CRIME & SAFETY
Deputies searching for ‘armed and dangerous’ suspect after shooting in Eugene
EUGENE, Ore. (KPTV) - A 34-year-old man is wanted for a shooting that happened in Eugene over the weekend, according to the Lane County Sheriff’s Office. The shooting happened Saturday at a home in the 3900 block of McDougal Lane. The sheriff’s office says Jason Scott Page shot the 35-year-old victim in the back. The victim was taken to an area hospital and is expected to survive.
FATAL CRASH ON HIGHWAY 126E IN LINN COUNTY, OREGON
LINN COUNTY, OR (June 5, 2023) - On Friday, June 2, 2023, at approximately 8:53 P.M., the Oregon State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 126, near milepost 13, in Linn County. The preliminary investigation indicated a white Toyota pickup, operated by Frederick Albert Dawson (40) of Eugene,...
Harley-Davidson rider dies in crash with pickup truck east of Eugene
A 46-year-old Coquille man died in a two vehicle crash Friday afternoon on Oregon Route 126 near the Lane and Linn County line, according to Oregon State Police. OSP said in a news release Monday that Sean Lenninger was eastbound on a Harley-Davidson when he tried to pass a Toyota pickup truck that was trying to turn left into a campground. ...
West Eugene apartment fire under investigation
EUGENE, Ore. – Firefighters responded on Friday evening to a fire involving multiple apartments in west Eugene, authorities said. Eugene-Springfield Fire officials said they responded at 11:34 p.m. on June 2 to a complex on West 17th Avenue with two apartments heavily involved in fire. Upon arrival, firefighters said they saw occupants fleeing from the second floor, authorities said.
Community gathers in Springfield for event to bring attention to gun violence
SPRINGFIELD, Ore -- An event was held at Springfield's Island Park on Saturday to honor the victims of gun violence and to bring attention to the growing issue. The June 3 event was one of many "Wear Orange" events taking place across the country. The nationwide effort aims to honor those affected by gun violence and highlight prevention efforts. The color orange is worn because it's what hunters wear outside so other hunters won't mistake them for an animal and fire at them.
Police Identify Suspects in South Eugene High School Bomb Threat
On May 31, Eugene Police announced that they identified the students responsible for the multiple bomb threats at South Eugene High School. The names of the students are not being released because they are juveniles. According to a press release, “A break in the case occurred when a 4J school official located an anonymous social media post offering to send threats for a fee.”
Domestic Assault, Lane Co., June 1
On 05/29/2023 at about 11:45am the Lane County Sheriff’s Office received the report of a domestic violence suspect that may have been holding his victim against her will. Deputies received information that the suspect was believed to have strangled and assaulted the victim the night before. The suspect and victim were believed to be somewhere in the area in the victim’s white Toyota car. Deputies were able to track the vehicle to a park in the Eugene area. Upon spotting deputies the suspect, 36-year-old Bradley Allen Evenson, fled the area in the vehicle and deputies lost sight of him. The vehicle was later spotted again in the area of Lorane. A Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy and Oregon State Police Trooper attempted to stop the vehicle at which time it fled again. A short pursuit ensued which ended when the involved vehicle crashed. The victim was found to be in the vehicle and the suspect was taken into custody. Evenson was lodged at the Lane County Jail on charges including: Strangulation, Assault in the 4th Degree, Menacing, Elude by Vehicle, Reckless Endangering, Reckless Driving, DUII, and Criminal Mischief in the 2nd Degree. This investigation is ongoing and additional charges are being considered.
Eugene Police seeks public's help in identifying individuals involved in downtown damage
EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in identifying individuals who were involved in downtown damage that happened back in April. EPD says on April 29, 2023, approximately 50 people gathered downtown to protest the construction of a Public Safety Training Center being built in Atlanta, Georgia.
Man crashes vehicle while fleeing police, deputies say
EUGENE, Ore. – A man accused of domestic assault fled from authorities and was arrested after he crashed the vehicle he was driving near Lorane, according to the Lane County Sheriff’s Office. LCSO said they received a report on May 29 at about 11:45 a.m. of a domestic...
