Portland, Ore. – It is with much sadness that we must let the public know that our “partner in crime”, Scott Reynolds passed away unexpectedly on June 15th, 2022 in Portland, Oregon.
UPDATE: A GoFundMe has been set up to help pay for Scott’s memorial services. Please click here to donate.
Mike Weber and Kevin Prociw met Scott in 2010 during the Beltline Boondoggle – an effort that drew protest from many Lane County residents who were dismayed with state for the vanity renaming of a highway during difficult economic times. Out of that effort came the formation of a short-lived political watch-dog group known as Lane County Citizens for Responsible Government.
Tiring of politics, the three of us went on to form “Lane Today” which was an online-only hyperlocal newspaper with a focus on unbiased fact-only news reporting. Together with 20 UO Journalism interns, Lane Today enjoyed mild success in the local news arena.
At Scott’s suggestion, Lane Today began including mugshots in the publication. As time drew on, it was clear that crime news and mugshots were our most popular offerings.
Lane Today eventually dissolved, but Scott ultimately returned to those roots and started Oregon Crime News with the idea of taking mugshots beyond Lane County. Before long, the three of us (we affectionately referred to ourselves as “The Trifecta”) were back in business together.
Eventually Scott would move on to other interests, but Mike and Kevin never forgot his pivotal role in founding of the ever-popular Lane County Mugshots. In fact, when we eventually incorporated, we chose the name Prismatic to represent the dimensional nature of our former three-person group in case Scott wanted to come back. He never returned to the fold, but he was missed.
Due to the nature of his employment, Scott preferred to remain a silent partner. Many that knew him might be surprised to learn of his involvement in our humble beginnings. Had Scott not made the original suggestion to include mugshots in our former publication, Lane County Mugshots probably would not exist today.
Rest in peace, Scott. You have been and will be missed.
Mike and Kevin…..