Officer shortage delays home intrusion arrest

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes An intruder caused a Keizer family to flee their home and a shortage of officers on the Keizer Police Department’s (KPD) night shift delayed an arrest by almost an hour. About 4:30 a.m.,  on Saturday, April 15, Officer Eric Jefferson was dispatched to a report of a burglary-in-progress in the 1100 block of Lockhaven Drive Northeast. A 9-1-1 caller reported an unknown male was banging on the door of his home and ringing the doorbell. While en route to the call, Jefferson was informed that the caller had armed himself with a...

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