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 »

Crash Sends Motorcyclist to the Hospital

EUGENE, Ore. — A motorcycle driver was taken to the hospital Saturday morning after a minor crash. It happened just before 11 a.m. at the corner of Coburg Road and Willakenzie. Eugene Police said cars ahead of the motorcycle came to a stop, but the driver was following too closely, went to swerve to avoid … Continue reading »

Police Test New Dispatch System

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Department is giving its records and dispatch system a cutting-edge makeover. EPD is the first in the state to use the program, Sunguard,  and will start testing the system this week. The advanced update fully integrates every system in the department including dispatch, mobile and records. That allows the department to share with … Continue reading »

Man Stabbed Outside of Good Times Bar

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Department is investigating a stabbing that took place right outside of Good Times bar Friday night. Police says it appears there was a dispute between two groups in the parking lot on 7th Avenue. One man was stabbed several times, but both the suspect and the victim fled the … Continue reading »

EPD Program Helps People Avoid Tickets

EUGENE, Ore. — A new program through the Eugene Police Department will help people avoid tickets. Starting Aug. 1, anyone pulled over in Eugene for vehicle violations will be able to enroll in the Vehicle Compliance Program. Instead of being given a ticket that stays on a driver’s record, you’d get a citation. Then, you … Continue reading »

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 »

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