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. 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


• Theft, 9:32 a.m., 1700 block of Main Street, theft of services reported at a local business.

• Hit and run, 3:54 p.m., Chapel Drive and Bellfountain Road, details not available in the media report.

• Warrant, 4:24 p.m., North 14th Street and Main Street, during a welfare check on an individual, police arrested a 35-year-old Sweet Home woman on a warrant for contempt of court.

Other calls

Traffic stops: 5 (0 citations, 4 warnings, 1 unknown); citizen contact: 3; welfare check: 1; suspicious vehicle: 1. 



Traffic stops: 6 (0 citations, 6 warnings); citizen contact: 1; missing persons: 1; traffic hazard: 1; miscellaneous: 1.


• Crash, 11:47 a.m., Main Street and South 24th Street, no injuries reported.

• DUII, 6:33 p.m., Highway 20 near milepost 40, police arrested a 28-year-old Philomath man on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence of intoxicants (alcohol .20 or above).

Other calls

Traffic stops: 7 (3 citations, 4 warnings); emergency message: 1; assist other agency: 2; animal complaint: 1; suspicious person: 1; miscellaneous: 2.


• Theft, 9:37 a.m., 1400 block of Main Street, police responded to a report of a man removing a flag from the street; the flag was returned without any damage.

Other calls

Traffic stops: 8 (2 citations, 6 warnings); assist other agency: 1; suspicious circumstance: 1; trespass: 1. 


• Crash, 5:47 p.m., 1700 block of Main Street, no injuries reported.

Other calls

Traffic stops: 6 (0 citations, 5 warnings, 1 unknown); assist other agency: 2; domestic disturbance: 1; suspicious circumstance: 1; miscellaneous: 2.


• Fraud (reported), 4:10 p.m., 300 block of North 13th Street, police took a report from a man who said his identity had been stolen.

• Warrant, 10:40 p.m., 1500 block of Main Street, police arrested Alejandro Martinez Arciniega, 27, of Albany, on a felony warrant for parole violation and on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence of intoxicants (drugs).

Other calls

Traffic stops: 7 (2 citations, 5 warnings); assist other agency: 1; miscellaneous: 2.


• Fraud (reported), 3:08 p.m., 500 block of North Eighth Street, no details provided in the media log.

Other calls

Traffic stops: 0; suspicious circumstance: 1; motorist assist: 1; found dog: 1; suspicious person: 1.

BCSO-reported activity

Note: The Benton County Sheriff’s Office daily activity log for the period of Jan. 14-20 did not include any calls from the Philomath vicinity.