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Corvallis Police Arrest Man on Multiple Burglaries and Sex Assault - 03/19/15
In the early morning hours of March 18, 2015, Corvallis Police investigated a report of a sexual assault in the 600 block of NW 23rd St. A female victim reported that a male entered her residence while she was in the shower. The victim told police the suspect disrobed, and got into the shower with her. During this time, the suspect sexually assaulted the victim before dressing and leaving the scene.

During the investigation of the initial report, Corvallis Police Officers discovered a male matching the description of the sex assault suspect had entered three other residences in the same area. A cell phone was discovered at the scene of the sex assault which was likely dropped by the suspect while he undressed. The phone belonged to 22 year old Ronald Wesley Vaughan of Corvallis.

On March 18, Investigators located Vaughan, and at the conclusion of the investigation were able to determine he was the suspect from the sex assault and burglaries. After collecting the clothing he had worn during the incidents, and communicating with Oregon State Police on the Oregon State University campus, Corvallis Police and OSP were able to link Vaughan to several burglary incidents at Cauthorn Hall during the same night.

Vaughan was arrested by Corvallis Police of the following charges:

Attempted Rape in the First Degree
Sex Abuse in the First Degree
Burglary in the First Degree (3 counts)
Attempted Burglary in the First Degree

Vaughan was also charged by Oregon State Police with 3 counts of Burglary in the First Degree and 1 count of Burglary in the Second degree from incidents on the Oregon State University Campus. Vaughan was transported to the Benton County Jail and lodged. His current bail amount is set at $225,000. Vaughan will appear in Benton County Circuit Court on March 19, 2015.

A mug-shot photo is available by going to the following Link:

http://www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff/corrections/inmate_detail.php?bn=1500000547

If anyone has any additional information regarding this incident, or was the victim of a burglary overnight on March 17/18, 2015, please contact Detective Greg Kantola at 541-766-6781 for incidents in the City of Corvallis or Senior Trooper Chris Graves 541-737-3010 for crimes on the OSU Campus.
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Corvallis Police Arrest Man in Friday Night Robbery (Photo) - 03/16/15
On March 13, 2015, at about 11:50pm, Corvallis Police responded to the report of a robbery at the Adult Shop, 2315 NW 9th St. According to the victim, a male subject entered the store and spent about an hour inside until other customers left. Once the suspect was alone with the victim clerk, he threatened the victim with a knife and stole money and merchandise. No one was injured in the incident.

Investigators viewed the in-store surveillance footage for the time of the robbery. Images of the suspect were captured on the tape, and the suspect has been identified as 32 year old Donald Martel Logan of Corvallis. Logan was located at his mother's residence during the execution of a search warrant by Corvallis Police this morning. He was taken into custody without incident.

Logan was transported to the Benton County Jail where he was lodged on the following charges:

Robbery in the First Degree
Theft in the Second Degree
Unlawful Use of a Weapon
Menacing
State Wide Felony Parole Warrant

Logan is currently being held in the Benton County Jail on $225,000 bail. A mug-shot photo will be available by going to the following link:

http://www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff/corrections/inmate_list.php?d=i
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Corvallis Police Investigate Robbery - 03/14/15
On March 13, 2015, at about 11:50pm, Corvallis Police responded to the report of a robbery at the Adult Shop, 2315 NW 9th St. According to the victim, a male subject entered the store and spent about an hour inside until other customers left. Once the suspect was alone with the victim clerk, he threatend the victim with a knife and stole money and merchandise. No one was injured in the incident.

The suspect is describbed as possibly Hispanic, 5 foot 8 inches with a thin/medium build. He had short dark hair wearing a hood over his head. He was last seen wearing black pants, red and gray plaid flannel with hood, and black and white shoes.

If anyone has information regarding this case please call Officer Evan Hull at 541-766-6911.
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Corvallis Police Arrest After Crash in Stolen Vehicle (Photo) - 03/11/15
On March 10, 2015, at about 3:45pm, Corvallis Police and Corvallis Fire personnel responded to a single vehicle roll-over crash in the 3400 block of NW Crest Dr. A silver Chrysler 300 had driven into a boulder barrier at the end of the street and then flipped upside down in the entrance to a park.

The driver of the vehicle was assisted from the vehicle by residents. Once outside the vehicle, the driver, later identified as 27 year old Joshua Teckenburg of Portland, fled the scene through a neighboring house, then through several yards. He was located by Corvallis Police Officers several blocks away.

An investigation revealed the vehicle Teckenburg was driving was reported stolen out of Hillsboro. Investigators determined that Teckenburg had driven the vehicle into the barrier at a high rate of speed, but have not determined why he did so or why he was in Corvallis. Teckenburg is suspected of being under the influence of drugs at the time of the crash.

Teckenburg was transported to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center and admitted. He was charged with the following crimes:

Unlawful Use of a Vehicle
Theft in the First Degree by Receiving
Interfering With Peace Officer
Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver
Six Counts of Trespass in the Second Degree
Trespass in the First Degree
Driving under the Influence of Intoxicants (drugs)
Driving while Suspended Misdemeanor

Teckenburg was issued citations for the above listed crimes and left at Good Samaritan Region Medical Center to receive treatment. No mugshot is available at this time.

Initial reports received by Corvallis Police indicated the stolen/crashed vehicle had more than one occupant. However, no other individuals are believed to have been in the vehicle at the time of the crash.
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Corvallis Police Arrest DUII Driver Who Crashes into a House - 03/06/15
On March 5, 2015, at about 11:50pm Corvallis Police responded to a vehicle that had crashed into a residence at 1123 SE Goodnight Ave. The residence is a duplex. When Officers arrived they found a black Acura RSX had traveled through a stop sign at the intersection of SE Midvale Ave. and SE Goodnight Ave., through the front yard of the duplex, and struck the front wall of duplex 40 feet off of the road. The impact caused the front wall of the duplex to move inward approximately one foot and rendered the front door inoperable. The damage came within two feet of a couch where a person was sleeping at the time of the crash. No one was injured in the crash.

Officers arrested twenty three year old James Ellingsen of Corvallis for DUII Alcohol, Criminal Mischief II, Reckless Endangering and Reckless Driving. He was transported to the Corvallis Police Department where he provided a breath sample that measured his BAC at 0.20%. Ellingsen was later booked at the Benton County Jail but was later released without bail.

A mugshot photo is available at the following link:

http://www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff/corrections/inmate_detail.php?bn=1500000465