Man Arrested in Murder for Hire Plot

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene man is behind bars accused of trying to hire a man to kill his neighbor. 57 year old Jeffrey Wright Leonard is charged with solicitation for murder and conspiracy to commit murder. Police were tipped of by a Lane County Jail inmate on Thursday. He told investigators Leonard approached him … Continue reading »

EPD Warns About Growing Number of Scams

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Police sent out an alert Wednesday about a growing problem, scams. Slick criminals have been duping people out of money over the phone or online. These scams range from automated voices claiming to be from the IRS, to a person asking for donations for a good cause. Law enforcement is asking … Continue reading »

EPD Searches for Robbery Suspect

EUGENE, Ore. – Eugene Police is investigating a robber at the 76 gas station on 6th Avenue Tuesday. EPD says around 9:56 p.m. a suspect approached an employee, displayed a gun, and demanded money from the register. The suspect was described as 6-feet-tall, medium build, wearing dark pants, a red hood, and red bandanna over … Continue reading »

EPD Searches for Sexual Assault Suspect

EUGENE, Ore. – Eugene Police is searching for a suspect after a woman was allegedly raped in a busy area of Eugene, Tuesday. EPD says it happened near the 7-Eleven store on Coburg Road just before 6 p.m. It says a woman in her 20’s was walking to her parked car when a man armed … Continue reading »

Rise in Santa Clara Burglaries

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Police are looking for the person or group of people behind a spike in burglaries. Police say the reports are coming from the River Road and Santa Clara area. EPD says someone is breaking into homes through an open or unlocked garage door. Anyone with information is asked to call Eugene … Continue reading »

Hearing for Cheryl Kidd Wednesday

SALEM, Ore. — The future of a woman accused of killing a Eugene Police officer will be under review at a hearing Wednesday. Board members will decide whether to keep Cheryl Kidd at the state hospital or move her to a less secure facility. Kidd shot and killed Officer Chris Killcullen in 2011. Officer Kilcullen’s … Continue reading »

Police Issue Numerous Citations Near UO

EUGENE, Ore. — Students were back in class Monday at the University of Oregon; but as they moved in this weekend, police were out patrolling, handing out multiple citations, and even made some arrests. The numbers from Eugene Police spoke for themselves, quite a few were people stopped by police on Friday and Saturday night. … Continue reading »

Witnesses Recount Quincy Ave Shooting

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Law enforcement agencies are staying tight-lipped about an investigation into a shooting in Cottage Grove Saturday night. Oregon State Police, Lane County Sheriff’s Office, Eugene Police Department and the district attorney were all there. Officers would only say that it was an officer-involved shooting and one person was shot. They say … Continue reading »

EPD Refreshes Driving Skills on Runway

CORVALLIS, Ore. – It was pretty loud at the Corvallis Airport earlier Wednesday, when the Eugene Police Department set up several driving courses to practice driving skills. EPD was out on a road course, refreshing their driving skills, while also getting to know their vehicle’s limits and their limits as a driver. “If they can’t … Continue reading »

Teen Rape Suspect Arrested Near Autzen

EUGENE, Ore. — A 17-year-old is in custody accused of beating and raping a woman near Autzen Stadium Saturday night. At about 8:15 p.m. Eugene Police Officers were called to the area of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Scout Access Road, between Autzen Stadium and the Boy Scouts of America building. When they got there, … Continue reading »

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