Sheriff's Office

Missing couple

The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance locating Donald and Barbara Williams of Springfield.  The couple reportedly ran out of gas in the Vida area on 5/25/17 around 9:30 am and a family member came to assist them.  The family member stepped away for a moment and when they returned, Donald and Barbara and their truck were gone.  Family became concerned when they didn’t hear from the couple that evening and reported them missing.  Deputies searched the area and spoke with local businesses that may have seen the couple but were unable to locate them.

Donald and Barbara were last seen driving a 2001 white Ford F-150 with license plate 073 CGH.  It is unknown which direction they went when they left the Vida area.  They did not communicate that they had plans to leave for the weekend and generally do not travel far from their Springfield home. The couple does not have a cell phone and may not have a way to contact family away from home.

Phone Scammers Claiming to be Law Enforcement Officers

Weather conditionsMIDDLE SISTERS: The search is continuing for Ben Newkirk, a 39 year old Bend, Oregon resident who is reported to have fallen to the west off the south-east ridge of the Middle Sister in the Three Sisters Wilderness around 10:00 pm on Wednesday, November 12th. Search and Rescue Teams from Deschutes and Lane County responded. The climbing partner of Newkirk was able to walk out to Camp Lake where their camp was established. He was assisted out and back to Bend by Deschutes Search and Rescue personnel.

 

 

 

LCSO logoOver the last week the Lane County Sheriff’s Office has taken several reports of community members receiving calls from a male identifying himself as the “Lane County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Division.”  The caller then says that the person has missed jury duty and there is a warrant out for their arrest, directing the person to purchase a “green dot money pack&rdquo

Computer/Phone Scam

The Lane County Sheriff’s Office would like to alert community members of a phone scam that was recently reported.  Scammers are calling and identifying themselves as Windows Technical support.  The scammers will then convince users that there is an issue with their computer and have the user open their computer and give the scammer remote access.

Jan. 28: 7:55 AM: Assault – 50000 block, McK. Hwy. During call male could be heard hitting female & victim screaming for him to get off her. 08:04 Female is on the line advising that she was in a verbal dispute with her boyfriend – no assault. He just threw her purse. 08:47: Info relayed - OSP dispatching. 09:44: No one is at location.

County commissioners schedule 2  hearings on public safety

Lane County Commissioners will hold two public hearings on funding the county’s public safety structure.  Data from a recent public safety funding survey will be presented and community members will have an opportunity to give feedback.

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