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Corvallis Police Semi-Nude Male for Trespass and Disorderly Conduct - 08/03/15
On August 1, 2015, shortly after 8:45am, Corvallis Police responded to a 911 call in the 400 block of NW 11th St. from a female resident reporting a male with no pants or underwear was attempting to gain entry to her residence. When police arrived they located 25 year old Hyun Jae Kim of Corvallis in the rear of the residence. He was only wearing a shirt at the time police located him.

According to the caller, Kim initially came to the front door of the residence and knocked loudly on the door and trying to open the door via the door knob. The door was locked and he was unable to gain entry. While on the front porch, Kim removed his pants and underwear. He then went to the back of the residence and knocked on the back door. He again tried to open the back door, but it too was locked. Fearful of the individual trying to gain entry, she called 911.

Kim stated that he was trying to contact a friend, but the address he gave for the friend was not near the address he was currently at. Kim appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and or another substance based on the behaviors observed by officers on scene. His pants were located on the front porch of the residence, and were wet, which is possibly why they were removed.

Kim was arrested for one count of Trespass in the Second Degree, one count of Disorderly Conduct and two arrest warrants out of Benton County for Burglary and Theft. He was transported to the Benton County Jail and lodged on $561,000 bail.

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Corvallis Police Arrest Car Prowler Caught in Act by Victim - 07/17/15
On July 16, 2015, at about 5:20am, Corvallis Police responded to a 911 call about a fight in progress in the 1600 block of SW Martin Ave. The caller reported his neighbor was in a physical fight with an unknown person in the front of the residence.

When officers arrived, they found two males in the bark dust/flower bed of a residence. One of the males appeared to be holding the second male, later identified as 18 year old Brad Jenkins of Corvallis, on the ground.

Officers discovered that the male holding Jenkins on the ground was actually the victim of a car prowl by Jenkins on SW County Club Dr. Neither the victim, nor Jenkins, was injured during the incident.

According to the victim, he walked out of his front door to let his dogs out. Once outside, the door of his car shut about 10 feet away, and Jenkins ran from the victim's vehicle. The victim realized Jenkins had broken into his car and chased Jenkins down SW Country Club Dr. and then down SW Martin Ave. to where officers found them. The victim took Jenkins to the ground and held him until police arrived with the assistance of the neighbor who had called 911.

When officers had completed the investigation of the incident, they determined that Jenkins was not only responsible for the car prowl on SW County Club Dr., but was also responsible for other car prowls in the area. Jenkins was charged with three counts of Unlawful Entry of a Motor Vehicle, Theft in the 1st Degree, Theft in the 2nd Degree, and Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine. Jenkins was also found in possession of $8,500 of forged checks and stolen credit cards from a car prowl. He was charged with Identity Theft, Forgery in the 1st Degree and Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card based on items discovered by officers.

Jenkins was transported to the Benton County Jail where he was booked and released,

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Corvallis Police Arrest Suspect for Public Indecency - 07/10/15
On July 8, 2015, at about 5:00pm, Corvallis Police Officers responded to a public indecency complaint in the 5000 block of SW Technology Lp.

A female caller reported she was sitting in the back patio area of her apartment when she was approached by a male subject who asked her if he could sit in the shade near the patio. The subject sat in the shade for a few moments, and after a short time stood up and moved a short distance away. The suspect began masturbating while he was standing, and then turned to face the victim while he continued to masturbate. The victim went inside to call the police, and when she went back outside the suspect was gone.

While she was waiting for the police to arrive, the suspect returned, saying he had lost his keys. The victim noticed a key(s) on the ground where the suspect initialy sat down. She put her foot on the key(s) in the hopes of keeping him there until police arrived. The suspect did leave prior to police arriving on scene and he was not initially located. However, the victim did take a photograph of the suspect with her cell phone as he looked for his missing key(s). Officers examined the photo and recognized the suspect as 46 year old Steven Fairbanks or Corvallis.

On July 9, 2015, Fairbanks was located driving on SW Philomath Blvd. His vehicle was stopped and Fairbanks was arrested on one count of Public Indecency. He was transported to the Benton County Jail where he was booked and released.

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Community's Police Ask for Community's Assistance in Identification of Burglar (Photo) - 07/08/15
On July 7, 2015, between 2:30am and 3:00am, an unknown suspect forced entry to Key Bank, 1817 NW 9th St. Once inside the individual broke into locked drawers and obtained a large quantity in change.

Surveillance photos show the suspect is wearing a navy blue hat, navy blue jacket, black gloves, dark jeans with tears, and is seen carrying a grey bucket as well as an orange 5 gallon bucket, likely from Home Depot.

The Corvallis Police Department would like assistance in identification of this individual. If someone has information about this incident, or observed a person or vehicle in the area of the bank during the time of the burglary, please call Detective Greg Kantola at 541-766-6781.
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Corvallis Police Arrest Violent Suspect who Attempted to Assault Multiple Officers - 07/08/15
On July 7, 2015, at about 11:55pm, Corvallis Police responded to a prowler/burglary in progress in the 3900 block of NW Circle Blvd. A female caller, who was home with her child, reported hearing someone banging on a wall of the residence, and then hearing glass breaking from a downstairs window. When she called out downstairs, a male voice answered her, prompting her to retreat and call 911.

When officers arrived, they searched the area surrounding the residence. A single officer located a male subject laying in the yard of the residence; he had two pit bulls with him. The male subject, later identified as 37 year old Michael Christopher Douglas of Corvallis, responded by releasing his two pit bulls when the officer identified himself. Initially, the dogs aggressively approached the officer, growling at him, but did not attack. Douglas ignored numerous warnings, and got up from the ground and assumed a fighting stance as he directly approached the officer. As Douglas advanced on the officer, the officer deployed a taser, which was not effective. Douglas removed the probes and continued to advance on the officer.

Additional officers came to the assistance of the initial officer and attempted to control Douglas. Officers deployed a taser a second time, deployed pepper spray, and delivered focused baton blows to Douglas without effect. Douglas fought through all the officers' attempts to control him. He punched officers and eventually tackled one of the responding officers to the ground, landing on top of him.

After a continued struggle, and officers delivering additional focused blows, officers were able to take Douglas into custody. Once in custody, Douglas was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital for evaluation, exposure to pepper spray and injuries sustained during the incident. At the hospital he continued to be non-compliant; spitting in the face of one of the transport officers.

Two Corvallis Police Officers were also treated for exposure to pepper spray and injuries they sustained from the assault by Douglas.

Douglas was transported to the Benton County Jail and lodged.

Douglas was charged with the following:

Assault on a Public Safety Officer- 3 counts
Aggravated Harassment- 1count
Resisting Arrest- 1 count
Interfering with a Peace Officer 1 count
Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree- 1 count
Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree- 1 count

Bail for Douglas is currently set at $345,000. At this time no mug-shot photo is available from the Benton County Jail.

Douglas' two pitbulls were unable to be located after the incident. If someone discovers these animals they are encouraged to call Corvallis Police at 541-766-6911.