There have been a total of 50 DUII arrests in April thus far. April 28 at 4:05 p.m, 2500 block of Cubit Street Elude by Vehicle, Reckless Driving, Elude by Foot, DWS Misdemeanor An area agency requested assistance in stopping a vehicle driving in the Hwy. 99 area. An EPD officer spotted the green Nissan coupe at Royal and Berrntzen. The driver, Dakota Dale Stover, age 22, chose to elude the officer who tried to stop him. The officer lost sight of the vehicle as it sped away. However, another located the Nissan unoccupied in a neighborhood west of 99 and north of Barger. Officers searched the area and found Stover hiding in a tree in the same neighborhood. He was arrested without further incident and lodged for Elude by Vehicle, Reckless Driving, Elude by Foot, Driving While Suspended Misdemeanor.
1606829 April 28, 10:30 p.m., 4550 W. 11th Police responded to a shoplifter in custody at Walmart, and received information that Leon Neil Karels, age 57, of Eugene, was contacted by an employee after he was observed concealing items on his person and leaving the store with the merchandise. Police cited Karels in lieu of custody for Theft in the Third Degree. April 27, 1:19 a.m., 1316 Alder St. Police responded to 7-Eleven after receiving information that the male suspect, Curtis Manuel George, age 27, of Eugene, was observed leaving the store without attempting to pay for items he had taken. Police located George in the area, and attempted to contact him. George then walked away from the officer and was given direction to stop several times, before he ran. The officer again attempted to make contact with George, and he disregarded direction from the officer, and the officer attempted to detain him. He struggled and fought with the officer, and a taser was deployed to take him into custody. Police received information that George had been previously trespassed from the location, and he provided false identification to the officers following his arrest. He was arrested and transported to the Lane County Jail for Theft in the Third Degree, Resisting Arrest, Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree, Interfering With a Police Officer and was cited for False Information to Officer.
Case number 16-06744 April 27, 11:37 p.m., W. 11th/ Commerce Police responded to the area for information regarding a possible DUII driver who had been stopped by construction employees after striking construction equipment, a semi-truck, and nearly striking the employees. A construction vehicle was then used to block the driver’s vehicle from leaving the area. Police contacted the driver, James Ernest King, age 49, of Monroe, and Cited him in Lieu of Custody for Reckless Endangering, Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, DUII, and Reckless Driving.
Case number 16-06790 April 27, 7:54 p.m., 4275 Barger Drive Police responded to Winco regarding a male subject who was fighting with employees. Police received information that the suspect, Jared Alexander Hanson, age 44, of Springfield, was observed by an employee concealing food items on his person, and exiting the store without attempting to pay for the items. The employee contacted Hanson, and he struck the male employee twice in the head with his fist. Two additional employees responded to assist in detaining Hanson until police arrived and contacted him regarding the incident. He was arrested for Robbery in the Third Degree. The officer transported him to the hospital, prior to the Lane County Jail, for injuries he received to his face during the struggle with employees.
April 26 at 6:27 a.m., 300 block of Adams Street At 6:27 a.m., Sharon Lee Munson, age 68, entered the Subway sandwich shop behind an employees who was going inside. The employee asked Munson to leave multiple times as the store was not open for business. Munson refused and pushed the victim in the chest. She then left. Shortly thereafter, Munson began pounding on an apartment door in the 300 block of Adams Street. She hit the door with a bike pedal, denting it and also smeared blood form her hand on the outside of the door. The 27-year-old male and 24-year-old female residents opened the door and Munson tried to force her way inside and broke the plane of the door, entering. Munson punched the woman and pushed her as she was forcing her way inside. Munson also pushed the man as he tried to intervene to protect the woman. Two officers contacted Munson, and as one of the officers was directing Munson to the front of his patrol car, she punched him in the stomach and tried to kick him in the legs. She was charged with Criminal Trespass 1, Harassment, Criminal Mischief 3, and Possession of Marijuana 21 Older Greater Than Two Times the Amount.
