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News Releases
Marys Peak Clean-Up (Photo) - 06/02/17

CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Benton County Sheriff's Office, Bureau of Land Management, and the United States Forest Service are sponsoring a Clean-Up Day at a popular target shooting site on Marys Peak on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 9a.m. -- 2p.m.

Volunteers are welcome and needed for the event. Interested individuals should come to the Rock Quarry on Marys Peak Road at Mile Post Four. Volunteers are asked to bring a pair of gloves. Everything else will be supplied.

Door prizes have been donated by several local businesses who are supporting this effort.

"People have been target shooting up at the rock quarry for years but have left behind a lot of trash. We hope to get a good turnout of volunteers to help clean up this area so it can continue to be enjoyed by recreational target shooters," says Corporal Al Schermerhorn, Forest Deputy for the Benton County Sheriff's Office.


Seatbelt, Distracted Driver, and DUII Saturation Patrols - 05/31/17

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Benton County Sheriff's Office participated in extra seatbelt and distracted driver saturation patrols in Benton County on May 15 through May 28, 2017. During those dates, deputies issued a total of 144 traffic citations including 74 for speeding, 21 for Driving While Suspended, two for seatbelt violations, and 50 other citations for drivers on their cell phones, failing to obey a traffic control device, and others.

During the DUII saturation patrol May 25 through 29, deputies responded to regular calls for service, as well as extra patrol. During those dates, deputies arrested three for DUII (one DUII drugs, over 21 years of age, and 2 for DUII Drugs, 21 years of age). Deputies arrested three for Reckless Driving, eight counts of Reckless Endangering, one for Attempt to Elude, 12 for Possession of Controlled Substances, two for Minor in Possession of Alcohol/Marijuana, and eight arrest warrants were served. Deputies issued 65 traffic citations during those dates, and investigated five traffic crashes.

BCSO's next DUII Saturation Patrols are scheduled for June 29 through July 5, 2017, to coincide with the Fourth of July Weekend (Independence Day). DUII Saturation patrol will continue from July 6 through 10, 2017, to coincide with the Philomath Frolic and Rodeo. Benton County Sheriff's Office will be targeting DUII Alcohol, Controlled Substances, and Inhalants.

Oregon's DUII enforcement program is committed to reducing the amount of crashes and impaired drivers. Benton County Sheriff's Office currently has four Certified Drug Recognition Experts in evaluating those impaired under the DUII statute.

If you choose to use impairing substances and drive, deputies have the tools and training to arrest and remove impaired drivers from our roadways to save lives. Deputies will then use that evidence in the courtroom effectively.

For more info on impaired driving, visit


Attached Media Files: DUII_saturation_5.31.17.docx.pdf