Each day our watch commanders have a briefing of a few noteworthy calls. While some of these calls make the news, more often than not they don’t. However, they give some indications about the types of calls our officers are going to. This is a compilation for October 2013.
Calls for service and self-initiated activity kept officers busy. For context: here are calls for service on Halloween the last few years:
2013 (31 calls, with Halloween on a Thursday)2012 (18 calls, with Halloween on a Wednesday)2011 (10 calls, with Halloween on a Monday)2010 (30 calls, with Halloween on a Sunday)
There were multiple calls and despite everyone keeping busy, there were no big cases. There were two burglary in progress calls that would up being something else. One was a case of mistaken home location, the other an intoxicated person who was locked out of her own home. Party Patrol dealt with a few large parties, but nothing major.
At 8:59 a.m, J.J. Maquina, age 59, of Springfield, was driving recklessly through a school zone near Coburg Road and then at a stop light got out of his vehicle to yell at another driver who was stopped at a red light and had told him he had been speeding through a school zone. He approached the person’s driver’s side window, and propositioned him to get out of his vehicle and fight. Maquina threatened the other driver, who then called 9-1-1 and reported the behavior, providing good directions to calltakers. An EPD officer spotted the vehicle moving near Monroe and W. 8th Avenue. Before he could initiate a traffic stop, Maquina abruptly stopped his vehicle, exited and stood next to the driver’s side door of his vehicle with his right hand hidden. Maquina was uncooperative and refused to follow instructions. After continued commands and while at gunpoint, Maquina pulled his hand out with a knife in it and walked toward the officer. Maquina complied with instructions as more officers arrived and he placed the knife on his vehicle. He was taken into custody.
Fight @ US Bank, 13 & Alder. Several units responded to a fight involving five to six subjects and 40-50 onlookers. The first arriving unit reported the fight appeared to have broken up. Another officer was flagged down and gathered information that the possible victim was dressed as Buzz Lightyear.
Robbery @ Pioneer Cemetery. A male victim reported being followed, then jumped by six suspects, who took his phone and wallet. Police responded and checked the area, but were unable to locate the suspects.
October 28Once again, officers from teams stayed busy with calls for service, person, vehicle and bicycle-related stops and lots of warrant arrests. Of note:
An individual reported the location of a stolen vehicle in the parking lot of Fred Meyer on W. 11th Avenue. An officer was able to get behind it east on W. 11th. When they reached Garfield, the vehicle made a sudden right turn south onto Garfield. It appeared the vehicle was attempting to get away, and the officer forced it to a stop at 13th and Garfield. However, while the vehicle spun, it kept rolling and the suspect was able to speed away. The suspect’s driving became dangerous and the officer terminated the pursuit. However, the vehicle was found a few blocks away and officers set a perimeter. Larry Allen Preston, Jr., age 30, was located with the help from a Springfield K9, observant public members, and watchful officers. His female passenger was also located, but not charged with any crimes. Preston had an ‘attempt to locate’ out of Springfield for similar offences. His total count included 25 probable cause charges when the dust settled. Included were unauthorized use of a vehicle, possession of a stolen vehicle, criminal mischief in the first degree, six counts of reckless endangering, elude by foot, three counts of possession of burglary tools, and theft in the third degree.
A driver was thought to have struck a child with her vehicle. A School Resource Team officer investigated and found the driver. She was issued a citation for Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver and Driving Uninsured. The vehicle was impounded and the school resource officer is submitting a DMV re-evaluation request.
At 2:53 p.m., a 1995 Silver Chevy Blazer, driven by Floyd Edward Hargiss, age 74, of Eugene, was travelling northbound on Willamette toward Broadway. Hargiss reported he was going to hit his brakes, but hit the gas instead. He then swerved to miss a vehicle in front of him and struck a pole. He was cited in lieu of custody for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants and Reckless Driving. He struck a 2012 blue Toyota Prius, driven by Donna Mast, age 62. She was treated and released at the scene. Both vehicles were towed.
October 26-27Two officers were out patrolling the area near 7th Alley and Washington Street on foot, when all of a sudden, a Gold Toyota Highlander sped toward them. The driver appeared to ponder their uniformed appearance, awkwardly turned around and sped off. It turned out that the SUV was stolen, and that when the driver hurried to get away, he caused the vehicle to become inoperable. An officer found the car unoccupied at 6th Alley and Charnelton. Thanks to a K9 unit and hard work by graveyard officers, the occupants of the vehicle were located nearby. Each occupant was questioned about the other, and all were eventually charged with the unauthorized use of a vehicle.
