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Juvenile Charged for Initiating False Report - 02/22/18

On the evening of February 21st, 2018, the Corvallis Police Department was contacted by the Corvallis School District for a report of threats made to a student at Linus Pauling Middle School via Snapchat. The initial report to police was for a potential act of violence, and did not expressly identify a particular school in the 509J School District. As a precaution, Officers assisted Linus Pauling Middle School, as well as other schools, with providing extra security while the investigation continued. However, the investigation determined that the 14-year-old female student, who claimed to have received the threat, was the source of the social media post which she claimed the alleged threat came from. The student was taken into custody at 3:00pm on February 22nd, and transported to the Linn-Benton Juvenile Detention Center where she was charged with Disorderly Conduct I and Initiating a False Report. The Corvallis Police Department takes any threats of violence to the schools seriously, and ask that the public report any potential threats of violence immediately to authorities.

Man Robs Corvallis Credit Union - UPDATE - 02/06/18

On January 22nd, 2018, at approximately 2:54 PM, Corvallis Police Department Officers responded to the Central Willamette Credit Union at 555 NE Circle Blvd for a report of a robbery that just occurred. A male entered the credit union and presented a note to the teller demanding money. No weapon was displayed during the robbery, and no employees were injured. After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the credit union. Investigators determined the suspect, identified as 28-year-old Christopher J. Becker of Philomath, arrived at and then left from the credit union in a taxicab. Shortly after leaving the area of the credit union, he exited the taxicab on foot.

On February 5th, 2018, Corvallis Police Detectives were able to locate the whereabouts of Christopher Becker in Salem, Oregon. He was arrested by the Salem Police Department and transported to the Marion County Jail where he was held on a Benton County Circuit Court warrant for Robbery III and Theft I.