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Suspect Sketch 15-6836
Suspect Sketch 15-6836
Albany Police Continue to Investigate Home Invasion Robbery: 15-6836 (Photo) - 04/16/15
Albany Police are continuing to investigate a home invasion robbery that occurred on 04-06-15.

Attached is a forensics sketch of one of the suspects, who is further described below:

Light skinned Hispanic male, 18-23 years, tall & stocky.

Shaved short dark hair, "Baby face" with "peach fuzz" mustache.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call the Albany Police Department at (541)917-7680.
Attached Media Files: Suspect Sketch 15-6836
Zachary Burghart Booking Photo
Zachary Burghart Booking Photo
South Albany High School Arson Arrest - Albany Police Case 15-6400 (Photo) - 04/02/15
On Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at about 8:00 p.m., 28-year-old Albany resident Zachary Lee Burghart was arrested in connection with the early morning fire set at South Albany High School as well as a travel trailer. Zachary Burghart was lodged in the Linn County Jail on the following charges:

* Arson in the First Degree (3 counts)
* Criminal Mischief in the First Degree (2 counts)
* Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (2 counts)

The investigation showed Zachary Burghart set the fires on April 1, 2015, which destroyed the South Albany High School Cafeteria as well as a travel trailer in the neighborhood. The travel trailer, parked in a driveway in the 1500 block of SE Del Rio Avenue, was destroyed after the propane tanks exploded.

Zachary Burghart was also charged for damage he caused with his vehicle to South Albany High School parking lot gates as well as a camper parked on the street in the area.

The investigation into Zachary Burghart is on-going. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Albany Police Detectives at 541-917-7686.

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Attached Media Files: Zachary Burghart Booking Photo
Evidence Seized
Evidence Seized
Narcotics Search Warrant - Albany Police Case 15-5542 (Photo) - 03/20/15
On Thursday, March 19, 2015, at about 9:00 p.m., Albany Police Street Crimes Detectives served a search warrant at the residence of 47-year-old Stacey Banta. The residence is located in the 2900 block of SE 21st Avenue in Albany. Stacey Banta was arrested without incident and lodged in the Linn County Jail on the following charges:

* Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine
* Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine
* Unlawful Delivery of Marijuana
* Frequenting
* Tampering with Physical Evidence

Nearly ?1/2 pound of methamphetamine, over an ounce of marijuana, several thousand dollars in U.S. currency, and 3 firearms were seized. The investigation began when detectives, assisted by a Linn County Parole and Probation Officer, were attempting to located a wanted person at Stacey Banta's residence.

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