Teen Killed Trying to Recover Stolen Car

LOS ANGELES (CNN) — A 19-year-old died when he tried to stop someone from stealing his car. Witnesses say Oscar Perez was with his brother when he was rear-ended by an unlicensed driver who attempted to flee. Perez and his brother got out of their car to confront the driver. That’s when another man jumped … Continue reading »

Suspect Arrested After High Speed Chase

EUGENE, Ore. — A Washington man is in custody, accused of stealing a car, shooting at a truck driver, and leading police on a high speed chase, up and down Interstate 5 Monday. Oregon State Police say 24-year-old James Voshell, of Tacoma, first eluded Lebanon Police driving a stolen car. Troopers say shortly after that … Continue reading »

Woman Arrested for Car Theft

CORVALLIS, Ore. — An Albany woman is behind bars after police say she stole a car from the Oregon State University┬ácampus. Corvallis police arrested 34-year-old Merideth Kachel early Wednesday morning after a man called 9-1-1 saying someone was stealing his car. Police say the car doors were unlocked and the keys were inside. Eventually, police … Continue reading »

Local Carjacking Ends in CA Shootout

EUGENE, Ore. — Two people are dead including a California Sheriff’s Deputy after a crime spree that started in Eugene. Just after 1:00 a.m. Wednesday morning Eugene Police responded to an armed robbery and carjacking on Kinsrow Avenue, near Autzen Stadium. The carjacking crime spree ended in Northern California in a shootout with police. It … Continue reading »

Police Seek High-Speed Chase Suspect

VENETA, Ore. — Police are searching for the driver who led them on a high-speed police pursuit, which ended with a crash in Veneta. Lane County sheriff’s deputies are on the lookout after a report of a stolen car in Junction City. A deputy spotted the vehicle near the intersection of Territorial Highway and Highway … Continue reading »

Man Arrested After Car Chase

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Police chased and arrested a panhandler in Springfield who reportedly stole a car at knifepoint in Eugene. Anthony Byam, 22, is now in the Lane County Jail and faces felony charges. Police say taking him into custody wasn’t easy. Byam’s wild encounter with police started just after 2 a.m. Sunday. Springfield Police … Continue reading »

Thief Crashes Stolen Car

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield Police say a car involved in a crash Monday morning was stolen from a dealership. SPD says it received several calls around 8:30 a.m. of a 2011 Honda Accord driving the wrong direction on Main Street. A few minutes later, officers got a call about an accident at Pioneer Parkway and … Continue reading »

10 Most Stolen Cars in Oregon

EUGENE, Ore. —┬áDo you have the most stolen car in Oregon? The National Insurance Crime Bureau just released its Hot Wheels Report. The list reveals that early ’90s cars get hit the most, and the ’92 Honda Accord is the number one stolen vehicle, again. Eugene police say certain models of older cars and trucks … Continue reading »

Stolen Car Found in River

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Lane County sheriff’s deputies say a car found in the McKenzie River Tuesday last night points to a larger problem. They say the Nissan shows signs of being stolen, including broken locks and ignition. Emergency crews searched the river just in case anyone went into the water with the car, but they … Continue reading »