Eugene Police Investigating Shooting

Eugene, Ore. – A man is behind bars accused of shooting a teenager near Roosevelt and Highway 99. Eugene police arrested 22-year-old Dyllon Welker after he turned himself into authorities Friday night. He’s charged with first degree assault. Around 6:30 p.m. paramedics rushed an 18-year-old with a stomach wound to the hospital. A man in … Continue reading »

Applicants Practice for EPD Test

EUGENE, Ore. —  Hopeful police officer applicants put their fitness to the test Sunday, all part of the Eugene Police Department application process. So far, hundreds of people have applied to be police officers for the Eugene Police Department. Now they have to go through quite the lengthy process to join the police force. Sunday … Continue reading »

EPD Shows Their Duck Pride

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Police officers are showing their Duck pride this weekend. All patrol cars are sporting a Duck flag, donated by the University of Oregon. The department has also temporarily modified its dress code for officers, allowing them to wear UO pins on uniforms and Duck ties. Pictures Courtesy: Eugene Police Department Twitter

Officer-Involved Crash Closes Lanes

EUGENE, Ore. — West 11th Avenue was down to one lane in each direction Saturday after a three-vehicle crash at the Bertelsen intersection. One of the vehicles involved was a Eugene Police car. Police say around 4 p.m. the officer was going east on 11th and was responding to an emergency call with lights and … Continue reading »

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 »

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