Police Identify Burglary Suspect

EUGENE, Ore. — Some quick thinking from two Eugene homeowners helped the Lane County Sheriff’s Office and the Eugene Police Department catch a burglary suspect in the River Road area. Police identified the suspect as 54-year-old Mark Turczynski. Police said it all started when two people came home to a burglar inside their house. The … Continue reading »

EPD Tickets 140 Drivers

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Department handed out 140 tickets during its traffic enforcement Tuesday.  Throughout the day motorcycle officers pulled over more than 160 people, but let some off with just a warning. Of the 140 citations police ticketed 75 people for speeding, 11 people for using their cellphones, 24 people for driving … Continue reading »

EPD Investigating Possible Armed Robbery

UPDATE: Eugene Police have confirmed that a man tried to rob an armored truck in the Albertsons parking lot Saturday afternoon. Two armed guards were inside the truck at the time and one of the guards shot the robbery suspect. The two guards drove away from the scene and called 911. EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene … Continue reading »

Search Underway for Robbery Suspect

EUGENE, Ore. — For the second consecutive night Eugene Police set up a perimeter, searching for a man they say robbed a Eugene business. They say a man walked up to the Albertsons on Coburg Road. He handed an employee at the pharmacy a note, demanding prescription drugs. He claimed to be armed. No one … Continue reading »

Tiny Cameras Assist Police

EUGENE, Ore. — We’ve all seen them before, dramatic clips from police car dash cams. Now departments all over the country are using “body cams,” tiny devices that clip onto officers’ uniforms. “I would come up, I would flip this shutter down. Right now, I’m recording,” said Sgt. Larry Crompton, Eugene Police Department. Sgt. Crompton … Continue reading »

EPD Warns of New Phone Scams

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Police warn of another phone scam. Police say the caller poses as someone from the Eugene Police Department advising the person on the other end that they have a warrant for their arrest and need to return the call immediately. Police also warn of a scam where the caller is claiming … Continue reading »

Princess for a Day Event

EUGENE, Ore. – The Eugene Police Department is asking for the public’s help for an upcoming event. EPD is helping to organize the Princess for a Day event. Police say it’s a way to help empower girls who are vulnerable in society. “It’s nice once in a while to just feel like somebody out there … Continue reading »

EPD Releases Robber Surveillance Images

EUGENE, Ore. — EPD is looking for the man they say robbed a U.S. Bank around five Wednesday afternoon. The surveillance images show the man police say walked into the bank at West 7th and Chambers and handed a teller a note. He left on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. Officers describe the … Continue reading »

Crash Investigation Closes MLK Blvd.

UPDATE (9:12 a.m. Jan. 23): Police say Steven Edward Womack, 59, of Springfield, was arrested for Assault 3, Assault 4, DUII, and Hit-and-Run – Injury. The victim is Barbara Ann Gaines, 77, of Springfield. EUGENE, Ore. — Parts of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard were closed Wednesday as Eugene police investigated a major accident. Emergency crews took … Continue reading »

EPD Investigating Suspicious Death

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene police are investigating a death in the west Eugene area. The investigation is at a home on the 2500 block of Melrose Loop, just north of Barger and west of the Beltline Highway. Eugene police say the first call came in around 5 p.m. Monday. Police are calling this a suspicious … Continue reading »

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