EPD Reports 100 Burglaries in a Month

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Department (EPD) said residents may be making it easier for criminals to take advantage them. The Crime Prevention Unit (CPU) reported 100 burglaries from July 9 to August 5, many of which they believe could have easily been prevented. EPD said while the numbers are about average for this … Continue reading »

Boy Helps Catch Thief

EUGENE, Ore. — A 12-year-old Eugene boy helped catch a criminal, and Thursday he got a very special treat. Hunter Day was hanging out at a park near the Eugene Winco when he noticed a man hiding in the bushes and alerted a nearby police officer. It turned out the man had just shoplifted from … Continue reading »

EPD Responds to Patrol Cars Controversy

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Department is responding to criticism about a new fleet of patrol cars. Some are angry the department would opt for an SUV that get s a little more than 11 miles to the gallon, especially at a time gas prices are so high. But it’s not that simple. The … Continue reading »

New Leads in Fmr. Officer Investigation

EUGENE, Ore. — New leads have come out in the investigation into former Eugene Police Officer Stefan Zeltvay and his interaction with students at South Eugene High School. In July, Zeltvay was convicted of sexually harassing and abusing six women. There were reports of a groping incident at the school involving a female student during … Continue reading »

West 11th Fire Cause Under Investigation

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Fire Department is still investigating what cause a grass fire to shut down parts of West 11th Avenue. Eugene police say the fire broke out Friday afternoon at Highway 126 and Greenhill Road. West 11th Avenue from North Terry to Greenhill Road were closed while dozens of crews battled the … Continue reading »

Citizens Question Local Law Enforcement

EUGENE, Ore. — There have been several events the last few months in Eugene and Springfield that have people thinking twice about local law enforcement. After hearing about what’s been going on these last few months, most of the citizens KEZI 9 News spoke to Thursday were definitely a little less trusting of these civil … Continue reading »

Police Seek Witnesses to Fatal Crash

EUGENE, Ore. — A man died after he was hit by a truck on the Ferry Street Bridge Wednesday night, and police are looking for witnesses. Heavy traffic sifts across the bridge daily, and with no crosswalks it can be a dangerous place for pedestrians to cross. Eugene police are trying to piece together how … Continue reading »

EPD Searches for Officer Impersonator

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Department is asking for the public’s help to find a man they say impersonated a police officer. Police say that the suspect pulled a woman over on River Road early last month and asked her to take a breathalyzer test. The woman later said that the man’s actions seemed … Continue reading »

Eugene Property Crimes Remain a Problem

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Department released a crime report highlighting the major crime problems in the city during 2012 and pointed out the issues so far during 2013 “Our biggest concern we have remains property crime,” said Chief Pete Kerns, Eugene Police Department. Kerns laid out the biggest crime problems the city faced … Continue reading »

Police End Flasher’s Crime Spree

EUGENE, Ore.– Eugene police say they have ended a flasher’s nine month crime spree. They say the suspected flasher has been terrorizing women in the downtown and Whitaker areas. “He would get somebody‚Äôs attention and expose himself and gratify himself for his own pleasure,” said Melinda McLaughlin of the Eugene Police Department. Incidents date back … Continue reading »

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