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Police Log

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


ASSAULT: 8:39 a.m., 5200 block of Southwest Philomath Boulevard, Corvallis. Officers responded to Safeway for a shoplifting incident and reportedly identified the suspect as Ryan Steven Gaskins, 25, of Newport. Police reportedly noticed that a woman with Gaskins had a small wound on the side of her head near her ear. The woman reportedly told officers Gaskins had pulled out her bone-anchored hearing aid, which had been affixed to her skull, during an argument the previous night. She also alleged Gaskins had covered her mouth and nose multiple times, resulting in her being unable to breathe. Additionally, she reportedly told officers Gaskins had driven them from Waldport to Corvallis on Nov. 18 and had driven recklessly, including driving into oncoming traffic, because he was angry with her. She also reportedly told police Gaskins damaged her car’s windshield and passenger side visor. Police arrested Gaskins for second-degree assault, strangulation, reckless endangering, criminal mischief and third-degree theft.

STOLEN CAR: 4:41 p.m., Southwest First Street and Southwest Madison Avenue, Corvallis. The owner of a parking lot called police after discovering a stolen car abandoned in his lot. Police determined the car had been stolen from a Toyota dealership in Hillsboro in October. The car was returned to Toyota.

BURGLARY: 5:27 p.m., 400 block of Southwest Madison Avenue, Corvallis. A man reported a laptop, camera parts and clothing were stolen from his office. No suspects were identified.


TRESPASSING: 4:35 a.m., 400 block of Northwest Sixth Street, Corvallis. A homeowner reported an unknown drunk man was standing on his or her back porch. The person did not want to pursue charges and police arranged for the man’s roommate to pick him up.

Oregon State Police


THEFT: 9:08 p.m., 3400 block of Northwest Orchard Court, Corvallis. A woman reported multiple packages had been stolen from her residence, totaling a loss of $2,000. No suspects were identified.

Lillian Schrock covers public safety for the Gazette-Times. She may be reached at 541-758-9548 or Follow her on Twitter at @LillieSchrock. 


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