Prohibited Noise/Criminal Mischief - March 31, at approximately 1:05 a.m., police responded to an apartment on the 700 block of E. 16th Ave regarding a dispute. When police arrived, they heard loud voices at the location and contacted the suspect William Revel Freeman, age 34, who lives at the location. During contact with Freeman, he directed himself toward the patrol vehicle and spit on it. He was arrested and transported to the Lane County Jail for Prohibited Noise and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree. Case number
16-05086 Theft 1 - March 30, at approximately 8:27 p.m., police responded to Lok Yaun restaurant at 2360 W. 11th Ave regarding a theft. When police arrived, they received information that the suspect, Martin Lee Nelms, age 36, of Eugene, entered the restaurant, and stole an envelope containing cash from an area near the register and proceeded to run out the front door. Two employees then chased after Nelms, who fell off his bike as he was trying to get away and dropped the envelope. The employees continued to follow Nelms as he ran east from the restaurant and eventually caught up and detained Nelms with the help of bystanders until police arrived. Police contacted Nelms and arrested him for Theft in the First Degree. He was transported to the Lane County Jail.
Case number 16-05080 Robbery 2 - March 30, at approximately 7 p.m., police responded to the Bruns Apple Market on W. 6th Avenue regarding a shoplifter that was pepper sprayed. When police arrived, they contacted the involved subjects and received information that the suspect, William Lewis Walen, age 36, of Eugene, was contacted by an employee after he was observed concealing items on his person, and subsequently lunged at the employee and was peppered sprayed. Walen was contacted by police at the back of the store, where he was rinsing his face. He was arrested for Robbery in the Second Degree and transported to the Lane County Jail.
Case number 16-05074 Possession of Heroin/Driving While Suspended - March 29, at approximately 11:33 p.m., police responded to Carl’s Jr., 296 Coburg Rd. regarding a subject slumped over the steering wheel who had been at the location for approximately 40 minutes, and was unresponsive. Police contacted the driver, Brian Kuncewitch, age 29, of Eugene, and received information that he did not have a license and that he was waiting for someone. The officer told Kuncewitch not to drive, and contacted him a short time later after observing him drive through the Oakway Center without headlights on. He was arrested and transported to the Lane County Jail for Possession of Heroin, Driving While Suspended and a warrant for arrest.
Case number 16-05036 Criminal Trespass - March 29, at approximately 6:02 a.m., police responded to a trespass at a residence on the 800 block of W. 4th Avenue, and found a female subject, Keppa Elizabeth Pruett, age 47, of Eugene, asleep on the victim’s couch. Police contacted Pruett, and found that she had six warrants for her arrest. She was arrested and transported to the Lane County Jail on the warrants and cited in lieu of custody for Criminal Trespass in the First Degree.
16-04989 Public Indecency - March 29, at approximately 8:22 p.m., police responded to the Walmart on W. 11th regarding a male trespasser who exposed himself to customers. Police located the suspect, Lonnie Duane King, age 45, of Eugene, behind the southeast corner of the building and contacted him regarding the incident. King was arrested and transported to the Lane County Jail for multiple warrants and Public Indecency – Felony.
Case number 16-05029 Menacing with a Firearm, Reckless Endangering, UUW, Disorderly Conduct II - Forest Zachariah Laughner, age 23, no address, dropped in to Taylor's Bar and after he was cut off from service he was asked to leave. When he refused, he was helped out by bar staff. On the front porch, Laughner produced a handgun from his waistband and menaced at least three employees. Laughner fled northbound and the employees followed from a distance. UOPD located Laughner and took him into custody at 11th and Alder. Laughner’s Concealed handgun license was seized. March 29, at 1:14 a.m.
Case Number 16004987 Shoplifter Turns out to be Fugitive From Justice (Idaho) - Employees of Winco, 4275 Barger, called police on March 28 at 7:31 p.m. as they had a shoplifter in custody who had taken some meat. The suspect had taken some meat and when he was confronted outside the store with this, he had pushed past security, but that officer was able to detain him in handcuffs. The suspect provided a name to the arriving EPD officer and produced an LTD bus pass with that name. However, the officer found out he had provided a false name. He was identified as David Payne. The officer took him to jail, where deputies ran his fingerprints. It matched to a David Michael Payne, age 55, who was a fugitive from justice from Idaho. Payne was lodged on the following charges: Fugitive from Justice, Identity Theft, Theft 3, Possession of Burglar’s Tools, False Info to Police.
Theft in the Second Degree - March 28, at approximately 4:45 p.m., police responded to the Duck Store on East 13th Avenue regarding a shoplifter who was being detained by a store employee. Police arrived and received information that the suspect, Justin Morgan Hass, age 34, of Eugene, was observed concealing items on his person and exited the store without attempting to pay for the merchandise. Police also found that Hass possessed merchandise from Jambo World Crafts on Alder St. and learned that he had been at the location earlier in the day (16-4970). Hass was transported to the Lane County Jail for Theft in the Second Degree.
Case 16-4968 Reckless Burning near River Road - On March 27, at 11:59, an unknown subject started a dumpster fire at Happy Hour Bar, 645 River Road, and then a small garbage fire at Rasor Park. The person then a burned a garbage can in the 400 block of Knoop. EPD continues to investigate.
