Recording Police: EPD Drafts Policy

EUGENE, Ore. — As videotaping of police officers gains national attention, the Eugene Police Commission is addressing its own policy. Thursday night it discussed its draft “Recording Police Activities by the Community.” Police want to make sure the public knows it’s their right to record police activities. But, there are reasonable restrictions. “You can’t trespass … Continue reading »

Plumber Arrested for Invasion of Privacy

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Albany┬ápolice fear there may be more victims after a plumber was arrested on charges of secretly videotaping a customer. Detectives say 39-year-old James Bartholomeusz of Albany owns Ace Rooter Services, a business that operates in Albany, Corvallis, and Salem. Albany police say they found evidence on his phone that he secretly recorded … Continue reading »

Detectives Expand Voyeur Investigation

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield police went back to the home of a suspected voyeur Thursday to look for more computer equipment. They say an initial search turned up several troubling letters written by Dana Bishop to his 10-year-old victim. Officers served a new search warrant Thursday. Originally detectives say this case was about illegal surveillance, … Continue reading »

Springfield Mom Pushes for Video Law

SALEM, Ore. — A Springfield mother whose 10-year-old daughter was allegedly videotaped by a neighbor for more than a year is seeking help from lawmakers to make the crime a felony. Dana Bishop is charged with numerous misdemeanors for taping the girl. Chrystal Stutesman, the victim’s mother, contacted lawmakers and already Senator Tim Knopp agreed … Continue reading »

Accused Child Voyeur Arraigned

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — An invasion of privacy case turned even more disturbing Tuesday during the suspect’s arraignment in Springfield Municipal Court. Dana Bishop appeared before a judge for the first time after allegedly videotaping his 10-year-old neighbor for about a year. Bishop was arrested, released and rearrested after neighbors reported him for videotaping their 10-year-old … Continue reading »

Mother Reacts to Bishop’s Re-Arrest

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Springfield mother whose daughter was allegedly videotaped by a neighbor is reacting to his re-arrest. The suspect, Dana Bishop, is back in jail facing 35 additional charges of invasion of personal privacy. The family asked that we shield their identity over the weekend, but now they agreed to go on camera … Continue reading »