Crime & Law

Crime, Law & Justice

Crater Lake National Park. / National Park Service (NPS).

It’s been nearly a month since 10,000 rounds of ammunition were discovered missing from Crater Lake National Park.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, the reward money has increased and investigators have released a surveillance video.   

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Eugene police say 16 people were arrested for driving under the influence…all between Thursday night and Sunday morning.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, authorities want drivers to exercise safe judgment before taking the wheel. 

Rachael McDonald

In an effort to improve safety and livability, Eugene City Councilors are considering restrictions on smoking and dogs in the downtown core. There is support for the proposals but a feeling there’s more that can be done to improve what’s become a sketchy neighborhood.

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Eugene police have announced a fourth case of swastika graffiti in the city.  And they say a white supremacist flyer was posted near a home displaying a Jewish symbol.   KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

Recorded on: February 10, 2017

Air Date: February 13, 2017

Speakers:

  • Cam McNeeley, Owner of Moss Crossing, a local dispensary
  • Lieutenant Jennifer Bills, Eugene Police Department

Coordinator:  James Baldock

It’s been almost a year and a half since recreational pot became available in Lane County. What’s it’s like running a dispensary in the area? What legal hurdles and challenges does someone in the Marijuana industry face? And how has legalization affected our community from a law enforcement perspective.

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Thousands of rounds of ammunition have been stolen from Crater Lake National Park.   Officials say the theft is a felony and are asking for leads in the case. 

Photo submitted by Reverend Adam Briddell.

A third case of swastika graffiti has been reported in Eugene.  Police say the latest target was a church.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.  

City of Eugene

The Eugene City Council is considering restricting smoking and dogs downtown in an attempt to make the neighborhood safer. The council will hear from the public on the two proposals at its February 27th meeting.

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The Super Bowl is this Sunday and extra officers will be on patrol to look out for people driving under the influence. 

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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. 

Rachael McDonald

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. 

Rachael McDonald

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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Corvallis’ community service court is nearing its third month.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, the city’s municipal judge is pleased with it so far.

Rachael McDonald

A three judge panel of the Oregon Court of Appeals will hear arguments Friday in a lawsuit brought by two young people against the state over climate change. this is a case related to a federal climate lawsuit that’s also underway.

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Complacency and fear of retaliation are keeping victims from reporting gender discrimination and sexual harassment in wildland fire management.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports that’s the gist of a new report released this week. 

Democratic Party of Lane County

A former Lane County Commissioner got a favorable ruling from the Oregon Supreme Court last month. Rob Handy sued Lane County in 2012 claiming 3 commissioners violated Oregon’s public meeting laws.

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Many Americans are wondering how the pending Trump administration will eventually address immigration. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports on where some Oregon cities stand. 

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A Eugene law firm is suing law enforcement agencies and the North Dakota County where thousands of Standing Rock Sioux and their allies are camped in protest of the expansion of the Dakota Access Pipeline.  The class action suit claims excessive force by police against peaceful protesters.

Federal prosecutors are weighing whether to continue with a trial set for February for the defendants who occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

It follows a trial earlier this year where a jury surprised many and found the occupation’s leaders, brothers Ammon and Ryan Bundy, along with five others, not guilty.

The second trial is set to begin at the federal courthouse in downtown Portland on Feb. 14.

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Eugene police are using “bait bikes” to catch bicycle thieves in the act.  Last week, two men were arrested after they made off with bikes being monitored by officers. 

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Oregon’s Attorney General is urging residents to call in hate crimes to authorities.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, this follows a rash of incidents after the election.

Rachael McDonald

Two days after a man who denies climate science was elected President of the United States, a federal judge in Eugene says she won’t dismiss a lawsuit filed by 21 young people. The kids are suing the federal government for not doing enough to combat climate change.

Attorneys for the federal government said Monday that U.S. District Court Judge Anna Brown should not allow Ryan Payne to rescind his guilty plea.

Payne, 33, worked closely with Ammon Bundy and others to carry out an armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in January.

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