Sheriff’s Office Starts New Program

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is celebrating Crime Prevention Month with a brand new program. The department is now offering free home security and safety inspections. It says Lane County consistently has some of the highest property crime rates in the nation. The program is run by trained volunteers and is … Continue reading »

Creswell Has New Deputy In Town

CRESWELL, Ore. — It was a unanimous decision by the Creswell City Council to bring in a third deputy to keep the “Friendly City” peaceful. The new permanent deputy started his first day on the job Saturday. Creswell City Council president Jacob Daniels says after a recent spike in crime, residents were unhappy and concerned … Continue reading »

Fifteen People Charged in Pot Bust

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — Fifteen people went in front of a federal judge Monday, facing federal drug charges. That after a law enforcement raided a marijuana growing operation in the Willamette National Forest. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office says this is one of the largest marijuana grows they’ve ever found in the county. Sunday afternoon … Continue reading »

Two Suspects Caught In Shooting

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield Police released the names of the two men arrested in Saturday’s shooting outside Walmart, that sent one person was transported to the hospital with gun shot wounds. Police set up a perimeter around a Springfield neighborhood on West N Street and Prescott Lane on Saturday evening. The shooting that started about … Continue reading »

Council President Wants One More Deputy

CRESWELL, Ore. — Another pair of eyes could soon be patrolling the streets of Creswell. City Council President Jacob Daniels will propose hiring one more deputy to the city council next week. That would make three total, which means 24-hour coverage for neighborhoods. “That would be really helpful in having a constant presence on the … Continue reading »

LCSO Chopper Back to FAA Standards

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is seeing to it that its only helicopter is well taken care of, even if it isn’t in use. The chopper has gone on many missions and operations, but budget cuts in 2012 put a stop to them. After that, the chopper was stored in a hangar, … Continue reading »

More Jail Beds Reopening Soon

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Sheriff’s Office levy was passed and work is now being done to hire staff and prepare for more jail beds. The Sheriff’s Office says the staffing and increase in jail beds will come in two phases, ending with the reopening of 131 more jail beds by July 8. To … Continue reading »

Levy May be Blueprint for Other Counties

EUGENE, Ore. — The recently approved public safety levy may prove as a blueprint for other Oregon counties struggling with funding. Lane County was the only county to approve a public safety levy last week. A commissioner says extensive polling helped the commission craft a levy that earned enough support to pass. Voters in two … Continue reading »

Lane County Public Safety Levy Passes

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Public Safety Levy was one of the most visual campaigns over the last few weeks. Those in favor of the measure held a watch party Tuesday night at the River Ridge Golf Course. Earlier in the evening, only smiling faces could be found as Lane County Sheriff Tom Turner … Continue reading »

Springfield City Club Talks Levy

EUGENE, Ore. — With just more than a month to go before ballots are due, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office is working to garner public support. Lane County Commissioner Sid Leiken joined Sheriff Tom Turner at the Springfield City Club meeting Thursday. There they talked to the crowd about Measure 20-213, what we know as … Continue reading »

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