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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

TUESDAY, FEB. 24

PISTOL STOLEN: 10 a.m., 1600 block of Southwest Country Club Place. A man reported that someone entered his unlocked Ford Mustang overnight and stole a little more than $1,000 worth of items, including a loaded .40-caliber Glock pistol that had been in the glove compartment. Also taken were an REI backpack, a Nike jacket and a telescoping self-defense baton.

MONDAY, FEB. 23

HEAVY SLEEPERS: 2:55 a.m., 349 S.W. Fourth St. Police discovered two people sleeping on the loading dock behind Sivetz Coffee. They were snoozing in the bucket of a parked Bobcat tractor. Troy Lowery, 46, and Regina Frier, 44, both described as transients, were cited for second-degree trespassing.

Benton County Sheriff’s Office

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 25

SINCE YOU’RE ALREADY HERE: 7:52 p.m., 190 N.W. Fifth St. A deputy was called to the Benton County Jail after an inmate reportedly covered the walls of his cell with graffiti. Devon Riley Viera, 20, of Corvallis, who was being held on $121,000 bail in connection with charges of theft, meth possession and credit card fraud, was cited for second-degree criminal mischief and left where he was. Damage from the graffiti was estimated at $200.

UNAUTHORIZED FIREARM: 7:10 p.m., 25261 Webster Lane, Monroe. A deputy responding to multiple complaints of a man firing a shotgun outside his home found the resident engaged in a verbal altercation with a neighbor about a missing dog and “not making a lot of sense.” The deputy also found a shotgun by the front porch. After checking for warrants on the resident, the deputy arrested Ernest Robert Hernandez, 27, on a felony charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm and a misdemeanor charge of second-degree disorderly conduct. He was booked into the Benton County Jail on $32,500 bail and released on Friday, Feb. 27.

TUESDAY, FEB. 24

RIFLE STOLEN: 9:38 p.m., 100 block of West Main Street, Alsea. A man reported that someone entered his unlocked vehicle between 8 and 9:15 p.m. and stole a Remington 700 rifle valued at $400. A deputy with a dog searched the area but was unable to locate a suspect or the missing rifle.

MONDAY, FEB. 23

WOLF ON THE LAM: 12:20 p.m., 900 block of Ash Street, Monroe. An animal control officer captured an adult female wolf-husky mix that had been reportedly roaming the area since Feb. 7. The gray, black and cream hybrid, which had no collar or identifying microchip, was impounded and taken to the Heartland Humane Society shelter in Corvallis.

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