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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

FRIDAY, FEB. 16

CHILD NEGLECT: 8:31 a.m., 900 block of Northwest Sycamore Avenue, Corvallis. Police responded for a report of a 3-year old boy found wandering in the street. The child was wearing only a long sleeve T-shirt and had a soiled diaper. He complained of being hungry and cold. Police canvassed the neighborhood and after almost two hours, found the boy’s parents, Kyle Scott Willard, 29, of Corvallis, and Phoenix Rose Marie Joan Willard, 24, of Eugene. Both were sleeping and reportedly told police they were asleep when the boy left the home without them knowing. Police arrested them for second-degree child neglect and took them to the Benton County Jail.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF: 3:19 p.m., 2300 block of Northwest Monroe Avenue, Corvallis. Andrew Oswalt reported someone threw a rock against his window. The window was not damaged. Oswalt believed the suspect entered a nearby Subway restaurant after throwing the rock. Police contacted a man in Subway who said he had seen another man throw multiple rocks at the window and then run north from the area. Police searched the area but did not find the suspect.

SUNDAY, FEB. 18

VANDALISM: 9:13 p.m., 1300 block of Northwest 15th Street, Corvallis. A woman reported her car had been egged on Saturday and Sunday. She said she believed it was retaliation by neo-Nazis who had been protesting in the area in previous days. She said she had been outside when the protesters were on her block and she returned to her residence shaking her head and saying, "This is not OK." She thinks they saw or heard her and were egging her car in retaliation to her disapproval. The suspects were not identified.

MONDAY, FEB. 19

SCAM: 4:12 p.m., 700 block of Northeast Circle Boulevard, Corvallis. A woman said she received a phone call from someone claiming to work for Microsoft. The caller told her that her computer’s virus protection had expired and he could clear her computer of viruses for $499.99. The woman gave the caller her debit card information, as well as remote control of her computer. She later realized it was a scam and noticed a second charge for $512 on her bank statement.

Benton County Sheriff’s Office

THURSDAY, FEB. 15

SCAM: 8:34 p.m., 5100 block of Northwest Highway 99W, Corvallis. A woman told police she met a man online who claimed to have lost his wallet while on vacation. The woman sent the man $600 via Western Union. The following day, Western Union’s fraud department called her and said they felt she had fallen for a scam and put a hold on the transaction. The woman then received a call from someone claiming to be an FBI special agent and who said they knew about her involvement with the first man and that she was under investigation as a potential terrorist. The caller told her she needed to send $600 via money order to a judge in Florida, which she did.

SATURDAY, FEB. 17

DUII: 2:20 a.m., Southwest Fourth Street and Western Boulevard, Corvallis. A deputy stopped a car for speeding. The deputy arrested the driver, Bradley Scott McRae, 26, of Corvallis, for driving under the influence of intoxicants. Bradley reportedly had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.14 percent.

SUNDAY, FEB. 18

DUII: 2:31 a.m., Northeast Highway 99W and Northwest Circle Boulevard, Corvallis. A deputy stopped a car for speeding and other violations. The deputy arrested the driver, Christopher Brian Cox, 29, of Corvallis, for driving under the influence of intoxicants. Cox reportedly had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.13 percent.

Compiled by Lillian Schrock, who covers public safety for the Gazette-Times. She may be reached at 541-758-9548 or lillian.schrock@lee.net. Follow her on Twitter at @LillieSchrock. 

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