An officer closed the last scene of the night by catching an Unauthorized Entry into a Motor Vehicle suspect who broke into at least one car in the area of 1340 Mill.
At 12:20 a.m., residents and security at 600 East 8th Avenue party called police for help in ending a party. The residents were advised that EPD was not intending on taking enforcement action if partygoers cooperated. And, there were only two enforcement actions taken in the cases of two partiers. One, who was intoxicated, pushed a security officer and was cited for Harrassment. The other was cited for Interfering as he did not leave after repeated notices by an officer to do so. The Register-Guard inquired about the case.
October 25Morning shift 10/25/13A person who rented a room to Stephen Douglas Mann noticed that property was missing from the room after Mann moved out. The person renting the home also reported that his home was burglarized and a concrete block was thrown through the window. The officer who took the report shared the information with other officers who were then able to locate Mann. Mann received a citation for First Degree Theft, First Degree Burglary, Possession of Methamphetamines and False Information.
An officer located Michael Andrew Woolsey, age 28, at the 7-Eleven, located at 1690 W. 18th. The officer recognized Woolsey, and knew he was wanted on a Parole Violation warrant. Another officer also had an Attempt to Locate with Probable Cause to arrest Woolsey for Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card. A third officer responded, and cleared the Attempt to Locate. Woolsey was lodged on his warrant, and two charges of Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card.
Nights 10/25/13Officers were dispatched regarding a family dispute after a man pointed a handgun at his wife while she was lying in bed with their two children. While officers were setting up at the residence, the suspect exited the home with the two children following. He walked to where his truck was parked in the street with keys in-hand as if he were going to leave. The officers then confronted him with the kids at an approximate distance of 10 and 20 feet away. The man was flippant, and uncooperative. He refused to get on the ground, although he kept his hands where they could be seen. The four police officers and sergeant closed distance to him while giving commands. When he began to turn as if he was going to walk back to the house, a sergeant took him to the ground, and with the assistance of one of the officers, took him into custody without incident. He was taken to jail on charges of Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Menacing Abuse Prevention Act, and Physical Harassment.
The night brought the usual mix of alcohol related calls. Several fights were reported but people tired and mostly left in the short time it took police to arrive. There was a reckless burning at Scobert Park. An area resident observed a female sitting by a tree, hitting herself and lighting the crotch of her pants on fire. She had the pants on at the time but the heat brought her to reality and she put the fire out. The call cleared advised and medics weren’t needed.
EPD helped Springfield Police and Lane County Sheriff’s Office with a rolling stolen vehicle out of Springfield, that started on Mohawk, headed to Gateway and then Beltline. The driver finally stopped near Delta, just prior to another set of spikes.
There was a disorderly party at 471 E 13th. Not wanting to call police, a neighbor attempted to show goodwill by pointing out the hour and excessive volume. Not seeing the opportunity for what it was, a party-goer assaulted him. One phone call and 20 minutes later, the celebration quickly ended with a knock at the door by police. Handled by party patrol, many citations were issued to underage people.
Criminal mischief near Hayes & W 11th. Hearing what sounded like a vehicle with significant mechanical problems, an area resident looked out. Just then, rounding the corner was a Subaru Forester. The driver, was hooting and hollering, proceeding down the road, striking any garbage or recycling to be found. Realizing the earlier sounds weren’t a mechanical problem, the caller phoned 9-1-1. Police checked the area and were unable to locate the source.October 24The District Attorney’s Office issued warrants for two of the suspects involved in the assault that occurred earlier this week against a couple taking an evening stroll. Officers from two teams were assigned to actively search for these two suspects, who are members of the West Side Piru criminal street gang. Patrol officers successfully located and arrested both suspects without incident. Springfield Police and Lane County Sheriff’s Office records sections assisted in a multi-agency collaborative effort. Arrested were 20-year-old Travis Gregory Brumwell and 19-year-old Jeffery Leon Guinn.
A newspaper carrier observed a male walking in the Fairfield & Hwy 99N area. The male repeatedly dropped his pants to give himself gratification. In no apparent hurry to flee, he was found by responding officers in the area of his crime and lodged at the Lane County Jail.
