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Linn County Sheriff’s Office Log: June 8 – 18

​​June 8

DUII, 11:34 a.m., N McCully Mountain Road, Lyons. Male, 32, of Lyons was arrested and cited on charges for driving under the influence of intoxicants.

Suspicious Circumstances, 2:04 p.m., Birch Street, Lyons. Deputies assisted in securing property.

Traffic Stop, 4:50 p.m., Richardson Gap Road, Scio. Driver cited for 79 MPH in 55 MPH zone.

Disturbance, 5:48 p.m., SW Spring Street, Mill City. Two males fought. One male was bear sprayed. Neither male decided to press charges at this time.

Found Property, 9:36 p.m., Lyons-Mill City Drive, Lyons. Caller found backpack of clothing. Deputies lodged at Linn County Sheriff’s Office.

June 9

Suspicious Vehicle, 7:51 a.m., Hungry Hill Drive, Scio. Deputies contacted owner of vehicle parked on railroad property. Asked owner to remove as it might cause a hazard.

Warrant, 8:28 a.m., Hungry Hill Drive, Scio. Female, 30, of Albany, was issued a criminal citation in lieu of custody for a Linn County Circuit Court warrant.

Violation of Order, 8:52 a.m., Hungry Hill Drive, Scio. Male, 29, of Scio, was arrested and lodged in Linn County Jail for contempt of court (violation of a no-contact release agreement.)

Trespass, 9:40 a.m., NW Santiam Blvd., Mill City. Responded to a potential trespass; unable to find anyone or signs of entry.

Traffic Stop, 10:53 p.m., Front and 10th streets, Lyons. Male, 50, of Lebanon was cited on a warrant as well as for driving while suspended violation and driving uninsured. Female, 43, of Mill City was also cited on several warrants.

Death Investigation, 1:42 p.m., Lyons-Mill City Drive, Lyons. Deputies conducted a death investigation at a manufacturing site of a male, 46. Ongoing investigation.

Traffic Stop, 6:01 p.m., Stayton-Scio Road, Scio. Driver warned for moving violation.

Traffic Stop, 11:21 p.m., NW Fourth Avenue, Scio. Driver cited for driving while suspended, expired registration and failure to properly secure a child in a child safety seat. Driver was warned for operating a vehicle with prohibited lighting.

June 10

Trespass, 9:16 a.m., Xmas Tree Road, Gates. Deputies investigated suspicious vehicle left on State Forest lands. ODF was advised they could tow the truck.

Hit and Run, 10:47 a.m., Fish Hatchery Drive, Scio. Female, 21, of Portland, was issued a criminal citation in lieu of custody for failure to perform duties of a driver – property damage. Female and property owner came to a civil compromise regarding rebuilding the fence or paying for it.

Accident, 11:09 a.m., Lyons-Mill City Drive, Lyons. Single-vehicle roll-over. All passengers appeared fine. One transported to Santiam Hospital for evaluation.

Shots Heard, 2:22 p.m., SW Sixth Avenue, Scio. Deputies contacted the individual shooting legally on his own property.

Accident, 4:23 p.m., Highway 226, Scio. Injury accident.

Accident, 4:44 p.m., Highway 226, Scio. Non-injury. Vehicle drove off road and hit a mailbox. Driver and occupant were fine and were going to contact mailbox owner.

Firework Complaint, 9:49 p.m., Eighth Street, Lyons. Report of fireworks. Deputy searched area and was unable to locate where the fireworks were coming from.

June 11

Traffic Stop, 8:50 a.m., Highway 226, Scio. Driver warned for equipment violation.

Theft, 12:25 p.m., Thomas Creek Drive, Scio. Deputy informed a male his truck was towed by Canby police.

Violation of Order, 2:30 p.m., NE Ash Street, Scio. Deputy answered questions about a restraining order.

Assist Other Agency, 5:11 p.m., Camp Morrison Drive, Scio. Assisted medics on a dirt bike crash with injuries.

June 12

Threats, 8:27 a.m., SE Fairview Street, Mill City. Deputies documented information regarding issues involving people calling other people names.

Traffic Stop, 6:18 p.m., Lyons-Mill City Drive/Trask Road, Lyons. Driver warned for failure to maintain lanes.

Harassment, 7:02 p.m., Apple Loop, Lyons. Deputies answered questions regarding stalking order.

Traffic Stop, 10:06 p.m., NW Santiam Blvd./NW Ninth Avenue, Mill City. Driver cited for 57 MPH in 40 MPH zone.

Disturbance, 10:34 p.m., Miller Cemetery Road, Scio. Caller’s vehicle was damaged and a firearm was possibly brandished. Ongoing investigation.

June 13

Traffic Stop, 3:21 a.m., NW Santiam Blvd./NW Ninth Avenue, Mill City. Driver cited for 58 MPH in 40 MPH zone.

Traffic Stop, 4:02 a.m., NW Santiam Blvd./NW Ninth Avenue, Mill City. Driver cited for 56 MPH in 40 MPH zone.

Sex Offender Registration, 12:39 p.m., Main Street, Lyons. Male, 53, of Lyons was arrested and booked on felony charges at Linn County Jail.

Possible DUII, 6:48 p.m., Robinson Drive/Goar Road, Scio. Deputies visited a residence as well as searched the area but were unable to locate the vehicle.

Illegal Camping, 9:50 p.m., SE Fourth Avenue, Mill City. Deputies checked on an illegal campsite.