1604921 Robbery, Assault at Walmart - On March 26 at 5:13 p.m., officers were called to the Walmart at 1040 Green Acres Road regarding a theft suspect, later identified as James Raymond Beason, age 35, of Eugene, who was fighting with loss prevention and management staff. When the officer arrived, he found Beason had just fled the location and was in the area of Norkenzie Road and Holley Avenue. The officers arrived and located Beason, who was out of breath and drinking a beer as he walked through the neighborhood. Beason was compliant when officers contacted him. He was arrested for Robbery in the Third Degree, Assault in the Fourth Degree, and Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree.
1604857 Disorderly Conduct in the Roadway at W. 6th - On March 26 at 9:50 p.m., callers reported a woman, later identified as Rachel Rene Lyager, age 41, of Eugene, in traffic near the intersection of W. 6th Avenue and Blair Boulevard. She was reported to be wandering in traffic and appeared to be attempting to direct traffic with her eyes closed, walking down the center line. There had been other reports during the day of Lyager doing similar things in the area. An officer contacted Lyager on Blair Blvd in front of 7-Eleven and arrested her for Disorderly Conduct.
Disorderly Conduct/Harassment/ Criminal Mischief at Circle K – On March 26 at 1:09 p.m., police responded to Circle K at 296 E. 13th Avenue regarding a patron, later identified as Benjamin Jared Lybbert, age 25, who entered the store, threw a drink on the floor, lobbed a can at a wine display, and then propelled a shopping basket full of food items at wine bottles, breaking some. The employee told him to leave. Lybbert rushed toward him and hit the employee. The employee fell into a store display, then regained his feet and pushed Lybbert away. Other patrons helped get Lybbert out of the store. Lybbert left on foot, but tried to enter another man’s vehicle, and this man also had a physical altercation with Lybbert. Officers located Lybbert and arrested him on charges of Criminal Mischief 2, Disorderly Conduct, Harassment.
1604842 Unlawful Possession of Cocaine/ Warrant Hit and Run - On March 27 at 1:44 a.m., callers reported three males involved in a dispute in the parking lot at 4170 Quest Drive. One was reported to be intoxicated. Officers responded and contacted Nhowahisaac Jene McDonald, age 20, of Elmira. He had a Eugene Municipal warrant for Failure to appear in a Hit and Run case. Officers also found him in possession of cocaine and alcohol. There was also some property from a theft from vehicle that had occurred earlier, nearby. The owner did not wish to press charges. He was arrested for the warrant and Unlawful Possession of Cocaine, and he was cited for Minor in Possession of Alcohol.
Disorderly Conduct in the Roadway on Bell Avenue- On March 26 at 6:29 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 2400 block of Bell Avenue regarding a man who had walked in front of a moving van driven by the 51-year-old male victim, then thrown a beer can in front of the van, and walked toward it. The suspect, later identified as Eric Arthur Curran, age 46, of Eugene, was reported to have been yelling and standing in front of the van before lifting the front of his shirt, as if he had a gun (there was no firearm). A neighbor yelled for Curran to move out of the victim’s way. Curran hit the van’s hood and then moved out of the way. The officer contacted Curran, and arrested him without incident for Disorderly Conduct.
1604861 DUII Crash I-105 - On March 27 at 6:49 p.m., police observed a crash at eastbound I-105 near the Willamette River between a vehicle driven by Sabrina Lynn Ross, age 32, of Eugene, and one driven by a 16-year-old male. Ross was taken to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries and was cited in lieu of custody for DUII and Careless Driving.
1604914 Crash into Parked Trailer (DUII/Reckless Driving/Possession of Cocaine) – On March 26, at 3:10 a.m., a 2005 Toyota Tacoma driven by Anthony Mitchell Buich, age 23, of Alamo California, hit a parked trailer at W. 5th Aly and Van Buren Street. A local resident was awakened by the crash and responded to try and rouse the driver, who was asleep at the wheel. Officers arrived and found Buich still asleep. They knocked on his window to try and wake him. After a time, he sat up. And subsequent to an investigation, officers charged Buich with Unlawful Possession of Cocaine, DUI, and Reckless Driving.
1604821 DUI at W. 13th and Charnelton– On March 26, at 4 p.m., an officer on routine patrol spotted Chelsea Ann Bair, age 22, of Eugene, in a parking lot at W. 13th and Charnelton. The businesses were not open and Bair was going through the trunk of her Honda Accord. The vehicle was missing a front license plate. When the officer contacted her, he observed signs of impairment and he found that Bair has just been driving. Bair was also in possession of cocaine. After a Drug Recognition Expert investigated, Bair was charged with Unlawful Possession Cocaine and DUII. Her vehicle was impounded.
1604852 DUI/Reckless Driving/ Possession of Methamphetamine on W. 7th – On March 26, an officer spotted a vehicle going the wrong way on W. 7th near Monroe Street. An officer stopped the vehicle, driven by Keith Brian Finkle, age 40, of Eugene. After an investigation, he was charged with DUII, Reckless Driving, and Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine.