At 1:53 p.m. today a scooter and van collided at River Road and Division Avenue. The van, driven by Sharon Louise Tate, age 57, was turning a corner and collided with a scooter driven by Gabriel Joseph Santino, age 19. He received non life threatening injuries and was taken to a local hospital. There were no citations. A large truck was found to have obstructed the drivers’ view.
October 22Detectives had been looking for Jeffery Williams Nikkel, age 35, for ID theft, possession of forged instruments, methamphetamine possession and warrants. The detective sent word to the local businesses that he was looking for Nikkel. He came into the Albertson’s store on Royal with his girlfriend, Jacqueline Silverthorn. Both were swiftly taken into custody.
Officers went to the scene of a crash at E. 13th Avenue and Oak around 12:30 p.m. Medics were treating a man involved in the crash. Witnesses said he was driving erratically, swerving in traffic, and steered up onto a sidewalk and median before turning back into traffic on Oak and stopping when it rear-ended another vehicle that was stopped at a red light. Kevin Marshall Perry, age 36, of Eugene, was charged with DUII, third degree assault, second degree criminal mischief, and reckless endangering, and reckless driving.
October 21A couple were walking back home together from an evening walk when they encountered three males, who they were not acquainted with. Two of the males walked up to the couple and began to beat the male and punched the female, knocking her to the ground. A third male ran from the scene. The male victim pulled out a knife to defend himself and one of the suspects was stabbed multiple times (non-life threatening injuries). Subsequently, the three suspects left, two running northbound. The two running northbound attempted to enter a local resident’s home and were confronted by the owner, who was armed with a shotgun. The two were taken into custody by police and the third turned himself in on Oct. 22. The three suspects were intoxicated, had been breaking into vehicles, and committed the attack randomly. They are all affiliated with the criminal street gang West Side Piru.
On Saturday afternoon, a resident of the Cal Young area noticed a female pushing a recycling cart down the street and acting as if high or intoxicated and called police. The complainant followed the woman and saw her going into and out of yards and houses. At one house she lit papers on fire on the stove and responding officers had to put the fire out. She was found hiding under a car in the 1900 block of Shiloh and taken into custody.
McDonalds Theatre – a disruptive and aggressive disorderly subject was cuffed and detained by security prior to EPD being called. Subject had to be restrained (legs) and had a spit hood put on prior to being transported to the jail.
An officer responded to a home regarding an attempted burglary. The victim arrived home to find her front door had pry marks near the handle and lock. It did not appear that entry was made for and unknown reason.
A man awoke to find the back sliding glass door to his home open and multiple items from inside the residence missing. He stated he locked the sliding glass door, but forgot to lock the pedestrian door leading into the garage. He found the pedestrian door open when he checked. There was no forced entry into the residence. It occurred sometime during the night from 2100 hours to 0500.
A homeowner came home to find the stove from his kitchen gone. He had been gone since October 16 and a private contractor has been working there while he was away. He observed pry marks and damage to the pedestrian door of the garage.
A couple who lives together had been arguing all day. The female half went for her handgun, in a case by the bed. The male half wrested the case from her, and pointed the gun at her chest. So the female then got a big knife from the kitchen and came back to the bedroom. While she brandished it, Alfred Hitchcock-style, at the male, he pointed her gun at her head.Both were lodged at the Jail.
Police were called to the Black Forest Tavern after a fight in which a man struck another with a pistol several times. Bar patrons said the man who was struck and his friends were the aggressors in the fight. The pistol-packing man was not located.
October 18 SWAT team activity on Chambers Street this morning. Around 10:50 a.m. today, Eugene Police served a search warrant at the residence in the 900 block of Chambers. SWAT and Metro Explosives Disposal Unit and EMS were also present due to information received about potential firearms and explosives. Police recovered a firearm with a silencer, along with ammunition and some drugs. The investigating is ongoing.
A man became engaged in an argument with another individual. He decided that shooting his 12 gauge shotgun 1-2 times in the alley outside of his apartment would help get his point across. When Officers arrived, he allowed a consent search to ensure there wasn’t anyone injured in his apartment. He would not allow officers to seize his gun, and other evidence of his crime. An officer wrote a search warrant, and had it signed by a judge, allowing a search of the apartment and seizure of any weapons and ammunition. The shotgun and other items were seized, and the man was taken to Jail for Unauthorized Use of a Weapon.