1606692 and 1606691 April 26, 8:30 a.m., Broadway Blvd/ Olive St. Police responded to the location for a disorderly male who had verbally harassed and yelled profanities at several people, and entered businesses in the area where he had previously been trespassed. When police arrived, they could hear the suspect, Seth Daniel Alford, age 38, of Eugene, and contacted him in front of The Davis Restaurant on Broadway. Alford continued the behavior during contact with police and was arrested for Disorderly Conduct and Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree. He was transported to the Lane County Jail.
Case number 16-06690 April 25, 12:00 a.m., E. 30th Ave/ University St. An officer observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle. The officer contacted the driver, Thomas Batinan, age 24, of Springfield, and found that he had a suspended license. He was cited for Driving While Suspended - Misdemeanor. Two missing elderly adults and a missing juvenile were reported and found today. One of the elderly adults had a project life saver device and was located using a tracking machine which Lane County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue is equipped with.
April 25, 12:17 a.m., 900 block of Alder St. Loud Noise - Police responded to an apartment at the location following a loud noise complaint. From outside the door, the officer could hear loud music and voices. The officer contacted the residents, Henry William Larsen, age 19, and Megan Rae McWilliams, age 20, and cited them without incident for Noise Disturbance.
Case number 16-06507 April 25, 5:08 a.m., 39 W. Broadway Trespassing/ Disorderly Conduct - Police responded to Starbucks following information regarding a subject who been told previously that he was not allowed in the restaurant, and subsequently threatened a delivery driver with a stick, after attempting to take food from the truck. Police contacted the suspect, Seth Daniel Alford, age 38, of Eugene, near Broadway and Olive, and cited him in lieu of custody for Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree, and Disorderly Conduct.
Case number 16-00636 April 26 at 2:32 a.m., 1504 Coburg Road Francisco Javier Vazquez-Vazquez, 38, was in the Jasper's Deli on Coburg Rd playing video poker and drinking a beer. When he purchased the beer the clerk entered his date of birth which he gave verbally. Later he was making a purchase and when the clerk opened the cash drawer he took cash. His vehicle was parked outside and between work by Central Lane 911 dispatch and officers, they found his address and he was located inside and arrested for Theft in the Second Degree.
Case 1606688 April 25 at 11:43 p.m., 3666 W. 11th Ave Jennifer Ann Yaroscak, age 37, was reported to have entered the Richard's Deli at W. 11th Ave and Bailey Hill and began asking customers for cigarettes. When the clerk asked her to leave she took out a baseball bat she had hidden under her blanket and threatened to hit him with it. She left and shortly after officers arrived, there was a call from the 7-Eleven near Bertelsen. She was inside the store licking merchandise and threatening the clerk there with her baseball bat. As officers arrived she entered a customer’s vehicle. She was initially uncooperative but was taken into custody without incident. She was charged with two counts of Menacing and Criminal Mischief 3.
Case number 1606684 April 25, 4:57 p.m., 849 W. 6th Ave Police responded to the Bruns Apple Market regarding a shoplifter who was being detained by an employee. Police arrived, and received information that the suspect, Danielle Marlene McGill, age 24, of Springfield, was observed selecting several items and had attempted to leave the store without attempting to pay for the items. Police contacted McGill and found that she had several warrants for arrest. She was arrested and transported to the Lane County Jail on the warrants, and cited for Theft in the Third Degree.
April 23, 9:20 p.m., 700 block, Monroe St. A police officer responded to the area of W. 8th Avenue and Monroe, regarding a reckless driver of a blue GMC Safari, Leroy Eldon Frame, age 62, of Eugene, and contacted Frame on the 700 block of Monroe. Police received information that Frame had been traveling with the driver’s side door to his van open when he struck the front side bumper of a red Mazda that was stopped at the intersection of Broadway and Lawrence, and then continued to drive north on Lawrence without stopping. Frame was arrested and transported to the Lane County Jail for Hit and Run Vehicle – Property Damage, Reckless Driving and Disorderly Conduct.
