Public Information and News

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Sheriff's Office BadgeThe Public Information Office uses traditional and social media to provide information to the community members and visitors of Lane County as well as members of the media.  News releases are put out periodically for events that garner significant media attention or when there is information that the public would benefit from knowing, for example, a road closure notice.  You can view our news releases below or check out the Sheriff's Office FaceBook and Twitter pages.

2017 News Releases

December 28, 2017  Multi-agency Search for Suspect in the Veneta Area
December 28, 2017  Sheriff's Office Career Night for Potential Dispatchers and Records Officers
December 27, 2017  Grant Funded Overtime Patrols are out in Lane County Keeping You Safe
December 18, 2017  Sheriff's Office Continues Search for Missing Man Danny Oberg
December 12, 2107  Saturation Patrol Event Focusing on Intoxicated and Impaired Drivers
December 7, 2017  Sheriff's Office Asks For Help Locating Missing Man
December 7, 2017  Traffic Advisory for Fern Ridge Light Parade
December 7, 2017  Two Sheriff's Office Employees Honored at NAMI Dinner
December 5, 2017  Phone Scammers Claiming to be the Sheriff's Office
November 30, 2017  Have You seen Missing Man Jacob Edris?
November 16, 2017  Adam Smith Sentenced to 330 months in Connection to Three Armed Robberies
November 6, 2017  Suspect in Custody in Connection with Hilltop Market Robbery
October 26, 2017  Sheriff's Office Hosts National Drug Take Back Event in Florence
October 25, 2017  Three Juveniles Lodged at Lane County Juvenile Justice Center - Creswell Mill Fire
October 9, 2017  Sheriff's Office Seeks Person of Interest in Hilltop Market Robbery
September 21, 2017  Sheriff's Office Seeks Public's Assistance Locating Missing Female Katie Goodright
September 20, 2017  Lane County Sheriff's Office Investigates Theft of Marion County Sheriff's Office Uniforms
September 19, 2017  Sheriff's Office Seeks Public's Assistance Identifying Market Robbery Suspect
September 18, 2017  Grant Funded Labor Day Weekend Patrols Result in Arrests
September 18, 2017  Upper McKenzie River Area Evacuation Advisories Lifted
September 13, 2017   Suspect in Shooting of Oregon State Troop Identified
September 8, 2017   Evacuation Levels for McKenzie River Area Downgraded
September 7, 2017   Sheriff's Office Investigates Threat to Pleasant Hill School Students
September 6, 2017   Update on Evacuation Advisories for McKenzie River Area
September 5, 2017  McKenzie River Area Evacuation Advisories Upgraded
September 2, 2017  Level 1 (BE READY) Evacuation notice to Areas of Upper McKenzie River
September 1, 2017  Lane County Emergency Mgmt Issues Level 1 Evacuation to Hwy 242 Area
September 1, 2017   DUII and Seatbelt Saturation Patrol Mid Event Release
August 21, 2017   Have you Seen Donald Penrod?
August 18, 2017   Arrest Made in Connection with Alvadore Market Robbery
August 16, 2017   DUII Saturation and Seatbelt Enforcement Blitz
August 15, 2017  Sheriff's Office Seeks Public's Help Identifying Robbery Suspect
August 11, 2017  Man Found Deceased in McKenzie River Identified
August 8, 2017  Deceased Male Located in Junction City Field Identified
August 3, 2017   Sheriff's Office Asks for Public's Assistance in Shooting Investigation
August 2, 2017   Unidentified Deceased Male Found in Field Near Junction City
August 1, 2017   Texas Man Found Deceased in Cleawox Lake
July 31, 2017   Deceased Identified in Donegal Street Shooting
July 30, 2017   Arrest Made in Donegal Street Shooting
July 30, 2017   One Deceased After a Dispute Reported on Donegal Street in Eugene
July 18, 2017  Sheriff's Office Warns of Water Obstruction on the Willamette River
July 3, 2017   4th of July Safety
July 3, 2017  One Deceased After Shot Fired at Campground in Blue River
June 26, 2017  Suspect Deceased After Firing at Law Enforcement
June 20, 2017   Lane County Jail Scores 100% on Inspection
June 13, 2017  Robert Connelly Arraigned on Murder Charge
June 9, 2017   Sheriff's Office Newsletter
June 6, 2017   2017 Life Jacket Exchange
June 5, 2017   Deceased Female Identified as Missing Person Kendall Smith
May 26, 2017   Missing Couple Last Seen in Vida
May 24, 2017  Results of Grant Funded DUII Patrols at Rhododendron Days
May 17, 2017  Grant Funded DUII Patrols at Rhododendron Days in Florence
May 11, 2017   Sheriff's Office Offers Free Boat Inspections
May 9, 2017  Firearm Safety:  Know Your Backdrop
May 3, 2017   Assault Suspect Flees Scene
April 28, 2017   Have You Seen Daniel Oberg?
April 26, 2017   National Drug Take Back Event this Weekend!
April 6, 2017  Awards Ceremony Recognizes Life Saving Efforts of Deputies and Members of   the Community
April 4, 2017  Deceased Person Located Near Mapleton
March 13, 2017   INET Makes Two Arrests, Seizes 16 Pounds of Methamphetamine 
March 9, 2017  Sheriff's Office Asks for the Public's Assistance Locating Missing Man
March 8, 2017  Prepare for Potential Flooding along Siuslaw and Mohawk Rivers
March 6, 2017  Two Skiers Rescued Near Warner Mountain Lookout by SAR Volunteers
February 16, 2017   Two Arrests Made in Kidnapping / Robbery Case
February 13, 2017  Sheriff Responds to Accusation of Bias Based Profiling
February 7, 2017   Extensive Investigation into Forgery and Theft Leads to Arrest
February 3, 2017   Nationwide Seatbelt Enforcement Blitz 
January 18, 2017   Sheriff's Office Asks for Public's Help Locating 84 year Old Missing  Man
January 17, 2017  Deceased in Hall Drive Fire Identified
January 11, 2017  Residence Fire on Hall Drive
January 9, 2017  Gun Shot Wound Call and Shots Fired
January 6, 2017   FEMA to Evaluate Ice Storm Damages

