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Sheriff's Office Seeks Help Identifying Suspect (Photo) - 11/02/17

Corvallis, Ore. - Benton County Sheriff's Office needs your help identifying a person of interest.

On Monday, October 16, 2017 at approximately 4:00 AM, a resident on Old River Road in Monroe, was awakened by an unknown number of individuals entering his vehicles in the driveway.

Upon going outside, the resident reportedly saw a male standing near the rear of one of his vehicles pointing a handgun at him.

The resident fired his own handgun at the male as he ducked back inside his house.

Deputies responded to the location and a K9 track did not yield any suspects.

The suspect(s) attempted to take compound bows and archery equipment from the resident's vehicles, but did not succeed due to being interrupted.

The suspect was described as a white male with very light skin, clean shaven, approximately 6' tall, in his mid-30's, wearing dark clothing and a hooded sweatshirt which covered most of his head. The male's face was small and narrow with a "WEAK" or non-defined chin. The male's body was bulky in comparison to his face and he was possibly wearing many layers of clothing, which could have added bulk.

A sketch artist with the Corvallis Police Department developed a composite sketch of the suspect based on the resident's description.

If you have any information regarding this incident or a possible suspect, please contact Detective Miller with the Benton County Sheriff's Office at 541-766-6774.

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A Scary DUII update (Photo) - 10/31/17

Corvallis, Ore. -- The Benton County Sheriff's Office is currently participating in a DUII Saturation Patrol, which began October 26, and continues through November 1, 2017. Deputies are targeting drivers under the influence of alcohol, controlled substances, and inhalants.

As of this morning, deputies have arrested six people for DUII-Alcohol and four for DUII-Controlled Substances. Eight arrests were made by deputies specifically working the DUII patrol, with the majority attained Friday and Saturday nights. These numbers do not include other agency arrests in the county.

Deputies working the extra patrol have also issued three Driving While Suspended citations, six Minor in Possession of Alcohol or Marijuana citations, wrote 16 citations for various other violations, and warned 98 people for traffic violations.

BCSO will participate in a similar saturation county-wide patrol November 23 through November 26, 2017, to coincide with the Oregon State University vs University of Oregon Civil War football game.

Again, we ask you to plan ahead. Designate a responsible, sober driver. Extra patrol staff will be on duty through tomorrow, to cite unsafe drivers.

This Halloween, drive sober or get pulled over. The Benton County Sheriff's Office 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.

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Linn-Benton Alert
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Linn-Benton Alert Emergency Notification System Test (Photo) - 10/31/17

Benton County Sheriff's Office, Emergency Services Division, would like to announce a test of the Linn-Benton ALERT system on November 4, 2017, at 2pm. The test will cover all of Benton County traditional land phone lines in our 911 database. Residents who have registered other devices with the system, will also receive the test message.

We would like to ask recipients of the alert to confirm receipt of the message on each phone or device. There will be no reason to call our office once you receive the message.

The Linn-Benton ALERT Emergency Notification System is a mass notification system that allows public safety officials to provide rapid notifications to Linn and Benton County residents for emergencies, evacuations, and other urgent events.

If you haven't signed up for Linn-Benton Alerts, we would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to do so. This will allow you to receive all Benton County emergency related notifications pertinent to your location. You choose how and where to receive alerts, including your cell, home, and/or work phone, by email, text messages, or TTY (hearing impaired devices) and more.

For more information on our emergency notification system, or to sign up, please visit our website at https://www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff/page/emergency-alert.

Attached Media Files: Linn-Benton Alert