June 14

Traffic Stop, 7:13 a.m., Highway 226/Hillside Way, Scio. Driver cited for driving 18 MPH over the posted speed limit.

Violation of Order, 7:54 a.m., Fifth Street, Lyons. Request for extra patrol due to a new restraining order in place.

Traffic Complaint, 8:23 a.m., Jefferson-Scio Road, Scio. Deputies contacted a semi-truck driver to make them aware of a complaint and asked to drive carefully.

Trespass, 11:55 a.m., NE Alder Street, Mill City. Unknown male was found sleeping on another person’s porch. The victim did not want to press charges and the male could not be found to be trespassed.

Traffic Stop, 2:24 p.m., Fifth Street, Lyons. Male, 23, of Lyons was arrested on an outstanding warrant from California. Male was cited for 34 MPH in 20 MPH school zone. Male transported to Linn County Jail to await extradition to California.

Illegal Camping, 9:26 p.m., Kingwood Avenue, Mill City. Illegal camp on state forest lands. Ongoing investigation.

June 15

Animal Complaint, 11:57 a.m., Richardson Gap Road, Scio. Deputy conducted a welfare check on several goats. No crimes witnessed.

Parking Complaint, 12:14 p.m., SW Second Avenue, Mill City. Deputies contacted truck owner who was blocking a driveway. Owner moved vehicle.

Identity Theft, 5:13 p.m., SW Second Avenue, Scio. Caller reported their identity was used in another state.

Fraud, 5:36 p.m., Stayton-Scio Road, Scio. Caller was scammed out of $5,500 with $2,000 now owing on her credit card and $3,500 was used to purchase gift cards.

Threats, 6:42 p.m., Indian Laurel Street, Lyons. Someone was attempting to scam the caller. Caller did not give out any information and is not out anything.

Juvenile Complaint, 9:15 p.m., Shimanek Bridge Drive, Scio. Juvenile found in possession of burnt marijuana residue inside homemade “pipe.” Juvenile, 13, was not eligible to be detained and brought to their facility. Report forwarded to Juvenile Department.

June 16

Harassment, 8:37 a.m., Rock Creek Road, Gates. Deputies assisted individual with telephonic harassment issue.

Suspicious Circumstances, 10:02 a.m., SE Hazel Street, Mill City. Deputies talked to individual suspicious circumstances. Individual requested extra patrols around their residence.

Harassment, 10:38 a.m., Cole School Road, Scio. Deputies spoke with individuals regarding civil matter that is ongoing.

Parking Complaint, 11:19 a.m., Lulay Road, Scio. Caller concerned about logging equipment blocking his driveway. Deputy reached out to Weyerhaeuser requesting they connect with homeowner.

Traffic Stop, 12:05 p.m., NE Wall Street/N First Avenue, Mill City. Male, 28, was cited into the Mill City Municipal for driving while suspended violation and driving without insurance.

Trespass, 12:46 p.m., Main Street, Lyons. Deputies spoke with male about constant adventures to local FD.

Disturbance, 1:13 p.m., Shimanek Bridge Drive, Scio. Deputies investigated possible harassment and coordinated with DHS regarding a child’s housing situation.

Illegal Camping, 2:58 p.m., Camp Morrison Drive, Scio. Transient male was contacted on the side of Neal Creek Road with two trucks and a fifth wheel. Male was advised to pack up and move on.

Illegal Camping, 3:05 p.m., Camp Morrison Drive, Scio. Deputy contacted a group illegally camped at the gravel pit. They were advised to pack up and move on.

Burglary, 7:21 p.m., 16th Street, Lyons. Male, 18, of Stayton was arrested and lodged at Linn County Jail for Burglary II, Criminal Mischief I and Theft II.

June 17

Threats, 9:02 a.m., SW Douglas Street, Mill City. Parent wanted on-line threat documented.

Dog Complaint, 2:10 p.m., SW High Avenue/SW Ivy Street, Mill City. Dog incident documented.

Criminal Mischief, 9:46 p.m., SE Cedar Avenue, Idanha. Deputies took a report of criminal mischief. 

Suspicious Circumstances, 3:26 p.m., Highway 22, Idanha. Deputies documented a suspicious incident regarding campers and unwanted guests.

June 18

Forest Timber Patrol, 12:02 p.m., Kingwood Avenue, Mill City. Illegal camp removed from ODF land.

Traffic Stop, 1:22 p.m., Kingwood Avenue, Mill City. Driver warned for improper display.

Traffic Stop, 1:51 p.m., Lyons-Mill City Drive, Mill City. Warned for speed.

Traffic Stop, 2:54 p.m., Kingwood Avenue, Mill City. Warned for expired tags.

Traffic Stop, 3:16 p.m., NW Alder Street, Mill City. Male, 34, of Lyons was arrested for a Polk County Circuit Court warrant.

Extra Patrol, 9:03 p.m., SE Grove Street, Mill City. Deputies conducted patrols through the night per caller’s request.

Theft, 9:26 p.m., Sandner Drive, Scio. Deputy contacted caller over civil issue related to property dispute during a divorce.

Suspicious Circumstances, 10:38 p.m., Main Street, Lyons. Caller reported posting a vehicle on Facebook Marketplace and getting a response from  “Chen Lee.” Chen arrived with two other males, who distracted caller while they placed oil in the radiator overflow reservoir. Male then asked for half the listed price of the vehicle.

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