Residents of a home found it had been burglarized while they were out for the day. Handguns and ammunition were stolen.
An officer responded to a loud noise complaint at 1570 High. He could hear the party from two and a half blocks away. While officers were issuing citations, two individuals ran up to report their friend was impaled on a fence. Officers responded and found a 19-year-old being held up by his friends, with a metal fence post lodged in his thigh. He had been drinking, was underage ,and was trying to avoid police contact, when he slipped and fell while trying to go over a fence. Medics were summoned, and the man was transported to a local hospital.
Officer’s responded to the death of a 78-year-old man. Officers found he had multiple medical problems. The ME was notified and released jurisdiction.
An officer responded to regarding a burglary with no signs of forced entry at a local business and he remembered a previous burglary where the vehicle and keys from a residence were taken, which was similar to the new burglary. Police are continuing to investigate
October 16Officers stayed busy with calls for service, person, vehicle and bicycle related stops and lots of warrant arrests. Of note:
Robbery IIIPatrol and FIRE/EMS responded to the SLEEPS Camp located in the Pay Parking lot on the West side of Louie’s Village restaurant. The victim was returning from the 7-Eleven, located at E. Broadway and Patterson St. to the SLEEPS Camp. As the victim entered into the large Pay Parking lot, an adult male shoved her to the ground, punched her on her face and stole approximately $150 dollars. The victim was transported to the hospital for other medical issues.
Residents returned home to find it ransacked, all the way down to removal of the oven and refrigerator doors. A car was also stolen from the location. The vehicle was located in Portland last night.
An officer received information that a 30-year-old man was partaking in some video poker inside the Cooler. He and another officer quickly detained him with a handful of stolen property. There was an ‘attempt to locate’ notation for the man, so a detective also responded. The man had warrants and new charges.
October 15It was a busy night for patrol. The most urgent call came of a rape of a woman by a family friend. A couple had been drinking with a male family friend. While the couple were both unconscious, the suspect raped the female. The suspect was arrested.
The male was sprayed on his face with mace at a SLEEPS camp located at 440 E. 8th Avenue. A friend called 9-1-1 while other friends poured liquid on the victim’s face to remove the mace, but which caused the mace to pour down his body, causing additional pain. The victim was transported to the hospital but did not wish to press charges against the suspect. While waiting for medics at 211 E. 7th Ave., several SLEEPS Camp residents were very aggressive and verbally abusive to EPD Officers.
October 13Officers responded to 1300 block of E. 43rd Avenue regarding a suspicious subject in the area unlawfully entering into vehicles. Once the initial officers arrived on scene, they quickly requested additional units, a perimeter was established, and an LCSO K-9 was requested. Unfortunately, the suspect was not located. There were 13 vehicles broken into at various residences.
October 12A 29-year-old female showed up at a resident’s door holding her stomach and speaking Spanish. The resident didn’t know the woman and was alarmed when a 32-year-old man arrived and slung the female over his shoulder and tossed her into his old grey Dodge van. He sped across Monroe and collided with shrubbery. Responding units located the van on North Grand. The suspect locked his doors and tried to pull out onto the street. Officers managed to pin the van and the suspect was then handcuffed. He refused to identify himself. The gun in his laptop bag ended up being a plastic toy. And, while the van had a nasty chemical odor, no lab was found. His passenger was distraught, distracted and disoriented. She was taken to a local hospital for a mental evaluation and her dog was lodged at an animal shelter.
There were Unruly Gathering citations at a residence in the off campus area. An officer had contacted one of the residents earlier in the evening and warned him about Prohibited Noise and he had offered the resident tips for throwing a legal, responsible party. However, EPD was dispatched to the residence after loud noise complaints. An ambulance was also dispatched to help an unconscious minor, who was transported for alcohol poisoning. Three residents were arrested and lodged at the jail for Prohibited Noise and were cited for Unruly Gathering, Allowing Minors to Consume Alcohol and being Minors in Possession. Four additional individuals were cited for MIP.
October 11There was about a 10 minute span today with multiple, calls including two burglaries that had just occurred and a bank robbery.
A white male in his 40s robbed the U.S. Bank, located at 99 East 17th Avenue, of an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect seen riding a gold bike. No weapon observed. FBI responded.
Officers were dispatched to an overdose.
Officers were sent to a death investigation of a 58-year-old. Nothing suspicious found.
