Copper Thieves Target Dexter Area Again

DEXTER, Ore. — Phone and internet service in Dexter has been restored, after another outage caused by copper theft. This type of theft is costing Century Link and local communities thousands of dollars. Crews worked through the night to provide a temporary fix to the most recent phone and internet outages in the Dexter area. … Continue reading »

Man Arrested for Springfield Stabbing

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A man is in the Lane County Jail after he allegedly stabbed someone in the parking lot of a Walgreens. Police arrived at the Main Street store just after 8:30 on Wednesday night to respond to a call about a dispute. They say that James Jordan had asked a 70-year-old woman for … Continue reading »

Philomath Caretaker Arrested for Theft

PHILOMATH, Ore. — A Philomath caretaker is charged with aggravated theft, after an investigation by the Benton County Sheriff’s Office determined she was stealing money from her client. Lori Wilson is accused of taking thousands of dollars from the person she was legally caring for. Deputies say since 2009, Wilson has made more than $15,000 … Continue reading »

Protect Against Possible Theft at Fair

EUGENE, Ore. –The Lane County Fair starts Wednesday, and Eugene Police want to make sure that thieves don’t steal fairgoers’ good times. Police say in past years, there has been a notable increase with car break-ins during the fair and say there are simple things people attending the fair and neighbors can do to avoid … Continue reading »

Number of Bike Thefts Increase in 2013

EUGENE, Ore. – The Eugene Police Department reported an increase in bicycle thefts in 2013, so far. Since January 1, 174 bikes have been reported stolen in Eugene. That’s up 64 percent from last year, when 106 bikes were stolen in the first three months of 2012. A total of 848 bicycles were reported stolen … Continue reading »

Recovered Bikes Headed to Auction

ALBANY, Ore. — Bicycles are among the most common items stolen in Albany. Many of them will never be returned to their owners, so they will be auctioned online. “It’s a crime of opportunity. A lot of times these bikes are left out in the open, parked in the driveway, left leaning against a tree, and … Continue reading »

Lebanon Man Arrested for Theft

LEBANON, Ore. — Linn County sheriff’s deputies say they solved several burglaries by searching one Lebanon home. Deputies got a tip that they’d find stolen property at that house. When they got there, they talked to Richard Ramsey who allegedly claimed the items were his. A search warrant and further investigation led to Ramsey’s arrest.

Girl Scout Troop Leader Accused of Theft

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A former Girl Scout troop leader is facing first-degree theft charges for stealing more than $8,000 from her troop’s bank account.  Investigators say she stole money from cookie sales. Benton County sheriff’s deputies arrested Sheila Cowart on Saturday. “I’m sorry and give me a chance to make it right and I will,” Cowart … Continue reading »

Police Search for ATM Card Thief

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Corvallis Police are looking for a man that has been using a stolen ATM card. The suspect used the ATM card multiple times at an ATM machine in Corvallis. Police say he may be seen in a silver, four-door sedan with a black stripe down the side. If you recognize this person, … Continue reading »

EPD Works to Prevent Vehicle Theft

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene police are still looking for the man who crashed a stolen car into a utility pole Easter weekend. James Naylor remains at large. Police say he crashed a Nissan into the pole on Royal Avenue and fled the scene. Crime prevention specialists continue to get the word out on how to … Continue reading »

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