Linn County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Linn County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 1115 SE Jackson St, Albany, 97322 MO
  • Chief:
Phone: 541-967-3950
Fax: 541-967-8169

Linn County Sheriff's Office is located at 1115 SE Jackson St, Albany, 97322 MO. The Linn County Sheriff's Office phone number is 541-967-3950.

Linn County Sheriff's Office News

Happy Veterans Day from the Linn County Sheriff’s Office. Thank you to all that served and all that are serving!

Come eat!! Sheriff Jim Yon is flippin’ flapjacks at the Veterans Day pancake feed. Food is being served now at West Albany High School. Served until 9:30 - all you can eat!!

Can you help ID these suspects? These three subjects and pictured blue/white van are persons of interest in a theft of the pictured side-by-side vehicle in the Harrisburg area. The side-by side has since been recovered. The subjects were described as: White male, late 30's to early 40's, approximately 5'7", medium build with brown hair White male, late 50's to 60's, 6'0", skinny build, grey facial hair wearing a grey t-shirt, grey sweats and green rubber boots White female, late 30's, approximately heavier build, dyed blonde hair, wearing a blue/green windbreaker and grey leggings. If you have any information about the subjects or the van, please do not comment or message on this page. Contact Deputy Brent Hauke at (541) 967-3911 and refer to Case #18-5056.

Dispatch and patrol representing now at WOU career fair. If you are in the area, stop in and say hello!

The Linn County Sheriff's Office is proud to be participating in No-Shave November this year to help raise funds for cancer research. To learn more and to donate to this great cause, please visit: In the mean time feel free to enjoy these "before" photos from the Sheriff's Office and stay tuned for the "after" photos at the end of the month!

Happy Halloween from the Linn County Sheriff’s Office! A few tips for a safe and fun night of Trick or Treating: Only walk in well lit areas. Carry a flashlight to help be seen. When crossing a street make sure the cars see you before crossing. When it comes to the candy your kids get, if in doubt throw it out! Have fun!!!

***LINN BENTON ALERT EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM PUBLIC TEST*** Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon would like to announce a test of the LB ALERT system on November 3, 2018. The test will cover all of Linn County and the Albany city limits in North Albany. The test message will go out at 2 p.m. All traditional land phone lines in our 911 database will receive the message. Those who have registered other devices, with the system, will also receive the test message. Recipients will be given the option to confirm receipt of the message on each phone or device. The LB ALERT Emergency Notification System is a mass notification system that allows public safety officials to provide rapid notifications to Linn and Benton County residents of emergencies, evacuations, and other urgent events. There will be no reason to call our office once you receive the message. If you would like to register your cellular phone or other devices with LB ALERT, please go to our Emergency Preparedness page on our website, and sign up.

***Update*** Pedestrian Struck on Old Salem Road in Millersburg Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon reports Alexander Sullivan, 27, died from his injuries. It was reported to the investigating deputies that Sullivan’s cell phone was handed to medics by a gray-haired male, who was with a female, and they may have some information on where the cell phone was l...

***COUGAR SIGHTING*** Employees from Weyerhaeuser have informed the Sheriff's Office of a Cougar Sighting on the morning of Tuesday October 23. The large Tom Cougar was sighted East of Lacomb on Shingle Mill Rd. If you are in this or the surrounding area at any time, please use extreme caution! This information will be updated as needed. Here are some important things to remember if you encounter a cougar: Stop, face the cougar and maintain direct eye contact. Never approach the cougar, especially if it is near a kill or with kittens, and never offer it food. Do not take your eyes off the cougar or turn your back. Do not crouch down or try to hide. Stay calm and stand your ground. Raise your voice and speak firmly. Pick up small children immediately, but do so without bending down or turning your back on the cougar. Back away slowly. Do not run. Running triggers a chase response in cougars, which could lead to an attack. Cougars often will retreat if given the opportunity. Always leave the animal an escape route. If the cougar seems aggressive, raise your arms to make yourself look larger and clap your hands. Get above it (e.g., step up onto a rock or stump). If wearing a jacket, hold it open to further increase your apparent size. If you are in a group, stand shoulder-to-shoulder to appear intimidating. If the cougar does not flee, be more assertive. If it shows signs of aggression (crouches with ears back, teeth bared, hissing, tail twitching, and hind feet pumping in preparation to jump), shout, wave your arms and throw anything you have available (water bottle, book, backpack). The idea is to convince the cougar that you are not prey, but a potential danger. If the cougar attacks, fight back. Be aggressive and try to stay on your feet. Cougars have been driven away by people who have fought back using anything within reach, including sticks, rocks, shovels, backpacks, and clothing- even bare hands. If you are aggressive enough, a cougar will flee, realizing it has made a mistake. Pepper spray in the cougar's face is also effective in the extreme unlikelihood of a close encounter with a cougar.

