EUGENE, Ore. – Eugene Police say they arrested a man after he entered a home and assaulted a woman Monday. Around 2 a.m. officers responded to the 600 block of Raber Road where they found neighbors detaining Tyler Joseph Kowalchuk, 20, after he attacked a woman. Police say a 50-year-old female victim was home alone … Continue reading »
EUGENE, Ore. — Major developments in fighting crime through DNA science. Eugene Police Chief Pete Kerns stopped by KEZI 9 News This Morning to talk about major concerns about heroin deaths in Oregon and Nationwide.
UPDATE (11 a.m.): Eugene police and the city of Eugene are closing Whoville, that illegal campsite at Broadway and Hilyard. Officers have been out there since 9 a.m. Friday clearing out the site. Officers have taped off the entire site and nearby streets. Traffic is moving slower than usual. The scene has been pretty peaceful … Continue reading »
EUGENE, Ore. — A man wanted for numerous crimes led police on a chase through a west Eugene neighborhood Saturday afternoon. Officers say they finally had to tase the man before taking him into custody. Police say officers had been looking for Brent Welding since at least Friday. Officers wouldn’t confirm what Welding was wanted … Continue reading »
FORT BRAGG, Calif. — A group of Eugene Police Officers attended the memorial service Wednesday for the California sheriff’s deputy killed in the line of duty last week. The deputy was allegedly shot by a Eugene man. Chief Pete Kerns said ten people with the Eugene Police Department drove down to Fort Bragg, California Wednesday … Continue reading »
EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Department is out in full force Tuesday, enforcing traffic laws near the Washington-Jefferson Bridge. Police officers have been busy pulling over dozens of drivers at the intersection of 7th Avenue and Interstate 105. It’s an area police say has one of the highest crash rates in the city. EPD … Continue reading »
UPDATE: Eugene Police have confirmed that a man tried to rob an armored truck in the Albertsons parking lot Saturday afternoon. Two armed guards were inside the truck at the time and one of the guards shot the robbery suspect. The two guards drove away from the scene and called 911. EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene … Continue reading »
EUGENE, Ore. — Bias-based policing and racial profiling is an issue police departments all over the country face. In the history of the Eugene Police Department, when it comes to bias-based policing or racial profiling, there has never been a policy that guides officers and their interactions with the community. The Eugene Police Commission will … Continue reading »
EUGENE, Ore. — The state wants to increase its cyber security, as more and more important information has been stolen from ordinary citizens. Eugene Police Chief Pete Kerns joined us live in the studio for KEZI 9 News This Morning to tell us more about the latest technology used for cyber attacks.