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*** update***Sheriff Yon Announces Several Suspicious Fires in Lebanon and Sweet Home Areas - 09/14/20

Sheriff Jim Yon reports his deputies are investigating several suspicious fires that began early this morning at 2:41 a.m.  Deputies and fire personnel responded to eight different small fires in the areas of Scott Mountain Road west of Sweet Home, Whiskey Butte Drive east of Sweet Home and Washburn Heights Drive outside of Brownsville.  All the fires occurred within a two-hour period. 

A pick-up described as a small, white or silver, 1990s Nissan Hardbody with a black canopy was seen in the area of one of the fires.  This is a vehicle of interest and we are actively looking for it.

These fires are still under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call 541-812-2260.

Sheriff Yon Announces Several Suspicious Fires in Lebanon and Sweet Home Areas - 09/14/20

Sheriff Jim Yon reports his deputies are investigating several suspicious fires that began early this morning at 2:41 a.m.  Deputies and fire personnel responded to eight different small fires in the areas of Scott Mountain Road west of Sweet Home, Whiskey Butte Drive east of Sweet Home and Washburn Heights Drive outside of Brownsville.  All the fires occurred within a two-hour period. 

A pick-up described as a small, white or silver, 1990s Nissan Hardbody with a white canopy was seen in the area of one of the fires.  This is a vehicle of interest and we are actively looking for it.

These fires are still under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call 541-812-2260.

Two Men Arrested Connected to Burglary at Sunbelt Rental - 09/10/20

Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon reports early Wednesday morning at 2:02 a.m., dispatch received the report from the alarm company at Sunbelt Rentals in the 900 block of NE Old Salem Avenue in Millersburg. Deputies and the Albany Police Department responded to the area and witnessed a U-Haul truck leaving the property. The vehicle was stopped, and the occupants were identified as Woody Taylor, 23, and Anthony Rodrigues, 22. 

 

During the investigation, deputies learned Rodrigues and Taylor gained access to Sunbelt building by shooting the window and breaking it out. Rodrigues and Woody loaded numerous tools and computer equipment in the U-Haul before driving away from the area. The tools and equipment were valued over $10,000. 

Taylor and Rodrigues were transported to Linn County Jail where they are facing charges of Delivery of Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Burglary I, Delivery of Heroin, Possession of Heroin, Unlawful Entry of a Motor Vehicle, Aggravated Theft and Felon in Possession of a Weapon. 

 

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information related to the investigation is encouraged to call the Linn County Sheriff’s Office (541-967-3950).