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


• Theft (reported), 2:57 p.m., 200 block of South 13th Street, no details provided in media report.

Other calls

Traffic stops: 1 (0 citations, 1 warning); assist other agency: 1; animal complaint: 1; lost dog: 1; civil dispute: 1; person assistance: 2; welfare check: 1; 911 hang-up: 1; suspicious vehicle: 1.


• Emergency lights, 9:41 a.m., Southwest Technology Loop and Southwest Philomath Boulevard, Corvallis, police pulled over a motorist driving erratically who reported that he accidentally hit the emergency lights and he was trying to figure out how to turn them off.

Other calls

Traffic stops: 8 (1 citation, 7 warnings); welfare check: 1; reckless driving: 1; noise disturbance: 1; miscellaneous: 2.


• RV camping, 7:48 a.m., 2800 block of Applegate Street, police contacted a man who was living in a recreational vehicle parked on city property.

• Warrant, 9:55 p.m., Southwest Philomath Boulevard and Southwest 15th Street, Corvallis, police arrested a 37-year-old Albany woman on a misdemeanor warrant for contempt of court.

Other calls

Traffic stops: 8 (1 citation, 7 warnings); assist other agency: 1; welfare check: 2; suspicious circumstance: 1; unsecured premises; non-911 issue; miscellaneous: 1.


• Death investigation, 8:15 a.m., 100 block of North Eighth Street, no details provided in media log.

• Warrant, 9:57 p.m., Fern Road and Evergreen Road, police arrested a 33-year-old Albany woman on two warrants for contempt of court.

• Unlawful use of a weapon and shooting in a prohibited area, 11:20 p.m., 100 block of Southwest Philomath Boulevard, Corvallis; police arrested an 18-year-old Philomath man on a misdemeanor charge of reckless endangering.

Other calls

Traffic stops: 12 (4 citations, 8 warnings); business check: 1; welfare check: 1; civil dispute: 1; threats: 1; abandoned vehicle: 1; suspicious circumstance: 1; miscellaneous: 3.


• Marijuana offense, 2:27 p.m., 2000 block of Applegate Street, response to report of possessing or purchasing marijuiana item; no other details provided in the media report.

Other calls

Traffic stops: 5 (2 citations, 3 warnings); suicidal subject: 1; assist other agency: 1; abandoned vehicle: 1; dog barking: 1; miscellaneous: 1.


• Warrant, 8:59 a.m., 1000 block of Applegate Street, police arrested a 31-year-old Philomath man for a warrant on a misdemeanor charge of failure to appear.

• Warrant, 1:56 p.m., 100 block of North 17th Street, police arrested a 42-year-old Philomath man on a warrant for a misdemeanor charge of failure to appear.

Other calls

Traffic stops: 4 (1 citation, 3 warnings); citizen contact: 1; suspicious vehicle: 1; civil dispute: 1; argument: 1; minor in possession: 1; suspicious person: 1; miscellaneous: 3.


• Burglary (reported), 10:33 a.m., 3100 block of Main Street, no details provided in the media report.

• Cougar sighting, 4:15 p.m., 2000 block of Chapel Drive; sighting occurred in the vicinity of Philomath Middle School.

Other calls

Traffic stops: 3 (2 citations, 1 warning); person assistance: 2; citizen contact: 1; abandoned vehicle: 1.