Chili Cook-Off Raises $12K for ABC House

ALBANY, Ore. — The Benton County Sheriff’s Office and other participating organizations cooked up thousands of dollars this weekend for the annual BCSO Chili Cook-Off – all to benefit victims of child abuse in the community. The event brought in approximately $12,000 for All Because of Children, also known as the ABC House. The Albany … Continue reading »

K-9 Tracks and Captures Suspect

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Benton County Sheriff’s Office newest K-9 successfully tracked and captured a trespassing suspect this weekend. Xander, the 3-year-old German Shepherd, was called out near Chip Ross Park Saturday night around 10:30, where fire crews were mopping up after Friday night’s large fire in Northwest Corvallis. Firefighters spotted a campsite, where deputies … Continue reading »

BCSO to Convert Fleet to Propane Fuel

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Come summer, the Benton County Sheriff’s Office patrol fleet will have a new look – at least inside the trunk – where new propane tanks will be. The Sheriff’s Office is converting most of its patrol fleet from current gasoline vehicles to dual gasoline and propane vehicles – something that it says … Continue reading »