Click It or Ticket Campaign Under Way

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Department joined a statewide effort Monday to crack down on drivers and passengers not wearing their seat belts. The Click It or Ticket campaign will run through June 2, and will include law enforcement agencies at the state, county and city levels. Last year in Oregon, 61 people were … Continue reading »

EPD Focuses on Recruiting Women

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Department worked to recruit more women into it’s department Saturday.¬†An officer created a special training program called Women in Blue to try to get more women to apply. Women in Blue’s a weekly training course that teaches women what it takes to become an officer, in hopes that some … Continue reading »

Property Crime Increase in West Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — In the past month, a west Eugene neighborhood has experienced a spike in property crimes. Police say these crimes include car break-ins, stolen vehicles, and residential and commercial burglaries. In the past month, Eugene police report there have been 20 burglaries, four stolen cars and 12 car break-ins in an area of … Continue reading »

Eugene Police Search for Armed Robbers

EUGENE, Ore — Eugene Police continue to search for two suspects in an armed robbery that occurred Wednesday night. It happened at the McDonald’s on Willakenzie and Coburg Roads just before midnight. Police say the business was closed, but employees were still inside, when two men in ski masks entered through a back door. They … Continue reading »

Officer Honored for DUII Prevention

EUGENE, Ore. — In 2011, nearly 100 people died in drunk-driving crashes in Oregon, but a local police officer is being credited for his efforts cutting down those numbers. Several police officers in the Willamette Valley were recently honored for their work enforcing DUII. One officers say there are still things that to be done … Continue reading »

City Prepares for Eugene Marathon Safety

EUGENE, Ore. — When the starter pistol goes off, the last thing any marathon runner or spectator is thinking about is a bomb. But with everything that happened in Boston, local enforcement isn’t taking any chances. ‘In light of that, we decided that we’re going to take some proactive measures to make sure that nothing … Continue reading »

Suspect Threatens Eugene Police Officer

EUGENE, Ore. — One man was arrested after threatening to shoot a Eugene police officer Monday afternoon. EPD says it all started when an off-duty officer noticed a man trespassing in his neighbor’s backyard. He confronted the man, and that’s when EPD says the man reached into his jacket and told the officer he would … Continue reading »

Fallen Officer Remembered

EUGENE, Ore. — Two years ago Monday, Eugene Police Officer Chris Kilcullen lost his life in the line of duty. Now his family is working to keep people like Chris’s killer off the streets. While it’s been two years since Chris was killed in the line of duty, family members say life without him never … Continue reading »

Kids Visit Safety Town

EUGENE, Ore. — Local kids got some basic safety tips and had fun in the process Thursday. Those kids, who are getting ready to enter kindergarten, got to spend some time in Safety Town. There they got a hands-on lesson in everything from water safety to gun safety. Organizers say that while these kids may … Continue reading »

Police Prep for Eugene Marathon

EUGENE, Ore. — In response to Monday’s tragic bombings, Eugene Marathon event organizers were scheduled to meet with the Eugene Police Department and all other involved parties Tuesday. Eugene police officers say they obviously cannot reveal their plans of protection, but they want the public to know they’re working to make sure everyone is safe … Continue reading »

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