Roseburg Tragedy Creates Blood Donation Need


Following the tragic shooting that occurred at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg Wednesday afternoon local blood banks are seeking blood donations to sustain a supply for victims and members of our local community.  Lane Blood Center of Eugene is seeking donors who have O Positive and O Negative blood types as these are most commonly used in emergency cases due to their flexibility to be used with patients of other blood types.

Wednesday afternoon Lane Blood Center which is located at 2211 Willamette st Eugene, OR 97405, had a line of donors eagerly waiting to donate after a plea was posted to Facebook. many donors waited up to two hours to get the chance to start the donation process and the center grew a line out through the front door of the building  as word got around.

If you are interested in donating blood please call Lane Blood Center at (541) 484-9111 or view their website listed below. Lane Blood Center will also be hosting two mobile drives tomorrow, Thursday October 2nd at : Guaranty Chevrolet 20 HWY 99 in Junction City from 8 am- 11:30 am and at Hawes Financial 400 International Way in Springfield. Another drive will be held at Valley River Center on Saturday October 3rd from 9 am- 1 pm.

Press release by Lane Blood Center in Eugene:

“Eugene, OR- the tragic mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg has resulted in numerous injuries, many of them and which is making major demands on the blood supply. Lane Blood Center in Eugene has issued an urgent appeal to blood donors to help meet those critical needs. Lane Blood Center is part of Bloodworks Northwest- a regional network of blood centers that ensure a safe, ample blood supply in the Pacific Northwest.

“We are responding quickly to additional orders for blood components from hospitals receiving victims ” said James P AuBuchon, MD, president and chief executive officer of Bloodworks Northwest. ” We have met this emergency demand but we will need donors to help replenish supplies so that we can continue to meet normal patient needs”

“to avoid a crisis for the local blood supply we’re asking donors who have not donated recently to schedule an appointment as soon as they can to Lane Blood Center, or to find a mobile drive in their community close to where they live or work in the days ahead,” AuBuchon said. “There is a special need for O Negative and O Positive blood types.”

All eligible donors are encouraged to make an appointment to give blood and help prevent a crisis. Donors can call 541-484-9111 or visit to schedule appointments, and to see a schedule of upcoming mobile blood drives throughout Lane County. Additional staff are being mobilized to provide resources for accommodating extra donors.


Lane Blood Center is open extended hours tonight (October 1st) until 5 p.m. Normal hours are 10 am-6 pm Monday-Wednesday, 8 am-3:30 pm Thursday-Friday and 8 am-12 pm Saturday. to be eligible to donate you must be at least 16 years of age and weigh at least 110 lbs., be in general good health and have eaten a meal with protein within 4 hours of your donation.

Information about locations and times to donate in Portland, Vancouver, or Western Washington can be found at or by calling 1-800-398-7888.”

a link to Lane Blood center can be found here



Officer Involved Shooting in Josephine County


On May 29, 2015 at approximately 10:27 p.m., two Oregon State Police Troopers responded to a 911 call at an address in rural Josephine County near Wilderville on the report of a domestic disturbance.

When the Troopers arrived at the location they made contact with a male subject later identified as Robert BOX, age 55. Shortly after making contact, the Troopers reported that shots had been fired and the subject was down.

BOX was transported to Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass for emergency medical treatment but was pronounced deceased a short time after arrival.

Pursuant to Senate Bill 111 – Use of Deadly Force investigations – a multi-agency investigation coordinated by the Josephine County District Attorney is ongoing. This includes agencies from the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety, Josephine County District Attorney’s Office, the OSP Criminal Investigations Division and the OSP Forensic Services Division are assisting.

More information will be released when it is available. Any media questions should be directed to the Josephine County District Attorney’s Office.

Gang-Related Shooting in Front of Police Center


On Saturday March 14, 2015, at 11:53 p.m., Portland Police officers responded to the report of a large party of teens letting out of the East Portland Community Center, located at 740 SE 106th Avenue. The Community Center is across the street from the Police Center.

