving.

HARASSMENT: 1:45 p.m., 1400 block of Northwest Monroe Avenue, Corvallis. An officer approached a man with an open beer. The man, identified as Kevin Raymond Sullivant, 60, allegedly threw a jerky wrapper at the officer and yelled expletives. Sullivant then reportedly spit on the officer and threatened violence. Other officers assisted in arresting Sullivant, who allegedly tried spitting on them as well. The officers arrested Sullivant for aggravated harassment, attempted aggravated harassment, disorderly conduct and offensive littering.

Oregon State Police


DUII: 10:08 p.m., Northwest 11th Street and Northwest Tyler Avenue, Corvallis. An officer stopped a car for reportedly changing lanes without signaling. The officer arrested the driver, Vanessa Linn Ford, 21, of Corvallis, for driving while under the influence. A drug recognition expert reportedly determined Ford was under the influence of marijuana.


DUII: 9:21 p.m., Northwest Harrison Boulevard and Northwest Merrie Drive, Corvallis. An officer stopped a car after reportedly witnessing a traffic violation. The officer arrested the driver, Daniel Robert Clowers, 41, for driving under the influence of intoxicants, reckless driving and reckless endangering person for having juvenile passengers in the car. Clowers did not have alcohol in his system and a drug recognition expert evaluated him.


DUII: 12:45 a.m., Northwest First Street and Northwest Monroe Avenue, Corvallis. An officer stopped a car and arrested the driver, Janet Rose Hamilton, 54, of Corvallis, for driving under the influence of intoxicants. Hamilton reportedly had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.14 percent.

— Lillian Schrock, Gazette-Times


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