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Corvallis Police Continue to Investigate Park Homicide (Photo) - 02/17/15
Corvallis Police have positively identified the victim in the Alan B. Berg Park homicide as 42 year old Kimberly Theresa Hakes of Corvallis. Hakes was killed sometime before 10:30am in the park where she was camping.

An autopsy examination was performed by the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Officer this morning. Based on the examination, Hakes suffered serious trauma to her head which caused her death.

Investigators have completed the search of the location where her body was discovered.

There are no suspects or persons of interest at this time. Investigators are asking anyone who may have seen or had contact with Hakes on February 14, 2014, to call Corvallis Police at 541-766-6924.
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Correction in Death Release 2/16/15 @1115 - 02/16/15
The last release stated the deceased died some time prior to 10:30am on February 14, 2015. The correct date should have been February 15, 2015.
Corvallis Police Investigate Suspicious Death - 02/16/15
Corvallis Police, and investigators from multiple partner agencies, continue to investigate the death reported in Alan B. Berg Park yesterday. The deceased, a white female adult, appears to be the victim of homicidal violence. She died some time prior to 10:30am on February 14, 2015. Her body has been transported to the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy.

Investigators are not releasing the identity of the deceased until appositive identification has been made. Efforts to effect a positive identification are in progress.

Investigators will continue to search the location where her body was discovered throughout the day.

There are no suspects or persons of interest at this time. If anyone has information, or observed something suspicious in Alan B. Berg Park, please call Corvallis Police at 541-766-6911.
Corvallis Police Investigate Suspicious Death - 02/15/15
Corvallis Police investigators along with other law enforcement partners, will continue to investigate the circumstances of the death in Alan B. Berg Park through the night. Positive identification of the decedent has yet to be made, but once identity has been confirmed, the information will be released in a subsequent media release.

An anticipated update for information concerning this case is scheduled for 9:00am on February 16, 2015.
Corvallis Police Investigate Suspicious Death - 02/15/15
Corvallis Police continue to examine the circumstances surrounding the death reported this morning in Alan B. Berg Park. Currently, Corvallis Police are receiving assistance from the Benton County Sheriff's Office, Oregon State Police, Philomath Police Department and Linn County Sheriff's Office.

Updated information will be released as available.
Corvallis Police Investigate Suspicious Death - 02/15/15
Shortly after 10:30am, the City of Corvallis Police Department responded to a 911 call report of a possibly deceased person in Alan B. Berg Park, east of downtown Corvallis. When patrol officers arrived, a single individual was located and confirmed to be deceased. At this time the cause and manner of death are under investigation, however the incident is being treated as a criminal event.

Details of the investigation are not available for release at this time, but updates will be made as information is available for release. The name of the deceased is being withheld at this time pending identification and notification of next of kin. The next update is anticipated to be at 4:00pm.
Corvallis Police Department's Cops & Robbers Class #36 Starts April 1 - 02/02/15
Do you have questions about how and why Corvallis Police Officers respond to
incidents across our community? Do you have questions regarding traffic laws and
officer actions during traffic stops? Want to learn more about police canines? Or
perhaps you wonder what influence City residents and community values have on the
Corvallis Police Department?

Cops & Robbers is the place to learn about and discuss these and other police-related
questions. It is also an extended Police Department open house. Participants get to
know many of our police officers and learn about all aspects of Department operations,
about life as a police officer, and about crime in Corvallis. The extent of the latter may
surprise you.

Classes meet from 6:00 to 9:00 for ten Wednesday evenings, April 1 through June
3. One special session is a half-day class on Saturday, May 23. This is the emergency
vehicle operation class that includes an exhilarating behind-the-wheel experience for
everyone with a driver license to drive a patrol car on the Department's training course.
Complete program information and applications are available on the CPD website,
www.corvallisoregon.gov/police > Crime Prevention > Cops & Robbers. A printed
application can be picked up at the Law Enforcement Center.

To be admitted, applicants must pass a background check and have had their 16th
birthday by April 1, 2015. Those under 18 must be accompanied in class by a parent or
guardian.

Applications are due by Monday, March 30.
Questions? Send E-mail to copsandrobbers@corvallisoregon.gov.
Corvallis Police Arrest Suspects for Thefts from Vehicles - 02/02/15
On February 1, 2015, Corvallis Police Officers received a call from the victim of a theft from a vehicle from the previous night. The victim reported her credit card was used was just used at a local cab company. The victim contacted the taxi company to make them aware. The Cab Company then called Corvallis Police after they received a pick up request from the suspect with the stolen credit card.

Officers located the female who had used the stolen card and identified her as 32 year old Holly Cabrera of Corvallis. After an interview, Cabrera consented to a search of her belongings and admitted to the use of the stolen card. Cabrera said she got the card from a male subject at another location. Officers also discovered Cabrera was in possession a small amount of Methamphetamine. Cabrera also had items from a separate theft from a vehicle.

Officers contacted the male named by Cabrera, 20 year old Devon Viera, at 1608 SE Crystal Lake Dr. Also at the residence were 18 year old Holly Coggins and 26 year old Jacob Vest. Officers interviewed Viera, Vest, and Coggins and found them in possession of stolen property. Vest and Coggins were also in possession of small amounts of Methamphetamine.

Arrests:

Cabrera-Possession of Methamphetamine, Delivery of Methamphetamine, Theft 1 by Receiving, Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card

Viera- Theft 1 by Receiving, Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card, Theft 3, Identity Theft and Computer Crime.

Vest- Theft 1 by Receiving, Possession of Methamphetamine, Theft 3 and Unlawful Entry of a Motor Vehicle.

Coggins- Possession of Methamphetamine and Theft 1 by Receiving.

Cabrera, Coggins and Viera were booked at the Benton County Jail. Vest was cited and released due to the jail being over capacity.

Mugshot for Cabrera, Coggins and Viera are available at http://www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff/corrections/rosters.php.
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Corvallis Police Arrest Hit and Run Driver Who Damaged Local Church (Photo) - 02/02/15
On February 1, 2015, Corvallis Police Officers investigated a significant hit and run crash from the previous night at the Unitarian Universalist Church located at 2945 NW Circle Blvd. The driver of the suspect vehicle left the roadway at a high rate of speed leaving deep ruts in the mud and grass for more than 140 feet. As the vehicle traveled through the grass it sheared off two trees, then struck a fence surrounding the church playground shearing off a number of 4x4 fence posts and destroying a portion of the fence. Tracks in the mud left the playground, back out to NW Circle Blvd. The damage from the crash is estimated to be $2200.

Officers located evidence on the scene, including a vehicle license plate, from the suspect vehicle. Later that day, officers located the damaged suspect vehicle and seized it as evidence. The car was covered in mud and had extensive damage including several pieces of the wooden fence embedded in the body of the vehicle. Officers attempted to locate the owner of the vehicle, but were not able to locate him.

On February 2, 2015, the owner/driver of the vehicle came to the Corvallis Police Department to turn himself in. Twenty year old Zarin Soloman Lucero of Corvallis advised he was traveling on NW Circle Blvd. when he swerved to void a deer and left the roadway at about 50 miles per hour. He drove over the trees and through he fence surrounding the playground, before fleeing the scene. Lucero told investigators he fled because he was afraid because he had no drivers license.

Lucero was charged with one count of Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (A Misdemeanor) and Driving While Suspended (Violation). He was cited and released.