Police Arrest Drive-by Shooting Suspect

EUGENE, Ore. — Police say they’ve arrested a gang member accused in a drive-by shooting last week. Eugene and Springfield police arrested 19-year-old Victor Hugo Martinez Thursday afternoon during a traffic stop near Mohawk Road and Olympic Street. Police say Martinez is a member of the Riverside Crips criminal street gang in Eugene. They say … Continue reading »

Four Arrested for Gang-Related Activity

WHITE CITY, Ore. — A spike in gang activity in White City led law enforcement to serve four search warrants Wednesday morning. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement have been working together for a couple of weeks investigating recent gang activity, which includes two drive-by shootings and a fight … Continue reading »

Eugene Rape Suspect Arrested

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene man is in jail, accused of drugging and raping a teenage girl. After the 17-year-old female victim called 911 on Friday, a SWAT team surrounded an apartment building on the 200 block of West Eighth Avenue. The sixth floor was evacuated. Police used a flash bang grenade to distract 23-year-old … Continue reading »

Lane County to Host 2nd Gang Symposium

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County will hold its second gang symposium at the end of April. County leaders say January’s symposium was about education, but this month it’s about devising a plan of action to crack down on gang activity. “You know I was driving down the street and this windshield busts open from a … Continue reading »

Gang Prevention Symposium Held at LCC

EUGENE, Ore. — Local organizations said despite popular belief, gangs are an issue in Lane County. A symposium was held Saturday on that very issue. Organizers said this is just the beginning of their efforts to combat, what they say, is a growing problem in Lane County. Their hope is to establish a shared understanding … Continue reading »

Groups Combating Youth Gang Violence

EUGENE, Ore. — Local organizations are coming together to address the issue of youth gangs in the area. They’re holding a symposium to educate and speak with the public. The symposium will be held just after the new year, so organizers are working to get the word out in order get the community in on … Continue reading »

Gang Member Caught at Costco

EUGENE, Ore. — Shoppers at Costco might have gotten a little more than they bargained for Thursday afternoon. Eugene police used a percussion grenade to catch Beau Flynn in the middle of the Costco parking lot. The 34-year-old has a hefty criminal history in Eugene dating back to his teenage years, as a central figure … Continue reading »