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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.

SATURDAY, JAN. 19

FOUND PROPERTY: An abandoned handgun was reported on the 2700 block of Main Street at 3:26 p.m. Philomath Police retrieved it and determined it was an airsoft gun.

SUNDAY, JAN. 20

WARRANT: Philomath Police cited Denise Elizabeth Becker, 33, of Corvallis, on a Multnomah County Justice Court warrant. The officer recognized Becker as she was walking on the 2600 block of Main Street at 1:46 p.m.

WARRANT ARREST: Philomath Police responded at 2:39 p.m. to a report of loud drumming at a residence on the 2500 block of Newton Street. Police arrested the resident, 47-year-old Rodney Earl Savage, on a Benton County warrant for failing to appear in court on a methamphetamine possession charge.

MONDAY, JAN. 21

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: Philomath police investigated suspicious activity that reportedly occurred via text message. Police determined that no crime had been committed.

TUESDAY, JAN. 22

MAIL THEFT: A resident on the 500 block of Pioneer Street reported to Philomath police that someone stole his mail sometime that week and on another occasion around Christmas time.

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: Philomath police investigated suspicious activity that reportedly occurred via the mobile app, Snapchat. The officer determined that no crime had been committed.

THURSDAY, JAN. 24

WELFARE CHECK: Philomath police responded at 7:39 p.m. to the area of 14th Street and Main Street to check the welfare of a woman who was walking in the roadway. The woman denied needing assistance, and the officer cited her for jaywalking, or “improper position of a pedestrian upon a highway.”

ASSAULT: Philomath police responded at 9:29 p.m. to a report of a disturbance at the intersection of Quail Glenn Drive and 11th Street. After interviewing witnesses, the officer arrested Christian Miles Alexander, 58, of Corvallis, on charges of fourth-degree assault, reckless endangering and reckless driving for allegedly driving a vehicle a short distance while a woman holding a small child was partially in the vehicle and partially being dragged.

TRAFFIC HAZARD: Philomath police cleared hay bales from the westbound lane of Highway 34 near Grange Hall Road after the hazard was reported at 7:39 p.m.

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: Someone pounded on the front door of a residence on the 2500 block of Newton Street at 11:28 p.m. and then ran off before someone answered the door. Philomath police checked the area and didn’t find anyone suspicious.

Fire Calls

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

SUNDAY, JAN. 20

UNINTENTIONAL ALARM: 12:38 a.m., 200 block of Marilyn Drive.

MEDICAL: 12:23 p.m., 200 block of North 16th Street.

TUESDAY, JAN. 22

MEDICAL: 4:07 p.m., 1000 block of Main Street.

MEDICAL: 8:22 p.m., 24700 block of Grange Hall Road.

THURSDAY, JAN. 24

UNINTENTIONAL ALARM: 5:26 a.m., 1200 block of Adams Street.

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