Tuesday at approximately 4:05 p.m., an officer was in the area of Royal Avenue and Hughes Street when police received information from an observant citizen that a person matching the ‘purse theft suspect,’ Kaylynn Colleen Whitney, age, 27, of Eugene, was in the area. The officer investigated the information and contacted Whitney, at the location and identified her as the suspect. Upon further investigation, the officer found Whitney to have in her possession, some of the items that were stolen from the victims. Whitney was Cited in Lieu of Custody for three counts of Theft in the Second Degree, three counts of Theft in the Third Degree, and for Possession of Less than One Ounce of Marijuana.
Sunday, at approximately 4:37 p.m., an officer responded to the 600 block of Madison for an animal abuse report. When the officer arrived, he found the suspect, Daniel Richard Kelley, age 30, a resident of the location, on his porch, screaming into his phone and flailing his arms. When the officer contacted the suspect, Kelley continued to yell and scream about the dog, Reggie, and was reported to have made several threats to harm the dog. When the owner of the dog arrived home, the officer watched Reggie limp and struggle on his back legs as he tried to follow his owner around the house. The dog was transported to the emergency vet clinic for its injuries, and Kelley was transported to the Lane County Jail for Animal Abuse 1.
An officer was dispatched to Alberston’s, 1675 W. 18th, to take a cold report regarding a robbery, when the suspect of shoplifting in progress, Michael Fuller Torrey, age 52, (no address), ran by his police car. The officer spotted an saw Albertson's loss prevention officer chasing and pointing at Torrey. She told the officer that Torrey had just stolen merchandise. The officer drove after Torrey, then chased on foot, catching Torrey on the west side of Albertson’s. He arrested at 10:55 a.m. Saturday, September 27, and lodged Torrey for Robbery 3 and six additional warrants.
Saturday, at approximately 9:18 p.m., an officer responded to a possible street robbery near the 1800 block of Bailey Hill Road. When the officer arrived at the location, he located the two male victims, who described two suspects, male and female. The victim and a friend reported leaving the DS Market when they were approached by the two suspects, Jasmine Monique Moreno, age 19, and Dion James Hague, age 23. They are both from Eugene. Moreno yelled at the victims, asking for their stuff, and then hit one of the victims and Hague pushed the other victim. The victims fled back inside the store, where Hague followed, and continued to yell at them from outside until the owner of the market arrived and escorted him off the property. While the officer was talking to the victims, they saw the suspects on the other side of the road. The officer contacted the suspects and transported them to the Lane County Jail for Robbery in the Second Degree. Hague also received an additional charge of Furnishing Liquor to a Minor/Intoxicated Person and Moreno received a citation for Minor in Possession.
On September 27, at 8:30 p.m., a 16-year-old male was walking northbound across W. 18th Avenue, when, he says, a male approached him and demanded his wallet. There was a second male who approached and also demanded the wallet. A female suspect demanded his hooded sweatshirt. He complied as one of the suspect’s appeared as if he might hit him with a glass bottle. The suspect’s left eastbound towards Bailey Hill road. An officer was dispatched to a possible street robbery of a 16-year-old male, from Eugene, after the victim reported it. The officer had recently been dispatched to the same area for another possible street robbery. Hague and Moreno, were identified as suspects. They were both charged with Robbery in the Second Degree.
Robert Ridings, age 49 (no address), was arrested for punching his 47-year-old girlfriend in the face on Friday, September 26, around 10:26 p.m. An officer was dispatched to McDonald’s at 3555 W. 11th Avenue for the assault.
