Man Arrested for Kidnapping, Robbery

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A Corvallis man is facing kidnapping charges after police say he pointed a fake gun at a teenager’s head. Braian Mendez, 19, faced a judge Tuesday through a web cam set-up from the Benton County Jail. He is pleading not guilty to multiple charges, including kidnapping. Police say earlier this month he … Continue reading »

Man Cited for Stealing Women’s Underwear

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A Corvallis man is accused of shoplifting, after police say he stole several pieces of women’s underwear from a Kmart store. Police cited 19-year-old Derek Rudolph Monday night at the Big Kmart store in Corvallis off of Circle Boulevard. Detectives say he stole an assortment of bras and panty hose from the … Continue reading »

Corvallis Man Pleads Not Guilty to Rape

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A Corvallis man is pleading not guilty to raping a nine-year-old girl. On Monday, 36-year-old Jose Perez-Cardenas appeared in court for the first time with an attorney present. He appeared in-custody through a web-camera from the Benton County Jail. Next to him was a Spanish interpreter, explaining what was happening. Corvallis Police … Continue reading »

Police Recover Stolen Antique Watch

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Police in Corvallis are looking for the owner of an antique watch. Police arrested 20-year-old Javier Corona Wednesday on several charges, including theft. One of the items they recovered was a woman’s gold wristwatch that was in a case. Police are not sure who it belongs to, but they say it is possible … Continue reading »

OSU Banners Stolen

CORVALLIS, Ore. — State police need your help tracking down some banners that went missing from the Oregon State University campus. Oregon State Police say someone stole five banners over the Civil War football weekend. The orange banners are double-sided with white lettering. Troopers say they are worth about $130 each. On one side it … Continue reading »

Woman Arrested for Trading Child Porn

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A Corvallis woman is in jail after police say she traded child porn. Corvallis police say last month, 30-year-old Jenny Woods was exchanging pornography online. The police department received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The woman faces a dozen counts of encouraging child sex abuse: two … Continue reading »

Police Investigate Corvallis Burglaries

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Police are investigating a string of burglaries at some downtown Corvallis businesses. Around 1:55 a.m. Friday, officers responded to Dock 22 at 151 NW Monroe Ave. after the restaurant’s alarm went off. They say someone broke in the front door and stole the cash register and other items. They later found out … Continue reading »

Suspect Arrested for Car Break-ins

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A man is in jail for a string of thefts, and now Corvallis police are looking for the victims. Police arrested Daniel Newbill early Monday morning on Southeast Atwood Avenue after he was seen looking into a vehicle. Police caught him after a brief chase. Investigators say he committed a number of … Continue reading »

Snow Footprints Help Detectives

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The snow can make it tricky to get around, but the white dusting can provide extra clues for detectives to help track people down. Deputies with the Benton County Sheriff’s Office arrested 37-year-old Jacob Elliott on Thursday. They say they were dispatched to a report of a stolen vehicle on West Hills … Continue reading »

Beer Run Lands Two Men in Jail

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Police say an attempted beer run landed two Corvallis men behind bars. Corvallis police say Christian Colaci (left) and Alexander Bertsch (right) tried stealing beer from the Safeway off Circle Boulevard this weekend. A police officer says he saw several men walking toward Applebee’s with a shopping cart full of beer. The … Continue reading »

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