1604823 DUII/ Reckless Driving/Reckless Endangering/Criminal Mischief W. 18th– On March 27 at 5:57 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 3700 block of W. 18th Avenue regarding a white Toyota pickup truck that had hit a curb, failed to negotiate the turn on 18th Avenue, and then travelled across a lawn, and struck a home. The driver was trying to reverse his vehicle out of the yard. The impact of the crash damaged the exterior of the home and knocked the residents’ TV off the wall. A city-owned sign was also damaged. An officer contacted the driver, David Chapman Novak, age 55, of Eugene, and after investigating, charged him with DUI, Reckless Driving, three counts of Recklessly Endangering, and Criminal Mischief 2.
1604891 DUI/Speed Violation near Chad Drive- On March 26 at 9:36 p.m., a sergeant initiated a stop on a vehicle at 2800 block of Chad Drive for speeding. He watched as the vehicle drove over the concrete curb on the roadway and then stopped in the middle of the Shopko parking lot entrance, blocking access to the business. After an investigation, Darrel Wayne Powell, age 70, of Oakland, Oregon, was arrested for DUI, and cited for Violation of the Designated Speed and Open Container.
DUII (Controlled Substance) W. 11th and Oakpatch - On March 26 at 12:21 a.m., an officer stopped Shari Ann Vowell, age 52, of Eugene for driving without headlights at W. 11th Avenue and Oakpatch. After an investigation, the officer arrested Vowell for DUI (Controlled Substance), and cited her for Driving without Lights.
1604813 DUI/Reckless Driving/Reckless Endangering Echo Hollow Near Royal - On March 27 at 1:05 a.m., an officer stopped a vehicle for speeding and careless driving at Echo Hollow near Royal Avenue. The officer had spotted the vehicle pass another vehicle as it approached his location, then accelerate at a high rate of speed. He caught up to it and when the officer initiated the traffic stop, the vehicle came to a stop on a residence’s gravel landscaping. After investigating, the officer charged Steven Mikel Robinson, age 25, of Junction City, with DUI, Reckless Driving, and Recklessly Endangering, as he had a passenger.
1604883 Rolling Stolen Vehicle - On March 24 at 11:28 a.m., an officer out on patrol spotted a white 2002 VW Eurovan with odd lettering on the rear of it at 11th and Bailey Hill. He checked the license plate and found it was stolen out of Mollala. He followed the vehicle and other officers also arrived. He initiated a traffic stop and with the assistance of the other officers, pulled the vehicle over and took Adam Donald Buehler, age 31, of Woodburn, into custody without incident on charges of Unauthorized Use of Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, DWS, and five warrants.
Case 1604701 Woman Arrested for Prohibited Noise in Apartment - On March 25, at 12:52 a.m., police were advised to respond to a dispute in an apartment at the 2700 block of W. Lone Oak Loop. When officers arrived, they found Heather Anne Essary, age 26, of Eugene. The male involved in the dispute, Aaron James Montoya, age 28, of Springfield, arrived back to the scene. He was detained in handcuffs. During the investigation, officers observed Essary appeared highly intoxicated and she was uncooperative with questions. The investigation also found that Essary’s apartment was the source of disputes, loud music, yelling and other unreasonable noise on an ongoing basis that was disrupting the peace of other residents. Essary was arrested for Prohibited Noise. Montoya was charged with Criminal Trespass in the First Degree
1604744 Vehicle Stop and Methamphetamine Arrest - On March 24 at 10:57 p.m., an officer spotted a Jeep Cherokee at the intersection of River Road and Division Avenue without headlights. He stopped the vehicle and found the driver, Kaleigh Gordon, age 27, of Deadwood, did not have a registration. The plates on the Jeep were not the right ones. The officer impounded the vehicle and conducted a safety check and inventory. While doing so, he found methamphetamine inside a pouch. Gordon was charged with Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine.
Case 1604740 Man in Van Arrested for Warrant in Target Parking Lot - On March 24 at around 6:43 p.m., police received a call regarding a man who was sitting in the seat of a van at Target, 4575 W. 11th Avenue, and appeared to be intoxicated. There were children in the vehicle with him. The officer arrived and contacted the man, Samuel G. Dillon, age 36, of Junction City. A woman came out of the store and said she’d driven to the store. Both Dillon and the woman had suspended driver’s licenses. Dillon had a confirmed warrant and was taken to jail.
Case 1604733 Interfering with Police Officer, Criminal Trespass, False Info - On March 23 at 5:30 p.m., at 299 W. 10th Avenue and Lincoln Street, an officer investigated a possible bike theft with a suspect, Tyler Lee Endicott (Kyle Mondragon), age 22, of Eugene. The officer was near W. 10th Avenue and Lincoln Street on foot patrol and spotted the Endicott riding a bicycle while pulling another bike next to him and going against traffic as he left the front of the Eugene Public Library. The officer told him to stop as he approached and he continued riding after acknowledging the command. He ignored commands a second time and another officer who was in the area on a motorcycle responded to the area. Endicott was riding his bicycle in a side yard in the 300 block of W. Broadway when the officer tried to stop him and there are no trespassing signs there. The motors officer spotted the suspect at W. Broadway Avenue and Lincoln Street. He activated lights and siren and the man stopped. The first officer arrived on scene and placed Endicott in handcuffs without incident. The officer seized the bicycle (and will follow up to try and find the owner) and bolt cutters and lodged him at the Lane County Jail on charges of Interfering with a Peace Officer, Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree, False Info to a Police Officer, and a warrant. Endicott is currently on probation for Assault on a Public Safety Officer.
