According to a Coquille Police Department press release and as previously reported here, officers investigated a complaint of animal neglect at a N Baxter residence located near the courthouse. The apartment in question was found full of trash and animal feces spread throughout every room and officers were overwhelmed by the stench. Police were unable […]
Coquille Police have opened a full investigation into a case of severe animal neglect at a Baxter Street duplex. Around 10PM last evening, after repeated complaints from neighbors, police rescued a severely malnourished dog living amidst its own waste for as long as a month. Chief Janice Blue was on the scene and took possession […]
Burgett shouldn’t have too much trouble proving in a court of law that the city historically ignores complaints raised against the police department.
Mark Dannels, former chief of the Coquille PD who was instrumental in solving the ten year old murder of Leah Freeman is one of the top three candidates under consideration.
There is no defending these boys, they all knew better but right or wrong society will have to deal with the fact that girls are becoming sexually active earlier and earlier and unless laws carrying mandatory sentences are adapted to adjust to this sad truth our prisons are going to be filled to the brim with “horny” teenagers.
If it could be determined that members of the committee handpicked data to support an existing bias while ignoring data to the contrary and that their recommendations caused harm to taxpayers or public employees then this would qualify as malfeasance. Should the commissioners negligently retain these appointed officials and further accept the recommendations at face value then we are all victims of misfeasance and in at least one instance, in my opinion, malfeasance.
Great news that Coquille City Manager Terrence O’Connor has a new job beginning in January managing North Bend. Gosh, I hope we see a change in the administration that does as much for the city as a new police chief did for the police department.
Officers Ray McNeely and Chris Webley as well as the rest of CPD have done an excellent job and have provided proof that with the right leadership and guidance they are all worthy to be called ‘crime fighters’ not just ‘traffic nazis‘.
When defense had finished with the witness, DA Paul Frasier, on redirect, asked Walker if any trace evidence or DNA from anyone was found on the clothing of Leah Freeman? “No”, she answered. “After such a long time, that is not unusual”.
This morning the prosecution has gotten into the more gory details of the crime. Forensic scientist, Kathy Wilcox has described the vehicle processing as well as the blood spatter on the shoes, and the jury have seen pictures of Leah’s clothing. Leah’s body had been laying in the summer heat for weeks and her body had “melted” into her clothes, Wilcox explained.