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Albany Police Arrest Vandalism Suspect-- Albany Police Department Case 18-3489 - 05/11/18

During the early morning hours of April 29, 2018, a white male adult caused extensive damage to planters, flower pots and newly planted trees in the Albany Downtown area.  On May 10, 2018, the Albany Police Department asked for the public’s assistance in identifying photos of a male subject captured on several video surveillance systems.

On Friday, May 11, 2018, at approximately 10:00 a.m., 29-year-old Albany resident, Nicholas Randklev, came to the Albany Police Department after learning about the social media release regarding the vandalism investigation. 

Randklev identified himself as the person in the photographs and was interviewed at the department.  Randklev was arrested and issued a criminal citation into Linn County Circuit Court for Criminal Mischief in the First Degree.

 

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Albany Police Seek Assistance in Identifying Suspect in Felony Vandalism Case (Photo) - 05/10/18

During the early morning hours of 04-29-18, a white male adult caused extensive damage to planters, flower pots and newly planted trees in the Albany Downtown area.  The suspect was captured on several video surveillance systems, and he had also frequented Riley's Billiards earlier in the night.  Two photos of the suspect are included with this press release.

Members of the Albany Downtown Association have offered a reward of $700 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect in this case.  Total damage estimates have exceeded $5500.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Albany Police Department at (541)917-7680 and reference Case #18-3489.

Mill City Narcotics Arrests - 05/04/18

On May 4, 2018 5 people were arrested during a search warrant at 235 S 1ST in Mill City, Oregon conducted by the Linn Interagency Narcotics Enforcement (LINE) Task Force.  The investigation focused on the unlawful delivery and unlawful possession of methamphetamine in Linn County.  As a result of the warrant investigators seized evidence of those crimes.

5 individuals were taken into custody at the location and lodged in the Linn County Jail without incident on the following charges:

Rebecca Ann Franklin, 48 year old Mill City resident – Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine Felony and Frequenting a place where controlled substances are used.

Kathryn Tennille Christian, 41 year old Mill City resident – Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine Felony, Frequenting a place where controlled substances are used and an outstanding warrant for Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine.

Bret Adam Pettey, 32 year old Mill City resident - Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine Misdemeanor, Frequenting a place where controlled substances are used and Carrying a Concealed Weapon.

Benjamin Elisha Steele, 35 year old Mill City resident, Frequenting a place where controlled substances are used.

Cameila N. Showers, 35 year old Mill City resident, Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine Felony and Frequenting a place where controlled substances are used.

Lucille M. Finley, 69 year old Mill City resident was not arrested.  Charges of Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine were referred to the Linn County District Attorney.

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office patrol division assisted in the investigation and search warrant service.

The LINE Taskforce was established as a result of Linn County being designated as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) in 2016. The team is comprised of investigators from the Linn County Sheriff's Office, Albany Police Department, Lebanon Police Department, Sweet Home Police Department, Oregon State Police, Eugene office of Drug Enforcement Administration and Oregon National Guard Counterdrug Task Force.

The mission of LINE is to reduce illegal drug trafficking in the Linn County area by identifying, disrupting, or dismantling drug trafficking and money laundering organizations through cooperative efforts, enforcement, and intelligence sharing by local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.

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