Man Robbed at Knifepoint in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — A man says he was robbed at knifepoint in downtown Eugene Thursday afternoon. It happened near the Buffalo Exchange on 5th Avenue. Police say the suspect approached the victim from behind and demanded cash, and then he ran eastbound along the railroad tracks. The suspect is described as a tall white man … Continue reading »

Suspect Threatens Eugene Police Officer

EUGENE, Ore. — One man was arrested after threatening to shoot a Eugene police officer Monday afternoon. EPD says it all started when an off-duty officer noticed a man trespassing in his neighbor’s backyard. He confronted the man, and that’s when EPD says the man reached into his jacket and told the officer he would … Continue reading »

Burglary Suspect Wakes Up Couple

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene couple woke up in the middle of the night to find a man with a gun in their home telling them to get down on the ground. With the help of roommates and neighbors, police say they were able to catch the burglar and intervene in the burglary. Jed Gleasman … Continue reading »

EPD Works to Prevent Vehicle Theft

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene police are still looking for the man who crashed a stolen car into a utility pole Easter weekend. James Naylor remains at large. Police say he crashed a Nissan into the pole on Royal Avenue and fled the scene. Crime prevention specialists continue to get the word out on how to … Continue reading »

Police Prevent Spring Break Break-ins

EUGENE, Ore. — Spring break is typically when crime activity increases near the University of Oregon. For anyone who hasn’t left town yet, the University of Oregon Police Department is reminding students to remove valuables from their cars and make sure their residences are secure–doors and windows locked. “We want to make sure people are … Continue reading »

FBI Arrests “Tall Man Bandit”

PORTLAND, Ore. — FBI agents arrested a man known as the “Tall Man Bandit” Thursday morning. Chet Evans, 25, was arrested in northeast Portland around 10:45 a.m. and charged with robbery. Evans is accused of robbing the Key Bank branch on Coburg Road in Eugene on Monday, March 18. Investigators also suspect he committed five … Continue reading »

EPD Unable to Locate Evidence

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene police says its property control unit has been inadequately operated for decades. A recent audit proved just that, revealing a long list of bad practice needing attention. Chief Pete Kerns says that attention is now being paid in the form of a brand new staff, a new protocol and two investigations. … Continue reading »

“Tall Man Bandit” Identified

EUGENE, Ore. — The FBI says it now knows who the “tall bandit” is. Investigators say his real name is Chet Evans, and they need your help to find him. They’re offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to his arrest. Evans’s suspected in six robberies, including the Key Bank on Coburg Road on Monday.

Little Caesars Robbed in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene police are trying to connect Monday night’s Little Caesars robbery to several crimes at local pizza joints. About 5:40 p.m. Tuesday, a man walked into the Little Caesars on Green Acres Road and demanded cash. Officers think he had a gun. They hope security cameras at neighboring businesses caught the robber … Continue reading »

Vandals Hit Sheldon Plaza

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Police are looking for suspects related to vandalism that took place late Thursday night in Eugene. Five possible burglaries were reported at the Sheldon Plaza Shopping Center on Willakenzie Rd. When police responded to the scene they found glass doors and windows had been shattered. Officers are still investigating whether or … Continue reading »

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