Man Arrested for Mother’s Murder; Man Arrested for Mother’s Murder; Snowy Plover Season

Man Arrested for Mother’s Murder

A former resident of the Indian Creek Community has been arrested for murder in Lincoln County.  56 year old Robert B. Poe was arrested on March 12th and charged with Second Degree Murder in the death of his mother 79 year old Judy D. Poe.  The Major Crime team and members from the Oregon State Police Crime Lab are involved in the investigation and were assisted by officers from Newport police and Lincoln City. Police were called to the 400 block of E. Logsden Road in Siletz on the evening of the 12th and found Judy Poe near a motor vehicle with injuries consistent with homicidal violence and detained the 56 year old Poe at the scene.  Poe told police that he thought his mother was a vampire and that the killing was accidental.  Poe has a lengthy criminal record dating back to 1981 and was a former student at Mapleton Schools. Poe’s next court date is March 20th.

Man Arrested for Mother’s Murder

The Florence Master Recyclers are hosting a community meeting on Wednesday, March 20th at the Florence campus of Lane Community College.  The meeting will feature Lane County’s Waste Management division manager Jeff Orlandini.  Orlandini will present information on the newly proposed Integrated Material and Energy Recovery Facility. The Facility is planned for Goshen and will process residential garbage, comingled recycling and Organic waste and will produce marketable recycling commodities and biogas for transportation.  It is believed that the facility will annually divert 80,000 tons of material from Lane County’s landfill.  The presentation will be from 4-6 pm in room 103 at LCC.

Snowy Plover Season

The nesting season for the Snowy Plover is upon us and the US Department of Agriculture is reminding the community and visitor of the importance of staying away from the nesting areas.  Areas along the central Oregon coast have been designated and marked.  The endangered plover has seen a significant rise in numbers with help from the protected areas.  Cindy Burns a Siuslaw National Forest wildlife biologist says great strides have been made in reversing the decline of the species, but says it takes everyone to be aware and urges people to understand the nesting season rules and share the beach through spring and summer. The species was listed as threatened in 1993 when officials only counted 45 breeding adults.  In 2023 there were 433 breeding adults counted.