Crime & Law

Crime, Law & Justice

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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.”

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