2016 News Releases

 December 27, 2016  Phone Scam
 December 27, 2016  DUII Saturation Patrol Mid-Event Update
 December 19, 2016  Stolen Dump Truck Recovered
 December 14, 2016  DUII Saturation Patrols
 December 5, 2016  Armed Robbery at Creswell Bi-Mart
 November 30, 2016  Male Suspect Arrested on Multiple Sex Charges
 November 23, 2016  Aggravated Theft Sentencing Complete
 November 22, 2016  Boating Fatality
 September 29, 2016  Missing Person: 13 Year Old Female Jessica Coon
 September 29, 2016  Deceased in Fatal Crash on London Road Identified 
 September 29, 2016  Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash on London Road
 September 16, 2016  Missing Sublimity HS Student Found Deceased
 September 15, 2016  Search and Rescue Looking for Missing HS Student
 September 13, 2016  Sheriff's Office Arrests Aggravated Theft Suspect
 September 13, 2016  Report of Sex Abuse Yields No Evidence
 September 1, 2016  Sheriff's Office Seeks Help Identifying Gravestone
 August 15, 2016  Prison Escapee Taken Back Into Custody
 August 17, 2016  Barricaded Subject Found Deceased
 August 11, 2016   Partnership with University Fellowship Church
 August 9, 2016           Deceased Male Recovered from the Willamette River
 August 3, 2016  Sheriff's Office Seeks Public's Help Locating Suspect 
 July 27, 2016  Water Obstruction Near Clearwater  
 July 26, 2106  Shots Fired / Dispute 
 July 24, 2016  Multi-agency Response to Shots Fired Call 
 July 11, 2016  Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash on Row River Road 
 July 5, 2016  Weekend Water Rescues Prompt Safety Reminder 
 July 1, 2016  4th of July Safety Tips 
 June 22, 2016  K-9 unit Papa's Pizza Fundraiser 
 June 17, 2016  6th Annual Life Jacket Exchange
 June 14, 2016  Open House for Deputy and Reserve Applicants 
 June 1, 2016  Mounted Posse Celebrates 75th Anniversary 
 May 18, 2016  Local Students Donate Blankets for Kids
 May 13, 2016  Sheriff's Office Offers Free Boat Inspections 
 May 4, 2016  Owner of Stranded Van Located 
 May 3, 2016  Help Wanted Locating Owner of Stranded Van 
 April 29, 2016  National Drug Take Back Event in Veneta 

Media Inquiries

The Lane County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer prepares news releases and works with traditional and social media to provide information to the public on Sheriff's Office activities and activities that generate media interest.  The Sheriff's Office strives to be responsive to media needs but does not have a Public Information Officer on duty 24 hours a day.   Attempts will be made to provide public information outside of business hours during significant media events.

Public Information Office

Telephone:      541-682-4179
Address:          Lane County Sheriff's Office
                          Public Information Officer
                          125 East 8th Avenue
                          Eugene, Oregon 97401

Members of the media or public requesting police reports must fill out a records request by clicking the link below.

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Social Media

The Sheriff's Office is excited to be able to connect with community members through social media!  Check out our FaceBook page, YouTube, and our Twitter site to learn more about your Sheriff's Office. 

To report a crime, please call 911 for emergencies or dial 541-682-4150 option 1 to report a non-emergency crime.  Please do not report criminal activity on our social media sites as they are not monitored 24 hours a day.


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