Police Ready for New Year’s Eve Patrols

EUGENE, Ore. — Law enforcement officials say New Year’s Eve is a busy time for them, so the Oregon State Police say they’re making sure they’ll have a presence Tuesday night. OSP says last year nearly 40 percent of DUII arrests happened on January 1st. But officers won’t just be on the lookout for drunk … Continue reading »

Eugene Resident Robbed At Gunpoint

EUGENE, Ore. — Police say two men robbed a Eugene resident at gunpoint last night and then led officers on a chase. Eugene police say Demetrius Hillman and Conor Williams invaded a home on the 700th block of East 17th Avenue. Officers were able to find them using a tracking app on a stolen cell … Continue reading »

Skateboarder Struck By Car Identified

EUGENE, Ore. — We now know the name of the Eugene skateboarder who was struck by a car and sent to the hospital last Wednesday. Eugene police says Scott Michael Frank Svetal is still at RiverBend hospital in critical condition. Investigators say Svetal was westbound on 20th and crossed Harris while a vehicle was heading … 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 »

EPD’s Campus Crime Reminders

EUGENE, Ore. — As University of Oregon students moving in this week, Eugene Police have a few reminders to help prevent break-ins. Police say most burglaries in the university neighborhoods happen during the day, when a door or window was left unlocked. EPD says not to leave anything visible in a vehicle, don’t leave a … Continue reading »

EPD Looks for Quizno’s Robbery Suspect

  EUGENE, Ore. – Eugene Police say it’s still investigating a robbery at the Quizno’s on Commerce Street. Businesses around the area say although they’re a bit shaken up, they’re not shocked. EPD says the robbery took place around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, when a man entered the sandwich shop and demanded money from the employee. … Continue reading »

Police Investigate Vehicle Fire

EUGENE, Ore. – A car was destroyed after it went up in flames on 5th Avenue near the Lane County Jail Sunday afternoon. Eugene Police Officers tried using a fire extinguisher, but that failed, so they called the fire department. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire. No one was hurt. The cause of the … Continue reading »

Police Search for Bank Robbery Suspect

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Police and FBI are investigating a robbery at the Pacific Continental Bank Monday. Police say around 4:39 p.m. a man entered the Pacific Continental Bank, 2021 River Rd, and approached the teller and demanded cash using a note. The suspect is described as a white male in his early 20s with … Continue reading »

Police Chase Ends In Skinner Butte Park

Update: Eugene Police says it captured the second suspect in Wednesday morning’s pursuit. Police say they arrested Joshua Jean Hammer, 20, of Grants Pass at Valley River Center. EUGENE, Ore. — A short police pursuit ended at Skinner Butte Park around 6:15 a.m. Wednesday. It started when police attempted to pull over a reported stolen … Continue reading »

Campers on the Move, Citations Continue

EUGENE, Ore. – The Eugene Police Department says two SLEEPS members were cited Tuesday for camping on top of the Lane County Public Service Building. The campers had set up tents on the upper terrace, just around the corner from the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza. EPD says they plan to continue issuing citations to … Continue reading »

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