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, MARCH 9
RECKLESS DRIVING: 11:40 p.m., 2479 NW Monroe Avenue, Corvallis. Police responded after a woman reported an unknown car was following her car as she drove through town with two other women. The driver said she first encountered the car after leaving the Subway restaurant. Police spoke with the driver of the car that was following them; he said he wanted the women to pull over so he could ask them on a date. He said this is a common practice in Kuwait, where he is from.
THEFT: 7:35 p.m., 2700 block of Western Boulevard, Corvallis. A man reported two Smith & Wesson pistols were stolen from his car.
DOMESTIC ASSAULT: 9 p.m., 500 block of Northwest Oak Avenue, Corvallis. A woman told police her boyfriend, identified as Alexis Cisneros-Villalobos, 19, of Corvallis, forced her into his car and drove around with her against her will. She reportedly said Cisneros-Villalobos kept her cellphone from her when she requested to call police. She also told police Cisneros-Villalobos scratched her face. Cisneros-Villalobos also reportedly admitted to hitting the woman in December, causing her to have a black eye. Police arrested Cisneros-Villalobos for two counts of fourth-degree assault, second-degree kidnapping, menacing and interfering with making a report.
SATURDAY, MARCH 10
THEFT: 2:52 p.m., 2600 block of Southeast Ryan Street, Corvallis. Two people reported a Smith & Wesson SD40, a Rossi .357 snub nose revolver and a Ruger Mini-14 with a 30 round magazine were stolen from their car.
INJURY CRASH: 10:18 p.m., Northwest Highland Drive and Northwest Garfield Avenue, Corvallis. A man was taken to the hospital after a Honda crashed into the back of his SUV. The driver of the Honda was cited for following too closely.
SUNDAY, MARCH 11
STRANGULATION: 3:36 a.m., 300 block of Northwest 28th Street, Corvallis. Police arrested Edward Holden Wendling, 22, of Corvallis, for strangulation and two counts of attempted fourth-degree assault after he reportedly placed one of his roommates in a choke hold and punched the other two in the face.
RECKLESS DRIVING: 4:30 a.m., Southwest Seventh Street and Western Boulevard, Corvallis. Police responded after a car struck a power pole at the intersection. The driver of the car had left the scene. Officers contacted the driver, Tiahong Zhang, 24, of Corvallis, and cited him for failure to perform duties of a driver and reckless driving.
Benton County Sheriff’s Office
THURSDAY, MARCH 8
DUII: 11:36 p.m., Grange Hall Road and Highway 34, Philomath. A deputy stopped a car and arrested the driver, Destiny D. Damewood, 31, of Philomath, for driving under the influence of intoxicants. Damewood reportedly had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.13 percent.
FRIDAY, MARCH 9
DUII: 11:58 p.m., Southwest Sixth Street and Western Boulevard, Corvallis. A deputy stopped a car for making an unlawful turn. The deputy arrested the driver, Noemi Orilea Salsa, 26, of Corvallis, for driving under the influence of intoxicants. Salsa reportedly had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.11 percent.
DONATED WEAPONS: 11:13 a.m., 2700 block of Northwest Angelica Drive, Corvallis. A woman donated firearms to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office. After determining the firearms had not been stolen, a deputy placed the firearms in the BCSO Armory.
SATURDAY, MARCH 10
DUII: 1 a.m., Southwest Madison Avenue and Southwest Second Street, Corvallis. A deputy stopped a car for driving the wrong way on Madison Avenue. The deputy arrested the driver, Michael Jeffrey Jackson, 35, of Albany, for driving under the influence of intoxicants. Jackson reportedly had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.16 percent.