Robbery — 5:28 p.m. Feb. 2, NW Polk Avenue and Third Street. A man whose car broke down reported that he was waiting for a tow truck in the vehicle when he was approached by Manuel Joel Pinedo, who threatened to kill him unless the man turned over all his money. Pinedo allegedly held his hand behind is back as though he were going to produce a weapon. Officers arrested Pinedo, 31, of Corvallis, after he reportedly ignored their orders to stop and reportedly found methamphetamine in his pocket. Pinedo was charged with second-degree robbery, unlawful possession of methamphetamine, menacing, two counts of interfering with a peace officer, and second-degree disorderly conduct.
Robbery — 10:10 p.m., Thursday, 125 SW Second St. A police officer responding to a report of a fight approached one of the suspected participants, Zachery Ryan Cochrane, 38, of Corvallis, who reportedly resisted arrest, but was detained. The officer then was told Cochrane had tried to steal a beer at the Peacock Bar and tried unsuccessfully to hit a bartender with a glass when confronted. They ended up scuffling before Cochrane fled. Cochrane was charged with first-degree robbery, attempted first-degree assault, interfering with a peace officer, resisting arrest, second-degree disorderly conduct, harassment and second-degree criminal mischief.
OREGON STATE POLICE AT OSU
Strangulation — 5:35 p.m. Wednesday, 100 block NW Kings Boulevard. A woman reported to police that over the course of more than six months in 2018 she had been repeatedly beaten and strangled by her boyfriend, Theodor Jurgen Schutfort, 19, of Corvallis. The woman also reported Schutfort once stabbed her in the neck, leaving scarring, and once beat her with a wooden dowel for 10 to 15 minutes. An officer arrested him and he was charged with three counts of assault in the second degree, three counts of unlawful use of a weapon, 11 counts of strangulation, 10 counts of menacing, and 10 counts of fourth-degree assault.
LINN COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT
Sex crimes plea — From Friday afternoon. Kurtis Eugene Self, 58, of Lebanon, pleaded no contest to first-degree sex abuse, and, in a separate case, attempted first-degree sex abuse. Sentencing in both matters is scheduled for Monday, and five other sex crimes from the two cases are scheduled to be dismissed as part of the negotiated settlement.
Elude — From Friday afternoon. Kenith Dell Laster, 25, of Dallas, was indicted on charges of felony attempt to elude, driving under the influence of intoxicants, reckless driving, reckless endangering and felony first-degree failure to appear. Most of the crimes allegedly occurred on or about Aug. 5. In a separate case, Laster was charged based on amended district attorney’s information with possession of methamphetamine, tampering with physical evidence and second-degree failure to appear.