Neighborhood Watch Groups Go Online

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — Cave Junction may have a small presence of law enforcement, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t eyes and ears watching and listening. “You might out run the police, but you’re not going to out run Facebook,” said Cave Junction resident Tim Duffy. A Facebook page with nearly 4,000 followers is updated … Continue reading »

Interview: Spring Burglary Prevention

EUGENE, Ore. — Spring is the time of year police notice an increase in burglaries. Debbie Janecek, a crime prevention specialist with Eugene police, talked with us on KEZI 9 News Midday about ways you can prevent burglaries where you live.

Interview: Home Vacation Check Program

EUGENE, Ore. — If you’re going on vacation during spring break, who is going to be watching your home while you are gone? Well, right here in Eugene there is a free program call Seniors on Patrol. Steven Chambers, a crime prevention specialist at the Eugene Police Department, joined us on KEZI 9 News Midday … Continue reading »

Interview: Protecting Your Belongings

EUGENE, Ore. — Do you know what car hopping is? What about free boxing? If you don’t, you should. It’s the latest in thievery, and your belongings could be at risk. Crime Prevention Specialist Debbie Janicheck from the Eugene Police Department, joined us live on KEZI 9 News Midday to talk about the latest trend … Continue reading »

Sheriff’s Office Starts New Program

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is celebrating Crime Prevention Month with a brand new program. The department is now offering free home security and safety inspections. It says Lane County consistently has some of the highest property crime rates in the nation. The program is run by trained volunteers and is … Continue reading »

Preventing Back-to-School Crime

EUGENE, Ore. — College students are heading back to school. Move-in day is next week for both the University of Oregon and Oregon State University for dormitories and off-campus housing. This is the time of year when police often see a spike in break-ins and burglaries. Eugene Police Sgt. Lisa Barrong joined us on KEZI … Continue reading »

Springfield’s National Night Out

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Crime prevention was the focus in Tuesday night as officers worked to educate area youth. The City of Springfield hosted the 30th Annual National Night Out. Officers talked with kids about safety and neighborhood unity. They’re the lessons they say can go a long way towards a safe community and it’s a … Continue reading »

Interview: National Night Out

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — National Night Out, the finale to Springfield SummerFair, will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Island Park on Sunday. The event is free to the public. The event takes place in cities across the U.S., promoting police and community partnerships. The events hope to better local crime and drug … Continue reading »

EPD Wraps Up Crime Prevention Meetings

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Department wrapped up its series of crime prevention meetings. This was the last of several planned meetings held throughout the last few months. Through presentations, officers give tips on how to become a harder target. After evaluating results from previous meetings, police say they pay off. “We’ve had several … Continue reading »

EPD Spreads Crime Prevention Awareness

EUGENE, Ore. — Property crime is the highest crime category in Eugene, and EPD says criminals like to strike when students head home for winter break. The Eugene police chief and a number of officers are going door to door talking with students even business owners about protecting themselves from property crime. EPD says the … Continue reading »

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