Case 1604665 Theft of Services at Bar - On March 24 at 2:13 a.m., officers were called to respond to a trespasser and theft of services that had just occurred at the Blind Pig, 2750 Roosevelt. The suspect had left his driver’s license behind and had a confirmed warrant. He was reported to be walking north on Hwy. 99. According to the bar, the suspect, identified as Rio Redbird Malichi Horn, age 25, of Eugene, had ordered drinks along with a second man, then when it was time to pay, he didn’t have the means to pay it. He became upset, kicked the front door open and left. Officers located Horn and he was lodged for his outstanding warrant and Theft of Services in the Third Degree.
Case 1604689 DUII (Controlled Substance) - On March 23, at 5:31 p.m., an officer spotted a large group of people and bags at the Washington Jefferson Park, southeast of W. 5th Avenue and Jefferson. He entered the park and people scattered. He noted one woman hurried to a bicycle, jumped on it and then took off aggressively. He followed and saw that she was stationary on the west side of Washington Street. However, she suddenly took off on the bike, darting out into traffic. At least one vehicle had to aggressively apply brakes to avoid running over her. She began riding with the traffic and the officer followed. She was not signaling and seemed to be fleeing, although the officer had not initiated a stop. He activated his lights and she continued, cutting through streets. Eventually she stopped north of West 6th Avenue. During a DUII investigation, officers found she had provided a false name during the initial stop. Mikayla Joy Kelly, age 24, of Eugene, was arrested for DUII (Controlled Substance) and False Info to Police, and a 90-day Park Restriction was issued.
Case 1604668 DUII and Reckless Driving - On March 24, 2016, at approximately 2309 hours, an officer was addressing an unrelated case at Wal Mart on Green Acres and as he was standing beside a vehicle in the parking lot, he noticed a man, later identified as Timothy Matthew Knebel, age 26, of Eugene, walk out of the Delta Bar, 1050 Green Acres. Knebel was stumbling repeatedly as he walked and nearly fell. He got his vehicle keys out of his pocket. The officer asked him if he was going to drive. Knebel declined and walked a good distance away from the bar. The officer concluded his other business and saw Knebel had come back near the front of the Delta Bar. He was swaying and behind several large furniture items in front of the store, appearing to be concealing himself from the officer. The officer relayed the information to another officer who was nearby. That officer spotted Knebel driving away, failing to maintain his lane, and crossing into a bike lane. He conducted a traffic stop. After an investigation, Knebel was arrested for DUII and Reckless Driving.
Case 1604685 Unlawful Discharge of a Weapon - On March 23 at 5:44 p.m., police were dispatched to the 1600 block of Olive Street regarding report of a weapon that had been discharged inside a home. Christopher Scott Bupp, age 40, of Eugene, was cleaning a semi-automatic rifle, when it went off. He ran next door to ensure no one had been hit as the round went out his window and through a neighbor’s window into the house and through a wall. He called 911 and waited for police. Officers checked the neighbor’s house to ensure no one had been hurt. Bupp was cited in lieu of custody for Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm.
Case 1604669 Hit and Run/ Criminal Mischief – On March 22 at 10:43 a.m., an EPD officer was dispatched to the 200 block of E. 13th regarding a hit and run crash. Fire was on scene. The officer arrived to find a black Honda in the middle of E. 13th Avenue just west of High Street. The driver of the Honda reported traveling east on E. 13th, when she saw a grey Nissan Frontier with a canopy, driven by Bryce Benjamin Dudley, age 24, of Springfield, turn onto E. 13th westbound (it is a one-way street). She veered to get out of his way, but he crashed into the driver’s door and the vehicle spun. The 28-year-old driver and her four-year-old daughter were not injured. The vehicle was towed. Fire advised that there was a second vehicle, a black Kia Sol, that had been hit from behind, pushed into several poles and was resting partially in the front lawn of property in the 200 block of E. 13th. The Kia had been parked and was unoccupied when it was hit. Dudley’s vehicle was parked and unoccupied behind the House of Records, 258 E. 13th. Dudley, had fled on foot. UOPD responded to the area. An EPD sergeant made contact with the suspect at 13th and Willamette and took him into custody without incident. UOPD responded and took custody of Dudley regarding charges against him from actions prior to the crashes. (please refer to UOPD for their related case and charges). Eugene Police charged Dudley with two counts of hit and run and one count of Criminal Mischief.
Case 1604603 Police Arrest Suspect Following Burglary/Arson at Bethesda Church - March 22, at approximately 7:07 a.m., police responded to Bethesda Lutheran Church on Royal Avenue regarding a burglary, and received information that the suspect fled on foot. While enroute to the location, police then received information that the suspect had returned, and was kicking the front door of the church. When police arrived, the officer attempted to contact the suspect multiple times, and he ran from the officer. The officer told the suspect that he was under arrest, and when the officer attempted to detain the suspect, he resisted. A struggle ensued, and the officer took the suspect into custody with the use of pepper spray. Police received information that the suspect had forced his way into the building from a lower-level window, burnt multiple items in the building, damaged items in the pantry, and left a pair of pants in the bell tower. When an employee arrived, they observed the door to the bell tower propped open, and the suspect Jason Duque, age 29, of Eugene, exit the door in a robe, swearing at the employee. The suspect then walked westbound on Royal and returned a short time later, and was kicking at the front door of the church asking for his pants. Duque was arrested for Arson in the First Degree, Burglary in the Second Degree, Interfering With a Peace Officer, and Resisting Arrest. He was transported to the hospital and later transported to the Lane County Jail.
