Armed Woman Stops Burglary

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Lisa Atkin said it was a long 23 minutes after she stopped an intruder at gunpoint after he broke into her home Wednesday morning. Now she’s spreading the message about how firearm training helped her stop a burglary. Normally Atkin wouldn’t be home on a Wednesday morning. “I’m home sick from … Continue reading »

Phone Scam Targets Lane County Residents

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Sheriff’s Office said callers have been trying to scam residents, by demanding money orders for red light camera tickets and most recently failing to show up for jury duty. Beth Anderson knew something seemed a bit odd when she got a call demanding money Sunday night. “He said it’s … Continue reading »

Sheriff Moderates School Safety Forum

EUGENE, Ore. — The public had an opportunity Wednesday to ask a panel of Lane County experts about how they’re keeping schools safe. Northwest Christian University hosted the safety forum. Lane County Sheriff Tom Turner was the moderator, asking experts about how they’re staying prepared in case of an emergency at a school. “Hopefully the … Continue reading »

Interview: Sheriff’s Recruitment

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a few good men and women to join the force. The recruitment process begins Thursday with an informational open house. Chief Deputy Byron Trapp joined us live in the studio for KEZI 9 News This Morning to tell us more about the event. It … Continue reading »

Police Ready for New Year’s Eve Patrols

EUGENE, Ore. — Law enforcement officials say New Year’s Eve is a busy time for them, so the Oregon State Police say they’re making sure they’ll have a presence Tuesday night. OSP says last year nearly 40 percent of DUII arrests happened on January 1st. But officers won’t just be on the lookout for drunk … Continue reading »

Sheriff’s Office Looks for New Deputies

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Sheriff’s Office says it is looking for new recruits. On Thursday, Jan. 9, the sheriff’s office will conduct an open house for all prospective deputies. The informal orientation session will take place from 5:30-7 p.m. at Harris Hall in the Lane County Public Service Building. Representatives from the sheriff’s … Continue reading »

Hit-and-Run Leads to Firearms Arrest

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County Sheriff’s deputies say a burglary and an alleged hit-and-run lead them to a major weapons bust this weekend. Investigators say it started with a burglary that happened near the 90,000 block of Territorial Highway Friday. Around 1:30 p.m. Saturday, two people spotted a suspicious person in a white Jetta, parked … Continue reading »

Copper Thieves A Problem In Lane County

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Copper theft is a widespread problem and here in Lane County, it’s a huge problem for communications company, CenturyLink. The town of Dexter had phone outages last weekend due to what CenturyLink says were copper thieves. The company says this isn’t the only time they’ve seen it as it’s been a problem … Continue reading »

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 »

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