Commission Passes Public Safety Plan

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Board of Commissioners passed the ten year public safety plan Tuesday afternoon by a unanimous vote. Before voting, Lane County Sheriff Tom Turner and District Attorney Alex Gardner outlined the need for public safety funding. The first phase of the ten year plan focuses on funding the parts of … Continue reading »

Package Thief Hits Santa Clara Area

EUGENE, Ore. — Some people in the Santa Clara area ordering gifts online aren’t receiving them. Someone is driving around neighborhoods taking them off their porches. Police say a person in a light colored pick-up truck is canvassing the neighborhood and stealing multiple packages off of people’s front porches when they’re not home. One neighbor … Continue reading »

Law Enforcement Response to Measure 91

EUGENE, Ore. — Local law enforcement agencies say they don’t have a plan in place yet for changes in enforcement once recreational marijuana is legal. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office says impaired driving is illegal, whether pot is legal or not. But it will look to states that already have recreational usage to see what … Continue reading »

Man Arrested for Stabbing His Brother

GLENWOOD, Ore. — The Lane County Sheriff’s Office says a man is in the hospital after he was stabbed by his brother. LCSO responded to calls from the 4400 block of Franklin Boulevard just after 2 p.m. Saturday. They found a man with deep lacerations to his back. Deputies say the victim, 27-year-old Joseph Brumback … Continue reading »

Creswell Council Will Vote on 3rd Deputy

CRESWELL, Ore. — The Creswell City Council will meet at 7:00 Monday to hear if community members would be willing to foot the bill for keeping the city’s third deputy in town. The city added the deputy last year after a spike in property crime in the area. Monday the city council will listen to … Continue reading »

Inmate Tries To Smuggle Pipe Bomb

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Sheriff’s Office says a Springfield inmate tried to smuggle a pipe bomb into a crew truck Tuesday afternoon. The LCSO says a deputy searching a road-crew truck discovered a suspicious device inside of a backpack belonging to one of the offenders. It says the backpack was smuggled onto the … Continue reading »

New Restaurant Inspired By The Wattiers

EUGENE, Ore. — Another big milestone for a Lane County Sheriff’s Deputy severely injured with his wife by a hit-and-run driver while vacationing in Mexico. For the last 10 or so months KEZI 9 News has followed Drew and Michelle Wattier’s recovery. Drew’s sister and brother-in-law are starting a new chapter for the family by … Continue reading »

LCSO May Add Even More Jail Beds

EUGENE, Ore. – Just a week after more than doubling the number of beds in the jail, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office says even more beds may be on the way. Deputies say preliminary discussions are underway to add even more jail beds. As for the number, there’s nothing set it stone. The beds would … Continue reading »

Drew Wattier Continues to Make Progress

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County sheriff’s deputy critically injured while on vacation in Mexico with his wife Michelle is continuing to improve. The family sent us a video (click above to watch) of Drew Wattier walking on his own just four months after receiving his first prosthetic leg. They say he is a hard … Continue reading »

Public Safety Forum

EUGENE, Ore. — Just a couple more days until the Lane County public safety levy money kicks in and the jail can start holding more criminals. In the meantime, law enforcement is trying to keep its pulse on the state of public safety in Lane County. The Police Commission hosted a forum Thursday night. Lane … Continue reading »

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