Case 16-04591 Suspended Driver Involved in Hit and Run – On March 21 at 3:55 p.m., officers were dispatched to a hit and run report near W. 11th Avenue and Danebo Street. The driver of a vehicle, Arianne Michelle Ferguson, age 36, has been suspended since March 30, 2014. She was driving eastbound on W. 11th Avenue, approaching S. Danebo, when she crashed rear-ended another vehicle, driven by a 51-year-old man. The man got out to observe the damage and Ferguson motioned to him to turn onto Danebo. They both pulled into the turn lane. When the light turned green, the victim turned but Ferguson drove her vehicle out of the turn lane and fled down W. 11th Avenue weaving in and out of traffic. Two male witnesses, age 23 and 42, followed Ferguson and called police. Ferguson stopped in the parking lot of Target and the witnesses told her they had called police. Ferguson was cited in lieu of custody for Failure to Leave Name/Address at the Scene of an Accident and a citation for Driving While Suspended. Her car was impounded.
1604577 Assault on Public Safety Officer, Reckless Driving, Resisting Arrest - On March 22, at approximately 12:44 a.m., police responded to the parking lot at the top of Skinner’s Butte, regarding a male subject who was parked in a Chevy Suburban after park hours. When police attempted to contact the subject, he was uncompliant and behaved erratically, leading officers to believe he might be intoxicated. He was flailing around in the vehicle, and was partially concealed by a blanket. The officer attempted to secure the parking lot to prevent the vehicle from leaving and possibly endangering the public. As the officer was at the gate, he observed the Chevy Suburban approaching quickly from behind and directly toward his vehicle. The suburban then drove off the roadway and around the officer, and before reaching the street, it accelerated in reverse and crashed into the officer’s vehicle. The officer again attempted to contact the subject, who continued to behave erratically, and was holding a long blunt object. Officers gained access to the subject, and when they attempted to detain him, the subject resisted and a taser was deployed. The subject, Glen Martin Fisher, age 42, of Eugene, was taken into custody, and arrested for Attempted Assault on a Public Safety Officer, Reckless Driving, Resisting Arrest and Violation of Park Rules. He was transported to the Lane County Jail.
16-04594 Man Arrested After Refusing to Leave Hotel - On March 21, at approximately 1:14 p.m., police responded to the Motel 6 on Glenwood Drive, regarding a disorderly subject who refused to leave the hotel after checkout, and had damaged property in the room. Police responded to the location and contacted the suspect, Mark C Howsmon, age 51, of Eugene, and observed the damage to the room. Howsmon was arrested and transported to the Lane County Jail for Trespass by a Guest in the Second Degree and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree.
16-04567 Woman Arrested for Harassment/Disorderly Conduct - March 21, at approximately 11:51 a.m., police contacted Rochelle Arquette Zamacona, age 23, of Roseburg, regarding information about trespassing. Police received information that Zamacona was told to leave an apartment residence in the 1000 block of W. 4th by a male subject, who was acquainted with her. When he told her to leave, she became disorderly. The victim was eventually able to physically remove Zamacona from the apartment, but she climbed back in through the window. Another confrontation ensued in the parking lot of the apartment and Zamacona slapped the male victim as he was recovering an item that she had taken. Zamacona was arrested, she was yelling at the officers and passersby. She was charged with Harassment, Disorderly Conduct and Criminal Trespass in the First Degree.
Case Number 16-0462 Men Arrested After Assault and Theft of Bicycle - March 19, at approximately 2:18 a.m., police responded to the report of an assault at the Salvation Army, 640 W. 7th Avenue, and received information that a 50-year-old male victim, had been kicked and punched by a male suspect and another male suspect had taken the victim’s bike. Police contacted the victim and observed facial injuries. Police were then able to locate the suspects after they returned to area and contacted them regarding the incident. Police arrested Adam Samuel Charles, age 45, of Eugene, for Robbery in the Second Degree and Interfering With a Peace Officer, and Levi Leonard Charles, age 46, of Eugene, for Assault in the Third Degree. Both suspects were transported to the Lane County Jail, and Adam Charles received the charge of Interfering With a Peace Officer after he displayed combative and hostile behavior during the arrest.
Case 16-04451 Stolen Vehicle Recovered, Man sleeping Inside with More Stolen Items – On March 20, at 1:25 p.m., a red 1994 Ford Ranger that was reported stolen on March 11, was spotted by an officer parked at W. 1st and Washington. There was someone, later identified as Ryan Daniel Doyle, age 29, of Eugene, sleeping inside. He was contacted and after an investigation ,he was arrested. Inside the vehicle was property that was also previously reported stolen and was recovered for the rightful owners. Doyle was arrested for Unauthorized Use of Vehicle, Theft in the Second Degree, Possession of Burglary Tools, and warrants. Disorderly Man Hits Vehicles in Traffic at 5th and Blair - March 20, at approximately 6:55 p.m., police responded to the area of 5th Avenue and Blair Blvd. and received numerous calls regarding a person who had been behaving aggressively in traffic. When the officer arrived, he contacted the suspect, Trevor Jason Harty, age 30, of Eugene, and received information that Harty had been in the roadway. Then after he was almost hit by an oncoming car, he yelled at the driver and caused damage to the passenger side mirror by hitting it. Harty was arrested for Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree and Disorderly Conduct and transported to the Lane County Jail.
