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Lebanon Police Suspicious Circumstances - Update 928 Osprey Way - 02/15/17

UPDATE:
After a search warrant was granted for the residence at 928 Osprey Way, multiple officers, deputies, detectives and members of the Oregon State Police Crime Lab assisted in serving the warrant. Evidence, including a firearm allegedly used in the shooting, was recovered on-scene.

After the initial 911 call where Mr. Garlinghouse indicated Sparki Garlinghouse came at him and attacked him, he gave no further statement. At 2359 HRS on 02/14/17, Jason Allen Garlinghouse, DOB 01/16/84, was charged with Murder and was transported to Linn County Jail.

Lebanon Police Department is still actively investigating this case with the assistance of Linn County Sheriff's Office, Oregon State Police, the state medical examiner, and the Linn County District Attorney's office.

Any further questions may be directed to the Linn County District Attorney's Office at (541) 967-3836.

Suspicious Circumstance - 02/14/17

On 02/14/2017 at approximately 7:05 A.M., Lebanon Police patrol officers responded to a residence at 928 Osprey Way, Lebanon, Oregon, to investigate a report that a female had been shot inside the residence. Arriving officers located an unresponsive adult female suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Medical personnel arrived and pronounced the female deceased on-scene. The female was identified as Sparki Sue Garlinghouse, DOB 01/03/82). The other occupant (Jason Allen Garlinghouse, DOB 01/16/84) was removed from the residence and transported to Lebanon Police Department, where he is cooperating with the investigation. The scene was secured; Lebanon Police are currently investigating with the assistance of the Linn County Sheriff's Office and Oregon State Police.

Any persons with information regarding this incident are urged to contact the Lebanon Police Department Detective Division at 541-451-1751, or you reach out to our agency via our MyPD app and/or our Facebook page. This is an ongoing investigation and further information will be released as it becomes available.

Assault in Lebanon - 02/09/17

On 02/08/17 at about 8:07 A.M., Lebanon Police Department officers responded to a report of a male subject, Vickter Archer (DOB 01/03/63), being stabbed. Officers arrived and after making the scene safe, called Lebanon medics to respond. Medics responded and subsequently transported Archer to Lebanon Hospital, where he was treated and released for a stab wound to the back of the neck.
Through the investigation, a suspect was identified as Delbert McGuire (DOB 10/13/70), also of Lebanon. It was determined that both Archer and McGuire were known acquaintances, and that an altercation had taken place at the residence of Archer in which McGuire pulled a pocket knife and stabbed Archer in the back of the neck.
McGuire was located and taken into custody, without incident, at about 8:51 A.M. He was later transported to Linn County Jail and lodged for Assault II, where he is being held on $50,000 bail.

Recovered Stolen Vehicle - 02/03/17

On Thursday, February 2nd, 2017, Lebanon Police Department received information regarding the potential sale of a stolen vehicle from the Eugene area. The sale of this stolen vehicle was to be near the Chevron/A&W parking lot on Hwy 34 near I-5. Detectives and officers from the Lebanon Police Department were assisted by an Oregon State Police trooper. Acting on a tip, law enforcement personnel located the stolen Chevrolet Tahoe in the back parking lot of the above-referenced location, along with two other vehicles. In a high-risk stop, law enforcement closed in on the three vehicles and detained all persons in those vehicles. Four people were detained without incident, as follows: 34-year old Jacob Allen Carrier of Eugene, 29-year old Jeremy Brian Buchanan of Albany, 36-year old Kimberly Janette Wolf of Lebanon, and 28-year old Nickolas Don White of Eugene.
Buchanan had an unrelated Albany Municipal Court warrant and was cited and released on-scene. White had unrelated felony warrants out of Lane County Circuit Court and was transported to the Linn County Jail on those warrants. Wolf was taken into custody and lodged in Linn County Jail on Theft I and PCS-Meth. Carrier was the driver of the stolen Chevrolet Tahoe and was taken into custody on multiple unrelated warrants. He was lodged in Linn County Jail on those warrants, as well as for Theft I, Theft I by Receiving, and Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle.
Lebanon Police Department is still investigating this incident; Springfield Police Department is continuing to investigate the theft of the vehicle. If you have any information related to this incident or information regarding the theft of the vehicle, please contact Detective Justin McCubbins at 541-451-1751, Ext. 4346.

Lebanon Community Schools Lockout - 02/01/17

On February 1, 2017 at around 8:27 a.m. Lebanon Police Department were notified of a subject dealing with mental health issues in the area of 2nd Street and Academy Street. Subject was believed to be headed toward the area of Crowfoot Rd and Cascade Drive, and was last seen in the area of 2nd Street and Kees Street in Lebanon, however evaded Police. The subject had not committed any crimes and was no direct threat to any of the schools.

Seven Oak Middle School, Cascades Elementary School and Lebanon High School were notified of the situation and advised of where the subject was last seen. As a proactive, precautionary measure each school administrator decided to place their school in Lock Out.

Lock Out is a safety protocol adopted by the Lebanon Community School District where all exterior doors are locked, all staff and students are brought inside the building and nobody is allowed to enter or exit the building. During the Lock Out, classes continue and business remains as usual.

Lebanon Police checked and cleared the area around the schools and no threat to the schools was found.

All schools had lifted the Lock Out by 11:20 a.m. and resumed all normal operations.

Update on attempt to locate male subject in Lebanon area - 02/01/17

Lebanon Police Department advised that the Lebanon School lockout has been lifted and there is no longer a threat. Lebanon Police advised that the male subject is no longer of interest at this time.
Thank you for your cooperation.

Update on attempt to locate subject in Lebanon area - 02/01/17

7 Oaks and Cascades School are on LOCKOUT status, not lockdown for precaution only.

Attempt to locate male subject in Lebanon area - 02/01/17

Lebanon Police is attempting to locate a male subject with mental health issues. As a pre- cautionary measure Lebanon Schools are in lock down. There is no immediate threat at this time.
Subject was last seen near Airport and 7th. White male adult, 6 ' and 200 pounds. He was wearing a dark gray and black flannel shirt with black sleeves and a black hood. Subject was also wearing a black stocking cap.
If you see a subject matching this description please call Lebanon Police at (541) 258-1751.
Again there is no immediate threat at this time and we will keep you updated. Thank you.

Lebanon Police Department Offers Citizens Academy - 01/26/17

The Lebanon Police Department will give interested citizens an inside look at the workings of the police department. A Citizens Police Academy, is scheduled to begin Tuesday March 21, 2017 and continue each Tuesday for ten weeks. This will be an opportunity to meet staff, hear what they do and participate in some hands-on-activities.

The course outline includes an overview of criminal and traffic law, domestic violence, use of force and Safety. Also included are demonstrations by officers and an optional day at the Firearms Range.

Students having completed this course will have an excellent understanding of the police department and it efforts to strive toward achieving its mission of providing safety and security for the citizens of Lebanon.

The Citizens Academy is part of a continuing effort to educate the public in the challenges facing municipal law enforcement agencies today. Its objective is to familiarize students with Lebanon Police Department's role in the community, mandated training requirements and crime prevention.

"This course is valuable in that it allows citizens and police department staff to meet in a casual setting and get to know one another, which is a vital ingredient in our community policing strategy," says Police Chief Frank Stevenson.

Applicants must be a minimum of 16 years-of-age and must pass a criminal history background check. For more information, or to receive an application packet, contact Dala Johnson (541) 258-4339. Application deadline is March 7, 2017.
Applications can also be picked up at the Lebanon Police Department.
Space is limited