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 »

Oregon Man Accused of Crime Spree

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — An Oregon man that went on a crime spree in the San Francisco Bay area may be linked to a homicide along the Oregon coast. The Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety in the San Francisco Bay area arrested Jeffrey Boyce, of North Bend, Monday night. The department says Boyce carjacked … Continue reading »

Lebanon Burglary Suspect Arrested

LEBANON, Ore. — Police arrested an Albany man in connection with a burglary at M2 Outdoor Sports. Someone called officers Sunday morning and was able to keep their eye on him until police arrived. Police say the suspect possibly threw a brick through the business’ glass door and disabled the alarm before going inside. They … Continue reading »

Spring Break Break-In Reports Decrease

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Sheriff’s Office says it looks like there were fewer burglaries this spring break compared to last year. Spring break is a notorious time for property theft and burglaries after everyone leaves town for vacation. Deputies are optimistic that people are starting to lock up and secure their valuables. But … Continue reading »

Teen Reunited With Stolen Trike

ALBANY, Ore. — A special needs teen was reunited with her beloved tricycle thanks to a good Samaritan and the efforts of the Albany Police Department. Lexi Olivos-Stansberry was all smiles while riding her tricycle. “Thank you. It makes me happy when I ride my bike around the apartment,” she said. But on March 1, … Continue reading »

Peeping Tom Seen Near UO

EUGENE, Ore. — Police are investigating several cases of Peeping Toms near the University of Oregon. The UOPD says several people have reported someone peeking through the windows of homes at 21st Avenue and Onyx Street over the past few weeks. In all, the instances the suspect was caught peering through the windows, sometimes as … Continue reading »

Police Prevent Spring Break Break-ins

EUGENE, Ore. — Spring break is typically when crime activity increases near the University of Oregon. For anyone who hasn’t left town yet, the University of Oregon Police Department is reminding students to remove valuables from their cars and make sure their residences are secure–doors and windows locked. “We want to make sure people are … Continue reading »

Jury Backs Deputy In Deadly Shooting

ALBANY, Ore. — Just two hours after closing arguments, A jury found Deputy David Francis justified in the 2010 shooting death of an Albany man. Undersheriff Bruce Riley says Deputy David Francis feels very relieved. But in November 2010, he feared for his life. “The vehicle was coming straight at him and he thought he … Continue reading »

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