September 25, at 6 a.m., a 58-year-old man was stabbed at his residence in the 2300 block of Madison Street by his wife, Regina Grace ClaypoolFrey, age 57. The man was able to get the knife away from his wife and then took himself to a local hospital for treatment and ClaypoolFrey went to another location in the 4000 block of Ferry Street. Police responded to that residence and took her into custody without incident. She was taken to the Lane County Jail and charged with Assault 1 APA (Abuse Prevention Act), Menacing APA and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Case Number 14-16354
September 24An officer was patrolling the Park Blocks at 1:15 p.m. September 24. He made contact with one person in a group. While the officer was talking with the person, Shawn Anthony Duzan, age 25, interjected himself into the contact. The officer spotted a set of concealed metal knuckles on Duzan’s belt as he shifted around. He tried to conceal them again as he sat down. Duzan was placed under arrest by two officers, but as officers began handcuffing him, he began resisting. Officers were able to get him on the ground on his stomach to finish handcuffing. Duzan was wanted on a Fugitive of Justice warrant out of the El Dorado County Sheriff`s Office(Placerville, Ca) for a stolen property charge. He was transported to the Lane County Jail and charged with Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Resisting Arrest, Violation of Park Rules. He was also cited for Possession of Less Than an Ounce of Marijuana. Case 14-16306
At 2:51 p.m., September 23, an officer spotted a driver, 29-year-old Dustin John Alimossy, fail to obey a traffic control device. The officer was able to get the license plate before Alimossy eluded him. Turns out the plate was stolen just that morning. The officer aired the information and another officer saw the vehicle going eastbound toward downtown. Alimossy was able to continue evading that officer and parked the vehicle in an alley. Witnesses identified Allimossy as he was walking away from the car and he was arrested by police. The car was a confirmed stolen and returned to the owner. Alimossy was charged with Elude Vehicle, Reckless Driving, Hit & Run, Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle, Possession of Stolen Vehicle, Possession of Less than an Ounce of Marijuana, Consumption Unlicensed Premises/Open Container, and Warrants. Case Number 14-16258
An officer had been looking for a wanted subject, Ralph Dudley Thornhill, age 28, for several weeks. At 5:53 p.m. on September 23, he saw Thornhill walking on Roosevelt Boulevard, west of Hwy 99 N and made contact, telling Thornhill he was under arrest. Thornhill told the officer he had a knife and a “smiley,” which is a chain with a lock. While the sergeant was placing Thornhill into custody, Thornhill pulled away, then spun and took a swing at the sergeant. The sergeant evaded the punch and knocked Thornhill down. He was arrested for being a Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Escape in the Third Degree, Failture to Register as a Sex Offender, and the warrant. Case number 14-16269
September 22At approximately 9:16 p.m. last night, an officer responded to the 800 block of Archie Street regarding a dispute. The officer arrested the suspect, Lindsey Abigail Williston, age 30, of Eugene, for attempting to break into the residence of a male victim, whom she was acquainted, and threatened him with a knife. When officers attempted to take Williston into custody, she repeatedly resisted arrest, verbally threatened officers and kicked an officer. Williston was eventually transported to the Lane County Jail for Assault in the Second Degree, First Degree Burglary, Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer, and Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree.
While on patrol, an officer was dispatched to the 800 block of W. 4th Avenue for suspicious conditions at approximately 2:06 a.m. A person nearby reported they saw an unknown male walk up the stairs to an apartment, they heard glass break, and then yelling that came from the same area. When a police officer arrived, he was called to the back of the residence where he observed broken glass and the suspect, Joshua Louis Bradley, age 38, of Eugene, being held down by the victim and her friend. Bradley was arrested without incident for Burglary in the First Degree (attempting to steal the victim’s musical instrument), Theft in the Second Degree, and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree.
Sunday at approximately 3:42 p.m., an officer responded to Hirons on East 18th Avenue regarding an assault by a disorderly customer. The suspect, Cindy Marie Stogsdill, age 30, of Eugene, pushed a store fixture onto a customer and assaulted an employee with a pen. Stogsdill was taken into custody and charged with two counts of Assault, Disorderly Conduct, and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree.
On September 20, at 2:55 a.m., an officer was dispatched to a burglary at a residence, where a male entered a residence in the 1800 block of Sunrise and demanded alcohol while presenting a knife. The 32-year-old male victim had been asleep when he awoke and saw the silhouette of a man standing over he and he and his wife. He turned on the lights and saw a white male in his 20s, armed with a knife. The suspect asked the victim for alcohol and was provided with some. The suspect left the house. The victims did some sleuthing based on conversations they had had with the suspect during the confrontation. They were able to locate him on social media sites and then they called police. An officer followed up the leads provided and at 3:05 a.m. on September 27, the officer was patrolling near W. Broadway and Olive, when he heard a female yell to someone named “Jesse.” That drew the officer’s attention, and he recognized William Jesse Lauener, age 20, of Springfield, as he walked by with a female. The officer contacted Lauener at 77 W. Broadway, and after some investigation, he identified Lauener as the suspect and arrested him.
