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Police Tape

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.

Benton County Sheriff’s Office


METH: 12:13 a.m., Highway 20 and Milepost 40, Blodgett. A deputy stopped a car for allegedly speeding. The deputy saw clear plastic baggies in the center console and asked to search the car. The deputy arrested the driver, Victor Larue Soper, 35, of Salem, for unlawful possession of methamphetamine and heroin.

SCAM: 12:02 p.m., 6200 block of Northwest Burgundy Drive, Corvallis. A woman reported her 15-year-old son had put $1,200 worth of camera equipment on Craigslist. A man named Hernandez Gago contacted them and offered to pay through PayPal if they would ship the camera equipment to New Jersey. They did so and found out the PayPal emails they were receiving were fake.

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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