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Update: Linn County Sheriff's Office is Investigating a Fatal Crash at Seven Mile Lane and Tangent Drive (Photo) - 05/14/18

Update:

Linn County Undersheriff Jim Yon reports deputies are continuing to investigate the fatal crash on Seven Mile Lane and Tangent Drive, east of Tangent.

The female operator of a 2006 Yamaha XV2 was identified as Sarah Danielle Watson, 22, of Albany and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Deputies learned Watson was traveling north on Seven Mile Lane near the intersection of Tangent Drive. The red 2007 Toyota Prius, driven by Miranda Rebecca Carnes, 19, of Tangent, was traveling east on Tangent Drive.    Witnesses told deputies that Carnes did not come to a complete stop at the stop sign at the intersection.   Carnes continued east through the intersection hitting the motorcycle.  Both of the involved vehicles came to rest on Tangent Drive, east of Seven Mile Lane.  

The roadway was closed for approximately three hours during the investigation.  It does not appear that speed or alcohol was a contributing factor.  This is an ongoing investigation and will later be reviewed by the Linn County District Attorney’s Office.

Aasum Funeral Home transported Watson from the scene.  Carnes was not injured in the crash. 

Deputies were assisted by the Tangent Fire Department, Albany Fire Department, the Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team and the Linn County Road Department.


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Linn County Undersheriff Jim Yon reports at 3:25 p.m. this afternoon his deputies responded to a fatal motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Seven Mile Lane and Tangent Drive near Tangent.   Deputies are still actively investigating the crash involving a passenger vehicle and a motorcycle.  It is confirmed that one person has died.  Names of the involved are being withheld until next of kin can be notified. 

Seven Mile Lane and Tangent Drive are shut down near this intersection while deputies investigate.  It may be a few hours before the road reopens and Undersheriff Yon would like to ask travelers to find an alternate route around this area.

An update will be provided when more information is available.

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Update on: Linn County Sheriff's Office 9-1-1 Center assists in Birth (Photo) - 05/11/18

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Linn County Undersheriff Jim Yon contacted the family and all are doing well. David Koker-Gosda and Emily Blanchard are proud parents of baby Jedidiah; weighing in at 6lbs, 2oz.

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Linn County Undersheriff Jim Yon reports that today May 10, 2018, at 10:43 a.m., Linn County Sheriff’s Office 9-1-1 Center received a call for help from a man whose girlfriend was in active labor.  Dispatch Supervisor Deanna McKay, quickly began instructing the man and another woman on scene how to prepare for imminent birth; the baby's head was crowning.   McKay’s job was to assist the people on scene to help deliver the baby safely and ensure mother and baby were taken care of until medics could arrive on scene.

 

During the ten minute period between answering the call and the medics getting on scene, the woman went from active labor to delivering a baby boy!   McKay did a great job of instructing the people on scene (via cell phone on speaker) with what to do and how to care for the baby.  

 

While ten minutes may not seem like a long time, it can seem like an eternity for those in the situation.  The dispatcher taking the call is offering a lot of specific pre-arrival instructions on a call like this that is incredibly stressful and intense.

 

Thankfully, the individuals at the residence assisting the mother were very calm and followed directions well.  This, with McKay s experience and knowledge made this joyous, yet tense occasion go very smoothly. Congratulations to the new family!

 

Linn County Dispatch was assisted by the Albany Fire Department.

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Linn County Sheriff's Office 9-1-1 Center Assists in Birth - 05/10/18

Linn County Undersheriff Jim Yon reports that today May 10, 2018, at 10:43 a.m., Linn County Sheriff’s Office 9-1-1 Center received a call for help from a man whose girlfriend was in active labor.  Dispatch Supervisor Deanna McKay, quickly began instructing the man and another woman on scene how to prepare for imminent birth; the baby's head was crowning.   McKay’s job was to assist the people on scene to help deliver the baby safely and ensure mother and baby were taken care of until medics could arrive on scene.

 

During the ten minute period between answering the call and the medics getting on scene, the woman went from active labor to delivering a baby boy!   McKay did a great job of instructing the people on scene (via cell phone on speaker) with what to do and how to care for the baby.  

 

While ten minutes may not seem like a long time, it can seem like an eternity for those in the situation.  The dispatcher taking the call is offering a lot of specific pre-arrival instructions on a call like this that is incredibly stressful and intense.

 

Thankfully, the individuals at the residence assisting the mother were very calm and followed directions well.  This, with McKay s experience and knowledge made this joyous, yet tense occasion go very smoothly. Congratulations to the new family!

 

Linn County Dispatch was assisted by the Albany Fire Department.

Linn County Sheriff's Office Reminds Citizens to Lock Your Vehicle - 05/04/18

Undersheriff Jim Yon wants to remind all persons venturing outdoors this summer to lock up your belongings. Vehicles are unattended when people hike, camp, boat, swim, and hunt during the good weather.  The Linn County Sheriff’s Office experiences a drastic increase of car break-ins.  Last year, we investigated 85 car break-ins from May to the Labor Day.  This is more than double what we investigated in the prior four months.  We have already seen a small rise in cars broken into while people are out enjoying the nice weather these last few weeks. 

 

Anything you can do to make it harder for criminals to steal your valuables will help. Please keep your vehicles locked when unattended, do not leave wallets, cell phones, purses or any valuables in your vehicles. If anything has to be left in your vehicle, do not leave it within view of others. 

 

Enjoy this summer and be safe.

 

Linn County Sheriff's Office Hosts Annual Boat Inspections - 04/30/18

Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley is pleased to announce his office has scheduled our 5th annual boat safety inspections. The Sheriff’s Office has partnered with Bi-Mart to provide complementary boat inspections for the public.

The event is scheduled for two days; Saturday May 19, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at the Albany Bi-Mart parking lot located at 2272 Santiam Hwy SE, and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Lebanon Bi-Mart located at 2680 S Santiam Hwy. Additionally, on Sunday May 20, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., we will be at the Sweet Home Bi-Mart parking lot located at 1980 Main Street.

The inspection process will include checking for approved life jackets, working fire extinguishers, approved type IV flotation devices, approved sound producing devices and working engine blower fans. We will also assist on proper placement of Oregon registration numbers and registration stickers. If your boat passes inspection, a 2018 inspection sticker will be issued, which can be displayed on your boat for the approaching 2018 boating season.  All boats are welcome at this event. 

Sheriff Riley is encouraging boat owners to bring your boat to this event and beat the summer rush.