Case 16-04529 Assault in the Second Degree - On March 4 at 5:37 a.m., an officer was dispatched to report of a robbery on Westward Ho near North Garden Way, in Eugene. The 19-year-old female victim reported a 21-year-old friend of hers, Ashley Bryce Stanton, age 21, were at a party and then engaged in a dispute. Stanton was reported to have grabbed the victim by the hair and directed her against the victim’s car. The victim reported that Stanton subsequently took her purse and ran away toward her own car. The victim chased her, Stanton threw the purse back at the victim. The victim reported she discovered money missing and yelled at Stanton to give it back. Instead, she reported that Stanton hit her in a the arm with a crowbar. On March 20 at 4 a.m., an officer was conducting a patrol check near Westward Ho and Oxbow Way when he observed a blue 2005 Pontiac Grand Am parked on the shoulder of Westward Ho that was associated with Stanton, for who there was an Attempt to Locate in the case. The officer knocked on the door and contacted Stanton, then arrested her without incident for Robbery in the First Degree, Assault in the Second Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Theft in the Second Degree.
Case 1603584 Reckless Driver Arrested - March 19, at approximately 1:27 a.m., a police officer was in the area of Hilyard St. near the 2300 block when he observed a vehicle driving at a high rate of speed through the intersection of E. 19th Ave. and Hilyard St. The officer followed the vehicle and attempted to stop it as it continued to make several traffic violations and disregard multiple traffic signals, before officers were eventually able to stop the vehicle in the area of 7th Avenue and Ferry Street Bridge. Police contacted the driver of the vehicle, Ayshea Renae Usoltseff, age 18, of Oregon City, and received information that she had been in an earlier collision and left the location. She was arrested for Elude by Vehicle, Reckless Driving, Hit and Run – Property Damage and Reckless Endangering (she was with another passenger at the time of arrest).
16-04450 Disorderly Trespasser Arrested - Police received information of disorderly trespasser at a residence in the area 1600 block area of Oakpatch Road on March 20 at 1:17 a.m. When police responded to the area, they located the suspect in his vehicle driving eastbound on 13th Avenue at Chambers. Police attempted to contact the vehicle on 18th, west of Hawkins, and it accelerated away from the officer at a high rate of speed. The suspect, Gregory James Gignac, age 38, of Eugene, returned to the residence on Oakpatch where he was trespassed, and was contacted by officers at the location. He was arrested and transported to the Lane County Jail for Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree, Elude by Vehicle, and a warrant for arrest.
Case 16-04491 Two Disorderly Men Taken to Jail After Reports of a Fight with Knives - On March 19 at 1:06 a.m. an officer was on routine patrol and was flagged down by an individual reporting people fighting and pointing knives at each other at 62 West Broadway. The officer spotted four males in a heated dispute in the area. Two, later identified as Joseph Daniel Templin, III, age 20; and Matthew Michael Ellington, age 25, from an earlier contact where they were called in as disorderly subjects on W. 8th Avenue and Willamette. The other two were males, age 22 and 34. When asked, the latter two sat down. It was reported that Templin started the fight by several witnesses. He had alcohol hidden under his coat. During the officer’s investigation, Templin and Ellington continued to yell at the other two males, and Templin threatened to hurt or cut them. Templin was refusing to obey commands to stop yelling. He was taken into custody. While two officers escorted him to the patrol vehicle, he kicked one of the mean in the leg as they walked by and threatened revenge. Templin was arrested for Disorderly Conduct and Open Container. Ellington was advised he could leave, but he chose not to. He stayed at the location and made threats to harm or kill the two victims. He was taken into custody for Disorderly Conduct. His dog was taken to the First Avenue Shelter to safekeeping after officers were unable to find any of Ellington’s friend to take care of the dog. (None of the involved wished to press charges regarding being menaced and officers were unable to determine who had had a knife).
Case 1604448 Theft from Macy’s - On March 19 at 3:50 p.m., Macys at 293 Valley River Center reported a wanted suspect being followed by loss prevention. There were two confirmed warrants for the suspect, Patrick Simmonds. Loss prevention advised Simmonds had stolen from the store and was walking south on the bike path. When officers located Simmonds on the north bank bike path, just south of Macy’s, an officer observed he was stuffing clothing between the slats I the bike path safety railing near the river. Officers detained him and after investigating, Simmonds was arrested and taken to the Lane County Jail without incident, where he was lodged for two warrants, Theft in the Second Degree, Possession of Burglary Tools, and Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree.
Case 16-4469 The number of DUII Arrests from Friday, March 18, to Monday, March 21 is 7 Including: DUII/Reckless Driving Arrest - On March 19 at 3:06 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the Silver Dollar Club at 2620 W. 10th Place regarding a possibly intoxicated driver, who had struck a parked car in the parking lot. The driver, Jonathan William Faber, age 25, of Eugene, had parked his vehicle, a red 1966 Volkswagen Beetle and was taking with employees. After a DUII investigation, police arrested Faber for DUII and Reckless Driving.
