Philomath Police Department
Philomath Police (Photo courtesy of Philomath Police Department)

Editor’s note: The Law Enforcement report is based on information submitted by the Philomath Police Department in addition to activity logs published by the Benton County Sheriff’s Office. All calls for service may not be included. The status of incidents might change after further investigation. Locations are approximate. People arrested or suspected of crimes are considered innocent until proven otherwise.

Philomath Police Department Log


• Trespass, 9:23 a.m., 1400 block of Main Street.

• Identity theft, 2:03 p.m., 500 block of North Eighth Street, report of an unemployment claim that was filed using the victim’s name, date of birth and Social Security number.

• DUII, 2:20 p.m., 2000 block of Chapel Drive, police arrested Timothy Clayton Mcguyer, 48, of Philomath, on a charge of driving under the influence of intoxicants (.15 through .19 blood alcohol content).

• DUII, 4:32 p.m., 200 block of North Ninth Street, no information provided in police media log.

• Domestic disturbance, 6:48 p.m., 2800 block of Newton Street, two juveniles arguing, no crime.

• Suspicious circumstances, 7 p.m., 1800 block of Main Street.

• Warrant, 9:58 p.m., Main Street, police arrested Jacob Stephen Myers, 26, of Corvallis, on a charge of driving while suspended and on a bench warrant for failure to appear.

• Disorderly conduct, 11:11 p.m., 600 block of South 19th Street.

Other calls

Traffic stops: 5 (1 citation, 4 warnings); non-911 issue: 1.


• Assault, 4:43 a.m., 200 block of South 17th Street, police arrested Hans Ian Kengle, 38, of Philomath, on a charge of harassment/physical content (simple assault), and Harley David Diaz Melecio, 28, of Cosby, Tennessee, on a charge of fourth-degree assault; police reported that a verbal argument had escalated into physical altercation when Kengle alledgedly spit chewing tobacco into Melecio’s face; Melecio responded by allegedly punching Kengle in the face multiple times causing physical injury.

• Vicious dog, 1:38 p.m., 500 block of Fawn Lane, report of dog attacking a woman’s dog while on a walk.

Other calls

Traffic stops: 6 (1 citation, 5 warnings); restraining order violation: 1; dog barking: 1; personal assistance: 1


• Warrant, 8:34 p.m., 2600 block of Main Street, police arrested Aaron R. Sears, 43, of Longview, Washington, on a fugitive from justice charge connected with a warrant out of Washington state for dangerous drugs.

Other calls

Traffic stops: 4 (3 citations, 1 warning); noise disturbance: 1; assist other agency: 1


• Theft (reported), 12:08 p.m., 1200 block of North 19th Street, report of trash and recycling cans missing.

Other calls

Traffic stops: 5 (1 citation, 4 warnings); non-911 issue: 1.


• Warrant, 1:50 p.m., 1000 block of Applegate Street, police arrested Letisia Luis Rodriguez, 34, of Blodgett, on a warrant for contempt of court; Rodriguez was cited in lieu of custody.

• Suspicious person, 8:47 p.m., 300 block of North 13th Street.

Other calls

Traffic stops: 5 (0 citations, 5 warnings); custodial interference: 1; dog barking: 1; lost property: 1; personal assistance: 1


• Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle (reported), 6:51 p.m., 1000 block of Applegate Street.

• Domestic disturbance, 9:44 p.m., 1900 block of College Street.

• Reckless driving (reported), 10:15 p.m., 500 block of South 19th Street, police were unable to locate the vehicle.

Other calls

Traffic stops: 5 (2 citations, 5 warnings); noise disturbance: 2.


• Disorderly conduct, 8:32 a.m., 500 block of North Eighth Street.

• Death investigation, 9:08 a.m., 2800 block of Newton Place, no information provided in the media log.

Other calls

Traffic stops:7 (3 citations, 4 warnings); assist other agency: 2; noise disturbance: 1; welfare check: 1.

BCSO-reported activity


• Hit and run, 11:53 a.m., 29900 block of Bellfountain Road, resident reported that someone drove off the roadway the previous night and destroyed a section of barbed-wire fence; damage estimated at $350.


• Multiple charges, 12:50 a.m., Highway 20 near Summit Highway, deputies arrested Elijah Herrera, 30, of Albany, on a warrant out of Albany Municipal Court, and Nikole Brown, 23, of Dundee, on charges of providing false information to a police officer, interfering with a police officer, resisting arrest and on a warrant out of Yamhill County Circuit Court; Herrera was cited and released; Brown was transported to Yamhill County Jail (Benton County Jail was closed).