LCSO Detectives receive donation for software to assist with sex crime investigations (Photo) – 01/09/23
Lane County Sheriff’s Office detectives will soon have access to new software that will aid them in processing digital evidence.
Operation Underground Railroad, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works to protect children from sex trafficking and exploitation, has donated $3,000 to the Lane County Sheriff’s Office. This donation will be used to purchase Griffeye, a software that analyzes digital evidence, including photos and videos, and can be programmed to detect illegal images such as child pornography.
Detectives currently have to manually analyze every single piece of digital evidence, an inefficient and mentally taxing process. The donation will fund the software purchase for two years and should result in more efficient detection and analysis of digital evidence.
23-0151 — Missing Endangered Person (Photo) – 01/08/23
The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is looking for 83-year-old Clarence Taylor of Mapleton. He goes by the name of ‘Chuck’. Taylor has dementia and is believed to have wandered away from his residence in the 88000blk of Chestnut St. in Mapleton sometime late last night.
Taylor is described as a white male adult standing approximately 5’09” and weighing approximately 165lbs. He has brown eyes, gray hair and a gray beard. He was last seen wearing a green puffy jacket and blue jeans. He is also hard of hearing.
A male similar to Taylor’s description was sighted in the Whitaker Creek area earlier today. It is not confirmed if the male sighted was actually Taylor.
Anyone with information regarding Taylor’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Lane County Sheriff’s Office at 541-682-4150.
Adverse weather conditions including freezing rain have made the roadways in Lane County very unsafe this evening. These dangerous conditions are expected to persist at least through the night. Multiple crashes have already been reported across the county.
The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is asking that unless absolutely necessary, drivers consider staying home until conditions improve.
Last night at approximately 7:30pm the Lane County Sheriff’s Office received the report of a single vehicle traffic crash in the 88000blk of Tiki Ln off of Deerhorn Rd. Deputies discovered that a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee had left the roadway and struck a tree. The driver and sole occupant was pronounced deceased by responding paramedics. It appears the driver may have suffered a medical event prior to the crash. No other persons or vehicles appeared to be involved.
The driver’s name is being withheld at this time.
On 12/10/2022 at about 7:00pm, Lane County Sheriff’s Deputies received a request from the Oakridge Police Department for assistance investigating a vehicle vs. pedestrian crash that occurred during a parade inside that city. Deputies investigated and learned that a 9-year-old child, while handing out candy during the parade, was struck by a vehicle near the intersection of S. Diamond St. and W. 1st St. in Oakridge.
Witnesses explained that the driver of the involved vehicle, while attempting to drive around the parade at a fast speed, disregarded both police and fire emergency lights before striking the child with his vehicle. The child was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries.
The driver was identified as 69-year-old Michael Edward Boardrow of Oakridge. Boardrow was taken into custody and lodged at the Lane County Jail on charges including Reckless Endangering, Reckless Driving, and Assault in the 2nd Degree.
On 12/07/2022 deputies from the Lane County Sheriff’s Office received information that a child under the age of 12 had disclosed being sexually abused by an adult male known to her. The male was identified as 36-year-old Adam Jason Morgan of Eugene.
Deputies conducted an investigation and established evidence that Morgan had sexually abused the child on multiple occasions. Morgan was taken into custody and lodged at the Lane County Jail on the charges of Sex Abuse in the 1st Degree, Sodomy in the 1st Degree, and Rape in the 1st Degree.
LCSO Impaired Driving Saturation Patrols (Photo) – 12/12/22
Impaired driving crashes remain a leading cause of death nationwide. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 32 people in the United States die each day due to an impaired driver. Every one of these deaths are preventable.
The Lane County Sheriff’s Office, along with other agencies across Oregon are utilizing federally funded overtime to staff additional patrols for impaired drivers this holiday season.
The Lane County Sheriff’s Office urges drivers to be responsible and safe. Sergeant Tim Ware says, “Intentionally or not, impaired drivers kill innocent people every day. There is no excuse for driving impaired. Please don’t allow yourself or anyone you know to make such a terrible mistake.”
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