16-06561 April 23, 1:53 a.m., 330 W. 7th Ave Police responded to a disorderly subject at Jackson’s Market, and received information that the suspect, Glenn Matthew Grimes, age 31, of Eugene, was behaving aggressively and yelling at employees and customers. Grimes eventually exited the store and was aggressive toward patrons in the parking lot and subsequently pushed a male subject in the chest. Police contacted Grimes, and he continued to display the aggressive behavior toward officers. He was arrested and transported to the Lane County Jail for Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree, Disorderly Conduct and warrants.
Case number 16-06514 April 23, 3 a.m., 600 block, River Rd. An officer observed a Subaru Legacy cross over the yellow dividing lines on Railroad Avenue, and weave within its lane, before accelerating north on River Road. The officer conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle and contacted the driver, Keegan Donohuewhite, age 36, of Eugene, near the Happy Hours Restaurant. He was cited in lieu of custody for DUII and Reckless Driving.
Case number 16-06519 April 23, 5:10 p.m., 1910 Empire Park Dr. Police responded to TJ’s Organic Provisions regarding a Theft, and received information that the suspect had taken the wallet of an employee after it was placed on the counter. The employee had become distracted by a customer, and when he went to retrieve his wallet, he found that it was missing. Police found information that the suspect, Jacob Eugene Bradley, age 39, of Eugene, had taken the wallet and eventually left the business after making a purchase. Police contacted Bradley at his residence and arrested him for Theft in the First Degree. He was transported to the Lane County Jail.
Case number 16-06562 April 23, 9:06 a.m., 2500 block of Willakenzie Rd. Police responded to an apartment regarding a physical dispute between a male and female subject known to each other. Police received information that the male pushed the woman to the ground after he was told to leave, and left the residence with her wallet and cell phone. Police located the suspect, Malik Laron Newsby, age 23, of Springfield, near the Motel 6 on Glenwood, and contacted him regarding the incident. He was arrested and transported to the Lane County Jail for Robbery in the Third Degree and Possession of a Manufactured/ Controlled Substance.
Case number 16-06521 April 24 at 12:03, 99 E. 13th Avenue/Oak Street DUII, Reckless Driving, Criminal Mischief, Vandalism An officer was parked in front of the Downtown Public Safety Station and spotted a grey Volkswagen drive in the left hand turn lane and then instead of turning, drove straight through the intersection southbound on Olive. It drifted back into the correct lane of travel after clearing the intersection. After stopping at a red light, the car again used an improper lane to make a left hand turn onto W. 13th, going east. The car ended up driving in the bicycle lane and came close to striking two parked cars on the north side of E. 13th Avenue. The officer stopped the car and after speaking with the driver, Alan Janael Flores, age 21, of Elmira, he found that Flores appeared to be intoxicated. After an investigation, Flores was arrested for DUII and Reckless Driving. While in a holding cell at Headquarters, Flores flushed a roll of toilet paper in the toilet repeatedly, clogging the toilet and flooding the floor and hallway. He was placed in a holding cell without a toilet and urinated on the wall and set off an alarm. He was taken to the Lane County Jail on charges of DUII, Reckless Driving, Criminal Mischief, and Interfering with a Peace Officer.
April 24 at 3:08 a.m., 299 E. 7th Avenue/High Street An officer traveling eastbound on 7th Avenue and Tyler Street, spotted a red Ford Explorer, cross over the broken white lane that divides the number two and the number one lane of the roadway. The vehicle stopped 15 feet short of the cross walk at the intersection of Polk Street and was repeatedly breaking. The vehicle crossed over the roadway’s broken white line twice. The officer stopped it and contacted the driver, Cesar Ulises Canales, 25, of Eugene. After an investigation he was cited for driving under the influence of intoxicants, failure to signal lane change, and driving uninsured.