Saturday at approximately 7:29 p.m. an officer was dispatched to W. 11th and Sam Reynolds Street, regarding a fight. When the police officer arrived at the location, the officer observed the victim lying on the ground with blood on his mouth and nose area. The victim and suspect, Michael Anthony Teves, age 20, of Eugene, had begun fighting while riding together in a car. When the driver stopped the vehicle, the victim and Teves were observed already outside the vehicle where the fighting continued. The driver got out of the vehicle and then observed the victim on the ground. Teves left the scene on foot. The victim was transported to the hospital by medics with what appeared to be a non-life threatening head injury, and Teves was arrested a short time later at his residence for Assault in the Second Degree and Menacing.
Man Arrested in Internet Crimes Against Children - Byron Six, age 26, was arrested for Online Corruption of a Minor, Luring a Minor and Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree by the Downtown Patrol. The case started on August 8, around 4:00 p.m.. An officer was conducting downtown bike patrol when some people flagged him down. Six was on his back on the sidewalk and had injuries to his face. According to bystanders: a group of people were running after Six, as Six rode his bicycle westbound on W. 10th from 10th and Willamette. A few of the people running after Six, pushed Six and his bike went into a stair’s handrail and planter on the south side of the Atrium Building. Then, an unidentified male ran up and punched him in the face, in response to Six pushing a female (who had been the nearest person running after him). Six fell to the ground after being punched. While investigating this, the officer found he had sent sexually explicit message to a 15-year-old female. He was arrested after the investigation, on September 18.
A bicycle patrol officer contacted Keegan David Jenness, age 29, for a bike violation in front of Davis’ Restaurant at 94 W. Broadway, and found in his possession methamphetamine, burglary tools, and a number of pieces of identification/debit cards, belonging to other people. The officer also found that Jenness had a warrant for a parole violation, and transported him to the Lane County Jail for Identity Theft, Possession of Burglary Tools, Possession of Methamphetamine, Fraudulent Use of Credit Card, and the Warrant. He was also issued a citation for Violation of Operating Rules for Bicycles. He was arrested on September 17, at 6:04 p.m.
At 12:36 p.m., 9-1-1 received a call about a lost, 10-year-old child in the 2000 block of Potter Street. He had taken his dog out for a walk and not returned. The troops went out in force looking for him for more than 90 minutes. A concerned individual located the lost child at 40th and Donald. Quite a walk for the boy, but luckily there was a happy ending and he was reunited with his parents. (Incident Number 14-210311).
September 13At 12:28 a.m. on September 13, an area resident called in to report a loud party in the 3600 Block of Sister View, with underage drinking.Upon arrival patrol observed several subjects pouring out of the back door of the residence. Several patrol officers responded to the location and the resident was advised of the social host ordinance and MIP laws. (Incident Number 14209029)
At 2:27 a.m., on September 13, a 19-year-old man who spoke Chinese called 9-1-1 to report a burglary at 13th and Olive, from an apartment occupied by two other males, also Chinese speakers around the same age. Although there was a language barrier, the call taker was able to obtain most of the needed information from the caller. A suspect had entered their home while they were there, and robbed them of electronics and computer equipment and money. Before leaving the location the suspect sprayed the caller with a fire extinguisher. Patrol officers including a K-9 responded to the area but they were unable to locate the suspect. The suspect is described as a white male in his 20s, with an eye injury. He was last seen wearing a black hat, black shirt, black pants and carrrying a black backpack. If anyone has information in this case, they are asked to call 541.682.5111. (Case Number 14-15570)
September 12Eugene Springfield Fire and Eugene Police Arson Unit responded to a n fire that appears to have been set intentionally. The call came in at 8:40 on Friday, September 12 in the 2600 block of Kincaid Street. Two detached structures in the back yard of the location were damaged as well as two trees and the power lines. Three juveniles and a 21-year-old were evacuated from the nearby residence with no injuries to report.
