Hundreds Receive New Life Jackets

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Some unworn life jackets are getting used again, after this weekend’s life jacket exchange. Parents brought their kids and life jackets they’ve grown out of to Cabelas, where Search and Rescue volunteers helped find them a properly fitting life jacket. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office search and rescue team and volunteers are … Continue reading »

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 »

Creswell Mulls Over Keeping Deputy

CRESWELL, Ore. — After a spike in crime last year, the city of Creswell paid to bring a third deputy to town. Now the city council is deciding whether to keep him. The city council president says they’ll ask for the opinion of residents next month before a budget meeting in May. It would cost … Continue reading »

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 »

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