Junction City Police
Emergency Messages as of 6:08 pm, Sat. Jul. 21
No information currently posted. Operating as usual.
Subscribe to receive FlashAlert messages from Junction City Police. Please use any browser other than Internet Explorer.
Primary email address for a new account:

Emergency Alerts News Releases  
And/or follow our FlashAlerts via Twitter

About FlashAlert on Twitter:

FlashAlert utilizes the free service Twitter to distribute emergency text messages. While you are welcome to register your cell phone text message address directly into the FlashAlert system, we recommend that you simply "follow" the FlashAlert account for Junction City Police by clicking on the link below and logging in to (or creating) your free Twitter account. Twitter sends messages out exceptionally fast thanks to arrangements they have made with the cell phone companies.

Click here to add Junction City Police to your Twitter account or create one.

Hide this Message


Manage my existing Subscription

News Releases
Junction City Traffic Crash Claims Two Lives - 07/13/18

At approximately 4:34 PM on Friday, July 13, 2018 the Junction City Police Department received a report of a two-vehicle traffic crash at the intersection of Hwy 99S and Prairie Rd., in Junction City, Oregon.  Junction City Police arrived on scene at approximately 4:38 PM and Junction City Fire arrived at about 4:40 PM.  Shortly after their arrival, responding units determined the drivers of both vehicles were deceased.  The identity of the involved parties will be withheld until notification of family has been made.

Both south-bound lanes of traffic are completely closed, while one north-bound lane remains open. The Oregon State Police Crash Reconstruction Team will be investigating.  The Oregon Department Of Transportation Incident Response Team is on site and handling traffic control.  The traffic patterns around the crash scene are subject to change as the investigation evolves.

Further information will be released when possible.

Structure Fire in Junction City Closes Highway 99 - 07/09/18

07/09/18 UPDATE

Units continue to investigate the structure fire and Highway 99 remains closed. It is anticipated the highway will remain closed until at least 6:00pm. 

 

PREVIOUSLY RELEASED  ###############################################

Due to a structure fire, Highway 99 is closed near 7th Avenue in Junction City.  It is anticipated the highway will be closed for the next several hours and drivers will need to find an alternative route.  Please use caution when in the area.

 

Raven
Raven
UPDATE: 22 Year Old Junction City Man Arrested For Abusing And Torturing Animals (Photo) - 07/07/18

Saturday 070718 UPDATE

Updated photo attached –

Raven continues to do well and is recovering nicely after her surgery.  She will continue to receive post-operative treatment which will include routine wound care and antibiotics to ensure her full recovery.  The investigation is continuing and anyone with information which they feel is pertinent to this, or other incidents, are still urged to immediately contact the Junction City Police Department at 541-998-1245.

#########################################################################################

On Thursday, July 5, 2018 Junction City Police were called to a local residence on a report a dispute and an incident of animal abuse.  Investigation revealed Nathaniel Lee Chantland, age 22, had cruelly abused and tortured Raven, a black domestic short-haired, cat that is approximately 11-12 months old.  Investigation further revealed that about a year ago Chantland abused Rosy, a 5-week old tri-colored, domestic short-haired, kitten; and approximately two and a half years ago had abused and tortured, Snowball, a white colored small kitten.  Chantland was transported to, and lodged at, the Lane County Jail and is being charged with Aggravated Animal Abuse I and an additional count of Animal Abuse I.

Raven was transported to a veterinarian within minutes of police arriving on scene Thursday.  She underwent surgery on Friday, July 6, 2018 for injuries sustained in this incident.  Raven is in stable condition, is expected to fully recover, and is in the safe custody of Junction City Police.

This is an on-going investigation; anyone with information on this or other incidents is urged to immediately contact the Junction City Police Department at 541-998-1245.

Attached Media Files: Raven , Raven Recovering After Surgery
"SWATTING" Incident In Junction City Jeopardizes Lives And Safety - 06/22/18

On Friday June 22, 2018 at approximately 2:00 PM the Junction City Police Department received a call from an unknown male stating there were approximately 5 subjects in his home with guns and he had barricaded himself in his bathroom.

The Junction City Police Department, Lane County Sheriff’s Office, and Coburg Police department responded to the scene prepared to deal with a very violent situation.  Upon arrival police observed a vehicle in the driveway that was registered at that address.

Junction City Police dispatch was able to make phone contact with the owners of the vehicle, and residence, and determined they were in their home, were safe, and that no such incident had occurred.  With the owner’s permission officers searched and cleared the residence, confirming that incident was in fact false.

The Junction City Police department has determined this to be an incident of “SWATTING”, which is defined as an action of making a prank call to emergency services in an attempt to bring about the dispatch of a large number of armed police officers to a particular address.

This type of activity is incredibly dangerous for the public and police officers alike, and could ultimately result in the serious injury and/or death of innocent people.  The investigation into this incident is continuing.  Anyone with information on this event is requested to call the Junction City Police Department at 541-998-1245.