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 (reported), 2:18 p.m., 3000 block of Main Street, no details provided in the media log.

• Domestic disturbance (reported), 11:05 p.m., North 13th Street, no details provided in the media log.

Other calls

Traffic stops: 17 (5 citations, 12 warnings); assist other agency: 1; fraud (reported): 1; lost dog: 1; welfare check: 1; abandoned vehicle: 1; unsecured premises: 1; foot patrol: 1; miscellaneous: 1.


• Driving while suspended, 12:11 a.m., North 12th Street and Grant Street, police arrested a 68-year-old Philomath man on a misdemeanor charge of driving while license suspended.

• Domestic disturbance (reported), 11:39 a.m., Newton Street, no details provided in the media log.

• Violation of order, 2:07 p.m., Main Street, police arrested Robert Eugene Graham, 49, of Albany, on a felony charge of violating a restraining order.

Other calls

Traffic stops: 22 (4 citations, 18 warnings); cat complaint: 1; motorist assistance: 1; found bike: 1; welfare check: 1; traffic complaint: 1; noise disturbance: 1; miscellaneous: 5.


• DUII, 1:46 a.m., Main Street and South 26th Street, police arrested a 26-year-old Waldport man on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence of intoxicants (drugs).

• Illegal camping, North 13th Street and Pioneer Street, no details provided in the media log.

Other calls

Traffic stops: 11 (2 citations, 9 warnings); noise disturbance: 1; suspicious vehicle: 1; assist other agency: 2; person assistance: 1; mental health issue: 1. 


• Domestic disturbance, 6:38 a.m., Main Street, police arrested Jon Daniel Tilles, 60, of Philomath, on felony charges of attempted assault of a public safety officer/simple assault. Tilles was also booked on several other charges, including harassment, disorderly conduct, bias crime, probation violation, criminal mischief, resisting arrest and criminal trespass.

Other calls

Traffic stops: 0; animal complaint: 1; assist other agency: 1; fireworks complaint: 1; juvenile complaint: 1; miscellaneous: 4.


• Crash, 5:27 p.m., Highway 34 and Stovall Lane, police unable to locate or gone on arrival.

Other calls

Traffic stops: 2 (0 citations, 2 warnings); extra patrol: 1; dog bite: 1.


• Illegal camping, 12:05 p.m., 300 block of South 11th Street, no details provided in the media log.

• Person screaming for help, 10:55 p.m., 1500 block of Timothy Street, no details provided in the media log.

• Assault, time NA, Highway 34 and Oakville Road, Albany, police arrested a 44-year-old Albany man on a misdemeanor charge of attempted fourth-degree assault.

Other calls

Traffic stops: 0; found dog: 1; suspicious person: 1; abandoned vehicle: 1; miscellaneous: 1.



Traffic stops: 9 (2 citations, 7 warnings); extra patrol: 1; motorist assistance: 1; person assistance: 2; animal complaint: 1; suspicious circumstances: 1; argument: 1; miscellaneous: 1.