HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

On the riverfront beat, a case of false alarm

Written January 3rd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

It looked like a serious situation, and it could have been, with Albany police and the fire department deployed on the banks of the Willamette River and a drone flying overhead.


Pursuit and shooting: The police statement

Written January 3rd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

The Albany police on Tuesday identified the driver of the car in Monday’s pursuit and shooting incident as Steven Anthony Schmidt-Shelton, 40, of Corvallis.


With new radar, speeders may get warnings

Written November 4th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Albany police are planning to buy a better type of speed-radar trailer, one that can record the license plates of vehicles it observes to be speeding.


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.


 
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