Officers inside East Precinct Police Center could hear people pounding on the front doors and windows of the precinct. Two officers went to the front doors of the precinct to see what was happening outside and just as they opened the doors, they heard gunshots and a 17-year-old male ran inside asking for help, saying he’d been shot at by someone.

Seconds later, the officers saw an armed teen fire another shot towards the South (not towards police) as he walked by the front doors of the precinct. The suspect was walking with a large group of teens as he walked northbound towards Stark Street. Officers shared suspect information via radio and followed at a distance until cover officers could arrive and take the suspect into custody after he got rid of the gun. Officers located and seized the gun as evidence.

Officers from Central and North Precincts and the Gang Enforcement Team (GET) responded to assist with preserving the crime scene and managing the crowd of unruly teens. Officers located one suspected bullet strike on the front of the precinct.

The suspect, 16-year-old Dontae Eugene Mathis Jr., was arrested and lodged at the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Hall on charges of Attempted Murder (Measure 11 crime), Attempted Assault in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Discharging a Firearm in the City.

GET investigators believe both the suspect and intended victim are involved with rival gangs.

Investigators believe that many eyewitnesses may have left the scene without talking to police.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact Detective Todd Gradwahl at (503) 823-2056, [email protected]; or, Detective Meghan Burkeen at (503) 823-2092,[email protected].

This is the 30th gang-related shooting of 2015, compared to 12 at the same time in 2014.

A photo of the crime scene at East Precinct is being released publicly.

The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland.

Anyone with information about gang and/or gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau’s Tactical Operations Division at (503) 823-4106.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to [email protected].

If you see a gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.comtext CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

Visit to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

Brian Sears Sentenced

Brian Sears Sentenced

Brian Sears

Eugene, Ore. – A Eugene man will spend the next ten years in prison for the shooting death of 32-year-old Dustin Phillip.

Brian Sears pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the first degree.

Prosecutors said Sears shot and killed Phillip on August 29th outside his home on Ruby Street. Phillip was there to pick up his 8-year-old daughter when the two got into a heated argument.

An autopsy showed Phillip had methamphetamine and alcohol in his system at the time.

Lawyers for both sides said the two men shared a complicated past. Sears is the biological father of an 8-year-old girl Phillip was raising. Sears’ then wife had also had a past relationship with Phillip before marrying Sears.

Family members called the sentence “a slap on the hand” and said it wasn’t enough.

“She feels as if it were her fault because her dad was there to pick her up. If he would never have gone to pick her up he would still be alive,” said Dana Stucky.

Some family and friends wore t-shirts with “Justice for Dustin” printed on the front.

Suspect Arrested in Hwy. 99 Shooting


Eugene Police have arrested a suspect in Friday night’s shooting at Hwy. 99 and Roosevelt.

Dyllon Welker
Dyllon Matthew Welker

Dyllon Matthew Welker, age 22, was arrested and booked into the Lane County jail on one count of Assault in the First Degree.

Eugene Police are continuing to investigate the shooting that occurred shortly after 6 p.m. Friday in a parking lot at Hwy. 99 and Roosevelt. An 18-year-old man was shot and the shooter fled on foot. The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he is being treated.

If anyone witnessed the incident they are asked to call the police non emergency line at 541.682.5111.

Eugene Police Investigating Shooting

Police-LightsEugene, Ore. – Eugene police are investigating a shooting in a parking lot on Highway 99 and Roosevelt. It happened shortly after 6 p.m. Friday night.

Officers say an 18-year-old man was shot and the shooter ran off on foot. The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he is being treated.

If anyone witnessed the shooting they are asked to call the police non emergency line at 541.682.5111.

Man Arrested After Drive-By Shooting and SWAT Stand-Off

La Pine OR – Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation of a drive-by shooting in Northern Klamath County, which prompted a SWAT response to La Pine early this morning.

