Thursday evening, media called about police activity near Royal Avenue. Kenneth William Hinton, 41, had warrants and a restraining order. He had violated his restraining order and burglarized the victim’s home and police were called to contact him. He fled on a bicycle, then by foot when he saw officers and was told to stop and that he was under arrest. During his flight, he hid in blackberry bushes, in someone’s garage, and he went over fences. He was eventually discovered by an EPD K9 team when he went back into the blackberry bushes. This was a challenging call with the heat and terrain. Hinton was arrested and charged with Burglary in the First Degree, two counts of Violation of Restraining Order, Interfering with Police, Trespass in the First Degree, Resisting Arrest.
Around 1:34 p.m. Tuesday, an officer conducted a traffic stop of an aggressive driver on Willagillespie Road near the Valley River Center. When the vehicle stopped, a passenger exited, and the vehicle then continued to speed away. The officer detained the passenger and another officer found the vehicle on Goodpasture Island Road near Happy Lane without the driver. A short time later, an officer from the Crime Prevention Unit observed a suspicious male crossing Delta Hwy near the footbridge to VRC. Officers responded to the area and found the suspect, Dillon Dale Stover, age 20, in the bushes, and arrested him for Reckless Driving and Eluding by Vehicle. Stover was transported to the Lane County Jail.
At approximately 2:27 a.m., Sunday, officers responded to an apartment on the 600 block of West 12th Avenue for a noise complaint. Upon arrival, information was received that the suspect, Earl Israel Maglangque, age 40, was having a bad reaction to a large amount of LSD that he had taken and was heard screaming, yelling, and breaking items in the apartment. Officers took Maglangue into custody with minimal force and transported him to the hospital for evaluation. He was cleared a short time later and transported to Lane County Jail for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Prohibited Noise.
At approximately 10:05 p.m. last night, an officer responded to a stabbing on the west side of the Hwy 99 overpass near the 200 block of Hwy 99. When officers arrived they contacted the suspect, Peggy Lynn Rhodes, age 52, and found her to have a Warrant for Arrest. Rhodes had been in an altercation with a female victim, age 45, and stabbed the victim in the stomach with a bladed weapon. The victim, who sustained a serious injury, was able to walk to the medics before being transported to the hospital for evaluation. Rhodes was arrested and transported to the Lane County Jail for Assault 1 and a Warrant.
At approximately 1 a.m. this morning, officers were dispatched to the 7-Eleven at 588 West 7th Avenue, regarding a disorderly subject. The suspect, Braden Jonah Hirsch, age 20, was asked to leave the store multiple times but refused and continued to yell and bang on items in the store. Hirsch left the store shortly before police arrived and contacted an unknown driver parked outside the store and got in the vehicle. The unknown driver forcibly removed Hirsch from the vehicle, and when officers arrived they arrested him for Disorderly Conduct and Criminal Trespass 2.
Wednesday at approximately 3:52 p.m., two officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in the area of N. Clarey Street and Cubit Street, and found a large amount of stolen property located inside the vehicle from a recent burglary in the Creswell area. The suspects in the vehicle, Edward Fast Schaffitz, age 30, and Victoria Ashley Connoly, age 22, were found to be in Possession of Methamphetamine and arrested. Schaffitz was also charged with Driving While Suspended – Felony, and the vehicle was impounded. During the follow-up investigation, Schaffitz received an additional charge of Assault in the Second Degree, stemming from a case in October, 2013. In that case, he is suspected of assaulting another man during a dispute and causing a knife wound to the victim’s hand.