Drivers Reminded to Obey School Zones

EUGENE, Ore. — School is back in session for many students this week. The Bethel and Roseburg districts start on Tuesday, Springfield starts on Wednesday, and the 4J School District starts next week. Now, the Eugene Police Traffic Enforcement Unit is reminding all drivers to pay attention to school zone speed limits. School zone crosswalks … Continue reading »

Police Reaction to Autzen Crowd

EUGENE, Ore. — Duck fans are still talking about the teams 63-point win over Nichols in the first game Saturday, a game Eugene police said filled Autzen Stadium. Police said this year’s crowd didn’t get too crazy. The number of calls regarding citations and escorting people out of the stadium was average compared to what … Continue reading »

SWAT & Suspect Standoff

EUGENE, Ore. — A nearly three-hour standoff ended Wednesday afternoon. Eugene Police say an armed man barricaded himself in an apartment near the corner of 13th Avenue and Chambers Street. EPD says the search for this suspect started Tuesday night, when he fled on foot with a handgun from police after a car pursuit. Police … Continue reading »

Police Respond to Barricaded Subject

EUGENE, Ore. – SWAT and Eugene Police responded to a barricaded subject at the Spring Tree Apartments Wednesday afternoon. Police closed 13th Avenue and Chambers Street to traffic as they worked the scene. EPD says they were able to arrest the man without anyone getting hurt. This is a developing story and we’ll have more … Continue reading »

EPD Says Fans Should Prepare for Traffic

EUGENE, Ore. — Police say Duck fans should pack your patience for this Saturday’s Duck football game. Eugene Police say there’s so much congestion around the stadium, it can bring traffic to a standstill. That’s even with maximum amount of lanes open going toward the stadium. EPD says fans might want to consider other modes … Continue reading »

Police Scanner Blocks Public

EUGENE, Ore. — Soon the public will no longer be able to listen in to police scanner traffic in Eugene. Eugene Police say they are encrypting their radio channel starting next weekend to improve safety for officers. Officers say this will prevent a suspect from listening to police activity and the public from spreading information … Continue reading »

EPD Responds to Patrol Cars Controversy

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Department is responding to criticism about a new fleet of patrol cars. Some are angry the department would opt for an SUV that get s a little more than 11 miles to the gallon, especially at a time gas prices are so high. But it’s not that simple. The … Continue reading »

Vehicle Thefts Increase

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Department is reporting a sudden spike in car thefts. The vehicles are not just broken into. So far this year, EPD has investigated 310 vehicle thefts. Almost a five percent increase over the same time last year. In just the past two weeks 31 vehicles have been reported stolen. … Continue reading »

EPD Starts the “Fix it Ticket”

EUGENE, Ore. – The City of Eugene will start a new program on Thursday to help motorist stopped for violations regarding equipment, vehicle registration and drivers’ licenses. Officers usually issue a Uniform Traffic Citation when a vehicle is not compliance with the law or the driver doesn’t have updated DMV information. If convicted, that infraction … Continue reading »

Former Officer Pleads Guilty

EUGENE, Ore. – A former Eugene Police officer involved in a sex abuse investigation pleaded guilty to six charges Wednesday. Stefan Zeltvay, 44, of Eugene, pleaded guilty to five counts of sexual harassment and one count of sexual abuse in the third degree. Eugene Police received a complaint about Zeltvay in July 2012. Police conducted … Continue reading »

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