Man Arrested for Alleged Assault

MAPLETON, Ore. — The Lane County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man in Mapleton for an alleged assault. Investigators say the situation began Wednesday morning, when a Mapleton woman called police saying her baby’s father had just assaulted her and drove away with their 2-month-old child. Deputies say it happened at about 10 a.m. at the … Continue reading »

EPD Sex Assault Suspect Search Continues

EUGENE, Ore. — The search continues for a suspect accused of sexually assaulting a woman Tuesday night in a busy area of Eugene. Eugene Police say the incident happened just before 6 p.m. near the 7-Eleven and Baja Fresh on Coburg Road. A young woman was walking to her car when the man approached her … Continue reading »

Student Allegedly Robbed and Assaulted

EUGENE, Ore. — A University of Oregon student says┬áhe was robbed and assaulted on Agate Street just south of 15th Avenue in the early morning Saturday, November 8. The student said he was walking north on Agate with a group of five male friends just after midnight, when the group was approached by two unknown … Continue reading »

Fighting Back Against Sexual Violence

EUGENE/CORVALLIS, Ore. — According to a study done by the U.S. Department of Justice, one in five women and one in sixteen men are sexually assaulted during their college years. While college is all about learning more about the world and yourself, there are some experiences that are better left alone. In September, the Obama … Continue reading »

Springfield Man Accused of Kidnap, Rape

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Springfield man is accused of kidnapping and raping his estranged wife early Saturday morning. Police say when the woman arrived at her home, Jose Alfredo Ortiz, 42, was waiting for her. He allegedly forced her into his car and back to his home at 2120 S. A Street. Officers say Ortiz … Continue reading »

Police Investigate Man’s Death

EUGENE, Ore. — A man is dead after an apparent assault in downtown Eugene. The Eugene Police Department says 23 year-old Dean Sweeden died Wednesday morning from injuries he sustained in an apparent attack. EPD said just after 7:30 a.m. Wednesday it got a call about an injured man in 6th Alley between Lincoln and … Continue reading »

Albany Man Pleads Guilty to Assault

CORVALLIS, Ore. — In March, a YouTube video of a Corvallis arrest went viral. It was recorded by bystanders who argued deputies had no right to arrest the Albany man. But Tuesday, the man in the video — 25-year-old Lee Morrill — pleaded guilty to assaulting a public safety officer, DUII and resisting arrest. A … Continue reading »

Police Locate Possible Assault Suspect

GERVAIS, Ore. — Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies located a suspect they say may have been involved in a felony assault out of Eugene. Police blocked off an area near Concomly Rd. NE near Hwy. 99 Saturday night as they searched for a suspect. Residents in the area were asked to remain inside. Just before 10:15 … Continue reading »

Victim of Violent Assault Speaks Out

EUGENE, Ore. — A west Eugene woman is sharing her story just a day after she was violently attacked in her home and driveway until neighbors came to her aid. Oleta Nicholson was home alone early Monday morning while her husband, Scott, was at work. Around 2 a.m., she says she heard a loud noise … Continue reading »

Man Charged With Assault

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene man accused of barricading himself in his apartment after attacking a man, went before a judge for the first time Monday. Police are releasing little information about what led up to a S.W.A.T. situation Saturday night on Kinsrow Avenue because they cannot release details before the upcoming trial. Corey Villa, … Continue reading »

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