COTTAGE GROVE SENTINEL March 25, 2015 3A Police seek information on pedestrian fatality O Foundation presents grants to local non- profi ts BY JON STINNETT The Cottage Grove Sentinel T he Cottage Grove Com- munity Foundation saluted efforts at community photo by Jon Stinnett betterment while distributing grant awards to 13 nonprofi ts Judd Van Gorder (far left) and Travis Palmer present a grant to the Cottage Grove at the Community Center on Museum's Tara Sue Hughart for the Museum's Passport to History program, a scaven- ger hunt of sorts for local historical information provided for Cottage Grove's youth . Tuesday, March 17. Foundation President Judd Van Gorder said that, between the fi re department will use six weeks in the summer, and sary as food,” said Commu- the organization’s grant and its $767 grant to update the Dill said Cottage Grove High nity Sharing’s Lise Colgan. scholarship programs, the fi re prevention videos it uses School music teacher David “We’d like to thank the Foun- Foundation would distribute to educate local children on Larsen and Lincoln Middle dation for being realists and School music instructor Joan- funding this effort.” over $100,000 in the commu- fi re safety. “Fire prevention begins at na Newton have done a great Bohemia Mining Days was nity this year. Programs funded included a young age,” Wooten said. job since assuming leadership also awarded a $1000 schol- arship to purchase tables and transition facilitation at South “Our videos were 15 years old of the camp. and some of the information Other grants included chairs for the popular sum- Lane School District, whose in them was out-of-date. This $1000 to Family Relief Nurs- mer festival. Womenspace re- David Bascue explained that the $1000 foundation grant is a wonderful opportunity to ery to conduct developmen- ceived a $1000 grant to help tal screenings of local youth the victims of interpersonal will allow parents who do upgrade those videos.” Dorena’s Bob Dill accepted aged three weeks to six years. violence fl ee harmful situa- not speak English to hear a an $800 grant for the Grove Community Sharing’s Project tions, and the Cottage The- translation of a school-relat- ed function they attend from Music Camp, which aims to White Paper received a $1000 atre’s $1000 grant will fund wherever they choose to sit in keep middle-school and high- grant to purchase toilet paper a marketing effort to bring school aged musicians busy and other toiletries. more locals to the theater, in the school’s auditorium. with music in the summer. “We receive a lot of funding addition to adding Thursday South Lane Fire and Res- cue Chief John Wooten said The camp takes place over for food, and this is as neces- evening performances. regon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred on Interstate 5 near milepost 174.5 southbound just outside Cottage Grove on Tuesday, March 17. Police say that, at approximately 9 p.m. last Tuesday, OSP troopers were dispatched to a report of a pedestrian walking on the shoulder and also in the right lane of travel on I-5 south- bound near milepost 174.5, nearly being struck by passing vehicles. As troopers responded to the scene, additional callers reported what ap- peared to be a person lying on the shoulder. Upon arrival troopers say they dis- covered Eric A. Boldt, 42, of Eugene and with ties to Idaho, deceased on the highway shoulder. They say Boldt was wearing a multicolored pullover and carrying a large digital camou- fl age backpack. One caller reported that Boldt may have had a mid-sized dog walking with him as well, which has not been confi rmed. Troopers believe Boldt may have been struck by a large or commer- cial type vehicle which may not have been aware of the crash. Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or have information pertaining to this crash is asked to contact Oregon State Police Collision Reconstruc- tionist Sr. Trooper Blaine Hlebechuk at 541-726-2536 or by calling the Northern Command Center (NCC) at 800-243-7865. Municipal Court schedule changed D uring proceedings at Cot- tage Grove Municipal Court Thursday morning, Judge Martin Fisher outlined a new schedule for the court’s operations going for- ward. Fisher said those accused of traffi c violations will be scheduled to appear in court at 8:30 a.m. Thursday morn- ings; criminal violations by those not in police custody will be scheduled to arrive at 9 a.m. with their proceed- ings to start by 9:30, and the court will hear the cases of those in police custody as time allows. “We’ll have traffi c violations at 8:30 so those folks don’t have to sit waiting here for two hours,” Fisher told Prosecutor John Woodworth and Public Defender Ryan Gifford. “We’ll process in the out-of-custody cases at 9 so that court can hopefully start by 9:30 and deal with the in- custody cases when we can fi nd the time.” Fisher said he sought to avoid ne- gotiations between attorneys while the rest of the courtroom waited. He cited the desire of the Cottage Grove Police Department not to pay over- time costs for the time its offi cers spend in the courtroom as the major reason for the change. Two repeat offenders have their day in Municipal Court BY JON STINNETT The Cottage Grove Sentinel A group of community members gathered at Cottage Grove Municipal Court Thursday morning to serve as a panel of jurors for a trial that al- most was. Jurors assembled for the trial of Cottage Grove’s Dillon Priv- itt were thanked for the part they Th ank you to all who sent cards and came to our Anniversary Celebration. Bill and Nancy Van Schoiack and Families played in the judicial process by Judge Martin Fisher, who told them that they had fulfi lled an obligation just by showing up. In the minutes prior to the tri- al, Prosecutor John Woodworth and Public Defender Ryan Gif- ford reached a deal that found Privitt, not quite 20, pleading guilty to charges of carrying a concealed weapon, unlawfully possessing an implement of graffi ti, possession of a burglary tool, unlawful entry into a mo- tor vehicle, theft II and failure to appear in court. Woodworth said Privitt will serve 30 days in the Cottage Grove Jail for possessing the concealed weapon and 14 days for the failure to appear charge, in addition to paying restitution to the victims of his burglaries, serving 24 months probation and attorney’s fees. His other charges were dismissed as part of the plea deal. After the court proceedings, Woodworth called Privitt one of the “menaces of this community” and promised to seek the maximum sentence against him at any subsequent court appearances. Police say was captured after successfully eluding them on two previous occasions. “He likes to break into cars, steal from them and shoplift,” said CGPD offi cer Jarrod But- ler. Butler said Privitt had pre- viously served a long sentence for the widespread application of graffi ti that often depicted his nickname, “Tank,” on surfaces throughout Cottage Grove. On a morning that featured a very light court docket, Fisher also presided over a show-cause hearing for 29-year old Jeremy Overstreet in relation to charges of violating probation and vio- lating a no-contact order. Fisher explained that Overstreet had placed calls to the victim of a previous incident of violence from the Lane County Jail in vi- olation of the no-contact order. “Of all the things I get to tell people to do, this is the one I take most seriously,” Fisher said, “because it deals directly with someone else’s safety. I know when a person is doing this that it isn’t a misunderstanding; the person is intentionally giving the court the proverbial fi nger.” Fisher gave Overstreet credit for a week of time served in the Lane County Jail, citing the fact that Overstreet owed the court almost $7000 and needed to fi nd employment to begin pay- ing off that debt. He cautioned Overstreet that his next infrac- tion would immediately result in a lengthy jail sentence. 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