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 »

Cottage Grove Woman Killed in Accident

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — A Cottage Grove woman is dead and a driver was detained following a crash. The crash happened near Cottage Grove. Oregon State Police officers responded to the scene shortly after 3 p.m. on London Road just north of Cottage Grove Lake. That’s where investigators say a woman was standing on the … Continue reading »

Drunk Driver Hits Parked Cars, Fences

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Springfield man is behind bars for allegedly hitting three parked cars while intoxicated and then leading police on a chase. Police say 25-year-old Gerardo Castro-Aguirre hit the cars on the 600 block of G Street then drove off.  Officers say he drove into several yards on 7th Street, destroying fences and … Continue reading »

Hit-and-Run Crash Kills Student Near LCC

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon State Police troopers need your help finding the driver who killed a volunteer firefighter in a hit-and-run crash Wednesday night near Lane Community College. Bryson Krissie, 18, was walking along the shoulder on 30th Avenue. He was just west of LCC near Gonyea Road when a truck hit him from behind. … Continue reading »

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