DNA Helps with Lebanon Arrest

LEBANON, Ore. — Forensic evidence helped Lebanon police make an arrest a year after someone broke into soldiers’ cars. Police say they matched the DNA of 49-year-old Ryan Lefevers to vehicles that had been broken into at the Lebanon Army National Guard. Eleven soldiers came home after being deployed to find their cars had been … Continue reading »

Spike in Car Break-ins at Popular Park

EUGENE, Ore. — Police are warning people not to leave valuables in their cars, after an increase in break-ins at Spencer’s Butte. Eugene Police says they’ve been getting at least three calls a day from people saying they had things stolen from their car. This all started about three weeks ago and the break-ins usually … Continue reading »

Creswell Residents Warn About Break-ins

CRESWELL, Ore. — The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is warning people in Creswell to lock their vehicles. There have been a number of reported break-ins over the week. Residents in a north Creswell neighborhood say they’re both concerned and frustrated with the recent rash of car break-ins, but they’re hoping this will encourage the entire … Continue reading »

Springfield Police Catch Serial Thief

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield Police arrested a man suspected in what might be dozens of car break-ins. So far police have charged Garron Medicinecrow with four charges, but by the end of this investigation they plan to have plenty more. Police tracked down Medicinecrow Thursday morning after a break-in victim called in to say he … Continue reading »

Car Break-ins Spike in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — Car break-ins are extremely high all over town. They’ve actually doubled, and it seems no one is safe from the thieves. This time last year John Danyeur found himself the victim of a car break-in. “It was actually pretty bizarre. I actually went out to my car and noticed it was kind … Continue reading »

Teen Lures Criminals to Police

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A 15-year-old Springfield teen helped police nab two suspected criminals accused of breaking into several cars Thursday. Several Springfield residents woke up Friday morning to find their car broken in to or vandalized. For 15-year-old Jessica Gaffney, it was her mom’s cell phone that was stolen out of the front seat of … Continue reading »

Police Urge Drivers to Hide Personal Belongings

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Police are reminding citizens to hide personal belongings in their car as they are out and about this summer. Springfield Police responded to about 90 car break-ins during the month of May. Officers say car break-ins do not necessarily fluctuate with the nicer weather, but it helps. Thiefs are always looking for … Continue reading »