Boy Helps Catch Thief

EUGENE, Ore. — A 12-year-old Eugene boy helped catch a criminal, and Thursday he got a very special treat. Hunter Day was hanging out at a park near the Eugene Winco when he noticed a man hiding in the bushes and alerted a nearby police officer. It turned out the man had just shoplifted from … Continue reading »

Detectives Arrest Glide Fugitive

SUTHERLIN, Ore. — Detectives arrested a Glide man for several recent burglaries. Caleb “Gator” Titus, 26, was arrested Tuesday afternoon at a church in Sutherlin and had methamphetamine with him. Titus was lodged at the Douglas County Jail on two warrants and drug charges. Last month, detectives say they recovered two stolen guns from Titus’ … Continue reading »

Proposal Submitted for Creswell Police

CRESWELL, Ore. — The city of Creswell is taking action against its recent spike in crime and talked of beefing up law enforcement, Wednesday. Most of the crimes have been property crimes, but Monday night’s shooting has many residents looking for answers. The city council says it’s feeling the pressure. Two city councilors submitted a … Continue reading »

Residents Want More Police Presence

CRESWELL, Ore. – Resident were on edge Tuesday after a shooting late Monday night. The city doesn’t have a police department and now, there are two possibly armed men on the loose. The city of Creswell contracts with the Lane County Sheriff’s Office for law enforcement services and has two full time deputies patrolling the … Continue reading »

Not a Busy Fourth of July for Police

EUGENE, Ore. — Despite all of the fireworks, Eugene Police say the Fourth of July was a quiet one. The numbers are in the single digits for DUII charges and loud noise complaints. There were seven noise complaints last night, that’s up from three from last year. And there was only one DUII report compared … Continue reading »

Neighbors React to West Eugene Homicide

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Police have released the identity of the man that was killed in West Eugene Friday night. Police say William McKnight, 41, was killed following a fight at a house on 2200 block of Roosevelt Boulevard. “My neighbor jumped up on the fence and said ‘do you guys need help, do you … Continue reading »

UO Police Investigate Campus Burglaries

EUGENE, Ore. — University of Oregon Police have released a sketch of a suspect in a slew of burglaries on campus. One or more suspects have broken into faculty and staff offices in Gerlinger, Lawrence, Anstett and Willamette halls and stole computers and other electronics. Police say this is a little surprising. “It is somewhat … Continue reading »

Number of Bike Thefts Increase in 2013

EUGENE, Ore. – The Eugene Police Department reported an increase in bicycle thefts in 2013, so far. Since January 1, 174 bikes have been reported stolen in Eugene. That’s up 64 percent from last year, when 106 bikes were stolen in the first three months of 2012. A total of 848 bicycles were reported stolen … Continue reading »

Property Crime Increase in West Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — In the past month, a west Eugene neighborhood has experienced a spike in property crimes. Police say these crimes include car break-ins, stolen vehicles, and residential and commercial burglaries. In the past month, Eugene police report there have been 20 burglaries, four stolen cars and 12 car break-ins in an area of … Continue reading »

EPD Sees Increases in Weapon Offenses

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Department reported a big jump in weapons offenses, and the number for those possessed illegally even bigger. EPD released a report revealing a 33-percent increase in weapons offenses, with an 89-percent increase in those possessed illegally and a 19-percent increase in concealed weapons. As to why this might be, … Continue reading »

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