Crime & Law

Crime, Law & Justice

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Douglas County officials have released records from the investigation of the 2015 Umpqua Community College Shooting. Investigators concluded that the shooter acted alone in killing nine people on the campus.

Bridgeway House

Teachers and staff of Bridgeway House, a center for children and families affected by autism, made a distressing discovery Wednesday. The school was robbed. Thieves stole dozens of computers crucial to the instruction of students on the autistic spectrum.

Eugene Community Court Celebrates Year Anniversary

Aug 31, 2017
City of Eugene

Eugene’s Community Court is celebrating its one year anniversary Friday, September 1st. The program responds to low level crimes by providing offenders with access to social services and sentencing community service instead of jail time. Court administrator Cheryl Stone says since it began last summer, Community Court has helped almost 300 people and produced over 60 program graduates.

Lane County Jail

A Eugene man was killed early Thursday when his car was hit by a driver allegedly fleeing a sheriff’s deputy.

Recorded on: July 21, 2017

Air Date: July 24, 2017

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Starting tomorrow (July 12), Lane Community College will hold a three-day shooter response training course, as well as a drill on its main campus.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, a variety of law enforcement agencies will participate in the training coordinated between LCC and the FBI.  

The Lane County Sheriff has extra patrols on duty in the Veneta area during the Oregon Country Fair through Monday.

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Eugene-Springfield officials want the public’s help in tracking illegal fireworks. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

A group of social justice and human rights organizations is urging the City of Eugene to involve them in the hiring process for a new police chief.

Brian Bull / KLCC

Starting next month, Eugene police officers will wear bodycams while on duty.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports. 

Rachael McDonald

The Trump Administration is trying to get the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to throw out the federal climate lawsuit brought by 21 youth plaintiffs. In the latest move, it’s asked for a writ of mandamus, a rarely used legal maneuver.

The mother of a missing 18-year-old Eugene man is asking for help, on top of what police are able to provide. 

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The Eugene Police Department is moving along with a pilot project that - if successful - will have all officers recording racial data for traffic stops in 2018.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

About 200 people gathered in Ashland on Saturday night to celebrate the life of a hometown boy who died trying to protect a pair of women from anti-Muslim abuse in Portland.

A group of public safety advocates have formed a new non-profit to help out the Eugene Police Department.

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.  

Rash of Burglaries Hits South University Neighborhood

Apr 11, 2017
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.

Brian Bull / KLCC

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. 

Brian Bull / KLCC

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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A daycare provider in Bend faces 114 criminal counts after being accused of leaving toddlers and infants alone multiple times to visit a tanning salon and gym.

Rachael McDonald / KLCC

For the third year in a row, an independent audit shows Lane County has maintained jail bed and youth treatment facilities in accordance with a levy passed in 2013.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, backers hope this makes the case for renewing the levy in May.  

U.S. District Court Judge Anna Brown, who oversaw two jury trials linked to the case, ruled directly on the misdemeanors. In her 40-page ruling, she wrote each of the defendants “actively participated in the armed occupation of the MNWR.”

A daycare operator in Bend has been arrested and charged after abandoning seven kids left in her care…for a tanning appointment. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.  

Recorded on: March 10, 2017

Air Date: March 13, 2017

Speakers:

  • Rachel Collins, Engagement Manager at Womenspace
  • Dr. Jon Davies, Director of the McKenzie River Men’s Center

Coordinator: Sandy Ericscon

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