Suspect In Eugene Shooting Arrested

EUGENE, Ore. — Marion County deputies caught a man wanted for a shooting in south Eugene yesterday. The man allegedly shot a woman and is now being charged with attempted murder. Police say the suspect is 38-year-old Daniel Garges from Eugene. He was arrested this morning by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office near Salem. Investigators … Continue reading »

Victim of Death Investigation Identified

UPDATE: EUGENE, Ore. — We now know the name of the 27-year-old man who was found dead in the backyard of a Eugene home Saturday morning. Tyler Wayne Alexander, of Springfield, was found at a home on the 11-hundred block of Woodside Drive after Eugene police and fire crews responded to calls about a fire … Continue reading »

Man Robs Downtown Off the Waffle

EUGENE, Ore. — Police responded to a robbery at Off The Waffle just before 8:00 p.m. Friday night. Police said a man walked up to the counter with a note and demanded money. He also said he had a gun. A worker handed the man money out of the cash register. He then took off … Continue reading »

Toddler Found On School Playground

EUGENE, Ore. — For more than an hour Wednesday morning, police combed through a South Eugene neighborhood trying to reunite a toddler with his family. Police said it was a very rare situation, since the little boy was found, but no one ever noticed he was gone. Police went door to door with the toddler … Continue reading »

Assault Suspect Taken Into Custody

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene man is in jail after a Swat team and dozens of police officers swarmed a neighborhood near Autzen Stadium Saturday night. That man was wanted for a violent crime. Eugene Police said Corey Villa assaulted a man Saturday afternoon in the Echo Hollow area. Hours later police received a tip … Continue reading »

EPD Hosts Forum to Discuss Bias Policing

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Commission held a public forum Thursday night to get input on its anti-bias policing policy. The Eugene Police Department drafted the policy in October. It instructs officers not to use race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or any other protected class as a reason to make a traffic stop or detain … Continue reading »

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 »

Eugene Police Complaints Up

EUGENE, Ore. — Complaints against the Eugene Police Department are on the rise. The Eugene police auditor is tasked with taking these complaints. “Eugene has a population that is very vigorous about speaking about their government,” said Mark Gissiner, Eugene Police Auditor. Gissiner says his office has been busy this year. “The allegations that we’ve … Continue reading »

Two Arrested for Disorderly Conduct

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Two men were taken into custody for disorderly conduct after a young woman reported them for harassing her at work. Springfield Police officers took over The Sizzler parking lot on Gateway Friday morning just before 10:30 a.m. They spent more than an hour questioning three men about the incident and going through … Continue reading »

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