Officers tried to stop a person at the Side PocketPerson stop, but they eluded briefly, due to warrants.
A female came to a person’s door, crying and holding her stomach. A male then arrived, picked her up in a van and drove off. EPD was in the area quickly, checking possible routes of travel. The van was located, possibly because the driver kept running into inanimate objects. There was a lack cooperation, including an attempt to drive off as officers were talking with the male. The van was pinned by several officer vehicles and the driver was arrested. The female was taken to a local hospital for an evaluation into her mental health/physical state.
A woman at the O Bar tore a banner and refused to leave the premises after becoming offended by something. That call was resolved but she subsequently went home where things boiled over. In the ensuing hour she armed herself and was making homicidal threats toward her two adult children and 2-year-old grandchild, and others. Relatives called 9-1-1. EPD responded. The woman barricaded herself in the bathroom with knives, yelling, threatening to kill the responding officers. After about an hour she was taken into custody with the assistance of a taser.
Officers investigated the death of a 58-year-old man. The man’s sister, found the decedent who may have been deceased for more than 24 hours. Nothing suspicious found.
Approximately 16 Prohibited Camping citations that were issued in the area of the East Broadway and Hilyard Street intersection.
A crime spree started early in the day and was brought to a halt by a team of patrol officers and an EPD community service officer. The suspect started early in the day spending counterfeit 10 and 20-dollar bills throughout Eugene at Goodwill, Starbucks, Shari’s Restaurant, Astro Gas, Side Pocket and the Black Forest Tavern. The Black Forest provided a license plate. The vehicle was located by an officer at the Side Pocket. Another officer arrived and contacted two suspects exiting the Side Pocket, where one of them had just exchanged a counterfeit 10-dollar bill for video poker machine small bills. The suspect had been making small purchases with the 10s and 20s, and pocketing the change for video poker. One of the suspects was carrying a small bag of marijuana and smaller bag of meth in the pocket of the jacket he was wearing. The teamwork on this case was amazing. A great deal of information, cases reports and arrests were made because of the teamwork involved.
October 8, 2013
A call came in sounding like a kidnapping and drew media interest (from scanner traffic), however, in the end it turned out to be a dispute between parents over custody of a child.
A crash between a semi-truck and motor assisted scooter at W 1st Avenue and Seneca Road occurred at 10:29. The 44-year-old female rider of the scooter rode off of the curb and collided with the rear tires of the semi-truck. She was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The truck ended up blocking the southbound lane of traffic. The scooter’s operator, Sharon Kay Batson, age 44, of Eugene, was cited for Failure to Use a Bike Lane – Motor Assisted Scooter, and Failure to Wear a Helmet. The semi-truck belongs to Bi-Mart and the driver was not cited.
October 7, 2013At approximately 2:10 p.m., 10 individuals were cited for Prohibited Camping at 755 E. Broadway, and one of those was also taken to Jail on warrants out of Klamath Falls.
A man purchased a $2,000 winning lottery ticket and last saw the ticket in his wallet on 9-12-13. After staying at a friend’s house, he noticed his ticket was missing. Unfortunately, several other people also stayed at his friend’s house and it is unknown who took the lottery ticket.
An officer was responding to the area of W. 3rd Alley. and Polk St. for a dispute and observed the 29-year-old male half of the dispute riding a bicycle while violating several traffic infractions. The officer tried to stop the suspect, who immediately accelerated and attempted to run away. The suspect got of his bike and ran into a backyard residence. Officers quickly responded to the area and located the suspect a few blocks away from where he was last seen. He received 10 traffic citations, and was charged with Criminal Trespass and Interfering with Police.
Officers responded to the Eugene Hilton to assist Eugene Fire Department with a 24-year-old man who was suffering from a mental health breakdown and was very delusional. The man caused damage to the bathroom and alarmed nearby room tenants. He was transported to a hospital for evaluation.
Several neighbors called in about a family dispute involving an intoxicated mother assaulting her children. DHS was requested not too long after officers arrived.
October 6, 2013Interrupted Home Robbery – As two men were returning to their home in the 2100 block of Providence Street on Sunday at 2:35 p.m., they interrupted a robber inside. The robber fled out the back, but later returned to the street through a neighbor’s yard and jumped into a sedan. One of the victims got in front of the car to try and stop the suspect and was run into, the other victim tried to grab his stolen backpack from the passenger seat through a window and got dragged down the street before he released himself and fell to the ground, possibly breaking an arm. The car appears to have been a stolen vehicle, possibly a Nissan Maxima (white, four-door). The suspect is described as a white male, 6 feet tall, approximately 170 pounds, with short blonde hair (straight), and wearing white nylon-type hoodie, and dark pants.
