Crime & Law

Crime, Law & Justice

City of Eugene

This week the City of Eugene is installing signs on the sidewalks to indicate the designated zone for where bicyclists and skaters need to dismount and walk. In an effort to improve pedestrian safety, the Eugene City Council in July approved new laws prohibiting people from riding skateboards or bikes on sidewalks in the downtown area. The laws went into effect August 29. Since then, police have been issuing warnings and citations. The maximum fine is $50.

Deborah Wang / KUOW

The site of last Friday's school shooting will remain closed this week. Marysville-Pilchuck High School has suspended classes, out of respect for the victims of the tragedy.  On Sunday, they allowed students and family members back into the school for the first time to meet with grief counselors. The chain link fence at the front gate of Marysville Pilchuk High school has become an unofficial gathering spot for those in grief.

lanecounty.org

The National Rifle Association has given a grant to Lane County. It’s meant to help the financially strapped parole and probation department train its officers. KLCC’s Corinne Boyer has more.

Lane County Parole and Probation has received $1450 dollars from the NRA Foundation to fund equipment including moving targets, those are the paper outlines used in shooting ranges. Anne Marie Levis, Lane County Public Information Officer says training is the first area affected by budget cuts.

Rachael McDonald

The University of Oregon Task Force on Sexual Violence brought a list of recommendations to the University Senate Wednesday.
KLCC's Rachael McDonald spoke  with Jennifer Freyd, professor of psychology at the U of O. She is a member of the task force.

Clark County Sheriff's Office

Police in Clark County, Washington are seeking the public's help to solve a 40 year old case of a missing woman. At age 17, Martha Marie Morrison went missing in 1974 in Portland. She had roots in Lane County and Corvallis. Police have found human remains of two females in the Dole Valley area of Clark County. They've identified one body and they suspect the other might be Morrison.

[Cold Case Tip Line: (360) 397-2036
Email: coldcase@clark.wa.gov]

RickSteves.com

Public broadcasting host and guide book author, Rick Steves, is speaking in ten Oregon cities this week in support of Measure 91. The ballot measure would legalize recreational marijuana for adults 21 and over. He's in Eugene Thursday night at 7:00 pm at the McDonald Theatre in downtown Eugene. Steves spoke with KLCC's Corinne Boyer.

Amanda Butt

Tuesday night, the University of Oregon President's Review Panel met to hear students' perspectives and ideas of how to prevent and respond to sexual misconduct on campus.

More than three dozen students filled the Global Scholars Great Hall on campus to voice their thoughts at the second of two listening sessions Tuesday. Senior Chloe France:

Meeting Date: Friday. October 3rd, 2014

Air Date: Monday. October 6th, 2014

Eugene Police Department

The Eugene Police Department is asking the public for any information about a stolen painting. Between May and August, a person purchased a painting from a Eugene second-hand store. It had been stolen in a burglary from a residence in West Eugene. The painting features a Vietnam countryside and according to the victim; it is a quilt-style.  

EPD is not looking for the suspect, as he has already been arrested. The store and the purchaser would be considered victims also. Anyone with any information on the piece is asked to contact EPD.

Rachael McDonald / KLCC

A panel of experts on counter-terrorism and intelligence will be sharing their knowledge this week at a forum on Homeland Defense and Security.

Lane County Sheriff Tom Turner will moderate the forum.  He says it's an opportunity for people to learn more from law enforcement about how they deal with terrorist threats.

Turner: "Everything from cyber issues that all of us face to more tacit, on-the-ground type thing, where, you know, suspicious package. We'll take 'em all on. And it ends up being a nice, comfortable place to air some of those concerns."

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