April 24, 1:19 A.M., 296 E. 13th Avenue Circle K store on E. 13th Avenue reported an intoxicated person entered the store looking for her car keys, and that she had reported she had driven there. An officer was dispatched and contacted the subject, later identified as Melissa Dawn England, 29, of Eugene. After an investigation, she was arrested for DUII. April 24 at 6:05 a.m., 220 Santa Clara Avenue An officer was dispatched to a disorderly person in the middle of the roadway in Santa Clara. The officer contacted the subject, later identified as Jamal Nywayne Kingham, Jr., age 19, of Portland. Kingham was intoxicated and the officer found he was on probation for Robbery 3. He was arrested for the Probation Violation – Alcohol Prohibition, and issued a citation for Minor in Possession of Liquor.
April 24, 8 p.m., 2299 W. 18th Avenue/City View Numerous motorists called 911 to report an intoxicated-looking, reckless driving. The driver, later identified as Kelly Dane Hurb, age 35, of Eugene, was reported to have been weaving recklessly in traffic, disregarded a stop light and nearly caused a collision between two motorists attempting to avoid him. A sergeant and an officer stopped the vehicle on City View just south of 18th. Hurd wanted to get out of the vehicle and walk away. The officer and a K9 handler who had joined them were unsuccessful in getting Hurd into custody so they escorted him to the ground where they could leverage him better. Hurd struggled on the ground with officers. He was eventually detained with the assistance of drive stuns. He’s been charged with Interfering with Police Officer Assault, Criminal Mischief 2, DUII, Reckless Driving.
Assault - April 15, at 7:52 p.m., Madison St./W. 12th Ave (April 22 - Cited in Lieu of Custody) Last Friday, police responded to the area after receiving information that a male subject on a bike punched a 16-year-old in the face. Police received information that the teenager found the subject’s behavior to be suspicious and asked him to leave. The subject then dismounted his bicycle, punched the victim in the face, and then rode north on Madison St. Police were unable to locate the suspect, Adam William Kasle Hyland, age 37, at that time, but received information that he lived at a nearby apartment on the 600 block of W. 13th Ave.
On April 22, at 11:26, police contacted Hyland at his residence and cited him in lieu of custody for assault. Criminal Mischief and Criminal Trespass -April 20 at 10:30 p.m., 837 Lincoln Street There was a possible disorderly trespasser at The Vintage, 837 Lincoln Street and an officer was dispatched to check this out. Once on scene, the officer spotted a window on the front door of a business that had cracks in it. The trespasser, later identified as Kenneth Daniel Johnston, 42, had left the area. He was reported to have been asked to leave the restaurant after being served and it was time to close the establishment. He was angry that it was last call and refused to leave. Employees were alerted to his behavior, and they told him they were calling police if he refused to leave. A male employees escorted Johnston to the door and locked it. This angered Johnston, who struck the window and threatened to hurt employees and burn the building down. There had been an earlier, similar incident involving Johnston, where he was disorderly and trespassing at 199 W. 8th Avenue who was told to leave and then went outside and yelled. Johnston was located by officers in the basement of the WOW Hall and arrested without incident. He was lodged for Criminal Mischief 2 and Criminal Trespass 2.
Case 1606353 Robbery 3/Assault 4 Arrest - April 21 at 12:53 a.m. – 4399 Royal Avenue/Elizabeth Street An officer working patrol near N. Danebo Avenue and Royal Avenue spotted a vehicle and upon checking discovered it was registered to 26-year-old Dorothy Ann Johnson, of Cottage Grove, and that her driving privileges were violation suspended and she had a warrant for her arrest on Robbery 3 charges related to an incident at JC Penney, 300 Valley River Center, on February 26 at 5:58 p.m. The officer performed a traffic stop and arrested Johnson on the warrant and she was cited for Driving While Suspended. In the February 26 case, an officer was called because one shoplifter was in custody with security and the other was possibly leaving the area and claiming to be an armed law enforcement officer. Johnson had been in the store with another female and they left without paying for merchandise they took outside. Loss prevention grabbed Johnson by her shoulder and she reached as if for a weapon, and then punched him in the face. He tried to gain control of her and she bit him in the arm. He grabbed her hair and pulled her to the ground and she released her bite. Johnson was placed in handcuffs with the help of another security guard and loss prevention officer. On April 21, Johnson was arrested and lodged for that case on charges of Robbery 3 and Assault 4.
