Police Investigate Man’s Death

EUGENE, Ore. — A man is dead after an apparent assault in downtown Eugene. The Eugene Police Department says 23 year-old Dean Sweeden died Wednesday morning from injuries he sustained in an apparent attack. EPD said just after 7:30 a.m. Wednesday it got a call about an injured man in 6th Alley between Lincoln and … Continue reading »

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 »

Witnesses Sought in Man’s Death

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Department is looking for witnesses in connection with a man’s death in the West Eugene area Wednesday evening. The 33-year-old was found around 11:08 p.m. at S. Danebo Avenue near W. 11th Avenue. Police say a bicycle was found nearby, but there were no other vehicles near the area. … Continue reading »

EPD Investigating Possible Hate Crime

EUGENE, Ore. — Nearly¬†a dozen swastikas showed up on mailboxes near the University of Oregon Monday, now Eugene Police are looking into the hate symbols. The mailboxes are opposite the AEPi Fraternity, a national Jewish fraternity. In a statement, the Eugene Human Rights Commissioner Phil Carrascao said, “The City of Eugene Human Rights Commission strongly … Continue reading »

Several Fireworks Citations Issued

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene police and Eugene-Springfield Fire stayed busy during Fourth of July celebrations Friday night, responding to numerous calls involving illegal fireworks. Officials from both police and the fire department say not only did they responded to numerous calls Friday night, but police handed out several citations for possession of illegal fireworks. Police … Continue reading »

Illegal Fireworks Turn In

EUGENE, Ore. — The fourth of July is just around the corner and law enforcement is upping the effort to get rid of illegal fireworks. Eugene-Springfield Fire and Eugene police hosted a turn in Saturday. Officials say dozens of people stopped by the Second Avenue and Chambers training station and dropped off illegal fireworks. They … Continue reading »

Interview: Police Chief Pete Kerns

EUGENE, Ore. — In his monthly visit to the KEZI 9 studios, EPD Police Chief Pete Kerns discussed the growing threat of cybercrime, and what law enforcement is doing to fight it.

Busy Weekend for Party Patrol

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s the weekend before finals. Sgt. Larry Crompton and six other officers are out to break up celebrations that are getting out of hand. “As the weather changes and becomes nicer we have more foot traffic and people just kind of partying out on the street corners,” said Crompton. On 14th and … Continue reading »

Witnesses Sought in Attempted Abduction

EUGENE, Ore — Police are hoping someone saw an attempted abduction in Eugene Thursday afternoon. An 18-year-old told police a man tried to grab her as she was walking to her car near 18th and Bertelsen. It happened at about 12:15 p.m. She told police she broke free when the man first tried to grab … Continue reading »

“100 Deadliest Days” for Teens

EUGENE, Ore. — Summer vacation is just around the corner for high school students but that time, falling between Memorial and Labor Day, is considered the most dangerous time for teen drivers. According to Bactrack.com, a breathalyzer company, that time period is known as the “100 Deadliest Days” for teens. Police and driving instructors at … Continue reading »

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