EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Police arrested 23 people after a house party got out of control. The arrests happened after officers responded to a noise complaint near the University of Oregon campus.
Police arrived to the 1600 block of Alder Street to a house called “The Campbell Club” shortly after midnight Saturday. According to police reports, an officer on the scene was shoved from behind and surrounded by a group of people at the party. The Eugene Police Department sent more officers to the house in an attempt to resolve the altercation.
Officers said anytime someone physically resists with police, they are asking for trouble.
“When things start getting physical with the officers, it’s very, very dangerous for the officer. Very, very dangerous for the people in and around that area at that point in time,” said Sgt. David Knatt, Eugene Police.
After police got a search warrant, they entered the house and issued citations for prohibited noise, minor in possession of alcohol and resisting arrest. Of those cited, 14 were taken into custody.
Eugene Police say parties like this one were the motivation for putting the social host ordinance in place. They say the house has been on their radar for several years.
Some neighbors of the house who attended the party said they felt that police were overreacting to the noise complaint.