CRIME & SAFETY
Neighbors react to Linn County shootings, Oregon State Police step up patrols
ALBANY, Ore -- For weeks, Linn County's highways have been subject to random acts of gun violence. The series of shootings have happened mostly along Highway 20 and 226, near Albany and other communities. Fortunately no one has yet been injured, although many vehicles have been damaged. The first reports...
Photo enforcement: Albany police want more
In what would be a first for Albany, the city police chief wants speed enforcement cameras to be installed at four intersections. A year ago, the city council authorized the no-bid purchase of a $61,000 speed radar trailer that could record license plates so that drivers could be sent warnings.
Stolen Vehicle Investigation: One arrest by LCPD officers
An Oregon man faces multiple charges following a stolen vehicle investigation by the Lincoln City Police Department (LCPD. Saturday, Dec. 2, LCPD officers were conducting proactive traffic enforcement on Highway 101 in Lincoln City and observed a silver Honda Accord with stolen license plates taken from a Kia Optima out of Marion County, according to LCPD Lt. Eric Henderson. The vehicle left the area before the officer could turn around...
Salem Armed Robbery Suspects Apprehended in Joint Police Operation
Two suspects were arrested on December 4, 2023, for a series of armed robberies in Salem, Oregon. The Salem Police Department, Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), and Oregon State Police (OSP) conducted the joint operation. The robberies started on November 17, with six businesses targeted. The suspects used guns to threaten employees and demand money. Four incidents happened in Salem, and two were in the MCSO's jurisdiction.
Local Non-Profit partners with Albany Police Department
A local non-profit is working with the Albany Police Department to offer free gun-safety classes to children as young as five-years-old and their parents. The next class will held tomorrow, December 6, at 6pm at the Albany Police Station.
Albany Fire Department to hold community resource event
The Albany Fire Department is hosting a community resource event Monday December 4, 2023.
Quick-thinking resident and Lebanon firefighters halt apartment blaze from spreading
LEBANON, Ore. — Firefighters responded to a structure fire on the 50th block of E. Sherman St in Lebanon, at approximately 8:43 p.m. on Tuesday November 28th, Lebanon Fire District (LFD) tells us. Dark smoke was coming from an apartment on the second floor, with smoke coming from a...
Man shot by police in Marion County was allegedly wielding pistols, threatening others, police say
The 32-year-old man shot and killed by law enforcement officers in southeast Salem Friday morning was allegedly armed with two pistols and threatening neighbors, according to a statement from the Keizer Police Department. Officers responded to reports of a man who was throwing items in the neighborhood near Southeast Arabian...
Marion County Man Missing, Last Seen in Jefferson
Authorities are currently on the lookout for 60-year-old Clyde Finely, who was last seen on Frida in Jefferson. Described as 6 feet tall and weighing 180 pounds, Finely has black hair and brown eyes. Friends reported that they last saw him on November 24, and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office...
Salem mayor calls for action to combat rise in gun violence
A new report is revealing a rise in gun violence in Salem, and Mayor Chris Hoy wants to get community leaders to draw up ways to reduce shootings.