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: Hit-and-run, 2:52 p.m., 100 block of North 13th Street; no details included in the police’s media log.

• PPD: Warrant arrest, 9:24 p.m., 1800 block of College Street; police arrested a 34-year-old Independence man on a misdemeanor charge of contempt of court.

Other PPD calls

Traffic stops: 4 (0 citations, 4 warnings); assist other agency: 1; welfare check: 1; miscellaneous: 2.


• PPD: DUII, 3:45 a.m., South 20th Street and Applegate Street; police arrested an 18-year-old Albany woman on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence of intoxicants (alcohol .08 through .14 blood alcohol content level).

• PPD: Theft (reported), 1:18 p.m., 1500 block of Applegate Street; police took a report of a bicycle theft.

• PPD: Shoplifting, time NA, Benton County Jail; police arrested a 29-year-old Taft, California, man on a misdemeanor charge of third-degree shoplifting relating to an alleged incident that occurred on May 13.

Other PPD calls

Traffic stops: 14 (1 citation, 12 warnings, 1 unknown); citizen contact: 1; violation of order: 1; event detail: 2; miscellaneous: 3.


PPD calls

Traffic stops: 9 (2 citations, 7 warnings); suspicious vehicle: 1; miscellaneous: 1.


• BCSO: Crash, 9:20 p.m., Kings Valley Highway near the intersection with Highway 20; deputies responded to a driver who had turned from Highway 20 onto Kings Valley Highway and encountered a vehicle approaching in the same lane; the driver veered to the right and collided with the Highway 223 wooden sign post, causing moderate damage to the passenger side of the vehicle.

PPD calls

Traffic stops: 3 (2 citations, 1 warning); information: 1; welfare check: 1.


PPD calls

Traffic stops: 4 (1 citation, 3 warnings); animal complaint: 1; argument: 1; welfare check: 2; miscellaneous: 1.


• BCSO: Crash, 10:18 a.m., Maxfield Creek Road near milepost 2; deputies responded to a report of a single-vehicle crash with a vehicle in the bushes; driver transported to hospital prior to BCSO’s arrival.

• BCSO: Criminal mischief, 2:23 p.m., 24000 block of Evergreen Road; deputies took a report of two damaged garage doors to a shop.

• PPD: Crash, 5:22 p.m., 500 block of Pioneer Street; police helped drivers exchange insurance information.

Other PPD calls

Traffic stops: 0 (0 citations, 1 warning); animal complaint: 1; miscellaneous: 1.


• PPD: Theft, time NA, 1300 block of Houser Lane; police arrested Gale Thomas Phillips, 53, of Philomath, on a felony charge of first-degree theft/deception related to a case that occurred in March 2021.

• PPD: Theft (reported), 12:53 p.m., 1700 block of Main Street; police took a report of a man who took a hand-held tool valued at $400.

• BCSO: Crash, 5:58 p.m., 23200 block of Decker Road; deputies responded to a report of a one-vehicle crash with a driver, a 38-year-old Corvallis man, unable to exit because of heavy brush and a chest injury; driver was transported to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Other PPD calls

Traffic stops: 0; assist other agency: 1; disturbance: 1; miscellaneous: 1.