Staff Reacts to Police Chief’s Return

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Junction City’s Chief of Police Mark Chase is back on the job this week. While he says he’s happy to be back serving his community, some of his staff say his presence is just bad for business. KEZI 9 News was able to interview a department employee. That employee did not … Continue reading »

Police Chief Returns to Post

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Junction City has its Chief of Police back after six months on paid administrative leave. Mark Chase was back in the building on Monday, but that’s not sitting well with some people. City administrators say the decision was made to place Chase on leave to protect the integrity of an investigation … Continue reading »

Police Chief Back to Work

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Junction City’s police chief is returning to work Monday, after six months off the job. The city placed Chief Mark Chase on non-disciplinary paid leave over the summer as it investigated employee complaints. His return isn’t sitting well with some. The police union says two officers are planning to resign from … Continue reading »

Train Slams into Truck in Junction City

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — A man and a woman walked away unharmed, after their pickup truck was hit by a train, Monday night. Junction City police say that around 9 p.m. the couple was driving their Chevy pickup across the train tracks near 9th and Elm Street when the truck got high-centered on the tracks. … Continue reading »