Woman Arrested for Car Theft

CORVALLIS, Ore. — An Albany woman is behind bars after police say she stole a car from the Oregon State University campus. Corvallis police arrested 34-year-old Merideth Kachel early Wednesday morning after a man called 9-1-1 saying someone was stealing his car. Police say the car doors were unlocked and the keys were inside. Eventually, police … Continue reading »

Roseburg Man Arrested for Stealing Car

WINSTON, Ore. — A stolen car was recovered by its owner, along with the help of Roseburg Police. Police received a 911 call Wednesday morning from a man saying he was following his car, which had been reported stolen two days before. A Winston police officer stopped the vehicle near Willis Creek Road and Brockway … Continue reading »

Man Steals Car at Knifepoint

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene police is looking for a man who stole a car from a University of Oregon student at knife-point.  The 21-year-old student was coming out of a coffee shop at 13th and High Street. A man in his early 20′s asked him for bus change. The car is a maroon 1998 Toyota … Continue reading »

EPD Reports 31 Cars Stolen in Two Weeks

EUGENE, Ore. – Eugene Police say car thefts are on the rise in the area. EPD says the numbers of stolen cars are up 4.4 percent from January through July of this year to last. Police say in the last two weeks there have been 31 cars thefts. Investigators say the best thing to do … Continue reading »

Vehicle Thefts Increase

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Department is reporting a sudden spike in car thefts. The vehicles are not just broken into. So far this year, EPD has investigated 310 vehicle thefts. Almost a five percent increase over the same time last year. In just the past two weeks 31 vehicles have been reported stolen. … Continue reading »

Vehicle Pursuit Ends At Gateway Mall

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield Police arrested a man Monday night after a vehicle pursuit that ended at the Gateway Mall. Around 7:30 p.m. a Springfield Police Sergeant noticed a recently stolen vehicle near the intersection of Oakdale Drive and Fiesta Street. When the officer tried to pull the car over, the driver sped off. The … Continue reading »

EPD Works to Prevent Vehicle Theft

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene police are still looking for the man who crashed a stolen car into a utility pole Easter weekend. James Naylor remains at large. Police say he crashed a Nissan into the pole on Royal Avenue and fled the scene. Crime prevention specialists continue to get the word out on how to … Continue reading »

Corvallis Car Theft Suspect Caught

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Police arrested a car suspect after the victim chased him down. Police say 31-year-old Anthony Needham, of Albany, stole a car in the alley north of NW Tyler Avenue early Sunday evening. The car was still running at the time he found it. When he got inside and tried to drive off, … Continue reading »

Teens Arrested After String of Car Thefts

By Lauren Mickler EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene police say they nabbed two teenagers who rifled through more than 30 cars in south Eugene. Officers haven’t identified all the break-in victims yet, but the suspects admitted to stealing out of cars from 24th and Hilyard to the south end of West Amazon. “In this case, a … Continue reading »