EPD on the Beat
On November 29, at approximately 4:28 a.m., a police officer observed a vehicle traveling east on Barger Drive near Golden Gardens Street, swerve and screech before striking a sidewalk, and then immediately turned right onto Golden Gardens and stopped. The officer proceeded to the area of the vehicle and found that it was still running with the lights on and no one inside, and that both tires on one side of the vehicle were flat. The officer then received information that the suspect, later identified as Jamie Lee Kessel, age 27, was confronted by a resident after running through the resident’s property and then ran north on Golden Gardens. Police then found that Kessel went to his own residence on the 2100 block of Golden Gardens, and drove away in his Ford truck. Police eventually located Kessel at a residence on Marshal Street and arrested him for DUII, Reckless Driving, and Elude on Foot. He was transported to the Lane County Jail on the charges. Case Number 15-20315
November 28, at approximately 1:48 a.m., police responded to Sizzle Pie, 910 Willamette, regarding a disorderly subject. When police arrived, they contacted the suspect, Elliot Sean Massett, age 32, of Eugene, and received information that Massett was approached by employees after behaving loudly, and at one point threw a chair across the restaurant. Massett was told multiple times to leave the location and refused. Eventually, Massett exited the restaurant assisted by an employee, and as he exited, punched the employee in the face. Massett was then detained by employees until police arrived. He was contacted by police and arrested for Assault, Disorderly Conduct and Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree, and transported to the Lane County Jail. Case Number 15-20258
At around 3:40 a.m. November 24, police were dispatched to an unknown problem in the 1000 block of W. 3rd Avenue. A 20-year-old man and 28-year-old woman were upstairs possibly in a physical fight. Officers contacted the pair and found the female holding the male in her arms. They had both taken a hit of LSD earlier in the night and the male began yelling and hitting things, thinking they were going to die. Both were transported to a local hospital for evaluation.
On November 23 at 9:49 p.m., officers were called to 4710 Royal Avenue for a hit and run at the Exxon Mobil Convenience Store. A dark colored SUV drove into a pillar near the front entrance of the convenience store. The vehicle is described as a dark (either black or grey) Dodge Durango. The SUV drove into the parking lot, and began to park in the parking space directly in front of the pillar. It appeared the driver accidentally hit the gas, instead of the brakes, and rammed into the pillar. The driver immediately drove away, west of Royal Avenue. The pillar sustained significant damage. Police are investigating the incident. Case 15-20036
On November 22 at 6:34 p.m., an officer observed a man, later identified as Avery Kyle Patterson, age 24, of Eugene, driving a motor vehicle backwards through a parking lot, over a sidewalk and into a public highway. This was near 599 E. 13th Avenue and Patterson Street. He next speeded through numerous intersections, passing vehicles and pedestrian in crosswalks and on the sidewalk he drove over. When the officer put his lights on, Patterson stopped. However, when he was ordered to stay in his car, he didn’t comply and exited. He also failed to comply with the officers commands, refused to put his hands behind his back and resisted being placed in handcuffs. He was arrested for DUII, Reckless Endangering, Reckless Driving, Resisting Arrest, and Interfering with a Police Officer. Case 1519972
On November 22 at 3:09 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the area of McDonalds, 2125 Cubit, for report of a possible DUII driver in a Kia Soul. The driver, later identified as Carlos Antonio Rosales Grijalva, was reported to have almost back into another vehicle in the drive through. Officers located Rosales Grijalva in the area of 4299 Barger Drive and Beltline eastbound onramp. He was Cited in Lieu of Custody for DUII, and cited for Improper Right Turn. Case 1519943
On November 21 at 3:15, a caller reported a female walking in the middle of the road at the Delta exit from I-105 eastbound. She was dressed in a dark jacket. The caller reported the woman, later identified as Andrea Carolina Evans, age 32, of Springfield, was twirling in the middle of the roadway. Officers responded and located Evans sitting against a tree in the clover-leaf area. She refused to speak or stand. She was arrested for Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree. Case 15-19896