Case 1606356 Assault - April 21 at 1:58 p.m. – 50 Santa Clara Avenue/River Road An officer responded to Fred Meyer’s on Division Avenue after 49-year-old male reported having been hit in the back with a bicycle and struck by the rider with the back of her hand as well. The woman, later identified as Stephanie Christine Reese, 49, of Eugene, was last seen riding east on Division Avenue from River Road. The man reported that earlier Reese had ridden by them on a bike and yelled ‘on your left’ loudly. The victim asked her if she had to yell. Reese stopped ahead of him and yelled again. As he walked past, he asked her again if she needed to yell and she hit him in the back with her arm. She then pushed her bicycle into him. He grabbed the bike and she yelled for him to let go. He held on for a few seconds, then let go. The officer who responded located Reese inside a nearby store and he cited her for Physical Harassment.
Case 1606383 Failure to Register as a Sex Offender - April 21 at 7:15 p.m., 1166 Oak Street An officer on routine patrol performed a patrol check in the 1100 block of Oak Street in response to complaints of trespassers in the area. While he was there, he found a man, later identified as Barry Alvin Schneider, sleeping on the south side of a building’s entry way. There was a no trespassing sign on the wall near him. A check with records found that Schneider was a registered sex offender. He did not provide accurate information when he registered as a sex offender and he failed to update his information within 10 days of changing his address. He was arrested for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.
Case 1606400 Assault - April 15 case with the arrest on April 22 at 1:04 a.m. - W 12th Avenue and Madison Street. On April 15, an officer was dispatched after a call about an assault. He contacted the 16-year-old male victim who reported he and a 59-year-old male had been working at the garden at W. 12th Avenue. They saw a man, later identified as Adam William Kasle Hyland, age 37, of Eugene, acting suspicious in the area. They were worried that he might be casing the apartments nearby to commit a crime. The 16-year-old approached Hyland and asked him what he was doing. Hyland took offense and threatened to harm the teen and then punched the victim in the mouth, exchanged more words with him, and fled on his bike. Officers conducted an area search, but were unsuccessful in locating anyone. Officers developed information later in this case that led to Hyland, who was contacted at his apartment on April 20. On April 22, at 1:04, he was cited in lieu of custody for Assault.
Case 1606052. April 20, at 3:04 p.m., 5300 block of Cody Avenue Assault - Police contacted the 45-year-old female victim at her residence, and observed an injury to her mouth. The officer received information that the suspect, Michael Andrew Irsfeld, age 38, who also lives at the location, engaged in a verbal dispute from outside the home with the victim. The victim exited the home, and the dispute became physical, and Irsfeld subsequently punched the victim in the face. Police contacted Irsfeld and arrested him for Assault and transported him to the Lane County Jail.
Case number 16-06326 April 20, at 5:42 p.m., 800 Hwy 99 N Police responded to the Dari Mart following information of a disorderly subject, who left the location in a white 1994 Ford Econoline van, after having parked his van in the parking lot in a way that blocked customers from leaving. Officers located the vehicle and stopped it in the 2800 block area of Roosevelt Blvd. The officer contacted the driver, Raymond Leslie Lowe, age 55, of Eugene, and arrested him for DUII, Reckless Driving, and Driving While Suspended – Felony. He was transported to the Lane County Jail.
April 20, at 10:30 p.m., 837 Lincoln Street Police received information of a disorderly customer at The Vintage who refused to leave. Eventually, an employee escorted the subject, Kenneth Daniel Johnston, age 42, of Eugene, outside and locked the door. Once outside, Johnston became increasingly aggressive and yelled while threatening employees and striking the window on the door with his hands, causing it to break. Johnston left the location, and was located a short time later at the WOW Hall at 291 W. 8th. He was arrested for Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, and transported to the Lane County Jail.
