Philomath Police Department
Philomath Police Department (File photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

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. Individuals are identified in log only if arrested on felony charges. People arrested or suspected of crimes are considered innocent until proven otherwise.

Philomath Police Department Log


• Warrant, 2:20 a.m., 1700 block of Maple Street, police arrested a 33-year-old Philomath woman and a 37-year-old Philomath man on warrants for misdemeanor contempt of court charges.

• Theft (reported), 3 p.m., 200 block of Dampier Drive, report of a recycling bin taken from the street.

• Fraud (reported), 4:07 p.m., 2600 block of Newton Street, caller attempting to buy a phone through Facebook Marketplace gave bank account information and was defrauded for several thousand dollars.

• Suspicious circumstance (reported), 5:45 p.m., 3000 block of Main Street, man reported a verbal altercation with an intoxicated man.

Other calls

Traffic stops: 5 (1 citation, 4 warnings); found dog: 1; assist other agency: 1


• Domestic disturbance, 2:22 a.m., 700 block of Main Street, verbal family dispute.

• Theft (reported), 3 p.m., 2000 block of Applegate Street, no details provided in the media report.

• Domestic disturbance, 4:02 p.m., 700 block of Main Street, verbal argument over phone usage.

Other calls

Traffic stops: 11 (3 citations, 8 warnings); assist other agency: 1; domestic disturbance: 1; welfare check: 1; lost dog: 1; miscellaneous: 2.



Traffic stops: 9 (1 citation, 8 warnings); welfare check: 1; person assistance: 2; suspicious circumstance: 1; emergency message: 1; juvenile complaint: 1. 



Traffic stops: 17 (3 citations, 14 warnings); abandoned vehicle: 1; welfare check: 1; argument: 1; motorist assistance: 1.


• Driving while suspended, 11:10 a.m., Main Street and North 14th Street, police arrested a 31-year-old Newport man on a misdemeanor charge of driving while license suspended.

• Altering firearms ID, 1:47 p.m., 1900 block of Main Street, police arrested Noah David Colgrove, 28, of Sweet Home, on a felony charge of altering identification of firearms.

• Warrant, 3:54 p.m., West Hills Road and Rosecrest Drive, police arrested Dawson Tyler Dewolfe, 22, of Oakridge, on a felony warrant for parole violation.

Other calls

Traffic stops: 11 (1 citation, 8 warnings, 2 other); unsecured premises: 1; abandoned vehicle: 1; extra patrol: 1; traffic hazard: 1; assist other agency: 1; suspicious circumstance: 1; miscellaneous: 1.


• Crash, 11:43 a.m., 1900 block of Main Street, no injuries.

• Warrant, 1:23 p.m., College Street and North 20th Street, police arrested Tyler Matthew Dellinger, 26, of Coos Bay, on a felony bench warrant for failure to appear in court.

• Warrant, 1:53 p.m., 200 block of North 20th Place, police arrested a 20-year-old Sweet Home man on misdemeanor warrant charges for failure to appear in court.

Other calls

Traffic stops: 4 (1 citation, 3 warnings); suspicious circumstance: 1; welfare check: 1; miscellaneous: 2.



Traffic stops: 4 (1 citation, 3 warnings); assist other agency: 1; miscellaneous: 1.

BCSO-reported activity


• Crash, 8:10 a.m., Kings Valley Highway and Hoskins Road, driver lost control of vehicle and drove off the road into a steep ditch while overturning; farmer nearby helped driver out of the car and drove her to a residence; vehicle towed and a family member transported the driver to medical care.

• Lost property, 10:01 a.m., Highway 20 and Highway 34, motorist reported that a cooler containing filet knives and a handgun had fallen out of his boat during a drive from Philomath to Newport; the property was found the following day along Highway 20 between mileposts 31 and 32 and turned into Oregon State Police.

• Found property, 3:10 p.m., West Hills Road and Rosecrest Drive, BB handgun found in road.


• Crash, 2:15 p.m., Highway 20 and Highway 34, no injuries. 


• Driving while suspended, 3:49 p.m., Fern Road near Chapel Drive, deputies arrested a 31-year-old Alsea man on a misdemeanor charge of driving while license suspended; the driver was also cited for driving uninsured.