Lebanon man arrested after allegedly shooting bullet into neighboring apartment

A Lebanon man has been arrested after he allegedly discharged a firearm, sending a bullet into an adjoining apartment on Saturday evening, Nov. 13.

According to a Lebanon Police Department news release, LPD officers responded about 6:26 p.m. Saturday to 356 East ‘A’ Street, in response to a report that a person had shot a firearm into an adjoining apartment.

Officers learned that the resident of this address was Daniel Joseph Olsen, 37, and that he was the sole occupant. They determined that a bullet had traveled from Daniel Olsen’s apartment through the neighboring apartment’s wall, television, and window before coming to rest. The neighboring apartment was occupied by two people at the time of the shooting. No one was injured.

As a precaution, neighboring apartments were evacuated.

Officers on scene spent the next hour attempting to contact Olsen, but were unsuccessful. Linn County Sheriff’s Office was then contacted and assisted Lebanon Police Department with continued attempts to contact Olsen and to devise a strategy to take him into custody safely.

Lebanon Police Department’s Detectives Unit personnel were also called to the scene, and they obtained a search warrant for Olsen’s residence. Utilizing an armored vehicle and a loud-hail speaker, Lebanon Police and Linn County Sheriff’s Office personnel were able to contact Olsen and were successful in taking him into custody.

A search of the residence yielded two pistols, two rifles, and multiple rounds of ammunition, which were seized by the Lebanon Police Department.

Olsen was temporarily lodged at the Lebanon Justice Center and later transported to Linn County Jail on charges of unlawful use of a weapon, two counts of reckless endangering of another person, second-degree disorderly conduct, and second-degree criminal mischief.

Lebanon Police Department has had one prior contact with the subject, and he is not listed as a suspect in any Lebanon Police Department cases.

The investigation continues. To provide information regarding this case, contact Lebanon Police Detective James Glover at (541) 258-4326.