05Aug

Man Arrested After Fatal stabbing

Creswell, Ore. – Yesterday morning at approximately 1:05am, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office received a call that someone had been stabbed at a residence in the 84000blk of Cloverdale Rd. The caller advised that her ex-husband had stabbed her boyfriend before departing the location on foot.     *UPDATE* 08/05/22 The victim in this case […]

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21Jul

Riddle Man Arrested for the Murder and Kidnapping of Kendra Hanks

RIDDLE, Ore. – A Riddle man has been arrested in connection with the disappearance and murder of 18-year-old Kendra Hanks of Winston. UPDATE: Here are his charges at this moment. He is being held with no bail at this time. Court Case #: 22CR35150 1) 163.107 – MURDER – FIRST DEGREE 2) 162.315 – RESISTING […]

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09Jul

Man Captured and Charged with Murder in Leaburg Man’s Death

UPDATE 07/11/22 71 year old Gary Stuart Coulter has been identified as the victim in this case. On Friday, July 8th, shortly after 10:00pm, deputies received a call from a neighbor that they had witnessed a dispute involving two males at a residence in the 44000blk of McKenzie Hwy. Deputies responded and found Coulter on […]

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09Jun

$45,000 Reward Offered in 1969 Eugene Cold Case Murder

Eugene, Ore. – For several years one of Eugene’s oldest open murder cases, the 1969 strangulation of 22-year-old Janet Lynn Shanahan, has been a priority of the Eugene Police Cold Case Squad investigators.     In April 1969, Janet had been married to 23-year-old Christopher John Shanahan for about 10 months.  Janet was attending spring […]

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24Apr

Albany Woman Arrested for Murder of Her 3-Year-Old Child

Albany, Ore. – On Saturday, April 23, 2022, at approximately 0230 hours, an Albany Police Officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle solely occupied by Rebekah Gasperino, a 32-year-old Albany woman, for a traffic violation.   During the course of the traffic stop, information was developed that Rebekah Gasperino may be a danger to […]

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13Apr

Double Murder Suspect Arrested

Springfield, Ore. – At approximately 9:15pm on April 12th, 2022, Central Lane 911 received several calls regarding a dispute involving multiple subjects at 775 28th Street in Springfield.   Witnesses reported a man with a knife had stabbed another subject. Patrol officers quickly responded and found a man, later identified as Robin Joseph Roberts, in […]

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12Apr

Junction City Man Charged With Second Degree Murder

Junction City, Ore. – At about 5:19 PM on Sunday, April 10th, 2022, Junction City Police Dispatch received a call of a deceased subject at 303 Laurel St in Junction City, Oregon.   Based upon their observations, the caller believed the death was caused by violent means.  The caller stated they were uncertain whether the […]

23Mar

Arrest Made in W. 11th and Beltline Fatal Hit and Run Case

Eugene, Ore. – The involved vehicle has been located and is no longer of interest. WALTER MAX SLEDGE, age 62, of Walton, was arrested around 1:15 p.m. on March 22, without incident in this case and lodged at Lane County Jail on charges of Hit and Run and Murder.   Detectives are still seeking any […]

17Mar

UPDATE: MCI Investigators Seeking Tips in Fatal Pedestrian-Vehicle Crash

Eugene, Ore. – On March 14 at approximately 10:10 p.m., a pedestrian-vehicle crash was reported at Beltline and W. 11th Avenue in Eugene.   UPDATE: The involved pedestrian, identified as Dylan Mark Wilson, age 29, of Eugene, has died from his injuries. Please contact Detective Chris Vreim with any relevant tips in this case at cvreim@eugene-or.gov, phone 541-682-5192.   A […]