Sisters sentenced over $10 dispute
A dispute over a $10 debt has landed a pair of Springfield sisters in prison.
Debbie Reil, 50, was sentenced Tuesday in Lane County Circuit Court to 60 months in prison in connection with a May 13 incident in Springfield. Her sister, Anna Marie Reil, 51, received a 46-month prison sentence.
Both pleaded guilty last week to burglary, robbery and theft charges.
The Reil sisters accompanied a third woman, Marisol Izucar- Lopez, to an apartment to collect $10 that the victim reportedly owed Izucar-Lopez. Once there, the trio demanded the money and confronted the victim's young daughter while one of the Reil sisters reportedly brandished a knife, prosecutors said.
The three left the victim's apartment with her television, cell phone and cell phone charger.
Izucar-Lopez previously pleaded guilty to burglary and coercion in the case.
45 pot plants seized at High Street home
The Lane County Interagency Narcotics Enforcement team on Monday seized 45 marijuana plants and one pound of processed marijuana from a residence at 2950 High St.
According to an Oregon State Police news release, a 36-year-old man at the residence was identified and released pending criminal charges of unlawful possession, unlawful delivery and unlawful manufacturing of marijuana.
INET responded to the address around 1:30 p.m. after authorities received tips from neighbors about suspicious activity and marijuana growing on the property, state police said.
According to the news release, 17 of the seized plants were nearly 8 feet tall.
Division earns service recognition
Senior and Disabled Services, a division of the Lane Council of Governments, has received the 2011 Oregon Community Service Champion award from Experience Works, a nationwide organization serving older workers through the Senior Community Service Employment Program.
Senior and Disabled Services plans and administers programs and services for older adults and people with disabilities. In the past year, the division provided on-the-job training to 19 people, six of whom were hired permanently, Experience Works said.
Corvallis man's death probed as homicide
CORVALLIS - A body found in Benton County has been identified as a 22-year-old Corvallis man who was reported missing by his father.
The death of Giovanni Blancas-Frutero is being investigated as a homicide.
The body was found Friday by a property owner cutting wood in a grove of trees.
Blancas-Frutero was last seen Sept. 7 and was reported missing Sept. 13 after his parents became concerned he had not checked with them.
- Register-Guard and news service reports