Case 16-04454 DUII/Failure to Maintain Lane – On March 18 at 12:20 a.m., an officer observed a black 2013 Chevrolet travelling at a high rate of speed while on Delta Highway, and that it was swerving from side to side. He stopped the driver, Jennifer Michele Hicks, age 39, of Eugene, and asked for the assistance of a DUII patrol officer, who responded and conducted an investigation. She was cited in lieu of custody for DUII, and cited for Failure to Maintain Lane.
Case 16-4378 DUII - March 19, at approximately 9:33 p.m., police received information of a possible DUII driver who had left the Side Bar on Coburg Road in a Silver Nissan. Police located the described vehicle parked in front of an apartment on the 2500 block of Willakenzie Road, and contacted the driver of the vehicle at his residence in the apartment. During contact with the subject, Charles Andrew Lewis, age 62, police advised that he was under arrest for DUII. Lewis subsequently resisted the officer’s attempts to place him into custody and he received an additional charge of Resisting Arrest. He was transported to the Lane County Jail for DUII and Resisting Arrest.
Case 16-04482 DUII - On March 19, at approximately 2:19 a.m., an office initiated a traffic stop after observing a vehicle make multiple traffic violations, which included an unlawful lane change, unlawful/signaled turn, and failing to drive in a single lane on W. Broadway Ave. The officer contacted the driver of the vehicle, Brent Anitok Anitok, age 25, of Springfield, near Garfield and W. Broadway, and he was investigated for DUII. Anitok was arrested and transported to the Lane County Jail for DUII and Reckless Driving.
Case 16-04452 On March 16, at 11:50 a.m., an officer was dispatched to 4550 West 11th Avenue for the report of a suspicious subject in the parking lot of Walmart. A man appeared to be pushing a shopping cart containing various tools and trying to sell them in the area. The officer contacted the man standing behind a pickup truck loading items into the back. There were two other men standing next to another pickup truck and it looked as though they were all together. Officers became aware that at least one of the vehicles was a stolen vehicle. The three men were detained without incidents. There was another man, Kalen Michael Ruiz, age 22 of Eugene, sleeping in the passenger seat and an officer took him into custody as well. Once all the investigation was complete three were arrested and two stolen trucks were recovered. There was an ‘Attempt to Locate out for Ruiz related to some thefts from Target. Ruiz was arrested for Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Theft in the First Degree, and two counts of theft in the second degree. Ethan James Purkey, age 23, no address, was arrested for Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, Possession of Burglar Tools. Joshua Eugene Hopkins, age 26, no address was arrested for Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, Possession of Burglar Tools. A 1991 Mazda pickup belonging to a 64-year-old Springfield man, and a 1988 Nissan truck belonging to a 50-year-old Eugene woman were recovered.
Case 16-04275 On March 16 at 4:00 p.m., an officer responded to1070 S. Bertelsen Road after report of a man who arrived at the location in his Ford Ranger, exited and then fell. The man, identified as Raymond Leslie Lowe, age 55, no address, was lying next to his truck when the officer contacted him. After an investigation, Lowe was arrested for Driving While Suspended -Felony and DUII –Drugs.
16-04290 March 16, at approximately 11:20 p.m., a police officer conducting traffic enforcement in the area of Charnelton St. and 13th Ave. observed a grey utility vehicle make multiple wide turns and come to an immediate stop at an intersection, partially over the crosswalk. When the officer attempted to stop the vehicle, it pulled to side of the roadway, and then continued to drive southbound on Willamette St. The officer again attempted to stop the vehicle, and it came to a stop near the intersection of 14th Ave. and Willamette St. The officer contacted the driver, Jared Dylan Nagel, age 37, of Eugene, and arrested him for DUII and Reckless Driving. He was transported to the Lane County Jail. Case 16-04307 March 16, at approximately 10:16 p.m., police responded to the 1000 block of W. 8th Avenue regarding a dispute. When police arrived, they received information that the victim’s roommate broke into his room and stole electronics. Police observed the suspect, Emily Dove Fitzhugh, age 43, walking near the intersection of W. 7th Avenue and Van Buren Street, and arrested her for Burglary in the First Degree, and Theft in the First Degree. She was transported to the Lane County Jail.
Case 16-04305 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The following cases were from March 11 to March 13, were taken from a total of 15 DUII arrests that were made over the weekend.
1604106 – On March 13 at 12:31 a.m., officers were sent to Hwy. 99 N and Prairie Road after there was report of a dispute between a man and woman. It was reported that the man tried to get a woman into the vehicle and she was refusing (the pair live together). An officer conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle. After investigating, Benny Wilson Dees, age 29, of Eugene, was arrested and lodged for DUII, cited for Driving uninsured.
1604101 – On March 12, at 11:06 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a report of a reckless driver. There was a report of the driver going through a stop sign without stopping and that he was unable to maintain lanes on multiple occasions. The officer stopped the driver at W. 15th and Kincaid Street. After investigating, Dylan Paul Haas, age 18, of Eugene, was arrested for DUII and Reckless Driving.
