BCSO Responds to Controversial Video

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Benton County Sheriff’s Office is responding to a controversial YouTube video that was posted this past weekend – capturing an arrest in downtown Corvallis – saying the video was taken out of context and does not represent the entire story. The video shows 24-year-old Lee Morrill demanding to know why he … Continue reading »

Shot Sergeant Fighting for Justice

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The sergeant with the Benton County Sheriff’s Office who was shot three times more than a year ago is now fighting for other first responders. Sergeant David Peterson returned to his old patrol shift Monday night for the first time since August 2012. But recovering from his bullet wounds is not the … Continue reading »

Sergeant Shot Last Year, Back to Work

CORVALLIS, Ore. – It has been just over a year since a Benton County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant was shot on duty, but his recovery, that some may call nothing short of a miracle, allowed him to return to patrol Monday. Sergeant David Peterson with the Benton County Sheriff’s Office was working a swing shift on … Continue reading »

Illegal Reshipping Operation Uncovered

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A Tangent man is accused of taking part in a computer crime, after detectives say he participated in an illegal scheme that may have reached around the world. Daniel Gregory was charged with one count of computer crime for allegedly acting as a middle man in a reshipping scheme. Investigators say he … Continue reading »

Sheriff’s Office Investigates Explosion

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Benton County sheriff’s deputies are investigating an explosion early Wednesday morning north of Corvallis. It happened around 4 a.m. inside a trailer park off Highway 99. Nearby residents say they heard a loud firecracker sound. Debris from the explosives damaged several cars but no one was injured. Deputies say they don’t have … Continue reading »

Benton County Sheriff to Retire

CORVALLIS, Ore. — After more than six years in office, Benton County’s sheriff is retiring. Diana Simpson made the announcement Wednesday. She recommends that Benton County commissioners promote Undersheriff Scott Jackson to replace her. During her time as sheriff, Simpson helped the sheriff’s office navigate significant budget cuts and pass an operating levy in 2007. … Continue reading »