Approximately 12:21 p.m. Friday, officers arrested Jason Aaron Wofford for Disorderly Conduct – Interfering, and Possession LT of 1 Ounce of Marijuana. Wofford was reported to be armed with a lethal cutting instrument and to have menaced two pedestrians in the area of 330 W. 7th Avenue. When officers arrived, Wofford made threatening statements toward officers and was taken into custody without incident.
At approximately 9:30 p.m., an officer initiated a traffic stop of a vehicle after the driver, Vincent Eric Hood, age 50, failed to obey a traffic light. Hood had been driving with a suspended license and upon further investigation, multiple drugs were found in the vehicle along with items commonly used in the packaging and distribution of illegal substances. Hood was arrested without incident for Delivery of Controlled Substance – Meth, Delivery of Controlled Substance – Marijuana, Possession of a Controlled Substance – Meth, Possession of Controlled Substance – Marijuana, and Driving With a Suspended License.
Thursday afternoon, an emergency animal hospital received a miniature Doberman Pincher that was unresponsive and bleeding. The dog died a short time later after suffering from significant trauma, strangulation, internal bleeding and head injury. Officers arrived at the home where the injuries to the dog occurred, and arrested James Harold Martin, age 26, for Animal Abuse 1 – Aggravated.
Two separate citizens at 7:01 p.m. and 7:10 p.m., called to report a DUII driver in the area of Coburg Road. The suspect, Mark Dale Youngbauer, age 49, was followed by the second caller into a parking lot where the suspect parked. An officer arrived, and located Youngbauer asleep behind the wheel. Youngbauer was transported by EMS to receive medical treatment at the hospital for intoxication. Youngbauer was cited in Lieu of Custody for DUII and Reckless Driving.
At 2:02 a..m. Saturday, March 22, officers responded to a fight at the corner of W. Broadway and Olive. Scott was fighting with an unknown black male. An officer separated the two. However, Scott, who is white walked up to an uninvolved 24-year-old Middle Eastern man and punched him in the face. An officer attempted to stop Scott from running away after this assault. Scott turned toward the officer and advanced toward him in a threatening and aggressive way. The officer deployed his taser, but it was ineffective. However, Scott fell down and officers were able to take him into custody soon after.
Throughout St. Patrick’s Day and the previous weekend, EPD and SPD made a total of 22 DUII arrests. No serious injuries or fatal crashes were reported.
Michael Paul Edwards, age 27, was part of a group involved in a dispute outside of the Black Forrest Tavern at approximately 2:45 a.m. One of the people in Edwards’ party had a Municipal Warrant for his arrest and Edwards wanted to bail him out. At the request of the officers on scene, Edwards took a taxi cab to EPD Headquarters, and once there, the officers again requested for him not to drive. Approximately 30 minutes later, Edwards, driving his buddy’s car, drove around the corner onto W. 6th Avenue and rolled up onto a curb near two officers involved in a completely separate call. Edwards was arrested for DUII, Reckless Driving and Reckless Endangering. Fortunately no one was hurt.
Shortly after 8:30 a.m., the victim came home and found Burglary suspect Jorge Fernandez Perez, age 19, in her house. After a brief confrontation that took place in front of the house, Perez fled on foot. Officers saturated the area and located Perez near W. 12th and Polk, but he again decided to run. A neighbor spotted him running into a nearby backyard. Officers found Perez under the back deck and arrested him for Burglary 1, Criminal Trespass 2, and Interfering with a Peace Officer. This was at 9:15 a.m.. He was originally taken to the jail, but because he gave false information about his age and identified as a minor, he was transported to Serbu juvenile justice center. Just shy of 15 hours later, after much work, his actual identity was eventually determined and he was transported to the jail shortly before midnight.
At 2:38 a.m., residents near W. 17th Avenue and Buck Street called to report hearing a significant traffic crash in the area. Officers responded and found a $10,000 EWEB power pole down, sheared in half, and two cars that had been parked in a driveway pushed up into the house. The cars were totaled. The suspect vehicle, a silver Dodge pickup, was located a few minutes later at W. 13th Ave and Quaker St. The driver was not located. EWEB responded and shut the power off, which affected approximately 100 homes.
A female UO student awoke early at 12:41 a.m. to sounds of her and her roommates’ garage door opening. She then heard banging inside the garage. It turns out it was a burglary in progress. Officers responded. The victim also reported seeing a male ride away on her roommate’s bicycle. An officer spotted the bike and stopped it a couple of blocks away while the residence was being cleared by officers and a Springfield K9. Jason Robert McGlamery, age 28, of Eugene, was arrested for Burglary 1 and Theft 2.
At approximately 4:15 p.m. Sunday, officers were dispatched to a restaurant at the 900 block of Willamette in regards to a criminal trespass complaint for Alena Cardinal, age 41. While officers attempted to make the arrest, they were distracted by Jared Anders Roy, age 27, who interjected himself into the scene, making it difficult for officers to safely conduct the arrest. After repeated warnings, Anders was arrested for Interfering with a Police Officer and Resisting Arrest. Cardinal was arrested for Criminal Trespass and Disorderly Conduct.
Thursday at approximately 3:42 a.m. two suspects, Kristilee Strand, age 28, and Taryn Marie Schurman, age 26, were stopped for bicycle violations by an officer. Schurman decided to run to her bicycle, but the officer gave chase and caught Schurman as she was attempting to peddle away. Schurman resisted arrest but was eventually taken into custody with the assistance of two other officers. Both women were arrested for Possession of Heroin, and Schurman was arrested on additional charges of Interfering with an Officer, Resisting Arrest, Theft 2, and Warrants.
Late Thursday evening, two officers were dispatched to the area of Monroe Street Park regarding the possible location of stolen property. Officers tracked pinging to a stolen cell phone using GPS, and located a vehicle where the pinging had last been reported. The officers were not able to identify any stolen property in the vehicle, and were denied consent to search it by the registered owner and suspect, Ricardo Antonio Chaney, age 32. Chaney was given permission to leave, but was then observed committing several traffic violations. Once officers stopped him, they found he did not have vehicle insurance. During the impound search of the vehicle, officers found several firearms including a modified AR-15 and body armor, located in the glove box and trunk of the vehicle. Upon further inspection, the AR-15 appeared to be modified and was sent to Oregon State Police for testing. Chaney was arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Possession of Meth.
At approximately 5:50 p.m., an officer was dispatched to W. 11th and Hayes St. regarding an assault that just took place between a male and female. When the officer arrived, he was able to locate both involved parties and witnesses. After investigation and witness statements, the officer arrested William Eric Warren, age 55, for Physical Harassment and Disorderly Conduct.
Near 2 a.m. Saturday, an officer observed a possible DUII driver on W. 7th Avenue at Polk Street, and attempted to stop the vehicle at W. 6th, but discontinued pursuit as the suspect, Colby Shane Busch, age 28, continued to drive erratically. However, officers in the area were able to track Busch to a cul-de-sac on Corally Avenue. Busch was taken into custody while trying to jump over a fence and was arrested for Possession of Burglary Tools, Reckless Driving, Eluding by Vehicle, and warrants for arrest.