HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Downtown commotion: Man in a tree

Written June 4th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Downtown Albany was partially blocked this morning (June 4) while law enforcement officers and firefighters watched a man up in a tree at the corner of First Avenue and Broadalbin Street.


What was Corvallis PD doing there?

Written June 11th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

On an evening bike ride Friday, I was surprised by the sight of five Corvallis police cars and about as many officers assembled near the west end of Ninth Avenue in Albany.


‘Enhanced enforcement area:’ What signs mean

Written May 4th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The city council has asked for a report on Albany’s so-called Enhanced Law Enforcement Area, including how often it has been enforced. Another question might be: Does the public know what or where it is?


In the Covid ‘freeze,’ expect no arrests

Written November 18th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Despite tough talk from Governor Brown, don’t expect anyone to be hauled off in handcuffs in Albany or elsewhere in Oregon for violating her new executive order for a coronavirus “freeze.”


Albany announces choice for chief of police

Written November 26th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Marcia Harnden, a captain in the police force of Bellevue, Wash., has been selected as the next chief of the Albany Police Department.


Don’t take this the wrong way…

Written August 30th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

You wouldn’t think people need to be reminded of the obvious, but in the experience of the Albany police, it helps to do so from time to time. Or at least to make the attempt.


Albany traffic crashes: The top spots

Written February 1st, 2019 by Hasso Hering

The latest annual report of the Albany Police Department might cause drivers to avoid certain intersections because of their crash history. But of course they’re on the main thoroughfares, so avoiding them would be hard.


 
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