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News Releases
Juvenile Taken Into Custody After Shooting - 07/12/24

Yesterday evening, July 11th, 2024, the Albany Police Department responded to the area of 2200 block of Hill Street SE at approximately 9:11pm for multiple reports of shots fired. A juvenile male was identified as the suspect and had fled the scene on foot. Responding Officers contacted the victims and there were no indications of injuries from gunfire. 

Today, July 12th, 2024, at 1:43pm, the 16-year-old male juvenile suspect was located and taken into custody without incident. He is lodged at Linn Benton Juvenile Detention Center on the following charges: 

  • Attempted Assault I
  • Menacing 
  • Unlawful Possession of a Weapon 
  • Unlawful Use of a Weapon

The investigation is on-going and if anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact the Albany Police Detective Division at 541-917-7686. APD Case #24-04349

Successful Sex Offender Sweep in Albany - 07/10/24

In accordance with and pursuant to the Registered Offender Information Policy (Policy 0605.4), the Albany Police Detective Unit performed a compliance check (“sweep”) on a cross section of registered sex offenders living within or near the City of Albany on Thursday, June 27, 2024.  This operation was supported via the efforts of the United States Marshals Service, the Oregon State Police Sex Offender Registration Section, the Oregon State Police (Albany), the Eugene Police Department, and Linn County Parole & Probation. 

As of June 3, 2024, there were 607 sex offenders who last registered as residing in Albany.  161 offenders were identified as targets for verification of compliance based on the criteria described below.

  • Offenders classified as Level 3 who are believed to be in compliance with reporting requirements.
  • Offenders not classified as Level 3 or designated as Predatory but who have multiple sex crime convictions and/or a history of juvenile-aged victims. 
  • Offenders from the referenced criteria who are not in compliance but believed to still be residing in Albany.
  • Offenders on supervision with Linn County Parole & Probation who also have arrest warrants issued or who fit into one of the aforementioned criteria.
  • Offenders with federal/military/tribal sex crime convictions; and,
  • Offenders whose compliance was not verified during operations in 2021, 2022, or 2023 but who meet one of the aforementioned criteria.

Of the 161 targeted individuals, 161 compliance checks were performed.  Of these 161 compliance checks, 109 resulted in verification of an offender’s address, 32 resulted in verification that an offender did not live at the last registered address, and 20 were not able to verify an offender’s address.  2 arrests were made during the operation, with 1 criminal citation to appear in court issued, 1 arrest warrant served, and 4 warnings issued.

In Oregon, sex offenders are required to report when they move to a new address, change jobs or schools, change their name, plan on international travel or enroll in a higher education or vocational training program. They must also report to their local agencies upon being required to register as a sex offender, and they are required to submit an annual report to authorities to verify that they are complying with the law. 

This joint effort with our law enforcement partners is important to pursue non-compliant offenders and we are always working diligently to keep our community safe. A major goal of these operations is to lower the risk non-complaint offenders and reduce the number of future incidents of reoffending.