UO Police Set to Hire Officers

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon says it’s ready for the next step in campus safety: hiring police officers. The university says it’s looking for experienced officers or newcomers as long as they fit UOPD’s mission. One difference between campus officers and those across the state: UOPD officers aren’t allowed to carry guns. The … Continue reading »

Oregon Hosts Drug Take-Back April 27

If you have any expired medications or ones you don’t intend to use, there’s a safe way to get rid of them this weekend. Oregon is taking part in the National Drug Take-Back Day. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality says 43 places around the state will serve as drop-off locations for unwanted medications on … Continue reading »

Hotel Scam Alert

EUGENE, Ore. — As spring break wraps up Eugene police have a warning for travelers returning home, check your credit card statements. A scam targeting hotel guests is sweeping the nation and has made its way to Eugene. It’s the only known incident. It starts with a call and ends in a traveler getting tricked … Continue reading »

Cop Impersonator on the Loose

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene police say a man posing as an officer is trying to get into local homes. The person who reported the incident describes the suspect as a white male, 6’3” tall, 200 lbs, clean shaven, light brown or blonde hair and has a black gun in a brown holster. Officers said the … Continue reading »

Seniors on Patrol Protect Local Homes

EUGENE, Ore. — While spring break has patrol units paying extra attention to areas near campus, Seniors on Patrol work year round to make sure neighborhoods stay safe with their vacation check program. “It’s just a great way to partner with our senior community and really get some extra eyes and ears in the community … Continue reading »

Police Prevent Spring Break Break-ins

EUGENE, Ore. — Spring break is typically when crime activity increases near the University of Oregon. For anyone who hasn’t left town yet, the University of Oregon Police Department is reminding students to remove valuables from their cars and make sure their residences are secure–doors and windows locked. “We want to make sure people are … Continue reading »

UOPD Plans to Arm Officers

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon Police Department will explain Monday its plans to arm its officers. The change could come as soon as the end of the school year. The police department’s announcement has some students feeling safer, but the issue of guns is very sensitive to many in the campus community. In … Continue reading »

OSP Releases Sketch of Assault Suspect

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State Police need help finding the person who allegedly assaulted a woman near Oregon State University. They released this sketch of the suspect. Police say he attacked a 20-year-old woman near Southwest 30th Street and Southwest Campus Way earlier this week. He’s accused of hitting her in the head, then trying … Continue reading »

EPD Uses Online Crime Reports

EUGENE, Ore. — Cutting down on property crime is an uphill battle for the Eugene Police Department. It’s all about knowing what’s happening when and where. For that, investigators need your help. In 2010, the department started using a program called Cop Logic, a citizens online reporting system. “The number of calls we field increases … Continue reading »

Rash of Crimes Involving Weapons

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield police were busy this weekend. In just a few short hours over the weekend, they investigated three different shooting incidents, a damaging drunk driver, and a robber with a hatchet. Springfield police say most of them were a combination of alcohol and bad judgment. The attempted robbery at Ashley’s lottery deli … Continue reading »

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