August 31Randall Clark Fetterman, age 54, was arrested on August 31 at 3:45 p.m. after he was reported to be lighting items on fire and throwing them into a recycling can in the 1400 block of Patterson. When confronted by two people nearby, he fled. A police K-9 unit found him in the 500 block of E. 14 burning additional items. He was arrested for Arson in the First Degree and Reckless Burning.
An officer observed suspicious behavior on Highway 99 near Royal Avenue approximately 10 minutes before 1 a.m. A white Toyota pickup had pulled alongside a bicyclist and stopped. The officer followed the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop after he watched the vehicle fail to maintain its lane of travel. The officer contacted the driver, Corey Steven Lister, age 20, and passenger, and while talking to both subjects, noticed a shotgun in the vehicle. During that time, a report was received of an armed subject in a vehicle that matched the description of the stopped vehicle. Lister was arrested and transported to the Lane County Jail for Possession of Burglar Tools, Possession Methamphetamine, Disorderly Conduct 2, Carry Concealed Weapon, and Possession of Hydrocodone.
Over the last couple days there have been reports that a dog has been wandering the area from E. 7th to E. 18th Avenue. The dog is described as a medium-large sized shaggy dog, with black and grey wiry hair. The dog has possibly been wandering the area for several days, often trying to avoid traffic. It was also reported that the dog was seen limping in the area of the Pioneer Cemetery near University and 18th Avenue.
At 8:10 p.m. Sunday night, 26-year- Manuel James Vasquez, is reported to have assaulted a family member, kidnapped her and held her at a residence in west Eugene. When he left, the victim escaped. He had stolen various items including a vehicle, credit cards, and ID. He made some purchases with a credit card and he was walking along the roadway near River Road and Beacon. Officers were in the area looking for him and a sergeant spotted him. When Vasquez saw the sergeant he ran, but was overtaken by another officer after a brief foot pursuit the same night at 11:13 p.m. He was charged with:
• Robbery 1st Degree• Kidnap 1• Unl Possess Meth• Unlawful Possess Heroin• Theft 1• Coercion• Assault 4• Menacing• UUV• Interfering• ID theft• Computer Crime• Fraudulent Use of a credit card
Thursday morning, August 14, police received a report of a handgun that had been stolen overnight from a residence. Police attempted to contact the suspect William Lucas Paul Niedermeyer, age 22, who had been allowed to sleep over at the residence by a friend. At about 9:30 a.m., police attempted to get Niedermeyer to exit his residence in the 1500 block of Mill Aly. When he did not answer his phone or texts, police hailed him and at 10:57 a.m. he was taken into custody without incident and charged with Theft in the First Degree of a Firearm. The stolen firearm was recovered. Oregon Daily Emerald inquired about the police activity and was provided information.
An officer working a missing person case from 1999 developed information on the location of the person, Michael Charles Wendland. He was contacted at his home in Springfield. He had been living under someone else’s name for approximately 15 years. He was arrested on warrants, Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card, Theft and multiple counts of Identify Theft.
A 29-year-old Eugene man was arrested this morning at 2 a.m. after he rolled his black 2008 BMW 328 at 2510 Oakmont Way. Aaron Michael Duchateau was charged with Reckless Endangering, Reckless Driving and DUII after the crash. The vehicle was also occupied by a 27-year-old female passenger.
Shortly before 9 p.m. yesterday, a woman arrived at a residence in the 400 block of Blair and tried to gain access to the front of the residence that had two fences and a prominently displayed “dangerous dog on premises” sign. The woman, Kori Ann Vert, age 50, was met by the resident dog, a pit bull/box mix as she broke into the yard. The dog locked onto Vert’s arm, and remained there for some time despite the attempts of several people to get him to release. The dog was eventually overcome and secured by his owner. Vert suffered significant injury and was transported to a local hospital. She was cited in lieu of custody for Criminal Trespass.
Early Wednesday morning at 1:14, a male and female were in their residence in the 900 block of W. 4th Alley, when they said a woman they know, Diane Elizabeth Reznak, age 52, tried to break in. Reznak broke the front window out of the apartment armed with a large, fixed-blade knife. She made it more than half way into the apartment and threatened to kill the female victim. An officer responded and found Reznak in the alley and she had substantial lacerations. She was combative and had to be transported to the hospital due to injuries sustained from the broken window. She continued to be combative at the hospital and was eventually transported to the Lane County Jail with charges of Burglary in the First Degree and Menacing.
Yesterday at around 8 p.m., Brian Keith Pate, age 50, was contacted by W. 11th Walmart security after they reported they spotted him stealing items from the store. Pate, a Eugene resident, declined to be arrested and instead fled on foot. Pate was spotted as he walked near the bike path behind Target, but ran into the slough when he saw officers approaching. He got bogged down in the mire and the presence of a K-9 encouraged him to peacefully surrender. Pate was lodged for Theft in the Third Degree, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), and Possession of Less than an Ounce of Marijuana.