HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

After closed session, here’s contract news

Written October 2nd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The Albany City Council missed a chance last week to let people learn about the new contract between the city and the union representing most of the employees in the police department.


Surpised by police presence on a quiet corner

Written August 11th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Bike rides often take me into the old Willamette Neighborhood, which normally is quiet without much traffic. So I was surprised Wednesday to come across a fleet of city police and sheriff’s vehicles parked around one corner.


Now, in minor crimes, ‘we can’t hold them’

Written August 9th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Maybe it wasn’t what Democrats in the legislature had in mind, but the effect of a new law they passed as Senate Bill 48 is that there’s not much law enforcement can do about minor crimes such as shoplifting or trespassing.


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.”


 
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