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

MONDAY, SEPT. 11

FRAUD: 3:27 a.m., 3400 block of Southwest Long Avenue, Corvallis. A man reported he checked the balance on his USAA bank account and found four fraudulent electronic transactions totaling $20,200.

COUNTERFEIT MONEY: 10 p.m., 1100 block of Northwest Ninth Street, Corvallis. Police responded to Shari’s Café and Pies for a report of a counterfeit $10 bill being passed sometime during the night. No suspects were identified.

BURGLARY: 4:30 a.m., 200 block of Northwest Kings Boulevard, Corvallis. A woman reported someone entered her home through an unlocked back door and stole cash from her wallet, as well as jewelry, a bong and a Bluetooth speaker. No suspects were identified.

THEFT: 2:09 p.m., 1000 block of Southeast Marion Avenue, Corvallis. A man reported he received a call from a man with an Indian accent claiming to be the federal police. The scammer told his victim that he filled out his admission paperwork to the University of Oregon incorrectly and had to either pay a fine or go to jail. The man agreed to pay the fine and was directed to purchase iTunes gift cards from Safeway and relay the relevant information over the phone. The man provided the scammer with $400 worth of iTunes gift cards. Police informed the man he had been scammed.

Benton County Sheriff’s Office

MONDAY, SEPT. 11

IDENTITY THEFT: 12:03 p.m., 7600 block of Northwest Canyon Drive, Corvallis. A man reported someone accessed an ATM at Oregonians Bank in Beaverton on Sunday and withdrew $500 from his Oregon State Credit Union account.

Lillian Schrock 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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