Assisted living theft — An Oregon woman residing in an assisted-living facility says she withdrew $17,000 in cash from the bank to buy a mobile home and pay some bills. Four days later, she noticed it missing from a locked drawer. The Eugene Register-Guard reports that 84-year-old Frances McComb withdrew the money on June 17 and last saw it a day later. On June 22, she found the drawer damaged and the money gone. Police can’t tell whether the damage to the drawer happened before or after the reported theft. McComb and her husband, Bill McComb, moved to the Eugene facility earlier this month.
Car flips, lands near propane tank — Firefighters say disaster was barely averted when a driver missed a turn in Clackamas, struck a barrier and flipped his car, landing near a 30,000-gallon fuel tank. The driver had four passengers, and no one was hurt. KGW-TV reports the driver fled the scene. The crash on Saturday took place near a popular route to the Clackamas River. Witnesses said the driver was speeding when he missed the turn. The car landed upside down.
Douglas County fire danger — Douglas County fire officials say local conditions are showing signs of fire danger not usually seen until mid-summer. The Douglas Forest Protective Association says backyard burning, including the use of incinerators and debris burn piles, will be banned after today. The association warns that further restrictions could be coming. The recent hot weather was accompanied by abnormally dry conditions on the forest floor. Recent rain had little to no lasting effect on the forest fuels in the area.
Eugene dispatch center left in dark — Power was knocked out to the 911 dispatch center that serves about 90 percent of Lane County on Friday, and residents resorted to going directly to fire departments or hospitals for help. Eugene police say the 40-minute power outage was caused by a “faulty power source” late Friday afternoon. The Central Lane Communications Center was unable to answer emergency and non-emergency telephone lines. The communications center also serves 17 rural fire stations, which requested additional staff members come in during the outage.
— From wire reports