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Linn County Sheriff’s Office Log: April 17 – 22

April 17

Elude, 12:19 a.m., NE Santiam Blvd., Mill City. Deputy attempted to stop a vehicle for speed and the vehicle eluded.

Traffic Stop, 1:21 a.m., S First Avenue/SW Evergreen Street, Mill City. Driver warned for failure to register vehicle.

Child Abuse Report, 11 a.m., SE Hazel Street, Mill City. Deputies investigated a reported child abuse. There were no crimes committed. DHS was notified.

Mail Theft, 11:05 a.m., E McCully Mountain Drive, Lyons. Deputies investigated a possible mail theft. The suspect was a newspaper delivery person, and may have had legitimate reason to be there. Non-criminal.

Fraud, 1:20 p.m., NE Santiam Blvd., Mill City. Caller had concerns about their grandson’s fake movie money. No crime.

Traffic Stop, 5:26 p.m., Stayton-Scio Road/NE Fourth Avenue, Scio. Driver cited for driving uninsured and operating a vehicle without driving privileges.

April 18

Foot Patrol, 8:33 a.m., NW First Avenue, Scio. Deputies greeted students and walked through the school.

Traffic Hazard, 8:53 a.m., Lyons-Mill City Drive, Lyons. Deputies responded to a horse in the road. When deputies arrived, the horse was contained. Deputies contacted owner.

Animal Complaint, 10:50 a.m., Highway 226, Lyons. Goat owner was warned for livestock at large for his goats getting on the highway.

Recovered Stolen Vehicle, 12:12 p.m., Gray Pine Street, Lyons. Recovered a stolen RV out of Eugene.

Animal Complaint, 12:21 p.m., Kelly Road, Scio. Deputy conducted a welfare check on two horses. Deputy was unable to contact the owner but will keep trying to inquire further about the conditions of the horses.

Menacing, 2:48 p.m., W Scio Road, Scio. After further investigation, the statements were deemed not criminal.

Traffic Hazard, 8:42 p.m., Ede Road, Scio. Deputy responded to livestock in the road. No livestock outside of secured fields were located.

April 19

Warrant, 12:31 a.m., S First Avenue, Mill City. Male, 39, of Stayton was arrested for a Marion County Circuit Court warrant.

Traffic Stop, 1:22 a.m., S First Avenue, Mill City. Driver warned for expired registration.

Traffic Stop, 1:49 a.m., Lyons-Mill City Drive, Lyons. Male, 36, of Turner was arrested for driving while suspended – misdeomeaner.

Suspicious Person, 9:03 a.m., SW Cedar Street, Mill City. Complaint was received about a male loitering around school grounds and following school buses. Male, who has a long history of doing such things and asking young people if they wanted rides, was spoken to about his actions. Incidents documented. Male trespassed from all school-owned properties.

Traffic Stop, 11:12 a.m., N Main Street/NW Second Avenue, Scio. Driver warned for moving violation.

Traffic Stop, 1:21 p.m., Main and 16th streets, Lyons. Driver warned for no rear plate.

Traffic Hazard, 8:43 p.m., SW 11th Avenue/Lyons-Mill City Drive, Mill City. Road department placed a temporary stop sign where the missing sign was located.

Traffic Hazard, 9:47 p.m., NW Santiam Blvd., Mill City. Truck and trailer was parked partially in the road without flashers on. Driver forgot to turn on flashers while in store. Deputy reminded driver to properly light vehicle.

April 20

Juvenile Complaint, 8:05 a.m., River Loop Road, Lyons. Mother wanted to talk about how to keep her daughter safe online after finding pictures her daughter had taken. Mother deleted pictures, and deputies gave advice on how to talk to her daughter.

Identity Theft, 2:30 p.m., Birch Street, Lyons. Caller wanted information on how to protect her social security number and not become a victim of fraud. 

Dog Complaint, 3:49 p.m., SE Birch Street, Scio. Dog owner cited for failure to license dogs and warned for other dog-related violations.

Accident, 3:58 p.m., Rock Creek Road, Gates. Single-vehicle crash into a power pole.

Suspicious Vehicle, 4:33 p.m., Meridian Road, Scio. Vehicle abandoned on private property two-days prior to the deputy’s arrival. Owner was given a private property tow form.

Traffic Stop, 10:06 p.m., NW Santiam Blvd., Mill City. Driver cited for drivig while suspended violation and driving uninsured.

Traffic Stop, 10:48 p.m., NW Santiam Blvd., Mill City. Male, 29, of Lyons was arrested for driving while suspended misdemeanor and cited for driving uninsured and failure to register vehicle.

April 21

Theft, 8:01 a.m., NE First Avenue, Scio. $825.50 worth of alfalfa pellets was purchased and then the transaction was cancelled. Ongoing investigation.

Animal Complaint, 1:11 p.m., S McCully Mountain Road, Lyons. Deputy conducted a welfare check on two horses. Open investigation.

Traffic Stop, 2:52 p.m., N First Avenue/NE Wall Street, Mill City. Traffic stop for unreadable license plate. Paint was rubbed off plate. Driver was unaware and warned for the violation.

Civil Dispute, 3:17 p.m., Kingwood Avenue, Mill City. Caller had questions about a contractor taking too long and not completing work. Caller was advised to contact an attorney.

Criminal Mischief, 4:22 p.m., SW Evergreen Street/S First Avenue, Mill City. Stop sign broken off at ground by unknown person over night; sign was not hit by a car and broken on purpose. Third one in two weeks in Mill City.

Welfare Check, 4:54 p.m., Stayton-Scio Loop, Scio. Deputies contacted the individual who requested to be transported to a relative’s house in Salem. Deputies provided a ride.

Custodial Interference, 8:43 p.m., SW Filbert Street, Scio. Disagreement between parents on parenting time.

April 22

Accident, 2:42 a.m., Lyons-Mill City Drive, Lyons. Single-vehicle, non-injury crash.

Forest Timber Patrol, 8:53 a.m., Camp Morrison Drive, Scio. Deputies helped BLM clean up in the two lower rock pits.

Traffic Hazard, 4:03 p.m., Lyons-Mill City Drive/Trask Road, Lyons. Glass and other parts of a piece of furniture in the road. It appeared most of the debris was cleaned prior to the deputies’ arrival. Deputies swept the debris out of road and advised Linn County Road Dept.

Person Assist, 4:24 p.m., Highway 22, Idanha. Deputies checked area after a report of a vehicle stuck behind the USFS gate. Tire tracks indicated the truck was able to go around the gate. Deputy found the gate was dummy locked and didn’t require a key. It appeared the locking method worked.

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