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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.

FRIDAY, OCT. 18

DRUGS: Philomath police arrested Rodney Justin Savage, 26, city of residence not reported, on charges of unlawful possession of methamphetamine and frequenting a place where controlled substances are used. The arrest occurred at 4:11 p.m. in the 2400 block of Newton Street.

DISTURBANCE: Philomath police assisted the Benton County Sheriff’s Office at 10:41 p.m. at a domestic disturbance on Gellatly Way.

SATURDAY, OCT. 19

ROLLOVER: Benton County sheriff deputies responded at 6:38 p.m. a single-vehicle crash on Decker Road, just east of Neuman Road. The motorist was driving east when her passenger side tires left the roadway. She overcorrected, which caused the vehicle to cross the center line, enter the north ditch and roll onto its top. The driver sustained a small laceration on her right hand, and her passenger was not injured. The driver told deputies she was feeling tired and may have fallen asleep.

POSSIBLE DUII: Philomath police responded at 7:33 p.m. in the Philomath Market parking lot to a report of a motorist who was possibly driving under the influence. Police contacted a man sitting in his vehicle and determined there was no impairment from drugs or alcohol.

CRASH: Philomath police assisted the Benton County Sheriff’s Office at 10:10 p.m. on Airport Drive searching for a single-vehicle crash. The vehicle left the scene before the officer’s arrival and BCSO continued with the investigation.

SUNDAY, OCT. 20

SUSPICIOUS: Philomath police responded at 8:57 p.m. to the 1800 block of Industrial Way for a report of suspicious circumstances. Police found two adults sitting in a vehicle having a casual conversation and determined no crime had occurred.

MONDAY, OCT. 21

DEER: Philomath police assisted the Benton County Sheriff’s Office at 8:24 a.m. with the removal of a dead deer from Highway 20 near milepost 46.

THEFT: Philomath police took a report at 11:29 a.m. in the 1000 block of Quail Glenn Drive of property theft from a vehicle that had occurred over the weekend. The crime may have occurred in Dallas.

SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: Benton County sheriff deputies were dispatched at 11:20 a.m. to the 35000 block of Norton Creek Road, just east of Blodgett, for a report of a cold burglary. They spoke with the complainant who believed someone was illegally residing on this property. Deputies arrived at the property in question the following day and observed an open door on the back side of the house. They searched the interior of the house for trespassers, noting the interior of the house was dirty, but appeared to be vacant.

TUESDAY, OCT. 22

WARRANT: A Benton County sheriff deputy pulled over a vehicle at 12:50 a.m. on Fern Road near milepost 2, and cited and released a passenger, 26-year-old Brendan Taylor Kesselring, on an Albany Municipal Court warrant for contempt of court on a misdemeanor theft charge. Kesselring’s city of residence was not available.

DRIVING: Philomath police took a report of a driving complaint at 6:03 p.m. on Main Street of a vehicle in the wrong lane waiting for a stop light and then proceeded to frequently brake. Police found the driver, who was looking for a hair salon where an appointment had been made.

VANDALISM: A Philomath resident reported to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office that someone trespassed into his coffee roasting shop on Oct. 17 and left behind human feces in the middle of the business. He stated that the building was not locked when this occurred and that he only wanted the incident documented.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23

POSSIBLE DUII: Philomath police responded at 9:23 p.m. to the area of North Ninth Street and Quail Glenn Drive for a report of a possibly intoxicated driver. Police determined it was a father teaching his child how to drive.

THURSDAY, OCT. 24

WARRANT: A Benton County sheriff deputy pulled over and arrested Joel Elias Soto, 24, on a Linn County Circuit Court warrant for failure to appear in court on an original charge of attempting to elude police. The arrest took place at 12:05 a.m. on Highway 20 near Mustang Lane. Soto, whose city of residence was not available, was booked and lodged at the Linn County Jail.

VEHICLE ENTERED: Philomath police responded at 8:08 a.m. to the 400 block of South 27th Street for a report of an unlocked vehicle that had been unlawfully entered and rummaged through the previous night. The owner did not notice anything missing.

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

FRIDAY, OCT. 18

TRAFFIC CRASH: 4:30 p.m., Highway 20 and Priest Road.

MEDICAL: 11:58 p.m., 31000 block of Horse Farm Lane.

SATURDAY, OCT. 19

MEDICAL: 4:08 p.m., 100 block of South 20th Street.

TRAFFIC CRASH: 6:39 p.m., 24000 block of Decker Road.

SUNDAY, OCT. 20

MEDICAL: 1:57 p.m., 1300 block of Applegate Street.

MONDAY, OCT. 21

TRAFFIC CRASH: 4:36 a.m., Highway 34 and Wells Creek Road.

TUESDAY, OCT. 22

MEDICAL: 1:48 a.m., 100 North Eighth Street.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23

MEDICAL: 12:37 p.m., 2000 block of Newgate Drive.

MEDICAL: 5:42 p.m., 1000 block of Main Street.

MEDICAL: 11:49 p.m., 3000 block of West Hills Road.

THURSDAY, OCT. 24

PUBLIC ASSIST: 5:52 a.m., 32000 block of Henkle Way.

UNINTENTIONAL ALARM: 3:53 p.m., 25000 block of Llewellyn Road.

FRIDAY, OCT. 25

TRAFFIC CRASH: 7:42 a.m., Decker Road and Highway 34.

SATURDAY, OCT. 26

MEDICAL: 4:01 p.m., 400 block of South 18th Street.

MEDICAL: 12:36 a.m., 2100 block of Applegate Street.

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