Editor’s note: The Law Enforcement report is based on information submitted by the Philomath Police Department and 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. Juveniles are not identified. People arrested or suspected of crimes are considered innocent until proven otherwise.


• PPD: Fraud, 1:58 p.m., 1400 block of Cedar Street; police took a report of fraud involving a suspect who attempted to file taxes using the names of their deceased parents.

Other PPD calls

Traffic stops 1, assist other agency 2.


• BCSO: 6:13 p.m., Highway 20 near Blodgett; deputies cited a 26-year-old Chehalis, Washington, man on a charge of fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer. 

PPD calls

Traffic stops 6, misuse of 911 system 1, assist other agency 1, dog complaint 1, suspicious person 1, miscellaneous 2.


• BCSO: Multiple charges, 6:01 a.m., Devitt Road and Summit Highway near Blodgett; deputies arrested a 34-year-old Eugene man on misdemeanor charges of second-degree criminal mischief, reckless driving, eluding in a vehicle and driving while suspended; the man was cited and released after Benton County Jail was determined to be at capacity.

• BCSO: Crash, 12:53 p.m., Highway 20 near Mouse Mountain Road; deputies responded to a single-vehicle crash into a tree up an embankment; the driver, a 62-year-old Stayton woman, was transported to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center with minor injuries; see separate story.

PPD calls

Traffic stops 21, noise disturbance 1, assist other agency 1, person assist 1, child abuse report 1, dog barking 1.


• PPD: Domestic disturbance, 5:03 a.m., 2400 block of Applegate Street; police took a report and assigned a case number.

Other PPD calls

Traffic stops 3, dog barking 1, mental health issue 1, suspicious circumstance 1, miscellaneous 3.


• PPD: Theft, 3:49 p.m., 800 block of Clemens Mill Road; police took a report and assigned a case number.

Other PPD calls

Traffic stops 4, miscellaneous 2.


• BCSO: Warrant, 11:35 a.m., 23800 block of Maxfield Creek Road; deputies arrested a 51-year-old Philomath woman on four outstanding warrants for failure to appear.

PPD calls

Traffic stops 2, 911 hangup call 1, assist other agency 1, extra patrol 1, civil dispute 1.


• BCSO: Driving while suspended, 1:07 p.m., Applegate Street and South 12th Street; deputies arrested a 58-year-old Philomath man on a misdemeanor charge of driving while suspended; the man was released with a court date.

• PPD: Domestic disturbance, 1:54 p.m., 3000 block of Main Street; police did not file a report.

• PPD: Crash, 2:11 p.m., 200 block of South 13th Street; no injuries reported.

Other PPD calls

Traffic stops 0, runaway 1, traffic hazard 1, miscellaneous 1.