“Drunk” Shirt Man Arrested for DUII

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A 21-year-old Philomath man was arrested on Sunday on multiple charges including driving under the influence of intoxicants. In his mugshot, Ross McMakin is seen wearing a shirt that says “Drunk as _____,” including profanity. Corvallis Police say McMakin’s girlfriend told him not to drive after he had consumed alcohol on Sunday. … Continue reading »

Corvallis Assault Arrest

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Corvallis Police have arrested a man who they say threatened his girlfriend with a sledgehammer and tried to choke her. Police say 43-year-old Steve Marks was at the Rodeway Inn motel Thursday night with his girlfriend. She told police that Marks punched her in the chest, slammed her against a wall, pressed … Continue reading »

Police Investigate Armed Robbery

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene police are searching for a suspect in a possible armed robbery and carjacking. Details were limited, but the call came in just after 1 a.m. for a robbery on the 3,000 block of Kinsrow Ave. Wednesday morning officers were waiting for an interpreter to speak to several people at the scene. … Continue reading »

A Day in the Life: Police Sergeant

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – Paperwork, tickets and tense moments; it all comes with being a police sergeant. Sgt. Brian Gay of the Springfield Police Department shares what it’s like to live a day in his life.

Tiny Cameras Assist Police

EUGENE, Ore. — We’ve all seen them before, dramatic clips from police car dash cams. Now departments all over the country are using “body cams,” tiny devices that clip onto officers’ uniforms. “I would come up, I would flip this shutter down. Right now, I’m recording,” said Sgt. Larry Crompton, Eugene Police Department. Sgt. Crompton … Continue reading »

Undercover Busts Online Sexual Predator

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A Corvallis man is behind bars after police say he intended to have sex with a minor he met online. Little did he know, he was talking to an undercover detective the entire time. Thirty-nine-year-old Brooks McKee was sentenced on Friday for the online sexual corruption of a child in the second … Continue reading »

Police Search for Assault Suspect

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Department was searching for a man who took off on foot after a fight with his girlfriend Monday morning. Police got the call a little after 2 a.m. after a neighbor called in, saying she could hear a woman screaming. Once police got to the apartment near 14th and … Continue reading »

Corvallis PD Rules Park Death As Suicide

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Corvallis Police Department says the death at Willamette Park on Tuesday was a suicide. Police say someone at Willamette Park discovered the body of a 61-year-old man late Tuesday afternoon in a covered picnic area. The person called dispatch, and police spent almost two hours at the scene. Investigators say he … Continue reading »

UOPD Ready to Respond in Emergencies

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon Police Department wants students to know they’re prepared to act fast in emergency situations. On Tuesday, a student at Purdue University was killed when authorities say a gunman walked onto campus. This is just the latest in a string of campus shootings on middle, high school, and college … Continue reading »

Corvallis Death Investigation

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Corvallis police responded to a death at Willamette Park in South Corvallis Tuesday evening. Police say they were dispatched to the scene just before 5 p.m. Investigators still are not sure what the cause of death was. The person’s name will not be released until next to kin has been notified. Investigators … Continue reading »

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