Written June 19th, 2018 by Hasso Hering
Not an “alternate route” to Albany exactly, but much more scenic.If you signed up for email alerts from the Albany police, you got this “traffic advisory” at 4:19 Tuesday afternoon: “Hwy 20 between North Albany Rd and 1st Avenue limited to single lane traffic due to diesel spill. Use alternate routes.”
Written January 17th, 2017 by Hasso Hering
There’s no apparent connection, but as Albany is building its new police department headquarters, serious property crime in the city seems to have taken a substantial drop.
Written November 17th, 2016 by Hasso Hering
Albany police have used social media to call attention to a new city law: No more handing money — or anything else — from your car to panhandlers by the side of the street.
Written August 9th, 2016 by Hasso Hering
Everybody in Albany surely knows about the Albany fire and police buildings on which construction is starting now. So I thought, anyway. But on Tuesday somebody working in a downtown shop asked me if I knew what was going on where the old downtown fire station used to be. So I guess a recap would not hurt.
Written June 5th, 2015 by Hasso Hering
Some people call it a “crosswalk sting.” But it’s not much of a sting because the public is being warned ahead of time, through channels like this and with signs at the scene. The Albany police, who will conduct this operation at two city crosswalks on Tuesday, June 9, call it a “targeted cross enforcement […]
Written May 19th, 2015 by Hasso Hering
Seriously? A mere 53 percent affirmative vote? If that holds up, it’s more than enough to pass the bond issue for a new Albany police headquarters and downtown fire station. But considering the enormous amount of work that went into this proposal, one might have wished for a greater majority of supporting votes. According to […]
Written April 6th, 2015 by Hasso Hering
Merging the Albany Police Department with the Linn County Sheriff’s Office is about the furthest thing from anyone’s mind these days, with the exception of Tom Cordier. In emails, a talk with the county commissioners and a Monday appearance before the city council, the retired North Albany resident has been suggesting that Albany conduct a detailed study […]
Written December 27th, 2014 by Hasso Hering
The Albany Police Department has made a bit more explicit its warning to residents of North Albany, where a rash of thefts had been reported earlier.
Written December 19th, 2014 by Hasso Hering
People returning to North Albany from town have been passing this reader board for the past few days. It’s part of a campaign by the Albany police to remind people not to make things easy for thieves, especially this time of year when cars may be loaded with gifts.
Written November 12th, 2014 by Hasso Hering
If Albany gets the voters’ OK to go ahead with building a new police headquarters and a downtown fire station, the Mackenzie firm of architects most likely will get the job of designing both.