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


INJURY CRASH: 9:29 p.m., Northeast Highway 99W and Northeast Circle Boulevard, Corvallis. Police responded to a traffic crash and determined a driver, Dean Moravec, had reportedly failed to maintain his lane and collided with another car. Officers cited Moravec for failure to maintain lane. The driver of the second car sustained injuries to his leg and arm and was taken to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center.


POSSESSION OF BURGLARY TOOLS: 12 a.m., 2700 block of Western Bouelvard, Corvallis. An officer responding to a report of loud music encountered a man, David Gilpin, 35, walking around the Shadow Hills Apartments. Upon learning Gilpin lived in Lebanon, the officer searched Gilpan’s backpack and reportedly found bolt cutters, a flashlight and shards of porcelain. Gilpan reportedly admitted to intending to break into cars. The officer arrested Gilpin for possession of burglary tools and attempted unlawful entry into a motor vehicle.

METH: 1:49 a.m., 500 block of Northwest Harrison Boulevard, Corvallis. An officer stopped a car for a violation. The officer used a K-9 to search the car and reportedly found a small amount of methamphetamine, a small meth pipe and several used syringes in the car. The officer issued the driver, Christopher Kosack, a citation.

Benton County Sheriff’s Office


ROAD RAGE: 6:08 a.m., 2300 block of Northwest Springhill Drive, Albany. Deputies responded to what appeared to be a road rage incident that resulted in a traffic crash. Deputies could not determine which driver was more at fault than the other, so no citations were issued. The drivers were uninjured.

SCAM: 3:30 p.m., 23800 block of Jamestown Avenue, Monroe. A woman reported she received a phone call from a man who identified himself as David New and told her she had won a 2017 Mercedes Benz. The man asked the woman to provide him credit card information to pay taxes on the car. The woman said she did not give the man any information.

FUGITIVE ARREST: 7:45 p.m., Highway 34 and Highway 34 bypass, Corvallis. A deputy stopped a car for failing to signal. The deputy learned the driver, Augustin Michael Holguin, 53, had a warrant for meth possession. The deputy searched Holguin’s car and reportedly found a stun gun, as well as a mountain bike that had been stolen from a home in Corvallis in 2015. The deputy arrested Holguin on the warrant, as well as first-degree theft and being a felon in possession of a weapon.

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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