April 19, at 1:55 a.m., 1522 W. 6th Avenue Police responded to the Nite Inn regarding a disorderly subject and after contacting an employee, received information that a female subject, who had been staying at the Inn for several months had become increasingly hostile, and on this day, yelled racial slurs and obscenities at an employee at the front desk, while throwing office items in the direction of the desk. The suspect, Melissa Ann Lewis, age 39, then walked past the desk, to the area where the employees live. Police contacted Lewis, and arrested her for Intimidation in the Second Degree and Criminal Trespass in the First Degree. She was transported to the Lane County Jail.
Case number 16-06227 April 19 at 2:30 a.m., 2699 Roosevelt Blvd./Hwy. 99N DUI and Careless Driving - An officer was westbound on Roosevelt Boulevard and Hwy. 99 stopped at a red light when he saw a black 2014 Nissan Sentra pull out of a parking lot next to the Blind Pig. The vehicle pulled across all lanes of traffic and stopped in both westbound lanes on Roosevelt Blvd. facing east at Hwy 99. The light turned green and the Nissan didn’t move. He waited, but it remained stationary. He activated his lights and pulled in front of the vehicle as the light was turning yellow and then red. Another officer arrived to conduct a DUI investigation and the driver, Elizabeth Dettloff, 35, of Eugene, was subsequently arrested Careless Driving and DUII.
Case 1606234 April 19 at 10:25 a.m., 485 E. 11th Avenue Criminal Trespass 2 - Staff from The Shoe Doctor called police as there were three people on the business property out front and they were refusing to leave when asked to do so. Customers were complaining and at least one was reluctant to enter via the front door. Steven Michael Hoffpauir, 54, and two others were in the area. They had appeared intoxicated and argumentative when the officer had contacted them earlier about trespassing. When the officer arrived at The Shoe Doctor, he contacted the trio and told them they were trespassing. They argued. They were told to leave and at least one did. However, Hoffpauir refused to leave. The officer got out his citation book and warned him he would get a citation. Hoffpauir refused to leave so he received a citation. The officer advised him to leave or he would be arrested. Hoffpauir refused to leave and after another officer arrived, Hoffpauir was handcuffed. He initially refused to get in the patrol vehicle, but subsequently entered. He was arrested for Criminal Trespass 2.
Case 1606240 April 19, at 7:34 p.m., Pearl St./ Shelton McMurphey Blvd. Urinating in Public – An officer on patrol contacted a male subject after observing him urinate against a building at the location, and cited Kevin Joseph Ripley in lieu of custody for Urinating in Public.
Case number 16-06272 April 19, at 7:45 p.m., 4211 W. 11th Avenue Police observed a grey Ford Mustang parked in the parking lot of Get Air with two different license plates, and contacted the male subject who had returned to the vehicle. The subject, Timothy Roland Thomas, age 35, of Eugene, subsequently ran and climbed over a chain linked fence while disregarding direction from police to stop. Thomas fell from the fence and was apprehended a short time later. He was arrested and transported to the Lane County Jail for Interfering With A Peace Officer, Escape in the Third Degree and Possession of Burglary Tools and a warrant.
Case number 16-06274 April 18, at 10:13 p.m., W. 7thAve/ Jefferson St. DUII/Reckless Endangering - Police responded to the area for a motor vehicle crash involving a 1999 Green Dodge Dakota with extensive front end damage, and a semi, carrying two trailers. Police contacted the involved drivers and received information that the semi was traveling east through the intersection at 7th and Jefferson on a green light, when the involved pickup collided with the side of the tractor, causing damage to the steering, and disabling the vehicle. The driver of the semi sustained an injury to his hand during the collision. After further investigation, the driver of the Dakota, Jason Robert Killitz, age 31, of Noti, was arrested and transported to the Lane County Jail for DUII and Reckless Endangering, and cited for Careless Driving.
