Crime & Law

Crime, Law & Justice

Lane County Court.

Police have arrested a man they say recently threatened to kill Muslim worshippers at the Eugene Islamic Center.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, the same man was taken in after allegedly committing other bias crimes at Monroe Park. 

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A man who tried to calm down a mob of teenagers as police broke up a confrontation is in “serious condition” according to Eugene police.  

City of Springfield

Springfield’s new Police Chief was sworn in Thursday. The new chief isn’t new to town. Richard Lewis has been with the Springfield Police Department for more than 30 years.

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The Oregon Senate has approved a bill that widens the definition – and consequences – of crimes based on a victim’s characteristics and identity.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.  

Eugene Police

Eugene police are warning the public about a rash of burglaries in the South University neighborhood. Suspects entered through unlocked doors in what police are calling crimes of opportunity.

Oregon State Legislature

The Oregon Senate approved two bills today [Wednesday] which would protect victims of sex trafficking from criminal convictions related to their own exploitation.

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Since 1981, Pete Kerns has served with the Eugene Police Department.  Now, after serving in many posts through the last 34 years, the current EPD Chief of Police says he’s retiring. 

KLCC’s Brian Bull talked to Chief Kerns.  He began by asking how the EPD has evolved in his time. 

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The chief of Eugene’s police department is retiring.  After more than three decades of service, Pete Kerns says he’ll officially step down in the next month or two.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports. 

Oregon State Police

Oregon State Police say a bald eagle found dead near Brookings had its talons cut off…a violation of federal law, punishable by a fine of at least $100,000.

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A Deschutes County judge has raised the bail for a Bend daycare operator.  January Neatherlin is accused of abandoning seven young children at her “Little Giggles” daycare for workouts and tanning sessions.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.  

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