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Linn County Search and Rescue Assists Idanha Residents (Photo) - 01/12/17

Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports on Thursday January 12, 2017, the Linn County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue responded to the City of Idanha and surrounding area to assist the city which declared a local emergency due to the recent series of winter events.

Linn County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue provided 20 team members to volunteers to assist with clearing snow and ice from homes having structural issues created by heavy snow loads. Team members also assisted the City of Idanha's Public Works Department in clearing snow at the city's water treatment center in order to restore water pressure.

Linn County Search and Rescue also went house to house on the Linn County side of Idanha to check on each residence in order to determine if they needed assistance or emergency services. The Marion County Sheriff's Office and Marion County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members also completed site checks on residents.

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Linn Deputies Make Several Arrests in a String of Brownsville Burglaries - 01/06/17

Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports his deputies have made multiple arrests for numerous burglaries that occurred over the last several months in the City of Brownsville. The burglaries included seven businesses and two residential, all of which occurred since September 2016.

The investigation led deputies into serving a search warrant today in the 100 block of East Blakely Street in Brownsville.

While serving the search warrant, stolen property including a firearm, personal identification, bank cards, checks, jewelry and kids toys were recovered. Methamphetamine residue and drug paraphernalia was also recovered from the residence.

Alexander William Adams, 21, from Brownsville, was arrested and lodged at the Linn County Jail on multiple counts of Burglary, multiple counts of Theft I, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Theft by Receiving, multiple counts of Criminal Mischief II and Conspiracy.

In connection to this investigation, three juvenile arrests were made prior to the search warrant. Three male juveniles from Brownsville; two 15-year-olds and one 14-year-old were referred to the Linn County Juvenile Department on charges of Burglary II, Criminal Mischief II, Theft I, Conspiracy, MIP- Alcohol and Curfew.

The investigation is continuing and additional arrests may be made.