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News Releases
Albany Police Department Officer Wounded in Shooting (Photo) - 01/25/23

CORVALLIS, Ore. – On Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at approximately 12:20 p.m., Alex Cameron Greig, 19, of Albany reported he had physically assaulted his girlfriend.

Officers from the Albany Police Department (APD) responded to the residence on Valley View Drive NW in Albany. Upon arrival, Officers reported shots fired from inside the residence. One APD Officer was injured by flying glass and transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of minor injuries. 

Greig surrendered to Officers on scene and was taken into custody without further incident. 

“We are very fortunate that no police officers were seriously injured and the suspect is in custody. We appreciate the professionalism of both Albany Police Officers on scene and the Benton County Sheriff’s Office who is taking the lead on the investigation”, Chief Harnden, APD.

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) is conducting the ongoing investigation of the incident and will release more information as it is available. 

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Traffic Violation Leads to Drug Arrest (Photo) - 01/20/23

CORVALLIS, Ore. On Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at approximately 1:05 a.m. a Benton County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) Deputy stopped a Chevrolet Silverado on Alta Vista Drive near Grant Avenue in the city of Corvallis for a traffic violation.

Upon further investigation the driver of the vehicle, Katherine Eva Stark, 48, of Corvallis was found in possession of approximately 130 grams of methamphetamine. This amount is over 65 times higher than the violation threshold for methamphetamine possession in Oregon. 

Stark was transported to the Benton County Jail where the investigation continued and was cited for DUII (drugs), Reckless Driving, Felon in Possession of a Weapon, and Possession of Methamphetamine. 

BCSO would like to remind drivers to never drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Call 541-766-6858 to report suspicious activity including that involving the use or distribution of drugs or suspected driving under the influence. If you see something, say something.

Drop-In Event for Benton County Concealed Handgun License Renewal (Photo) - 01/11/23

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Benton County Sheriff's Office will be hosting a three-day event for drop-in appointments to renew Benton County Concealed Handgun Licenses (CHL).

Drop-in appointments will be available January 20th, 27th, and February 10th,2023 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This three-day event is only for citizens of Benton County wishing to renew a Benton County CHL. 

Bring all completed and necessary documents with you including a completed Application for Renewal, your Benton County CHL, driver’s license or other proof of Benton County residency, and $75 renewal fee. All forms of payment are accepted with exception to American Express cards. 

Applications for renewal can be found on our website at or picked up in advance from the Benton County Sheriff’s Office at 180 NW 5th Street in Corvallis.

If you have an already scheduled appointment for renewal you are still eligible to attend one of the drop-in days to renew. Please let us know when you come to the event if you need to cancel a previously scheduled appointment. 

If you are unable to attend one of the three drop-in times you can keep your currently scheduled appointment or schedule a new one. We will not be accepting transfer or original applications during these times. To book an appointment to renew, transfer, or for an original license call our CHL office at (541) 766-6606. 

There are no other drop-in renewal events scheduled at this time. 

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