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Editor’s note: This log includes incidents in which there might have been a public disturbance or risk to the public. Information comes from the Philomath 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.


WARRANT ARREST: Philomath police arrested Darius Slaski, 41, of Philomath, at the police station at 2:40 p.m. Slaski had a Corvallis Municipal Court warrant.

METH/THEFT: A Benton County sheriff deputy cited Glenn Dale Vosberg, 47, of Albany, on a charge of possession of methamphetamine following a traffic stop at 4:22 p.m. at milepost 3 on Old Peak Road. The deputy pulled over Vosberg for displaying an expired license plate, a plate that Philomath police later determined had been stolen earlier from the 800 block of North 12th Street.

DOMESTIC ASSAULT: Philomath police responded at 11:37 p.m. to a report of a disturbance at an address on the 1200 block of North 19th Street. Officers arrested Sammy Doyle Adcock, 66, of Philomath, on a charge of fourth-degree domestic assault.


MOTORCYCLE CRASH: Benton County sheriff deputies responded at 3:11 p.m. to a motorcycle crash on Alsea Highway, about 8 miles southwest of Philomath. The rider reportedly hit a wet spot in the road and went off the highway. Philomath and Corvallis medics responded, and the rider was transported to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center to be treated for unspecified injuries. Philomath police assisted with traffic control.

BURGLARY: Philomath police took a report of a burglary at First Baptist Church at 335 S. 26th St. The culprit damaged some items and ate food from the on-site kitchen.

CRIME SPREE: Philomath police officers had their hands full taking reports of a crime spree that occurred the night before in which mail was rummaged through and strewn about, a car stolen, 12 vehicles broken into and First Baptist Church burglarized. The crimes occurred in an area bordered by 26th Street to the west, Highway 20 to the north, Neabeack Hill Drive to the east, and Southwood Drive to the south.


WARRANT ARREST: Philomath police pulled over Dennis Puente, 26, of Philomath, as he was riding his bike near Main Street and Clemens Mill Road at 12:19 a.m. Puente was arrested on a felony warrant out of Texas.

ASSAULT: A Philomath police officer responded at 1:35 a.m. to a report of an assault-in-progress at an address on the 1400 block of Main Street. The victim was treated at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. No arrest was made at that time.

THEFT: Philomath police took a report of a theft at Marys Peak True Value that was reported to have “most likely occurred on Sept. 23.”

WARRANT: A Philomath police officer visited an address on the 2700 block of Newton Street at noon to cite and release Christie Seits, 62, of Philomath, on a Benton County Circuit Court warrant. After that, the officer detained two others at the residence who were wanted by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office under suspicion of theft and breaking into a vehicle. The officer transported the subjects, who were not named in the press log, to Highway 34 and Marys Peak Road, where a Lincoln County sheriff deputy was waiting to pick them up.

BURGLARY: Philomath police took a report of a house on the 2500 block of Green Street being broken into on Sept. 28, but nothing was taken.


PEEPING TOM: A Philomath police officer responded at 12:12 a.m. to the 1700 block of South Applegate Street for a report of a man on a rooftop peering into a bedroom window. The officer was unable to locate anyone.

THEFT: Two or more people riding in a red Ford pickup reportedly stole a Confederate flag that was being flown from the bed of another pickup in the Marys Peak True Value parking lot.


MENTAL HEALTH ISSUE: Philomath police warned a woman with mental health issues about improperly using 911 after she reportedly called at 10 a.m. about screams coming from the sewer.


WELFARE CHECK: A Philomath police officer responded at 2:50 a.m. to an address on the 100 block of South 20th Street to check on an individual who was reportedly suicidal. The officer determined the person was not in danger of suicide or of hurting anyone else.

DISTURBANCE: Philomath police responded at 3:12 p.m. to a disturbance at Philomath City Hall. It turns out someone was very upset about a water bill.

DRUNK MINOR: Philomath police responded to Philomath High School at 8:30 p.m. to cite a student for being a minor in possession of alcohol. The student was released to her mother.

WARRANT ARREST: Philomath police arrested Michael Crist, 60, of Philomath, on warrants out of Linn and Lincoln counties following a traffic stop at 10 p.m. on the 1400 block of Main Street.

TWO-VEHICLE CRASH: Philomath police responded at 2:45 p.m. to a two-vehicle crash on the 500 block of North 19th Street. The vehicles had “significant damage” but the occupants were not hurt.


Editor’s note: This log is based on information submitted to the newspaper by Philomath Fire and Rescue. Locations are approximate.


MEDICAL: 1:46 p.m., 31800 block of Fern Road.

MEDICAL: 6:56 p.m., 1300 block of Applegate Street.

MEDICAL: 9:29 p.m., Highway 20 and Highway 34.

MEDICAL: 11:51 p.m., 100 block of North 17th Street.


MOTORCYCLE CRASH: treated for injuries, 3:12 p.m., Alsea Highway, about 8 miles southwest of Philomath.


MEDICAL: 12 a.m., 400 block of South 18th Street.

MEDICAL: 1:14 a.m., 100 block of South 20th Street.

MEDICAL: 5:23 p.m., 800 block of Main Street.


MEDICAL: 8:56 p.m., 1000 block of Main Street.


MEDICAL: 1:26 p.m., 500 block of Heritage Hills Road.

MEDICAL: 3:05 p.m., 500 block of McCall Way.


MEDICAL: 12 a.m., 31700 block of Horse Farm Lane.

BARN FIRE: 1:40 p.m., 26000 block of Inavale Way.

VEHICLE CRASH: no injuries, 2:51 p.m., 500 block of North 19th Street.

MEDICAL: 4:39 p.m., 100 block of North 17th Street.

MEDICAL: 4:39 p.m. 100 block of North Eighth Street.

MEDICAL: 6:35 p.m., 1000 block of Main Street.


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