Eugene Arson Suspect Arrested

EUGENE, Ore. — A man is behind bars, accused of starting a fire near the University of Oregon Thursday night. Eugene police arrested Thomas Ian Gilpatrick. Police say he started the fire shortly after a dispute near the base of a telephone pole. Police had to shut down Walnut Street at Franklin during the investigation.

Crews Limit Arson Damage

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Police Department closed a road, and took a man into custody, following a fire near the University of Oregon. The fire was near I-5 off of Franklin St. EPD shut down Franklin at Walnut St. while fire crews cleaned up and investigated the suspected arson. By 8:30 p.m., flames nearly 15 … Continue reading »