Eugene Man Facing Kidnapping Charges

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene man is in jail Monday night, facing a lengthy list of charges including robbery and kidnapping. Police got the call just after 8:00 p.m. Sunday about a kidnapping in West Eugene. Police said Manuel Vasquez kidnapped a relative, held the person at a home, but the victim eventually escaped. EPD … Continue reading »

Jenny Gamez Identified as Murder Victim

WALWORTH COUNTY, Wisc. — Investigators have officially linked a missing Oakridge woman to a double murder case in Wisconsin. Her identity was revealed during a news conference in Walworth County, Wisconsin Monday. Through the use of dental records, investigators announced they officially identified the second body found in a suitcase earlier this month as 21-year-old … Continue reading »

Oakridge Mom Linked to Murder Suspect

Eugene, Ore. — A missing Oakridge mother could be a victim in a Wisconsin double murder case, involving a former police officer. Corporal Conrad Gagner, with the Cottage Grove Police Department, told KEZI 9 News that the department is working with police in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, to obtain dental records of Jenny Gamez from a … Continue reading »

Police Pursuit Ends in Arrest

EUGENE, Ore. — A man wanted for numerous crimes led police on a chase through a west Eugene neighborhood Saturday afternoon. Officers say they finally had to tase the man before taking him into custody. Police say officers had been looking for Brent Welding since at least Friday. Officers wouldn’t confirm what Welding was wanted … Continue reading »

Interview: Crime Trends and Technology

EUGENE, Ore. — With national laws changing surrounding gun control, marijuana and more, police officers are being faced with new tasks. Eugene officials are finding different ways to combat crime, with technology never used before. Chief of Police Pete Kerns with E.P.D. joined us live in the studio for KEZI 9 News This Morning to … Continue reading »

Corvallis Theft Arrests

CORVALLIS, ORE. – Police are warning residents about identity theft after officers arrested three people this weekend for theft. On Sunday Corvallis Police arrested 34-year-old Amy Mumford Knight (right) of Corvallis after they say she stole a bank card from someone she was visiting in Portland. Once she returned to Corvallis, police say she used … Continue reading »

Post Holiday Crime Prevention

EUGENE, Ore. — Now that you’ve had a bit of time with your new Christmas presents, EPD wants to help you keep them out of the hands of thieves. They urge you to write the serial number of expensive items and add tracking software to anything that hooks up to the Internet. This will help … Continue reading »

Twist in Corvallis Drug Bust Arrests

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Last week Corvallis Police responded to a home invasion robbery, and on Tuesday, they arrested the victims of that same robbery for running a suspected drug house. Police arrested Tejay Elliott on charges of frequenting a drug house and for doing so within 1,000 feet of a school. His roommate, Taylor Hughes, … Continue reading »

Man Burglarizes Springfield Home

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A local couple is replacing many of their belongings after falling victim to a bizarre burglary Saturday. Police say a man who is known as a transient in the area broke almost every single window at the Springfield house. He also destroyed a lot of stuff inside. Police said the couple moved … Continue reading »

EPD’s Campus Crime Reminders

EUGENE, Ore. — As University of Oregon students moving in this week, Eugene Police have a few reminders to help prevent break-ins. Police say most burglaries in the university neighborhoods happen during the day, when a door or window was left unlocked. EPD says not to leave anything visible in a vehicle, don’t leave a … Continue reading »

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