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 »

Officials to Discuss Bias-Based Policing

EUGENE, Ore. — Bias-based policing and racial profiling is an issue police departments all over the country face. In the history of the Eugene Police Department, when it comes to bias-based policing or racial profiling, there has never been a policy that guides officers and their interactions with the community. The Eugene Police Commission will … Continue reading »

Students and Neighbors React to Arrest

EUGENE, Ore. — A man is in jail Friday after turning himself in to police for sexually abusing a minor. Timothy Schley was arraigned earlier Friday for sexual abuse of a minor. Schley, an athletic trainer at Willamette High School, turned himself in to Eugene police yesterday. Willamette High School students say most of them … Continue reading »

Police Still Searching for Eugene Man

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Department is still searching for a man accused of attacking his girlfriend. Police said Brandon Hamner assaulted his girlfriend at an apartment on Bailey Hill Road and then took off. They’ve been searching for him since Monday morning. Anyone with information should call the Eugene Police Department.

Police, Dispatchers Launch New System

EUGENE, Ore. — A new system for local police and dispatchers has officially launched, and project leaders say it’s helping make the public safer. Eugene and Springfield police and fire personnel are breaking ground for the state. They’re the first agencies in Oregon to use the SunGard Records and Dispatch System. “The push is to … Continue reading »

Police Busy on New Year’s Eve

EUGENE, Ore. — With people ringing in the New Year, police officers hit the streets to find drunk drivers. Both in Eugene and Springfield, each and every officer working had their hands full. “When you get to the point where you’re restricting officer response to only the highest priority calls and are reallocating resources that … Continue reading »

Attorney Organizes Wills For Heroes

EUGENE, Ore. — Our first responders put themselves in harm’s way every day to protect our safety.¬†Often times they don’t prepare for the risks that can come with these dangerous jobs. That’s why Eugene Attorney Dan Prince is putting together a pro bono program to offer local first responders free wills and estate plans. It’s … Continue reading »

Eugene Police Records Counter Closed

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Department’s front records counter will be closed Monday, Nov. 18. The department is converting to a new public safety records management and dispatching system. The closure starts at noon and will reopen at midnight Thursday. Services for impounded vehicles will still be open. Anyone who needs to pick up … Continue reading »

Interview: Preventing Holiday Crime

EUGENE, Ore. — Hundreds of families will head out of town for holidays. You may lock your doors and turn on the lights, but your home can still be a target for crime. Sgt. Lisa Barrong, a crime prevention specialist with Eugene police, has some tips on how you can protect your home and your … Continue reading »

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