Man Arrested After Loud, Overnight Crash

EUGENE, Ore.. — Neighbors in the Bethel area say a car crash Thursday night sounded like an airplane crash. Police say a 22-year-old man drove through bushes, hit the fence, a parked truck, and a boat and trailer on Avalon Street, before ditching the car down the street. Police arrested Jared Swoape. He faces a … Continue reading »

Man Arrested Following Hit-and-Run

EUGENE, Ore. — What sounded like a plane crash to a west Eugene man, turned out to be a car crashing through his front yard on the 48-hundred block of Avalon St. He woke up Wednesday night to find his truck, boat, trailer and had been hit. “Just a ding inside my truck and sent … Continue reading »

Driver Arrested Following Hit and Run

COOS BAY, Ore. – A Coos Bay man is in jail, accused of a hit and run that injured a woman, this weekend. Around 3:30 p.m. Sunday, multiple callers reported seeing an SUV run over a woman on Lowell Lane. Coos Bay Police found Thomas Streitzwaters, 28, of Coos Bay, about ten hours later. The … Continue reading »

Eugene Hit-and-Run Suspect Arrested

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene police arrested a man involved in a vehicle vs. pedestrian hit-and-run incident that happened on Feb. 28. Police arrested 25-year-old Benjamin Michael Stanton on Thursday for felony hit and run and DUII. Police say Stanton allegedly hit a female pedestrian with a van on Garfield Street near West Ninth Place and drove away. … Continue reading »

Eugene Police Investigate Hit and Run

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Police are still looking for a driver who hit a pedestrian Friday night and drove away. A woman is in the hospital with serious injuries following the crash. It happened on Garfield Street near 9th Place. The street was open Saturday, after police spent hours Friday night investigating the hit-and-run crash. … Continue reading »

Corvallis Man Arrested Twice in One Day

Corvallis, Ore.  – A Corvallis man found himself back in jail on Saturday for the second time, after he had been released on other charges. The Benton County Sheriff’s Office arrested 23-year-old Shane Stearns early Saturday for numerous charges, including Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, Reckless Driving, Resisting Arrest, and the Attempted Assault of … Continue reading »

Police Seek Driver in I-5 Hit-and-Run

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Oregon State Police are still looking for the driver of the commercial truck that hit a pedestrian early Thursday morning. Police say that Gabriel Johnson was walking on the southbound shoulder of Interstate 5  between 2 and 3 a.m. when a commercial truck pulling a semi-trailer hit him. The truck also struck … Continue reading »

Reward to Catch Hit-and-Run Driver

OAKLAND, Ore. — Friends of an Oakland man are offering a reward to help to find the person who hit a motorcycle and then drove off. The 73-year-old Oakland resident was driving on Highway 101 on February 15 near Winchester Bay, when troopers say a silver SUV hit the back of his motorcycle and forced … Continue reading »

Michelle Wattier Returns Home

EUGENE, Ore. — The wife of a Lane County sheriff’s deputy injured in a hit-and-run is finally back home in Eugene. Michelle Wattier left a Portland hospital Wednesday. Her husband, Drew, made move last week. A hit-and-run driver injured the couple while they were vacationing in Mexico in November.

Drew Wattier Back Home in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County deputy nearly killed while on vacation in Mexico is finally back home. Drew Wattier’s family posted a picture of him leaving a Portland hospital for a rehabilitation facility in Eugene Thursday evening. Drew and his wife Michelle were victims of a hit-and-run accident at the end of November. Michelle … Continue reading »

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