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 »

Wattier Benefit Run This Weekend

EUGENE, Ore — Last-minute preparations are under way for a race this weekend to benefit Lane County Sheriff’s Deputy Drew Wattier and his wife Michelle. The Wattiers were injured in a hit-and-run while in Mexico. Friends, including those from the LCSO, say runners will want to grab their running shoes and come out Sunday because … Continue reading »

Public Hearing on Safety Tax

EUGENE, Ore. — A recent survey found the majority of people in Lane County will support a public safety property tax levy. Members of the community listened to results from that survey Tuesday night and then offered commissioners their own input on whether they would or would not support the tax. Lane County residents packed Harris … Continue reading »