Eugene Bomb Threat Suspect Sentenced

MEDFORD, Ore. — The man who called in a threat to bomb the downtown Eugene post office won’t spend any more time in prison for the crime. The judge handed down a year-long sentence to Patrick Smoly Tuesday, but he got credit for time served. Back in November 2010, Smoly parked his white van outside … Continue reading »

Bomb Scare Suspect Faces Federal Charges

November 18, 2010 By Jeff Skrzypek EUGENE, Ore. — The Corvallis man who allegedly called in the bomb threat that shut down downtown Eugene will not only face charges from the city but federal charges too. Earlier Wednesday, Patrick Smoly only faced a charge of disorderly conduct for the four-hour ordeal he’s accused of starting. … Continue reading »

Bomb Threat Suspect Apologizes

November 18, 2010 By Stacia Kalinoski EUGENE, Ore. — The man accused of threatening to blow up the downtown Eugene Post Office apologized in court Thursday. That’s when Patrick Smoley went before a federal judge. He faces charges of willfully using a phone to do harm. Smoley waived his preliminary examination, but he did prepare … Continue reading »

Downtown Bomb Threat Ends in Arrest, No Bomb Found

November 16, 2010 By KEZI 9 News Staff EUGENE, Ore. — The man behind a bomb scare that shut down downtown Eugene Tuesday afternoon is behind bars. Hundreds of people had to be evacuated from the area near 5th and Willamette as police negotiated with a man inside a van claiming he was going to … Continue reading »