New K9 Deputy Joins Sheriff’s Office

CORVALLIS, Ore. —  The Benton County Sheriff’s Office has a new deputy on duty, but the newest member has a tail and four legs. Three-year-old Xander joined the team last month, after he completed 240 hours of basic training with his new handler, Deputy Greg Goller. The German Shepherd dog was born in the Netherlands, … Continue reading »

Creswell Deputy Surcharge Struck Down

CRESWELL, Ore. — On Monday, Creswell City Councilors could not agree whether or not to have residents foot the bill to fund a third deputy. The ordinance would charge residents 6 dollars every month. But the ordinance failed because the vote was not unanimous. Four councilors were in favor of it and 2 were opposed to … Continue reading »

Former Coos County Deputy Arrested

IRRIGON, Ore. — A former Coos County Sheriff’s deputy and his wife, were arrested with 16 others for running a suspected cockfighting ring in rural Eastern Oregon. John Walker and his wife, Irina, a Romanian princess, and several of their neighbors, were arrested by federal agents Thursday and accused of hosting cockfighting derbies and illegal … Continue reading »

Council Votes to Add Deputy

CRESWELL, Ore — The Creswell City Council took two major steps Monday night towards improving public safety in its area. The council voted unanimously to fund and request a third Lane County Sheriff’s deputy. A number of people spoke at the meeting expressing their concerns surrounding public safety. “Response time here in town. I mean … Continue reading »