Business Owners Respond to Break-ins

EUGENE, Ore. — Some restaurants around Eugene and Springfield have been the target of a string of crimes recently. These include a Burrito Boy restaurant and a Shari’s restaurant in the River Road area of Eugene. Eugene police arrested a man accused of robbing those restaurants. Tonight on KEZI 9 News at 5 and 6 … Continue reading »

Eugene Subway Restaurant Robbed

EUGENE, Ore. — Police are looking for a man who robbed the Subway on West 6th Avenue Wednesday morning. Police say he approached an employee, displayed a gun, and demanded money. This is the second armed robbery at a sandwich shop this week, and police are trying to determine if the same person is responsible. The suspect … Continue reading »

Police Look for Witnesses to Shooting

EUGENE, Ore. — Police are looking for witnesses to a weekend shooting in downtown Eugene that left three people injured. Eugene police have not arrested a suspect, but they say they have information to believe there is not an ongoing threat to the community. Detectives say they believe the victims had some interaction with the … Continue reading »

Burglar Wakes Woman in Bed

UPDATE (5:00P.M.) from Eugene Police: Since the first report, police have received two additional reports from the same general area of Kinsrow, around the same time: 3:30 a.m. In one report, the female awoke to see the suspect standing in her bedroom. She challenged him and he left. She said nothing was taken. The  second report … Continue reading »

Woman Cited for Stealing Wallets

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene police cited a woman for stealing from people who offered to give her a ride. On Tuesday at about 4 p.m., a resident called police after they saw a woman who matched the suspect description. An officer near Royal Avenue and Hughes Street found 27-year-old Colleen Whitney and confirmed she was … Continue reading »

Police Chief’s Monthly Update: July

EUGENE, Ore. — With less than a month before his annual report to the city, Eugene Police Chief Pete Kerns talks about the state of crime in Eugene, and his thoughts on the handling of the University of Oregon men’s basketball rape investigation. “The neighborhood with the most chronic property crime problem is the West … Continue reading »

Eugene Rite Aid Pharmacy Robbed

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene police are asking for help finding the suspect in a robbery that took place Sunday afternoon. The Eugene Police Department says a man walked into the Rite Aid store on Coburg Road shortly before 2 p.m., handed the pharmacist a note, and then took off with prescription medication. Officers say the … Continue reading »

Eugene Police Investigate Stabbing

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene police say they are actively looking for a man who stabbed another man in the back Thursday morning. Just after 9 a.m., officers responded to the St. Vincent de Paul Service Center on Highway 99 and Roosevelt. Police say two men who frequent the service center got in a fight there. … Continue reading »

FBI Releases Area Crime Report

EUGENE, Ore. — Numbers from the FBI Annual Crime Report were released Monday and Eugene saw some positive and negative changes from 2011 to 2012. According to the FBI, the number of rapes, aggravated assaults and car thefts went down while the number of robberies, burglaries and larceny thefts went up. The Eugene Police Department … Continue reading »

Troubling Sex Trafficking Findings

EUGENE, Ore. — The Portland metro area has long been pointed to as a hub for child sex trafficking and a new study says the dangers are equally as troubling in Lane County. Senator Ron Wyden and Portland State University, along with the U.S. Attorney’s Office released information that there were nearly 500 sex trafficking … Continue reading »

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