officer involved shooting
26Apr

Officer Involved Shooting Investigation Marion County

Aurora, Ore. – On April 25, 2022, at approximately 6:15 a.m. a deputy U.S. Marshal requested deputies respond to the Flying J Truck Stop near Aurora after a suspect wanted for weapons offenses was seen in the parking lot.   The suspect barricaded inside of a van in the parking lot when initially contacted by […]

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15Mar

Marcola Road – Death Investigation

Marcola, Ore. – On March 14th, 2022, Lane County Sheriff’s deputies and Mohawk Valley Fire personnel responded to the 92000blk of Marcola Rd. regarding the report of a deceased person.  Upon arrival paramedics discovered an adult male on the ground deceased.   The male was identified as 58 year old Bruce Alan Putzier of Coburg.  […]

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09Mar

Burglary Suspect Identified and Arrested

Eugene, Ore. – On February 3rd, 2022, just after 2:00am, a male entered the Applegate Church of the Nazarene and stole several items. He returned about an hour and a half later and stole even more items.   In all, the male stole approximately $1,500 worth of property from the church. Surveillance video captured images […]

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23Feb

Shots Fired Call – Unlawful Use of a Weapon

Eugene, Ore. – On Wednesday, 2/23/22 at approximately 2:00am, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office received a report that someone had fired gunshots in the 800 block of Elm Dr. in Eugene.   Deputies responded and discovered that someone had fired multiple shots, some of which struck a parked vehicle. Another round penetrated a wall at […]

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23Feb

Hit and Run with U-Haul Box Van Leads Deputies on Chase

Blue River, Ore. – On Tuesday, 02/22/22 just before 5:00pm, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office was advised of a hit and run crash that had just occurred near the intersection of Mill Rd. and McKenzie Hwy. in Blue River. The suspect vehicle, a white U-Haul box van, left westbound on McKenzie Hwy. after striking a […]

drive soblor
16Dec

Sheriff Advises: Only Cranberries Should Be Sauced – Drive Sober

Eugene, OR – The Lane County Sheriff’s Office and Lane County transportation planners remind everyone to drive sober and slow down this holiday season.   “We typically see an increase in impaired driving during the holidays,” said Lane County Sheriff’s Sergeant Tim Ware. “People are busy celebrating and maybe not tracking their alcohol or cannabis […]