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Law Enforcement Report: Jan. 20-26, 2023

A rundown of calls from the Philomath Police Department and Benton County Sheriff’s Office for the period of Jan. 20-26.

Mother, toddler, infant involved in Highway 20 crash

A mother with a toddler and an infant in the vehicle crashed off Highway 20 down an embankment just west of Highway 34 on Friday afternoon, Philomath Fire & Rescue reported. Emergency responders were dispatched…

Philomath, Kings Valley firefighters help fight blaze

Several fire departments, including personnel and equipment from Philomath and Kings Valley, responded to a house fire on Friday morning in Eddyville, Philomath Fire & Rescue reported. Philomath firefighters responded at 8:15 a.m. Jan. 27 to a mutual aid request…

City to put up safety fencing at Millpond Crossing

Eleven weeks after ordering Millpond Crossing’s developer to install construction fencing around excavated work sites within the local housing development, the Philomath City Council on Monday night decided to take the next step. Since MPC Builders has not complied with…

BCSO arrests Corvallis woman on drug-related charges

A pull-over for a traffic violation evolved into a significant drug arrest on Wednesday morning in Corvallis, the Benton County Sheriff’s Office reported. Katherine Eva Stark, 48, of Corvallis, faces charges for driving under the influence of intoxicants (drugs), reckless…

Law Enforcement Report: Jan. 6-12, 2023

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…

Fire & Rescue Calls: Jan. 6-12, 2023

Editor’s note: This log is based on information submitted to the newspaper by Philomath Fire & Rescue. Locations are approximate. Following is a rundown of all calls for the period of Jan. 6-12: FRIDAY, JAN. 6 • Medical, 3:29 p.m.,…

Philomath Fire & Rescue sees record year for call volume

Whether it’s a grass fire on the edge of town, electrical lines arcing or assisting someone who has fallen, Philomath Fire & Rescue saw a record number of responses in 2022. Local firefighters and emergency medical personnel responded to 975…

County sets up drop-in events for concealed handgun license renewals

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office plans to host drop-in appointments to renew Benton County concealed handgun licenses on three upcoming Fridays, the agency announced. Drop-in appointments will be available Jan. 20, Jan. 27 and Feb. 10 from 9 a.m.-noon. Officials…

Law Enforcement Report: Dec. 30, 2022-Jan. 5, 2023

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…

Fire & Rescue Calls: Dec. 30, 2022-Jan. 5, 2023

Editor’s note: This log is based on information submitted to the newspaper by Philomath Fire & Rescue. Locations are approximate. Following is a rundown of all calls for the period of Dec. 30-Jan. 5: FRIDAY, DEC. 30 • Public assistance,…

Highway 20 crash near Hyak Park kills Albany man

A trailer that detached from a hitch and hit another vehicle led to a crash Wednesday that killed a 69-year-old Albany man, the Benton County Sheriff’s Office reported. Deputies responded at 3:50 p.m. on Jan. 4 to the incident on…

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