On November 21 at 12:15 a.m., officers were called by Downtown Guide requesting assistance at 115 W. Broadway, Jameson’s Bar and Lounge. A man later identified as Blake Marshall Edwards, age 30, and his friend had been told to leave the bar due to intoxication level. The bar’s security staff started to escort Edwards out from the bar, but Edwards grabbed ahold of one of the security staff as he was being shoved out of the door. Edwards and the security staff member tumbled to the ground and Edwards would not let go of the other man. Downtown guides came to assist and tried to separate Edwards from the security, but Edwards was still trying to fight. One of the guides gave Edwards commands to stop and when he did not stop, the guide deployed his pepper spray. Edwards was arrested for Disorderly Conduct. Case 1519889
15-19570 – November 16, at approximately 3:02 a.m., police responded to the area of Debrick Rd. and Clinton Dr. regarding a suspicious subject, and received information that the male had been banging and kicking on the door of a residence in the area while yelling. When police arrived, they contacted the subject, and were not provided identifying information for the subject. Eventually, the suspect was identified as Jonathan Willis Roe, age 37, of Cottage Grove, and it was found that he had warrants for his arrest, including a warrant from out of state. He was arrested for Interfering With a Peace Officer, Warrants, and cited in lieu of custody for Prohibited Noise. He was transported to the Lane County Jail.
15-19594 – November 16, at approximately 6:36 p.m., police responded to the Downtown Liquor Store at 401 W. 11th Avenue regarding a shoplifter who exited the store without attempting to pay for the item. Police located the suspect, Edward Paul Slagle, age 50, of Eugene, in the area of W. 16th Avenue and Jefferson St. and found information to arrest him for Theft in the Third Degree and Open Container. During the arrest, Slagle was verbally aggressive and threatened the officer. Slagle was transported to the Lane County Jail for Theft in the Third Degree, Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree, and Open Container.
15-19516 – November 14, at approximately 7:07 p.m., police responded to the 2700 block of Roosevelt Blvd. regarding a menacing. When police arrived, they located the subject, and received information that the suspect, Mickey Dean Beaty, age 58, threatened the female victim, who was sitting in her vehicle, while waving a blunt object at the victim. Police contacted Beaty, and arrested him for Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Possession of Methamphetamine, Menacing, and Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree. He was transported to the Lane County Jail.
15-19483 – November 14, at approximately 12:45 a.m., police responded to the 7-Eleven on E. Broadway regarding a disorderly trespasser. Police received information that the suspect, Elliot James Caudill, age 31, of Eugene, was asked to leave the location after a verbal dispute with employees, and kicked a bag of trash that was in the parking lot, and the contents subsequently were strewn across the parking lot. Caudill returned to the location a short time later, and was again told to leave. Police received information that Caudill exited the store, and spit on the employee. A physical dispute ensued until police arrived and contacted the involved subjects. Caudill was arrested for two counts of Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree, Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree, Menacing, and False Information to a Police Officer, for misrepresenting his identity to the investigating officer. He was transported to the Lane County Jail.
15-19522 – November 14, at approximately 9:40 p.m., police responded to the Downtown Liquor Store at 401 West 11th Avenue for information that a vehicle had crashed into the building. Police arrived at the location, and received information that the driver of the vehicle left northbound on Lawrence St. Police located the subject and after further investigation, arrested him for DUII, Reckless Driving, Hit and Run, and Driving While Suspended – Misdemeanor. He was transported to the Lane County Jail.
15-19404 – On November 13, at approximately 5:37 a.m., police responded to the area of W. 8th Ave. and Chambers regarding a possible Unlawful Entry of a Motor Vehicle. When police arrived, they received information that a male subject had entered a vehicle at the location and was observed running from the area. During the investigation, police observed multiple vehicles with broken windows and located the suspect, Jason Edwin Parette, age 18, of Eugene, in the caul-de-sac at W. 8th Place. He was arrested for three counts of Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle and transported to the Lane County jail.
