Eugene Police Holds Property Viewing

EUGENE, Ore. — Victims of property crime got the chance Thursday to take back stolen items. Eugene Police held a property viewing so people could rummage through items police gathered at a recent search. Officers say last month they seized truckloads of stolen property from two locations. Many people came to the viewing hoping to … Continue reading »

Rash of Crimes Involving Weapons

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield police were busy this weekend. In just a few short hours over the weekend, they investigated three different shooting incidents, a damaging drunk driver, and a robber with a hatchet. Springfield police say most of them were a combination of alcohol and bad judgment. The attempted robbery at Ashley’s lottery deli … Continue reading »

Criminals Target Rural Areas

NOTI, Ore. — The new year comes with a plea for at least one Lane County family–an increased presence by the Lane County Sheriff’s Office. A family in Noti says criminals are now intentionally targeting her property because they know the sheriff’s office is facing budget concerns and can’t respond. Heather Stahl says she first … Continue reading »

Suspect Identified in Clackamas Shooting

CLACKAMAS, Ore. — Police have identified the shooter at the Clackamas Town Center live fire event yesterday as 22-year-old Jacob Tyler Roberts, of Portland. They have also identified the two deceased from the shooting as Steve Forsyth, of West Linn, and Cindy Yuille, of Portland. The third victim, who remains in serious condition at OHSU, … Continue reading »

Clackamas Mall Shooting Leaves 3 Dead

CLACKAMAS, Ore. — [UPDATE 7:00 a.m. 12/12/2012] Police say they tentatively identified the shooter, but have yet to publicly announce his identity. The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office say’s the shooter was a man in his 20′s who apparently fired at random, killing two victims, before his gun jammed. He then took his own life. The … Continue reading »

Officer Locates Juvenile, Toy Guns

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — [UPDATE: 1:00 PM] A school resource officer located the juvenile. Police say the weapons appear to be a toy air soft type gun and a BB gun. The officer spoke with the juvenile about the situation. He determined no crime was committed. [UPDATE: 9:51 AM] The lockdown has been lifted after police … 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 »

Crime Could Affect Insurance Rates

EUGENE, Ore. — We’ve heard the calls and received plenty of e-mails from people who are concerned about the impact of budget cuts at the Lane County Jail. Now we’re looking at how you could end up paying. When crime rates go up, so do home insurance rates. We talked to a local insurance agent … Continue reading »

FBI Releases Local Crime Stats

EUGENE, Ore. — The FBI just released its 2011 crime statistics for every city in the United States. The numbers show, in Oregon, violent crime went down by 1.5 percent and property crime increased 2.5 percent. Eugene saw a drop in violent crime and an increase in property crime. A department spokesman says EPD hasn’t … Continue reading »

Police Hold Crime Prevention Meeting

EUGENE, Ore. — A recent spike in crime forced the Eugene Police Department to hold an informational meeting. About 65 people packed into Fairfield Elementary Wednesday for the crime prevention meeting. EPD says over the past several weeks it’s noticed a sharp increase in car and home break-ins and stolen vehicles. The main area of … Continue reading »

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