Traffic Stop on MLK at Serbu. An officer stopped a driver who nearly ran head on into him. The investigation confirmed DUII suspicions.
October 5, 2013
An officer attempted to stop a 26-year-old male driver going east on W. 11th Avenue. After a short distance the driver drove over the curb and stopped near W. 12th and Almaden Street. Two officers took the man into custody. Initial charges pending test results are Eluding a Police Officer, Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangering, Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree.
Two officers responded to a downtown residence regarding a theft of laptops. During the investigation they developed PC to arrest the two 20-year-old male roommates for Theft and possible Burglary. During the investigation the officers found a pattern of the pair going to parties on or near campus and while they were inside, stealing laptops. The victim in Smith’s case refused to press charges due to getting her laptop back so only one of the pair was eventually arrested.
An officer responded to the home of a 92-year-old woman, who lived with her son (primary caregiver). Her death was investigated, was not suspicious and the medical examiner was notified.
Unruly Gathering (late Saturday) – On Saturday at 11:05 p.m. officers responded to a public complaint of a loud party. Upon arrival, officers noted about 30 people outside the residence, another officer estimated seeing about 100 people leaving the residence. Some people attempted to leave out the back. Individuals appeared to be under 21 years of age. Four residents of 1930 Augusta were cited for Unruly Gathering and for cited in lieu of custody for Prohibited Noise (three of them LCC students and one UO student), while four other under-age individuals were cited for being Minors in Possession of Alcohol (1 high school, one LCC, one UO, one non-school affiliated).
October 4, 2013Stabbing (Goodtimes Bar) – Police are investigating a stabbing that occurred at Goodtimes Bar, 375 East 7th Avenue, at 11:28 p.m. on Friday. There was a dispute between two groups of friends outside the bar. During the dispute, a 22-year-old male was stabbed during a fight with another male. When police arrived, there was no suspect and no victim (victim was taken to a hospital by in a private car). Officers went to the bar and the hospital, following up. The investigation is continuing. The involved parties are known to each other.
At 11:31 p.m. a housemate accused her 59-year-old female roommate of stealing her cigarettes. The suspect became enraged and lunged at the victim, while also urging her pitbull to bite the victim. The victim sustained an injury to her arm. The suspect went to Jail, the dog went to the animal shelter.
A subject jumped from a bridge over the slough behind the Albertsons on W 18tt, sustained a possible head injury and a citizen pulled him from the water. He ran off and intoxication may have been a factor.
Possible burglary at 800 Hwy. 99N (Dari Mart). A delivery driver observed suspect breaking the front window. He exited and called 9-1-1. When officers arrive, the suspect is gone but left a trail of blood around the store and through multiple neighborhood streets. The suspect was not located.
Patrol units responded to a frantic 911 call from an elderly resident reporting an unknown subject forcing entry into the house. Arriving units found the 19-year-old suspect (a UO student), slinking around in the shadows on the side of the house. He was taken into custody and continued to be hostile and uncooperative throughout the process, and offered no reasonable excuse for his actions. Investigation revealed he arrived at the location and began attempting to force entry. He damaged the front door and broke the front window, and was very nearly shot by the armed and terrified resident.
Friday night, Eugene Police Officers patrolled neighborhoods surrounding the UO campus, actively enforcing alcohol violations, as well as responding to citizen complaints of disorderly behavior and parties. 40 individuals were arrested, cited, and warned. There were nine Open Container, 16 Minor in Possession, one Minor – Misrepresenting Age, two, Allowing Minors to Consume Alcohol, two Unruly Gathering, two Prohibited Noise (13 individuals warned about noise), one Urinating in Public, one Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree.
Unruly Gathering (early Saturday)– At 12:38 a.m. Saturday morning, police were dispatched to a call of a loud party at 1760 Ferry Street. Officers could hear loud voices, yelling and music from a city block away. There were several groups of people standing in front of the residence. Beer bottles and cans were strewn around, and there was broken glass on the sidewalk in front of the house. Several individuals appeared to be under 21. Officers contacted them, cited 8 for MIP (one of those was also cited for urinating in public). Of those cited, five were UO students and two were LCC students. Officer cited two people for Unruly Gathering/Allowing consumption of alcohol by minors, arrested them for Prohibited Noise. One other person was arrested for Open container.