April 18 at 10:13 p.m., 110 W. Broadway Assault 2 and Assault 3 - An officer was called to the Buy 2 store after a 32-year-old man from Eugene was assaulted and injured. The victim refused transport to the hospital. The victim had confronted another man, Eric James Gosda, age 24, of Springfield, regarding being with a group of females he thought to be between 15 and 17 years old. One of Gosda’s friends, Alexis Marie Donaldson, age 19, began to defend Gosda to the victim. During the argument, Gosda is reported to have hit the victim on the head with a metal object. And Donaldson is reported to have punched one of the victim’s friends, a Eugene male age 33, in the face. Gosda and Donaldson left the area. Officers located them at Monroe Park. They were arrested without incident. Gosda was charged with Assault II and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Donaldson was charged with Assault III.
(April 17, at 3:59 a.m.) 3780 W. 11th Avenue Robbery - Police responded to the Hampton Inn after receiving information that a male suspect displayed a gun to the employee at the counter and demanded money. The employee did not have access to money and the suspect eventually left in an unknown direction. Police were unable to locate the suspect.
16-06747 (April 17, at 12:38 a.m.) 1290 Oak Street Police responded to Level Up Arcade regarding a male subject, Joey Kevin Kirk, age 25, of Salt Lake City, Utah, who was being detained by employees. When police arrived, they contacted Kirk, and received information that a patron had observed him spray painting on the back of the building. The patron informed Level Up employees of the activity, and he was detained until police arrived. Kirk was arrested for Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree and transported to the Lane County Jail.
Case number 16-06141 (April 17, at 12:06 a.m.) W. 7th Ave/ Olive St. A police officer conducting traffic enforcement, contacted the driver of a Dodge Challenger, after it was observed driving at erratic speeds on W. 7th Avenue and coming to a stop over the crosswalk at Lincoln. The officer had attempted to stop the car, and it continued eastbound on 7th Ave, then north on Olive Street, before coming to a stop near 6th Avenue. After further investigation, William Thomas Blake, age 32, of Springfield, was arrested for DUII and Reckless Driving, and transported to the Lane County Jail.
Case number 16-06138 April 14 at 11:22 p.m., 1800 Roosevelt Boulevard/Chambers Street Rolling Stolen Vehicle An officer was patrol checking at the Side Pocket when he saw a 2002 Silver BMW vehicle, which he learned was stolen. He alerted other officers in the area, and one of the officers spotted the BMW at Four Corners and followed it. A team of officers helped make the stop and arrest the driver, Daniel Lee Grimes, age 42. He was charged with Unlawful Use of Vehicle and a few warrants.
1605368 April at 4:58 a.m., LTD Bus Encouraging Child Sex Abuse 1 - Porn A cell phone with images of an underage female holding an adult male’s intimate parts was found on an LTD bus on March 15, 2016, during regular maintenance and cleaning and an LTD Public Safety officer followed up. A Eugene Police officer was contacted and followed up with an investigation. He arrested Brian Albert Johnson, 52, of Eugene, at his home. He was lodged at the Lane County Jail on the charge of Encouraging Child Sex Abuse 1 – Porn.
Case 1604252 April 14 at 6:52 a.m., off W. 7th Avenue Rifle Burglary, Theft and Coercion An officer was dispatched to a report of a burglary in a small warehouse. He spoke with the 35-year-old male victim who reported that he had been in a dispute with his landlord over the rent. One of the doors to the warehouse appeared to have been kicked in and four rifles were missing. He suspected his landlord took them. Police followed up, and eventually contacted Hammer. The rifles were recovered after the officer and a detective served a search warrant. John Patrick Hammer, age 66, of Eugene, was lodged at the Lane County Jail for Burglary-2, four counts of Theft-1, and Coercion.
1605933 April 4, 2016, at 12:42 p.m., Civic Stadium Civic Stadium Criminal Mischief and Criminal Trespass On April 4, an officer was sent to Civic Stadium regarding three teen males observed inside the fenced area breaking windows. The suspects were last seen heading north on the bike path, splitting up when they reached the path. A window on a two story building had been broken out. The officer was unable to locate the suspects initially but through follow up investigation was able to identify them. On April 14, three juvenile males in ranging in age from 14 to 15, were cited for Criminal Trespass 2 and one of those was cited for criminal mischief 2. They were released to their parents.
