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Theft leaves Greenhill short of needed tools

Greenhill Humane Society reported the theft of more than $500 worth of tools during a Sunday night break-in.

Employees arrived at work Monday morning to find the front gate lock broken and several tools missing from the shelter's storage room.

No animals were harmed or stolen, but burglars took two cordless drills, a power saw, a gas-powered weed cutter and bolt cutters.

"They knew where to go," said shelter Executive Director Johnni Prince. The storage room door isn't always kept closed, she said, and someone visiting the shelter during its public hours could easily have seen the tools.

The nonprofit agency, which operates on a tight budget, could use help replacing the gear, Prince said.

Used and functioning tools or cash to buy new ones would be welcome. Greenhill would also appreciate a secure storage container, the kind that can be bolted in place and locked to prevent another theft, Prince said.

For more information about donating, contact Greenhill at 689-1503 or online at www.green-hill.org.

Wilberger's family raises amount of reward

The family of Brooke Wilberger, who was abducted six months ago from Corvallis, has upped the reward for information leading to her location, according to a statement released Tuesday.

Wilberger, who grew up in Veneta and was attending Brigham Young University, was abducted May 24 near the Oregon State University campus.

The family has increased the reward to $6,000 in hopes of encouraging anyone who may know what happened to Wilberger, and where she is located, to come forward.

Additionally, a separate reward is still offered for her safe return.

The Corvallis Police Department, with help from the Benton County sheriff's office, Oregon State Police, FBI and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding her disappearance.

Anyone with information regarding Wilberger's disappearance should call the tip line at (800) 843-5678 or go on the Web to www.findbrooke .com.

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Man turns himself in, faces rape charges

A man suspected of raping a girl in the Veneta area on Saturday turned himself in at the Lane County sheriff's office on Tuesday, sheriff's Detective Sgt. Rene Stone said.

Walter Matthew Daniels, 39, is charged with first-degree rape, kidnapping, burglary and menacing, Stone said. Investigators sought Daniels after the girl reported that he entered her bedroom, which is a converted outbuilding, while she was sleeping and raped her.
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