Man Arrested in Murder for Hire Plot

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene man is behind bars accused of trying to hire a man to kill his neighbor. 57 year old Jeffrey Wright Leonard is charged with solicitation for murder and conspiracy to commit murder. Police were tipped of by a Lane County Jail inmate on Thursday. He told investigators Leonard approached him … Continue reading »

Police Continue Testing Body Cameras

EUGENE, Ore. — Michael Brown’s family is asking for change, saying all police officers should wear body cameras. Video taping during traffic stops isn’t a new idea, but Eugene Police Chief Pete Kerns says it has gained attention with everything that’s unfolded in Ferguson. Chief Kerns says EPD already has an in-car video system that records … Continue reading »

Package Theft Prevention Tips

EUGENE, Ore. — With the holidays approaching, Eugene Police want to warn people about the risk of packages being stolen off your doorstep. Police say packages left on your front steps, even for a short time, might be tempting for thieves. They can also show criminals that no one is currently home. Police are offering … Continue reading »

Killcullen’s Killer in Treatment

PENDLETON, Ore. — Nearly three years later, Eugene Police Officer Chris’ Kilcullen’s killer remains outside a jail cell. Attorneys argue that severe mental illness wouldn’t allow Cheryl Kidd to aid and assist in her own criminal trial, but she was recently transferred out of the Oregon State Hospital in Salem to a secure residential treatment … Continue reading »

Former Coach Arrested on Sex Charges

EUGENE, Ore. — Police arrested 48-year-old Marvin Harley on several charges including sex abuse, sodomy and rape. They say the victim was a girl, who was a relative who lived in his home between 2000 and 2002. Police say at the time Harley also coached middle school kids in basketball, track and football. Harley was … Continue reading »

Drive-by Shooter Arrested

EUGENE, Ore. — The man Eugene Police say pulled the trigger in a gang-related drive-by shooting is behind bars. Eugene Police detectives and Springfield Police arrested 19 year-old Victor Hugo Martinez Thursday afternoon. The shooting was in the 4000 Block of Langton Street on October 13th around 9 p.m., ten days ago. Neighbors tell me … Continue reading »

EPD Releases Chaney Report

EUGENE, Ore. — Details into the investigation of a killing spree involving a Eugene man that crossed state lines have been released. Eugene Police released the full redacted report on Ricardo Chaney Tuesday. From that report we’re learning what investigators initially found at the scene of a house fire at 2013 Elk Ave. in March. … Continue reading »

Hearing for Cheryl Kidd Wednesday

SALEM, Ore. — The future of a woman accused of killing a Eugene Police officer will be under review at a hearing Wednesday. Board members will decide whether to keep Cheryl Kidd at the state hospital or move her to a less secure facility. Kidd shot and killed Officer Chris Killcullen in 2011. Officer Kilcullen’s … Continue reading »

EPD Refreshes Driving Skills on Runway

CORVALLIS, Ore. – It was pretty loud at the Corvallis Airport earlier Wednesday, when the Eugene Police Department set up several driving courses to practice driving skills. EPD was out on a road course, refreshing their driving skills, while also getting to know their vehicle’s limits and their limits as a driver. “If they can’t … Continue reading »

Animal Hospital Vandalized

EUGENE, Ore. — Vandals struck an animal clinic Saturday night and it was all caught on surveillance video. It all happened at the Santa Clara Animal Hospital on the 2500 block of River Road. The video appears to show two young boys heaving a rock through the front window around 1 a.m. Saturday. The officer … Continue reading »

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