Landslide Closes Road Near Swisshome

NEAR SWISSHOME, Ore. — Debris from a landslide shut down a section of Stagecoach Road northeast of Mapleton this weekend. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday a person living near Stagecoach Road reported a section of the road covered with debris after a landslide. Sunday afternoon a resident spent a few hours clearing the … Continue reading »

Police Identify Burglary Suspect

EUGENE, Ore. — Some quick thinking from two Eugene homeowners helped the Lane County Sheriff’s Office and the Eugene Police Department catch a burglary suspect in the River Road area. Police identified the suspect as 54-year-old Mark Turczynski. Police said it all started when two people came home to a burglar inside their house. The … Continue reading »

Sheriff Turner Holds Community Meetings

MARCOLA, Ore. — The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is seeking feedback about public safety in the area. Sheriff Tom Turner is holding a series of community awareness meetings. One of those meetings will happen Tuesday, Nov. 6. at the Marcola Fire Hall. If you can’t make it, here is a list of future forums, which … Continue reading »

UPDATE: Arrest Made Following Shooting

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Police have made an arrest in connection to a late night shooting on Tuesday at the Westwood Lumber Company in Cottage Grove.  The Lane County Sheriff’s office says 19-year-old Emily Sattig admitted to opening fire on the lumber mill’s caretaker. Investigators say she went to the mill with the intent of killing the victim … Continue reading »

New Deputy Starting in Creswell

CRESWELL, Ore. — Creswell has just hired a new deputy to address the town’s recent rash of criminal activity. This new addition comes just two-and-a-half weeks after the city council voted to beef up security. The area has been plagued by a number of burglaries and break-ins and a recent shooting. Long deputy response times … Continue reading »

Elderly Man Reported Missing

LOWELL, Ore. — The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help finding a missing man who they say may be in danger. Danny Earl Lay, 74, has been missing since August 23 and was last seen in Lowell. The sheriff’s office says Lay was traveling from Mexico to Vancouver, Washington, but hasn’t arrived. Lay … Continue reading »

Three Rescued from McKenzie River

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Rescue workers flocked to Bellinger Landing County Park to save three people who fell in the McKenzie River on Saturday afternoon. A Eugene man, his brother and his teenage son were canoeing on the river when their boat flipped over. Rescuers say the accident shows how dangerous the McKenzie rapids can be, … Continue reading »

Man Arrested on Sex Abuse Charges

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — Detectives with the Lane County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a 24-year-old man on numerous sex crime charges, including rape. A 13-year-old girl told law enforcement that Bobby Ray Isitt has been sexually abusing her for three years, starting when she was 10. Isitt was arraigned at the Lane County Jail on … Continue reading »

Lane Sheriff Weighs in on Gun Control

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — The Lane County Sheriff Tom Turner is now the latest Western Oregon sheriff to weigh in on the gun control debate. Sheriff Turner’s stance though seems to be a little different from some of his colleagues. He says as a sheriff he took an oath to uphold the Constitution and both … Continue reading »

Local Fugitive Caught in California

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif. — A Springfield man, wanted for several local crimes, is sitting in a Southern California jail. David Friend is wanted for an attempted murder in Springfield in 2011. Officers say Friend and his brother forced their way into neighbor’s home, beating him and even shooting at him. Lane County deputies arrested Friend’s … Continue reading »

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