Arrested for Strangulation Abuse Prevention Act (domestic violence). The assault was reported on September 11 at 6:10 p.m. Location of assault was a residence in west Eugene. He picked the victim up and when they got to the location, she tried to exit the vehicle and he grabbed her throat. She broke free and got out of the vehicle.
On September 10 at 9:30 p.m., the EPD Street Crimes Team contacted Chase Hartwell Simonson, age 30, of Springfield. He was involved in a dispute with his girlfriend on the West Bank Trail near Stults Avenue. When contacted, officers found he had warrants for two counts of Theft in the First Degree, Forgery in the Second Degree, Unauthorized Entry Motor Vehicle and Possession of Methamphetamine. He was also in possession of a switch blade knife. (Case # 14-15404)
September 8On September 8 at 3:14 p.m., detectives were seeking a wanted subject, Nathan Michael Harrington, 22, for Theft in the First Degree and Carrying a Concealed Weapon. Two patrol officers had information that he had been in the downtown area and went looking for him. While on the hunt they received updated information that he was at Greyhound Bus Station, 987 Pearl Street. He had shaved his head in an attempt to change his appearance but they were not fooled. (Case #14-15237)
At approximately 3 a.m. Sunday, an officer conducted a traffic stop of two vehicles after they were observed committing a traffic violation near 17th Avenue and Mill Street. The officer activated his emergency lights and stopped both vehicles. Upon contact with the drivers of the vehicles, one was identified by the officer to match a suspect related to a home invasion robbery which occurred around 6:32 a.m. Saturday at an apartment on the 1300 block of Quaker Street. After investigating the involved suspects, police arrested Jared Donald Gabert, age 18, William Friend, age 19, and Tucker Blackstone, age 19, for Robbery 1, where the suspects were reported to have entered the apartment with guns and threatened the victims while asking for their phones. When officers arrived at the location, the suspects had fled, but two suspects, who refused medical attention were observed with lacerations and bleeding from their head and face area.
A resident nearby observed a drug transaction in Irwin Park at 2311 W. Irwin Way. The resident called police and gave the description of the two listed suspects. Police responded at approximately 1:39 p.m. and found a 16-year-old juvenile, and 18-year-old Hugo Vuendei, in possession of marijuana. Both were arrested for Possession of a Manufactured Delivery of a Controlled Substance and Violation of Park Rules. The Juvenile was transported to the Juvenile Justice Center and Vuendei was transported to the Lane County Jail.
At 4:48 a.m., September 3, dispatch got a call from a home in the 700 block of Cherry, where the homeowner was holding a burglary suspect down inside his residence. The 42-year-old homeowner had 29-year-old Sean Hicks detained. The homeowner reported that Hicks entered the garage and then shouldered his way into the backdoor of the residence. The homeowner heard a noise and met Hicks in a storage area, off the kitchen. There was a struggle and the homeowner prevailed, successfully and courageously holding Hicks down until police arrived. Hicks was arrested for Burglary in the First Degree (Case 14-14861)
On September 2 at 10:26 p.m., there was an armed dispute reported near 11th and City View and officers responded to the area. Dispatch advised the suspect was making threats and brandishing a firearm. The suspect was reportedly pointing a firearm at the victims as he was leaving the area in his vehicle. Officers arrived on scene as this was being reported and managed to forcibly stop the vehicle. David Charles Blackmer, age 64, of Eugene was removed from vehicle. Police located two firearms. Blackmer was arrested for Menacing in the First Degree and Carrying a Concealed/Possession Firearm. (Case 14-14792)
On September 2 at 7:52 a.m., an officer spotted a 1996 Ford Explorer with a defective headlight, which then went the wrong way down a one-way street. The officer stopped the vehicle at 6th Avenue and Taylor Street. The driver, 20-year-old Hilton Devonte Falls, of Portland, did not have a valid driver’s license. During the stop, the officer recovered a handgun and some marijuana from inside the vehicle. Falls was arrested on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and cited for Possession of Less than an Ounce of Marijuana and Driving While Suspended/DrivingUninsured. (Case 14-14786)