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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 of crimes are considered innocent until proven otherwise.


LOUD MUSIC: Philomath police responded at 1:05 p.m. to an apartment on the 100 block of North 14th Street for a report of loud music. The officer could hear the music from outside, and the resident agreed to turn it down.

WARRANT ARREST: Philomath police arrested Brandon C. Phillips, 27, of Sweet Home, on a Sweet Home Municipal Court warrant for contempt of court and probation violation. The officer confronted Phillips at 9:32 p.m. as Phillips was attempting to hitchhike as he walked on the 1600 block of Main Street.

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE: A Philomath police officer helped push a disabled vehicle off of the eastbound lane of travel of Main Street near Clemens Mill Drive at 10:04 p.m. The officer also aided the motorist in coordinating for a tow truck to arrive.

WELFARE CHECK: Philomath police responded at 10:53 p.m. to a residence on the 1300 block of South Applegate Street to check on an intoxicated person who had called 911 asking for assistance. The responding officer determined that the individual was, indeed, intoxicated but also able to take care of him or herself.

METH: A Philomath police officer aided a Benton County sheriff deputy in a traffic stop at 11:31 p.m. on the 100 block of South 19th Street. Katelyn Susanne Potter, 37, of Corvallis, was ultimately arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine and resisting arrest. She allegedly handed the deputy a pipe with methamphetamine residue inside and then refused to get out of her car when told she was under arrest.


DISTURBANCE: Philomath police responded at 1:35 a.m. to a disturbance on the 100 block of North Eighth Street. The officer spoke to two residents and determined that one was unable to properly care for himself. Corvallis Fire Department medics transported the individual to the hospital for mental health treatment.

BURGLARY: Philomath police responded at 3:58 a.m. to a report of a burglary at a house on the 200 block of South 16th Street. Following a short investigation, police recovered the stolen property and arrested Robert Mel O’Neal, 44, of Philomath, on charges of burglary, criminal trespassing and theft.

WARRANT: Philomath police cited and released Joel Francis Womack, 35, of Albany, on a Linn County warrant for violating his probation on an original felony charge of driving under the influence of intoxicants. The interaction took place following a traffic stop at 12:04 p.m. on Highway 20 near Davis Road.

INHALANTS: Philomath police responded at 8:59 p.m. to Dollar General Store for a report of an intoxicated male. The officer located the suspect and while trying to speak to him, the officer reportedly witnessed the man take a bottle of compressed air and inhale it. The suspect, Ronald Mowdy, 25, of Newport, allegedly had additional bottles of compressed air in his possession. He was arrested on a charge of unlawful possession of inhalants.

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE: A Philomath police officer helped a citizen back a trailer into a parking spot on the 2500 block of Newton Street at 10:22 p.m. after the officer observed the motorist struggling.


PHYSICAL HARASSMENT: Philomath police took a report of an assault that had occurred earlier at a residence on the 3100 block of Richard Place. The officer determined that misdemeanor harassment had occurred, a crime that includes “offensive physical contact.” The reporting party did not wish to pursue charges.


CAR PROWL: Philomath police took a report of a thief entering an unlocked vehicle on the 3100 block of Southwood Drive and stealing about $95 worth of property.


VEHICLE VS. DEER: A motorist struck a deer while traveling south on Kings Valley Highway near Cardwell Hill Drive. The Benton County Sheriff’s Office reported that the vehicle sustained extensive damage.

STOLEN VEHICLE: A green 2002 Dodge Durango was stolen from the 600 block of North 11th Street. The keys were not with the vehicle and, at the time the report was made, there was no suspect information.

WARRANT: Kathrin Pauleen Bly, 47, of Lebanon, turned herself into the Philomath Police Department on a warrant. She was cited and released.

DISTURBANCE: Philomath police responded at 1:18 p.m. to an address on the 300 block of Adelaide Drive for a neighbor’s report of a man pounding on the front door of a residence. It turns out that the individual, a juvenile, lived at the residence and was having a dispute with his mother over privileges that were taken away.


TRESPASSING: At 7 p.m. near the intersection of Applegate Street and 14th Street, Philomath police warned a man who had been trespassing at Eco Express Laundry that if he returned to the laundromat he would be arrested.

Fire Calls

Editor’s note: This log is based on information submitted to the newspaper by Philomath Fire & Rescue. Locations are approximate.


MEDICAL: 6:18 p.m., 1500 block of Pioneer Street.

MEDICAL: 7:25 p.m., 1300 block of College Street.


MEDICAL: 1:45 a.m., 100 block of North Eighth Street.

MEDICAL: 3:57 p.m., 300 block of South 17th Street.

MEDICAL: 8:49 p.m., 2000 block of Rosecrest Drive.


HOUSE FIRE: Agency assist, 5:27 a.m., 37700 block of Kings Valley Highway.

MEDICAL: 5:49 a.m., 300 block of North 16th Lane.


MEDICAL: 12 a.m., 800 block of North 12th Street.

MEDICAL: 1:41 p.m., 1300 block of Houser Lane.


MEDICAL: 1:07 p.m., 24000 block of Highway 20.

PUBLIC ASSIST: 2:14 p.m., 1200 block of Applegate Street.

MEDICAL: 4:43 p.m., 24000 block of Gellatly Way.


MEDICAL: 11:38 a.m., 2000 block of Applegate Street.

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