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February Patrol Division Events and Statistics - 02/09/18

Corvallis, Ore. -- Benton County Sheriff's Office participated in extra DUII Patrol, February 2-5, 2018, to coincide with the Super Bowl weekend and are currently working a Seat Belt Saturation Patrol.

During the Super Bowl DUII patrol, one driver was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, two for Reckless Driving, and one arrest was made for Driving While Suspended. Among the traffic stops, deputies issued six traffic citations for driving with a suspended license, 21 citations for speeding, and also responded to four traffic crashes.

Benton County Sheriff's Office's next DUII Saturation Patrol is scheduled for February 22-25, for the Newport Seafood and Wine Festival. BCSO will be targeting drivers under the influence of alcohol, controlled substances, and inhalants.

Driver impairment and speeding are the most common causes of injury crashes. Oregon's DUII enforcement program is committed to reducing the amount of crashes and impaired drivers on our roadways by keeping them off the roadway and arresting them when they choose to drive. For more info on impaired driving, visit www.StopImpairedDriving.com.

Our Seat Belt Saturation Patrol period began February 5 and will run through February 18. Deputies are targeting adults and children not wearing proper safety belts or child restraints, drivers using cell phones while driving, and speeding.

Seat Belt Statistics, including child restraint citation data, will be provided in March. If you need help with child seats or additional "best practice" information, refer to the seat manufacturer's instructions and your vehicle owner's manual. For further assistance you may also call ACTS Oregon Child Safety Seat Resource Center, at 503-643-5620 in Portland or 877-793-2608.
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Commercial Sexual Solicitation Arrests - 02/08/18

10 Men Arrested for Commercial Sexual Solicitation

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- The Benton County Sheriff's Office conducted a two day prostitution operation February 7-8, 2018 which led to the arrest of 10 men at a Corvallis hotel, after soliciting a fictitious woman online to pay for sex.

Prostitution is a dangerous criminal enterprise, closely related to narcotics, violence, sexual assault, commercial sexual exploitation of women and children, and in some cases human trafficking.
This operation demonstrates how prevalent prostitution is in Benton County and Oregon.

Benton County Sheriff's Office Detectives assessed the need for the campaign by placing two separate online advertisements at the beginning of the year. Social media and online advertisers were utilized. A large number, estimated to be over 200 hundred men and women, responded indicating a desire to engage in sexual activity for money. Those interested included including registered sex offenders and felons with active warrants.

Detectives created a new online social media advertisement this week. Of the 70 persons who responded to the ad to pay for sex, 10 arrived at a local hotel. The men were taken into custody.
Once the men initially agreed to pay a fee to engage in sexual conduct or contact, the Oregon crime of Commercial Sexual Solicitation (ORS 167.008ยน) was committed, and the men were arrested for a Class A Misdemeanor.
With limited beds available at the Benton County Jail, the 10 men were booked and released with citations.
* Jeffrey Shannon, 50, of Albany
* Kevin Beaudoin, 51, of Albany
* Hattan Natto, 31, of Corvallis
* Rick Sariol, 31, of Albany
* John Rislov, 47, of Lincoln City
* Ian Hasenfratz, 20, of Corvallis
* John De Jong, 70, of Corvallis
* Kevin Waite, 52, of Junction City
* Brian Bartolero, 34, of Camas, WA
* Ahmed, Ahmed, 31, of Corvallis

After the operation ceased at 10:00am today, Captain Don Rogers stated, "We have identified there is problem in our community and will continue to assess the need for future operations involving online solicitation for sex."