Crime & Law

Crime, Law & Justice

1:57 pm UPDATE: Shooter exchanged gunfire with first responders. Press conference happening how.

The Lane County Sheriff's Office confirmed Monday that Deputy Todd Olson was shot and wounded Friday near Cottage Grove. The incident happened when four Deputies were responding to a shots fired call.

U.S. Department of Justice

Eugene Police have secured a $249 thousand grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to purchase body cameras for officers. The 2 year matching grant is one of 73 awarded nationwide.

Oregon State Police is investigating a forensic analyst for tampering with drug evidence. The analyst has been placed on leave from her job at the agency's lab in Bend.

Who Is Oregon's Annie Doe?

Sep 18, 2015
Jes Burns / OPB

In 1971, a man found the scattered remains of a young woman in the woods near Cave Junction in Southern Oregon. She was wearing a pink coat. Today, that woman is one of more than 100 unidentified bodies in the state.

Unidentified: The Cold Cases Of Washington

Sep 17, 2015
Paul Sakuma / AP

About 100 unidentified dead people arrive at morgues around Washington state every year. Most of the John and Jane Does get identified in a matter of days or weeks. But about 10 percent aren’t.

UPDATE: Child's mother contacted police after seeing Amber Alert on her own cell phone.

The 4-year-old's mother, Dana Morgan, contacted police after her cell phone notified her about the Amber Alert for her son Sunday morning. Eugene Police made contact with Morgan and returned the child, Lucien Triplett, to his father.

John Stapleton

Two of the four boys charged with setting the fire that destroyed Eugene's Civic Stadium in June are suspected in at least one other arson involving a dumpster.

A Sisters woman has been fined $140,000 and faces additional charges for misleading at least a dozen people to invest $700,000 in her business. Rebecca Castle, also known as Rebecca Groins allegedly spent investor's money on jewelry, spa services, and made purchases for her children and boyfriend. The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services claims the business she was representing either did not exist or was financially unsuccessful. Jake Sunderland is a spokesman for the OCBS.

Will Kanellos/ETHOS Magazine

A bus driver who worked for Lane Transit District since 2003 was arrested Thursday for calling in a bomb threat. Traffic was shut down traffic for more than an hour near the University of Oregon.