November 9, at approximately 9:38 p.m., police responded to Macy’s at Valley River Center regarding information of a shoplifter. Police received information that the suspect, James Henry Walker, age 47, was observed taking items from a display and exited the store without attempting to pay for the items. Walker was contacted outside the store by an employee and became verbally aggressive. Police contacted Walker about the incident and arrested him for Theft in the Second Degree, and transported him to the Lane County Jail. Case Number 15-19223
November 9, at approximately 7:10 p.m. police responded to information of a fight on W. Broadway near Willamette St. When police arrived, they received information that a male and female subject had been injured during a fight with another male and female who had left scene. The injured male and female subject were evaluated on scene by medics. Police attempting to contact the involved subjects, detained two involved male subjects who were continuing to behave aggressively. Matthew Gene Hulsey, age 23, was Cited in Lieu of Custody for Disorderly Conduct, and Andrew Thomas Flu, age 24, of Madras, was cited in lieu of custody for Disorderly Conduct, Interfering with a Police Officer, and Resisting Arrest. Case Number 15-19221
On November 8, at around 4 p.m., police responded to the JC Penney store at Valley River Center for a shoplifter. When police arrived, they received information that the suspect, Trevor Jarald Strasheim, age 21, of Eugene, walked into the store, put on a jacket from the store, and walked through the exit door without attempting to pay for the item. An employee attempted to stop Strasheim, who resisted and tried to pull away and run, but was eventually detained by the employee until police arrived. The police officer contacted Strasheim and arrested him for Robbery in the Third Degree, and transported to the Lane County Jail. Case Number 15-19181
November 7, at approximately 6:32 p.m., police responded to the area of W. 5th Alley and Tyler St. regarding a stolen vehicle. When the police officer arrived, he observed the vehicle backing out of a parking space, and traveling east through the alley. Another officer arrived on the other side of the alley, which restricted the suspect vehicle from traveling east. The suspect vehicle pulled into a parking space on the south side of the alley, and exited his vehicle. The officer attempted to contact the suspect, Natividad Valencia Contreras Jr., age 20, of Springfield, and told him that he was under arrest. The suspect fled on foot and was eventually located on the ground behind an air conditioning unit at America’s Best Value Inn Motel on W. 6th. Contreras was arrested for Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Escape in the Third Degree, and two warrants. He was transported to the Lane County Jail. Case Number 15-19132
1518951 –On November 5 at 5:45 a.m., officers responded to a robbery that had been reported near the intersection of E. Broadway and Oak Street. The victim had flagged down a Sanipac driver and requested help. The victim is a 29-year-old, out-of-state musician and was in town to perform. He completed his performance that night and it was late by the time he gathered his equipment and left the bar. He was unable to contact friends as his phone’s battery had run out. He walked to the Park Blocks looking for a place to plug in his phone charger. last night and it had become very late by the time he had gathered his equipment and left the bar. He said he was supposed to contact a friend to sleep at their house after the show, but his phone had died and he was unable to contact them. He walked to the park blocks (S Park St near E Park St) looking for a place to plug in his phone charger. There was a group of people in the Park Blocks when he arrived. The group began crowding around him. A male in the group, later identified as Jason Michael Davey, 30, no address, rode up behind him on a bike and tried to pull his back pack off. The backpack contained his performance gear. Davey fell off his bike and a 17-year-old female in the group joined Davey in trying to take the back pack. The victim broke away, but they chased him and the female hit him in the face with a metal bar. Several members of the group joined in trying to get the backpack. He reported being pushed down the stairs and then he said Davey pulled a knife and cut the straps from his back pack. Another male, Zachary Joseph Ortiz, 19, also was reported to be involved in the robbery. The group scattered when a law enforcement vehicle went past. Eugene Police responded to the area and an officer located a group matching the description provided by the victim. They were located at the 7-Eleven on E. Broadway. The female juvenile was arrested for Robbery in the First Degree and Assault in the Second Degree and lodged at Serbu. Jason Michael Davey was lodged at Lane County Jail for Robbery in the First Degree and Possession of a Controlled Substance Meth and a warrant. Zachary Joseph Ortiz, 19, of Eugene, was lodged at the Lane County Jail for Robbery in the First Degree and Possession of a Controlled Substance Meth.
