Police Tape
GODOFREDO VASQUEZ, Gazette-Times

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

TUESDAY, SEPT. 5

FRAUD: 2:56 p.m., 400 block of Southwest Monroe Avenue, Corvallis. A woman reported she had been contacted by mail about winning the lottery in another state. She said she sent money on three separate occasions in August, totaling $400. She told police she started to become suspicious. There are no suspects.

THEFT: 3:01 p.m., 1000 block of Southwest Adams Drive, Corvallis. A man reported someone entered his home through an unlocked door during the night and stole a laptop from his kitchen table. No suspects were identified.

RECKLESS BURNING: 10:46 p.m., 1700 block of Northeast Four Acre Place, Corvallis. Police responded to a wildfire south of Home Depot on the south side of the railroad tracks. Officers contained the fire before contacting a woman, Staci R. Sheppard, 54, who was nearby. She said she had a small campfire and one of the sparks flew onto the grass and caused the fire. Police cited Sheppard for reckless burning.

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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