Crime & Law

Crime, Law & Justice

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A new safety tip line has been launched for Oregon public schools, to report possible or actual threats against students.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports,   Oregon State Police announced “SafeOregon” this week. 

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The Lane County Board of Commissioners plans to ask voters to renew a public safety levy to fund jail beds. The 5-year levy will be placed on the May 2017 ballot.

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Eugene police say phone scammers are trying to carry out kidnapping hoaxes.  People are told that a loved one has been taken, while a woman screams and pleads in the background.

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While Donald Trump and supporters celebrate his presidency this weekend, anti-Trump factions are staging nationwide protests.

Springfield Police continue to search for a missing 72-year old woman who wandered from an adult foster care facility on New Year’s Day. Law enforcement is seeking the public’s help to find her.

Friends of a missing University of Oregon student and former bartender have now started a GoFundMe.com account.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports. 

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Law enforcement personnel all over Oregon are participating in “saturation” patrols for intoxicated drivers. The City of Eugene is trying to make it easier for people out drinking downtown to get taxis so they’re not getting behind the wheel.

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Scam artists are calling up Lane County residents, accusing them of unpaid citations, outstanding warrants, or failing to appear for jury duty.  Victims are then told they can fix things by buying gift cards.

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The holidays find people opening both their hearts and wallets to charitable causes.  But Oregon officials say to be wary of scammers who take advantage of yuletide sentiment.

US Coast Guard Seeks Persistent Hoax Caller

Dec 16, 2016
U.S. Coast Guard

During the past year, the US Coast Guard has faced a persistent problem in their rescue work in the Pacific Northwest. Someone keeps making fake distress calls, sending Coast Guard personnel out on expensive, illegal, wild goose chases.

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