At 6:45 p.m., seven individuals were cited for prohibited camping at E. Broadway/Hilyard Street (City owned property bordering Motel 66).
October 3, 2013Swing Shift and Nights• A west Eugene 13-year-old male was home alone and advised the 9-1-1 call taker that a female armed with a stick came into his house uninvited through an unlocked front door and threatened to kill him. He had locked himself in his bedroom and moved a dresser to block the bedroom door. After numerous officers went code-3 across the city, upon arrival they encountered a female matching the caller’s description of the suspect in the driveway of the home. The female was the caller’s mother. Turns out that the caller was mad at his parents and decided to call them in as suspects in a burglary.
• At the same time as the expedited response for the above call, an employee from a local hotel called 9-1-1. A 49-year-old woman had arrived in the lobby of a Franklin Blvd. hotel, holding a butcher knife and advising she wanted to harm herself. Responding officers found her, still armed and refusing to drop her weapon. An officer did an excellent job of negotiating with the subject for approximately five minutes before she agreed to disarm. She was taken into custody without further incident.
• In the 2100 block of W. 11th Avenue, an area resident reported hearing people in a verbal dispute inside a Sanipac dumpster and said they were pounding on the sides of the dumpster. Upon arrival, the officers were unable to locate the involved parties.
• A homeless man called 9-1-1 after he had been stabbed at Alton Baker Park. Responding officers located him in the covered picnic shelters with several stab wounds on his arms and abdomen. As the investigation continued, an officer spotted the suspect, Jeffrey Loyd Howard, age 54 and also homeless, lurking nearby. He was taken into custody without incident. The investigation revealed Howard had been in a dispute with a third homeless person. When the victim attempted to intervene and calm the situation, Howard attacked him with a knife. The victim suffered significant, but non-life threatening wounds.
• Eugene Airport – male passenger on an inbound flight from Salt Lake City refused to store his bag when instructed to on the plane. He was met by an EPD officer upon his departure from the plane. Report taken, subject released and possible charges pending.
• A teen living downtown told her friend that she wanted to kill herself and wanted another tenant to kill themselves with her. She then refused to respond anymore to the caller and locked herself in her apartment. The caller advised there are numerous weapons inside the apartment including throwing axes, butterfly knives, grappling hooks, machetes, swords, a collection of knives, a crossbow and a throwing knife. Officers cleared assisted after making contact with involved.
October 3, 2013Graveyard• 4100 block of McDougal Lane - Officers responded to a residence at the 4100 block of McDougal Ln. for a possible burglary in progress. LCSO K-9 arrived and assisted officers with locating three subjects in one vehicle in the parking lot of the location. A second vehicle left the location and an EPD sergeant and officer stopped the vehicle under the Beltline on Prairie Road. Once the dust settled, the property owner declined to press charges for trespassing. Judy Ann Jeanine Collis, age 43, was arrested for possession of Heroin and Bill Jess Barnard, age 48, was arrested on a warrant for speeding tickets out of Linn County.
• What began as a person stop at Petersen Barn turned into warrants being served on two individuals. After lodging them, the officers returned to take care of towing the vehicle and discovered it was stolen, with different plates and an altered Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
October 2, 2013Day Shift• A day with plenty of rain, and multiple car crashes. A few of the more notable crashes: One involved a Buck’s toilet falling off a rig on I-105, and one with a DUII driver that caused a three-car crash on River Road.
Swing Shift• During the heaviest part of the rain storm that blew through, we had several motor vehicle accidents, DUII’s and reckless drivers.
October 1, 2013Days/Swings• A 64-year-old man’s landlord found him deceased in a W. 10th apartment in the bathtub, of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The landlord was checking on the status of the man’s moving out. He left behind a multi-page note. Officers and the Medical Examiner responded to investigate.
• A 30-year-old male has been causing disturbances in and around downtown recently. He was at Sizzle Pie requesting drinks; however, was not going to pay. When asked to leave he refused. At one point he had a knife in his possession but did not menace anyone. When officers attempted to place him into custody he was verbally uncooperative. When a Taser was deployed he reluctantly complied with commands.