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 »

Arrest Made in Assault Investigation

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Police have arrested a Springfield woman Wednesday in relation to a three month assault investigation. Police say Kelly Gresham, 26, was involved in a dispute on Nov. 26, 2012. Police had responded to the 1200 block of W. 6th Avenue after gun shots were reported. Police discovered a 32-year-old woman had … Continue reading »

Man Plows Car Through Neighborhood Yards

EUGENE, Ore. — A man is in jail, accused of plowing through several backyards in west Eugene, leaving a lengthy trail of destruction. Eugene police say it’s unclear why the man drove through the backyards on Monday night, but they say he started at some apartments near 17th Avenue and Garfield Street. The suspect went … Continue reading »

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