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Booking Photograph of John Kirk
Booking Photograph of John Kirk
BCSO Detectives Arrest Corvallis Man for Sexually Abusing Child (Photo) - 11/13/15
On Thursday, November 12, 2015, detectives from the Benton County Sheriff's Office served a search warrant in the 7500 block of NW Hood View Circle near Corvallis, Oregon. They seized computers, hard drives, cell phones, and other electronic items after an investigation that began in early October. Detectives arrested John Kirk, 66, of Corvallis, Oregon for the charges of Sex Abuse I x8 and Unlawful Sexual Penetration I for sexually molesting a child. He was transported to the Benton County Jail, where he was lodged.

Detectives from the Benton County Sheriff's Office are continuing to investigate the incident and the Sheriff's Office is asking anyone who may have been a victim or know of anyone who may have been a victim or witnessed any other incidents to please contact Detective Sergeant David Peterson at 541-766-6820.

Booking Photograph of John Kirk
Attached Media Files: Booking Photograph of John Kirk
Benton County Sheriff's Office arrests 10 drivers for DUII on Halloween weekend, Investigates 7 crashes - 11/03/15
The Benton County Sheriff's Office, participated in extra seatbelt and DUII saturation patrol on Halloween weekend, October 30 - November 1, 2015. The Benton County Sheriff's Office as a whole arrested 10 people for DUII, 4 for reckless driving, 4 for fail to carry and present driver's license, and 9 counts of reckless endangering. Deputies investigated a total of 7 crashes, with alcohol and or controlled substances a contributing factor in at least 3 of them.
The significant number of crashes and arrests is of concern with Benton County Sheriff's Office and other Public Safety agencies and demonstrates a possible movement of increased alcohol and drug related responses due to the Halloween Holiday.

Deputies also responded to the regular calls for service and criminal investigations during this time period.

The next DUII saturation patrol is scheduled November 26-28, 2015. This effort is to coincide with the OSU/OU Football Civil War weekend, another potentially busy public safety weekend.