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Police Log

Editor’s note: This log includes incidents in which there might have been a public disturbance or risk to the public. Information comes from the Philomath 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.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31

WELFARE CHECK: A woman called to request a welfare check on her mother; the woman had not been able to contact her mother for some time. An officer contacted the mother on South 13th Street at about 11:50 a.m. and determined that she was fine, but her cellphone recently had broken. The officer relayed that information back to the daughter.

SATURDAY, NOV. 4

UNCONSCIOUS MAN: A Philomath police officer responded to North 19th Street at 2:10 a.m. for a report of a domestic assault and found an unconscious male on the pavement. Medics transported the man to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center.

DUII: A Philomath police officer contacted Kory Mintken, 27, of Corvallis at 2:20 a.m. in the 1200 block of North 19th Street. Mintken was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants. His blood alcohol content was measured at 0.17 percent.

SUNDAY, NOV. 5

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: A Philomath police officer responded to the area of South 17th and Ash Street at 8:20 p.m. for a report of suspicious activity. The officer contacted three adults who were admiring two firearms. No crime was committed.

TUESDAY, NOV. 7

INHALANTS: An officer stopped a Nissan Xterra in the drive-through at McDonald's at 8:23 p.m. and determined the driver was driving with a suspended license and the passenger was doing inhalants. Both the driver and the passenger were cited.  

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 8

MARIJUANA PIPE: At 1:21 p.m., a Philomath officer contacted Philomath High School, where a marijuana pipe had been found on a student. The pipe was seized and logged into evidence for destruction, but no residue or actual marijuana was found. There was no crime or violation.

THURSDAY, NOV. 9

WARRANT ARREST: At 9:53 p.m., a Philomath officer performed a traffic stop on a red Toyota truck in the 200 block of North 13th Street. The officer recognized the passenger in the vehicle at Shawn Newport, 50, Philomath. Newport was the subject of a Benton County Circuit Court warrant for failure to appear on a charge of unlawful possession of a controlled substance. He was arrested.

FRIDAY, NOV. 10

DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED: An officer performed a traffic stop on a silver Toyota truck at 12:04 a.m. near the intersection of highways 20 and 34. The driver of the truck was identified as Austin Risken, 27, Eddyville. Risken was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of driving while suspended.

FOUND DOG: An officer responded at 1:21 a.m. to a residence in the 300 block of Adelaide for a report of a found dog. The dog had no tags; the officer was unable to determine a method of identifying the owner. The dog was transported to the Heartland Humane Society.

THEFT: An officer responded at 758 a.m. to the 1200 block of College Street for a report that a Multiquip gas-powered red generator had been stolen during the night. The estimated value of the generator was $2,390.

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: A Philomath officer responded at 9:27 p.m. to the 2800 block of Newton Place for a report of an individual going through dumpsters and a bicycle in the area. The officer could find no one in the dumpster area or the surrounding parking lot. The bicycle was locked and appeared to belong to a resident.

ASSIST CITIZEN: A Philomath officer at 9:35 p.m. responded to the laundromat in the 100 block of North 14th Street to assist an individual who had been locked out of the business. A responsible party was located who was able to open the front door to allow the person to retrieve his belonging. The door had automatically locked early because its timer had not been adjusted to take into account the switch to standard time.

INFORMATION: A Philomath police officer was notified at 10:50 p.m. about a complaint regarding animal care in the 3000 block of Southwood Drive.

SATURDAY, NOV. 11

DUII: A Philomath police officer performed a traffic stop at 10:23 p.m. on a silver Ram truck in the parking lock of the Mobil gas station at 19th and Main streets. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Juan Leal Galvez, 45, Albany. Galvez's blood alcohol content was measured at 0.12 percent. He was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants.

SUNDAY, NOV. 12 

WARRANT ARREST: A Philomath officer contacted a man sleeping in his vehicle at 2:20 a.m. at the intersection of 53rd Street and Philomath Boulevard. The main was identified as Brian Phelps, 51, Alsea. Phelps was the subject of an active warrant through Linn County Circuit Court for contempt of court. Phelps was arrested and transported to the Linn County Jail.

WELFARE CHECK: A Philomath police officer responded to a welfare check at 12:02 a.m. in the 300 block of North 11th Street. The office contacted an intoxicated adult male unconscious in his vehicle. The man was left with sober friends. No crime was charged.

WARRANT ARREST: An officer contacted Tena Tuohy, 50, Philomath at 10:02 p.m. in the 100 block of North Eighth Street. Tuohy was the subject of an active warrant through Philomath Municipal Court for failure to comply with an original charge of criminal trespass. Tuohy was arrested.

MONDAY, NOV. 13

WELFARE CHECK: A Philomath police officer responded to the 1200 block of North 19th Street for a welfare check on a woman who had appeared at a residence. The officer contacted the woman, who did not need any assistance. No crime was committed. 

TUESDAY, NOV. 14

CRIMINAL TRESPASS: A Philomath police officer contacted Jacolby Benon, 22, and Dillan Williams, 24, both from Philomath, at 2:53 a.m. near the intersection of Bellfountain Road and Chapel Drive. The two were seated in a vehicle in a private gravel lot marked with a "No Trespassing" sign. The two said they did not have permission to be there. The officer issued both men citations in lieu of custody for criminal trespass II.

 

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