On November 5 at 2:23 p.m., police were dispatched to respond to a possible shoplifter struggling with employees at American Organics, a marijuana dispensary located at 3443 Hilyard Street. An employee reported a man later identified as John Elliott Frank, age 27, of Eugene, had put jars of marijuana into his jacket pockets. Since he didn’t make it out of the store with the marijuana, there was no probable cause for a theft charges, however, Frank had a confirmed warrant. He was lodged regarding a Theft in the Second Degree, Failure to Comply.
15-18995 – At 10:52 p.m. on November 5, a bystander observed a four-door Chevy Sedan run into a parked car at Commons and Kinsrow and then continue driving with their bumper dragging on the ground. The suspect vehicle went to an apartment complex behind the O Bar where the driver parked. Officers were able to locate the driver of the suspect vehicle, who had a head injury from the crash. The Fire Department responded for an evaluation and the driver was later taken to a local hospital.
1518979 – On November 5 at 5:21 p.m., officers were at the W. 11th Walmart, 4550 W. 11th Avenue, regarding a disorderly subject, later identified as Christopher Charles Todd, age 35, no address. He was reported to have been asked to leave the store because he was loudly yelling profanity near the bike racks. He refused to leave and made threats. The manager approached Todd and tried to escort him off the property, but Todd smashed a bottle of soda on the ground. Loss prevention was called to help. The loss prevention employee was walking north with Todd, when Todd shoved his bike at him and began swinging a gas can, with some getting onto the manager. Todd left towards the east and into the parking lot of International Fitness, while still yelling and swinging the gas can around. A 27-year-old male bystander followed the suspect in his black 2008 GMC Sierra. He reported that Todd threw gasoline on his truck and also threw his bike at it, making a dent. He followed Todd until he lost sight of him. Officers located Todd in a nearby cul-de-sac at the 4000 block of Langton, coming out of a carport. They contacted him and arrested him for Criminal Mischief 2, Disorderly Conduct, Criminal Trespass 2.
15-18903 – November 4, at approximately 12:36 p.m., police responded to the Walmart on W. 11th Avenue, regarding a disorderly subject. Police received information that the subject was yelling and pounding on cars in the parking lot, confrontational with Walmart employees, and threatened people at the location. The suspect, Gregory Hoglund, age 33, of Eugene, left east from Walmart and was located and contacted by police in the 4100 block area of W. 11th Avenue. The suspect was arrested for Disorderly Conduct, and was uncooperative with the officers and attempted to pull away during the arrest and received an additional charge of Resisting Arrest, and was transported to the Lane County Jail.
15-18943 – On November 4, at approximately 9:14 p.m., police responded to the LTD station on Willamette St. regarding a disorderly subject. When police arrived, they received information that the subject was repositioning LTD signs at the location and was approached by an employee and told that he needed to leave the signs alone. The suspect, Richard Henry Blair III, subsequently pushed a sign at the employee and spat on the employee. Blair left the location, and was located by police a short distance from the LTD station. When police attempted to contact Blair, he ran north at the intersection of Olive and W. 10th. Police eventually contacted Blair at the Horsehead Tavern. He was arrested and transported to the Lane County Jail for Harassment – Simple Assault, Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, and Interfering with a Police Officer.
15-18865 – November 3, around 6 p.m., police responded to the LTD bus station at 1080 Willamette St. regarding a disorderly subject, and received information that the subject became confrontational after he was contacted by an employee for entering the bus from the back door, subsequently, causing a delay to the schedule of the bus. Police contacted the suspect, Seth Jade Mansfield, age 33, of Eugene, and arrested him for Theft of Services, Disorderly Conduct and Interfering with Public Transportation. He was transported to the Lane County Jail.