1604039 - On Friday, March 11, at 11:24 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a dispute at 90 Commons Drive. When he turned onto Commons Drive from Kinsrow Drive he saw a white male, later identified as Aaron Jerome Johnson, Jr., standing in the middle of the street with his arms up in the air gesturing to a vehicle north of him. He was next to his parked vehicle and appeared upset at the driver in the vehicle behind him. The driver in that vehicle, a 25-year-old woman, reported that Johnson had just backed his vehicle into hers. The woman had observed Johnson being restrained by a couple people who appeared to be forcing Johnson away from the apartments. Johnson is reported to have gotten into his vehicle and started to drive away. She had followed Johnson out onto Commons Drive and when Johnson reached the stop sign at Commons Drive and Kinsrow Drive, he put his vehicle in reverse and started to drive towards her vehicle. She couldn`t get out of the way and Johnson backed his vehicle into the front of hers. All three of the people in the vehicle advised me they were not hurt. Johnson was arrested for DUII and Reckless Driving 1604096 – On March 12, at 7:38 p.m., dispatch received a report from the public about a white male driving a silver Pontiac, who had rear ended another vehicle while at the Dairy Queen Drive Thru, off Coburg Road and Willakenzie. He was reported to be staggering when he got out of his vehicle and ordered food, and there was an odor of alcohol. The callers were able to provide a license plate. An officer responded to the address where the vehicle was registered and contacted David Perry Pennington, age 38, of Eugene. After investigating, David was arrested for Driving under the influence of intoxicants, driving without valid driving privileges, and reckless driving.
1604107 – On March 13 at 12:54 a.m., an officer on patrol spotted a vehicle make a series of driving errors, and then drive onto a curb on the northeast corner of Willamette and E. 28th. He initiated a traffic stop, but the suspect drove over the stop sign on the corner, across E. 28th Avenue and then parked at the southern curb of E. 28th Avenue. After an investigation, the driver, Matthew Colin Sharkey, age 38, of Eugene, was arrested for DUII and Reckless Driving.
1604050 – On March 12 at 1:55 a.m., an officer was doing traffic enforcement near 7th and Washington Street. He spotted a vehicle that appeared to be speeding and then performed a traffic stop in the area of eastbound I-105 and W. 6th. After an investigation, the driver, Lucas Charles Thomas, age 39, Brownsville, was arrested for DUII and cited for violation of the designated speed.
1604034 – On March 11, at 10:36 p.m., an officer was conducting traffic enforcement near Pearl Street and 18th Avenue. He spotted a vehicle drive on the center of the broken white line, then found the plate appeared to be expired. The officer activated his emergency lights and stopped the car. The driver, Yancy Louis Washington, age 56, of Eugene, got out and walked toward the front of the officer’s patrol car. During the contact, Yancy was argumentative and hostile. After an investigation, he was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants. He was cited for Driving Without Driving Privileges, Failure to Renew the Vehicle Registration, and Driving Uninsured. March 12, at approximately 11:45 p.m., police responded to the 3300 block of River Rd. for a reported Robbery. Police received information that the suspect took the purse of a female victim who is known to him, and left in her vehicle after hitting her in the face. The vehicle was located driving on Greenhill Rd. and an officer conducted a traffic stop just west of Barger Dr. The officer contacted the driver, Mark Vincent Venegas, age 39, of Cofax California, and arrested him for Robbery in the Third Degree, DUII Felony, Reckless Driving, and Reckless Endangering. He was transported to the Lane County Jail on the charges.
(Case number 16-04105) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ March 9, at approximately 6 p.m., Eugene Police responded to Fred Myers on Division Avenue, regarding a Theft. When officers arrived, they received information that an employee attempted to contact two male subjects outside the business after observing them exit the store without paying for the merchandise. The suspects ran, and were located a short time later in a vehicle in the 1000 block area of Green Acres. Police contacted Kalen Michael Ruiz, age 22, of Eugene, and Ethan James Purkey, age 23, of Eugene. Ruiz and Purkey were arrested for Theft in the Second Degree and transported to the Lane County Jail.
(Case Number 16-03893) March 9, at approximately 5:24 p.m., police responded to the area of W. 5th Avenue and Blair Blvd. for a reported Menacing. When officers arrived they received information that the suspect had yelled at people and had aggressed toward them while holding a sharp object. Police located the described suspect, Adam Samuel Charles, age 45, of Eugene, a short distance from the location and contacted him regarding the incident. He was arrested for Menacing and transported to the Lane County Jail.
(Case Number 16-03891) March 1, around 4 p.m., police received information of a burglary at a home on the 800 block of 36th Avenue. When police arrived, they heard noises inside the home, and upon further investigation, found the homeowner in a physical confrontation with the suspect, Michael Wayne Ebert, age 44, of Eugene. Police detained Ebert, and found information to arrest him for Burglary in the First Degree. He was transported to the Lane County jail.
(Case number 16-03449 ) March 1, at approximately 4:50 p.m., police responded to Hirons Drug Store on E. 18th Avenue, regarding a theft. When police arrived, they received information that the suspect, James William Coleman, age 19, of Eugene, was observed exiting the store without paying for an item. The employee contacted Coleman, and Coleman punched the arm of the employee after he attempted to detain Coleman, and continued to resist. He was eventually detained by the employee and arrested by police for Robbery in the Third Degree and Possession of Heroin. It was also found that Coleman had warrants for his arrest. He was transported to the Lane County Jail on the charges. (Case Number 16-3451)