Pedestrian Struck on Old Salem Road in Millersburg Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon reports today at 9:45 a.m., his deputies responded to a crash involving a car hitting a pedestrian on Old Salem Road, near Kathryn Street in Millersburg. Deputies learned that Alexander Sullivan, 27, of Albany was walking south on the west side of Old Salem...

Linn Deputies Investigate Fatal Crash near Lacomb Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon reports that on Sunday, October 21, 2018, at 3:42 p.m., deputies investigated a fatal single vehicle crash on Ede Road near Lacomb. The driver and single occupant of the 1995 Toyota Forerunner was identified as Vern Lee Clark, 36, of Lebanon. The...

Can you help ID these suspects? These two subjects and vehicle are persons of interest in a theft in the Lebanon area. The vehicle could be flat black, primer black, or dark gray paint and black wheels. There is a spoiler or wing on the trunk. If you have any information, please do not comment or message on this page. Contact Deputy Rodney David at (541) 967-3911 and refer to Case #18-4488.

Scam Alert Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon would like to advise our citizens of a scam technique that is currently on a rise in Linn County. Citizens have been receiving telephone calls from a male who identifies himself as Captain Guilford. The male tells you of an outstanding warrant and because you...

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office Posse held its annual Special Needs Ride at the Linn County Fairgrounds last night. The kids vary in ages, and are from the Albany Community. We had our highest turnout ever with 62 kids! The Posse does a fantastic job with these kids. For some kids, this is their first time riding a horse and they can become very hesitant when it’s their turn. The Posse members are patient, gentle, and take the necessary time with each and every child to give them a memorable experience. Thank You Linn County Sheriff’s Posse!

Happy to help Mackenzie reach her goal and the amazing Operation #yourlifematters !

Lebanon Sub Station Volunteer Lunch Thank you to all of our volunteers! Interested in becoming a volunteer? Visit:

SEMI ANNUAL DRUG TAKE BACK EVENT Twice a year the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) puts on a drug take back event. The next event is being held on October 27, 2018. The Sheriff's Office will be doing a mobile take back during this time. We will be traveling between 4 cities on this day to retrieve as much as we can. This is a free event for citizens to dispose of their unused/unwanted medications (including pet meds). The Sheriff's Office will be at 4 locations throughout the day as follows: 1. Mill City - City Hall, 444 S. 1st Ave, Mill City, OR. - 9am-10am 2. Scio Fire Hall - 38975 SW 6th Ave, Scio, OR - 10:30-11:30 am 3. Brownsville City Hall - 255 N. Main St, Brownsville, OR - 12:30-1:30 pm 4. Harrisburg City Hall - 120 Smith St, Harrisburg, OR - 2pm-3pm There is also a prescription drop box in the lobby of the Sheriff's Office in Albany at all times you may drop off at as well. Keep in Mind: This program is anonymous and all efforts should be made to protect the anonymity of individuals disposing of medications. Controlled, non-controlled, and over the counter substances may be collected. Participants may dispose of medication in its original container or by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into a disposal box. All solid dosage pharmaceutical products and liquids in consumer containers may be accepted. * Liquid products, such as cough syrup, should remain sealed in their original container. * Ensure that the cap is tightly sealed to prevent leakage. * No sharps/syringes