Train/Pedestrian Fatality, Lane Co., May 31
Deputies responded to the report of a train vs. pedestrian crash near Junction City yesterday afternoon shortly prior to 4:30pm. Paramedics arrived on scene and determined the woman to be deceased. Investigation reveals that a Union Pacific Railroad train was headed southbound when a woman was observed walking on the tracks. Train operators sounded audible alarms and attempted to perform an emergency stop of the train. The woman did not respond to the alarms and was struck by the train. Investigators are still working to identify the woman. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the Lane County Sheriff’s Office at 541-682-4150 opt. 1.
Springfield man dies from injuries after being thrown from pickup truck bed
A 29-year-old Springfield man riding in the bed of a pickup truck was thrown from the vehicle Sunday evening in a crash and died at an area hospital, according to the Lane County Sheriff's Office. Michael Primmer was in the bed of a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado pickup registered in Florida...
Woman killed by train near Junction City
A woman was killed by a train near Junction City Monday afternoon. The Lane County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a crash involving a train and pedestrian shortly before 4:30 p.m. Monday. Paramedics arrived on scene and determined the woman was dead. According to the Sheriff's Office investigation,...
Bartender uses Narcan and performs CPR to try to save life
EUGENE, Ore. -- In the early hours of the morning of May 26, a woman came in the Conway’s Restaurant & Lounge saying that a man was lying unconscious at a nearby store. Upon hearing this, Bartender Tricia Carter grabbed her work’s Narcan and first aid kit. When she made it to the unresponsive man, she said she knew something had to be done to try and save him.
Knocking Down Barriers
In the beginning — just released from the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville in 2010 after three years served for her role in an armed robbery — Nancy Pance kept a low profile at a halfway house in Bend, trying desperately to find a job so as to not return to prison.
Some South Eugene neighbors voice concerns about loud cars
EUGENE, Ore.-- Some concerned neighbors are saying loud cars driving by are very frustrating and at times sounds like gunshots. Michael Connelly said he first heard the sound about six weeks ago, and it sounded like gunshots. "My first reaction was to sort of duck down. I'm a veteran from...
UPDATE: All evacuation warnings lifted for Rueben Leigh Fire near Lowell
Updated at 1:30 p.m. Thursday All evacuation levels have been lifted for the 20-acre Reuben Leigh Fire, in the Fall Creek and Lowell area, the Lane County Sheriff's Office said Thursday afternoon. ...
Fire crews finishing final mop-up on 7K Fire, forestry officials say
VENETA, Ore. – Fire crews are rapidly progressing on final mop-up work for the 7K Fire, said Oregon Department of Forestry Western Lane District officials. ODF said that as of May 30 all spot fires are now lined and mopped up, which means that firefighters have found no heat or smoke anywhere within their individual perimeters, ODF officials said.
Several rescued from the Willamette after floating on unfit water crafts, no life jackets
EUGENE, Ore. — On May 26 at approximately 8:30 p.m., Eugene Springfield Fire water rescue crews were called on a report of several young people stranded on a rock in the Willamette River, just under I-5 in Eugene. According to Eugene Springfield Fire's Facebook page, rescue crews located several...
Resident says can theft is most recent in wave of issues facing Eugene neighborhood
EUGENE, Ore. – One Eugene woman is frustrated after some few bags of cans were taken from the yard on the side of her house. The woman said the theft is the most recent in a wave of issues that the neighborhood is facing. Schell Smith-Roderick, resident of the...
Eugene Police: Avoid northbound Hwy 99N at Fairfield Avenue
EUGENE, Ore. - The Eugene Police Department is advising motorists to avoid the area of northbound Hwy 99N at Fairfield Avenue due to a traffic collision Friday night. Northbound Hwy 99N is closed to traffic at Fairfield Avenue. JOIN THE CONVERSATION (. 0. ) "The roadway will be closed until...
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