Preliminary information from on-scene commanders indicates that just before 2:00 A.M., this morning, 9-1-1 call centers in Klamath County received a report of shots being fired at or into a residence on Collar Drive, just south of La Pine. Troopers investigating the incident learned the suspect, identified as 31-year-old GARY T. DAVIS, of La Pine, had threatened a man at that location previously. No injuries were reported during the shooting and the matter is still under investigation.

Shortly before 7:00 A.M., troopers and Deschutes County Sheriff’s Department deputies, tracked DAVIS to a residence at 52905 Meadows Lane, in La Pine (Deschutes County) where he was staying with his girlfriend, identified as TASHA L. MURPHEY, age 24, also of La Pine. Troopers and deputies who arrived began negotiating with the subjects who barricaded themselves in the residence. A limited number of OSP SWAT personnel were dispatched to the scene to assist with the incident.

At approximately 9:50 A.M., DAVIS was taken into custody without further incident on a probation violation with additional charges pending. MURPHEY was not injured during the incident. OSP Criminal Investigative Services Division is continuing the investigation.

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Portland Shooting Suspect Arrested

Rosemary Andersen Shooting2PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in Portland say they have arrested a suspect in the shooting outside an alternative high school.

Authorities say they stopped a vehicle around 1:30 a.m. Saturday at North Interstate Avenue and Going Street and arrested a 22-year-old man. A handgun was found in the vehicle.

Police were searching an apartment about half an hour later as part of the investigation. The apartment is about five blocks east of the shooting near Rosemary Anderson High School.

Police say 16-year-old Taylor Michelle Zimmers is hospitalized in critical condition. Two other victims, 20-year-old David Jackson-Liday and 17-year-old Labraye Franklin, were in fair condition Friday night. Simpson says a bullet grazed the foot of 17-year-old Olyvia Batson. She was treated at the scene.

The spokesman says the victims are students at the high school or in affiliated job training programs.

Witnesses told police there may have been a dispute outside the school before the shooting occurred at a street corner.

Police Look for Witnesses to Shooting

Still1130_00000EUGENE, Ore. — Police are looking for witnesses to a weekend shooting in downtown Eugene that left three people injured.

Eugene police have not arrested a suspect, but they say they have information to believe there is not an ongoing threat to the community.

Detectives say they believe the victims had some interaction with the shooting suspect beforehand, but they don’t know the nature of that interaction.

The shooting took place Sunday morning between 2:30 and 3 a.m., just after the bars closed. One of the men that was shot suffered very serious injuries, while the other two had non-life threatening injuries.

“The victims in last nights shooting are all male. Two of them are about 30 years old, and the other one is 21. At this point we really don’t know the nature of the contact that they had with the shooter, prior to the shooting,” said Lt. Scott Fellman, Eugene Police Department.

EPD says all of the victims are expected to live.

Police say there isn’t information yet that would indicate if the shooting was or was not gang-related. They also don’t have a suspect description because they’re getting conflicting reports about what the suspect looked like.

If you have any information about this case, call police.

Eugene Officers Respond to Shots Fired

West 12th ShootingEUGENE, Ore. — Despite an intense search, Eugene Police say they couldn’t find the source of several reported gun shots in West Eugene Friday night. Multiple units responded to a call on the 3900 block of West 12th. Police say they got a call about a dispute with shots fired just before 6:30 p.m. The SWAT and K9 units also responded.

As officers worked to secure the scene, employees at the nearby America’s Tire store were asked to stay inside.

Employee Bailey Cooper says, “The cops just came in when we were closing the store and they told us to just lock the doors and stay inside and we just waited inside until our manager went out and talked to one of the officers and they said that some shots were fired and the people ran off.”

Despite several witness testimonies, officers were unable locate a shooter or victim. Sam Reynolds road was closed off while officers conducted their search.

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