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County Sheriff's Office hires L.A. police veteran

The Lane County Sheriff's Office has named a 20-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department to be the next commander of its corrections division.

Kevin Williams was selected after a nationwide search and will succeed Capt. John Clague, who retired in December.

A member of the LAPD since 1984, Williams' responsibilities included patrol, administrative investigations as a sergeant, and working in the narcotics division.

For the past 10 years, Williams has been a lieutenant and jail manager supervising 395 employees.

Williams holds a bachelor's degree in law enforcement and protection from the University of Detroit Mercy and a master's degree in organizational management from the University of Phoenix.

REGION

Driver collides

with empty school bus

PLEASANT HILL - A motorist collided with an empty school bus Wednesday morning on Highway 58, causing minor injuries to himself and another motorist.

Jerad A. Leonard, 28, of Dexter was westbound near Pleasant Hill, at milepost 8, at about 7:30 a.m. when he lost control of the Chevrolet Blazer he was driving while passing traffic, the Oregon State Police said. He crossed into the eastbound lane and collided with a school bus driven by James B. Janikowski, 63, also of Dexter.

Leonard was thrown from his vehicle, but suffered only bumps and scrapes, police said. He was transported to Sacred Heart Medical Center where he was treated and released.

Janikowski was wearing his safety belt and did not report any injuries.

Rebecca A. Porter, 22 and also of Dexter, was westbound in a Nissan Maxima that was struck by Leonard's Blazer after it collided with the bus. She was wearing a safety belt and was transported to Sacred Heart with minor injuries, treated and released. Her son, Damiyen, 5, was in a child seat and was not injured.

Leonard was cited for careless driving and failure to wear a safety belt. Traffic was affected for about two hours.

Boat sinks, spills fuel

in Depoe Bay

DEPOE BAY - A 28-foot boat sank in Depoe Bay Tuesday despite Coast Guard efforts to keep it afloat with pumps.

The boat, the Amigo, sank at its moorings with about 150 gallons of diesel fuel on board, the Coast Guard said.

The Coast Guard, which has a small detachment at Depoe Bay, said about 10 gallons spilled and that a containment boom was put around the slick. It said the boat sank about 30 minutes after it began taking on water. The Coast Guard said it has contacted a salvage firm to raise the boat.
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Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Mar 31, 2005
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