Disorderly Conduct - November 2 at 10:27 p.m., police were sent to the 5400 block of Donald after multiple people called to report a physical and verbal dispute between a male and a female. Police were told by dispatch that the involved male, later identified as Kyle Kamal Starner, age 23, had grabbed the female by her neck and she was screaming. They located the two at a nearby bus stop, with Starner yelling racial slurs at the 40-year-old female victim, who knows him and had ridden the bus with him after he was released from Jail. The victim did not wish to press charges. Starner was arrested for Disorderly Conduct. The female had warrants and was also taken to Jail. Case 15-18794
15-18754 – November 2, at around 3 a.m., police responded to a vehicle that had crashed into a tree near Willakenzie Rd. and Sheldon Village Loop. When police arrived, the officer observed heavy front damage to the vehicle and Fire personnel attending to the driver, who was transported to the hospital with non life threatening injuries.
At approximately 3:50 p.m., on November 1, police responded to the 300 block of E. 12th Avenue, regarding a subject in possession of an electric weapon, and located the subject in the 1100 block area of Patterson Alley. Responding officers observed the subject drop the device in the yard of a residence, and retrieved the device. The suspect Zachary David Eads, age 36, of Eugene, was contacted by police and arrested for Felon in Possession of Restricted Weapon, and Possession of Methamphetamine, which was found on Eads at the time of arrest.
15-18704 – On November 1, at approximately 1:09 a.m. a police officer in the area of 99 W. Broadway, observed several male and female subjects yelling at each other, and two groups of subjects engaged in a physical confrontation, with two subjects fighting on the ground. The officer observed the potential for serious injury between the subjects on the ground and repeatedly told them to let go, before subsequently spraying both subjects.
15-18709 – DUII/vehicle on fire and into a building – on November 1 shortly before 2 a.m., officers were dispatched to an 2000 Acura Integra that was on fire near the intersection of W. 6th Avenue and Bertelsen Road. They found the car on its side, lodged between the New Way Electric building at 4202 Bertelsen Road and the business’s sign. The vehicle’s engine compartment was completed engulfed and there was damage to the building and the sign. An officer found an injured person at W. 11th and Bertelsen Road and he was identified as the driver, Marcos Jarquin Vasquez, age 22, of Eugene. It appeared he had been driving his vehicle at a high rate of speed northbound on Bertelsen Road, lost control and struck a curb, then crashed. Vasquez was transported to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries and charged with DUII, Hit and Run, and Reckless Driving
15-18683 – On October 31, at approximately 10:09 p.m., police responded to the 2200 block of Golden Gardens St. for a dispute that was heard from a nearby residence, regarding two male subjects yelling at each other, loud banging and the sound of glass breaking. Police contacted the involved subjects who both reside at the location, Ted Shane Conklin, age 43, and Phoenix Gillis, age 18, and transported them to the Lane County Jail for Prohibited Noise.
15-18616 - Assault on Police Officer - On October 30 at 10:15 p.m., an officer in the area of WOW Hall was contacted by a staff member working an event regarding an intoxicated, disorderly man standing in traffic at 8th and Lincoln. The staff member had already tried getting the man, later identified as Cory Lee Hamilton, age 30, out of traffic without success. When the officer went to get Hamilton out of the road, Hamilton didn’t respond to any of his commands. When the officer grasped Hamilton’s arm, Hamilton spun around and faced the officer, and then grabbed the officer’s forearm and started to squeeze it. The officer was able to get Hamilton on the ground, however, Hamilton began wrestling with him and tried to take the officer’s handgun. Hamilton also pulled the officers radio off of his belt. The officer was able to pin Hamilton while waiting for other officers to arrive and help him. It took five officers to get Hamilton into custody and he was kicking at officers and a nearby parked car. Hamilton was released from prison within the last few weeks for Assault in the Second Degree. He was arrested for Assault on a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, Interfering with Police, Felon in Possession of a Weapon, Theft in the First Degree, Disorderly Conduct, and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree.