Tiny Cameras Assist Police

EUGENE, Ore. — We’ve all seen them before, dramatic clips from police car dash cams. Now departments all over the country are using “body cams,” tiny devices that clip onto officers’ uniforms. “I would come up, I would flip this shutter down. Right now, I’m recording,” said Sgt. Larry Crompton, Eugene Police Department. Sgt. Crompton … Continue reading »

Princess for a Day Event

EUGENE, Ore. – The Eugene Police Department is asking for the public’s help for an upcoming event. EPD is helping to organize the Princess for a Day event. Police say it’s a way to help empower girls who are vulnerable in society. “It’s nice once in a while to just feel like somebody out there … Continue reading »

EPD Searching for Bank Robber

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene police are looking for a suspect involved in a robbery at the US Bank, 99 East 17th Ave, Monday. Police say the robbery occurred at around 11:33 a.m. The suspect is described as a white male in his late 20s, 5’9” tall, medium build, light blonde hair and was last seen … Continue reading »

Interview: Crime Trends and Technology

EUGENE, Ore. — With national laws changing surrounding gun control, marijuana and more, police officers are being faced with new tasks. Eugene officials are finding different ways to combat crime, with technology never used before. Chief of Police Pete Kerns with E.P.D. joined us live in the studio for KEZI 9 News This Morning to … Continue reading »

Police Investigate Possible Kidnapping

EUGENE, Ore. — Police are investigating a reported kidnapping Wednesday night in Eugene. Officers said a witness saw a woman get pulled into a sedan just before 8 p.m., at the O-Bar and Grill on Commons Drive. The car is described as an older four-door, dark colored sedan. The witness told police is was traveling … Continue reading »

Police Continue Death Investigation

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Police remain tight lipped while investigating a death in the West Eugene area. Officers say the first call came in just after 5 p.m. on Monday of a suspicious death west of Beltline Highway and just north of Barger. Neighbors tell KEZI 9 News that at least four police cars surrounded … Continue reading »

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 »

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