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, 9:51 a.m., 1300 block of Applegate Street, police arrested a 35-year-old Philomath woman on a warrant for probation violation.

• Warrant, 7:32 p.m., 700 block of Main Street, police arrested a 51-year-old Lathrop, California, man on a warrant for a misdemeanor charge of failure to appear in court on an ordinance violation. The man was issued a citation in lieu of custody.

Other calls

Traffic stops: 6 (1 citation, 5 warnings); animal complaint: 2; mental health issue: 1; assist other agency: 2; miscellaneous: 1.


• Crash, 4:09 p.m., Highway 20 near Lone Star Road, two-vehicle collision, three people transported to hospital, see separate story.

Other calls

Traffic stops: 7 (3 citations, 4 warnings); bike traffic: 1; noise disturbance: 1; disturbance: 1; suspicious circumstance: 1; trespassing: 1; miscellaneous: 3.


• Criminal mischief (reported), 2:47 p.m., 700 block of South 19th Street, media log did not include any details on the call.

Other calls

Traffic stops: 20 (13 citations, 7 warnings); assist other agency: 4; civil dispute: 2; miscellaneous: 1.


• DUII (reported), 6:20 p.m., 1400 block of Main Street, media log did not include any details on the call.

• Violation court order, time NA, 2000 block of Southeast Debord Street, Corvallis, police arrested James Michael Kelly, 32, of Corvallis, on a felony charge of violating a court’s stalking protection order.

Other calls

Traffic stops: 5 (1 citation, 4 warnings); welfare check: 2; truck inspection: 1; motorist assistance: 1.


• Crash, 5:42 p.m., 1800 block of Main Street, no injuries reported.

• DUII, 9:32 p.m., 3300 block of Southwest 53rd Street, Corvallis, police arrested a 22-year-old Corvallis man on charges of driving under the influence and reckless driving.

Other calls

Traffic stops: 4 (0 citations, 4 warnings); assist other agency: 1; citizen contact: 1; miscellaneous: 1.


• Harassment (reported), 7:17 p.m., 600 block of Main Street, call involved an incident at a local business, see arrest information below.

• Warrant, 8:16 p.m., Applegate Street and South 13th Street, police arrested a 36-year-old Turner woman on a warrant for contempt of court.

Other calls

Traffic stops: 7 (4 citations, 3 warnings); foot patrol: 1; assist other agency: 2; civil dispute: 1; noise disturbance: 1; mental health issue: 1; welfare check: 1; person assistance: 1; miscellaneous: 3.


• Harassment, time NA, 24000 block of Evergreen Road, police arrested a 30-year-old Corvallis woman on a misdemeanor charge of harassment with physical contact/simple assault.

Other calls

Traffic stops: 5 (0 citations, 5 warnings); abandoned vehicle: 1; suspicious circumstances: 1; welfare check: 1; suspicious vehicle: 1; noise disturbance: 1; dog at large: 1; citizen contact: 1; suspicious person: 1; miscellaneous: 2.

BCSO-reported activity


• Abandoned vehicle, 5:30 a.m., Highway 20 near milepost 43, situation involving a vehicle that was creating a road hazard.

• Crash, 4:15 p.m., Highway 20 near Lone Star Road, two-vehicle collision, three people transported to hospital, BCSO’s report included witness information that a vehicle was speeding, tailgating and passing unsafely, which sparked a road rage incident; the first vehicle lost control of his vehicle and crashed head-on into another vehicle that was forced off the highway; the driver of the first vehicle was cited for careless driving; see separate story.


• Warrant, 1 p.m., Highway 20 near milepost 20, deputies arrested a 34-year-old Philomath man for misdemeanor warrants out of Philomath and Albany, and on a misdemeanor suspended license charge. He was also cited for use of prohibited lighting equipment.