1605481 April 14 at 1:36 p.m., 99 W. 8th Avenue and Olive Street Disorderly Conduct An officer was called regarding a dispute in the area. The 46-year-old male victim from Eugene, reported driving southbound on Olive at 8th Street when he spotted a man later identified as James Kenneth Bannick, 27, of Springfield, crossing in a crosswalk. He proceeded through the intersection when he felt he was clear, but Bannick felt he was too close and turned and hit the driver’s side of the victim’s vehicle and started yelling. The driver stopped and got out of his car to confront Bannick. They exchanged words and Bannick swung his cane, striking the victim in the cheek. The driver hit Bannick back. He didn’t wish to press charges for assault. Bannick was cited for Disorderly Conduct.
April 14 at 10:29 p.m., 199 W. 11th Avenue/Charnelton Street DUII An officer saw a Ford Escape straddling the turn lane as it turned left onto W. 11th Avenue from Oak Street, and then observed it straddle the bike lane. She stopped the vehicle and contacted the driver, Isabelle Flora Trask, 22, of Eugene. The officer developed suspicion Trask was under the influence and requested a DUII officer respond for an investigation. She was arrested for DUII and her small dog was taken to the First Avenue Shelter for safe keeping. Trask was also cited for Failure to Drive within a Lane.
April 13 at 7:05 a.m., 21 N Grand Street Reckless Burning An officer was dispatched to 21 N. Grand Street after a report of a man lighting a fire at the location. When the officer arrived, he spotted a man later identified as Darrell Nathanal Richard, 57, walking back and forth, carrying some burnt papers and another object. He dropped the items when he saw the officer. The officer contacted him and found he had three warrants for his arrest (two for Criminal Trespass 2 and one for Offensive Physical Contact). While he was being arrested, he started yelling. Officers found he was in unlawful possession of a knife, methamphetamine. He was arrested for the warrants as well as Felon in Possession of a Weapon, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Possession of Methamphetamine, Reckless Burning, and Trespass 2.
April 13 at 12:38 p.m., 960 Charnelton Street Interfering with Police, Criminal Trespass 2 An officer was patrolling near Broadway Alley and Charnelton when he spotted a Hutch’s staff member trying to tell Logan Blake Foster, 20, to leave the location. The staff said Foster had been throwing boxes inside the store and was asked to leave. The employee had to walk Foster out. Foster argued with the employee and with the police officer about leaving. The officer detained him to investigate the trespass situation, but Foster turned and started to walk away. The officer cited him in lieu of custody for Interfering with Police and Criminal Trespass 2.
(April 12 at 1:20 p.m.) 600 block of Harold Street Police responded to the report of criminal mischief that had occurred at the residence, and received information that a male subject who once lived at the residence had been on the property. Following his presence on the property, there was damage to a window pane and a recently planted tree and shrubs. While police were in the area, they located the business vehicle that matched the description of the suspect’s vehicle, and contacted the driver, Edward Fredrick Kreiss, age 45, of Springfield, and cited him for Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree and Driving While Suspended – misdemeanor.
Case number 16-05855 (April 12 at 10:54 a.m.) Area of Willamette St. and 27th Ave An officer responded to the area just north of 27th Avenue and Willamette Street for information of a reckless driver that was swerving into oncoming traffic, and has several near head-on collisions with other motorists. The driver then walked away from the vehicle and left it idling in the roadway. Minutes after contacting involved motorists, the officer located the suspect driver, Andres Thommes Paredes, age 43, of Eugene, walking on the west side of Willamette, just north of 24th Avenue. Police contacted Paredes and arrested him for DUII and Reckless Driving. He was transported to the Lane County Jail.
Case number 16-05843 (April 11 at 1:37 a.m.) I-105 EB over I-5 An officer conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle after he observed that the vehicle failed to stop for the red light at the intersection of W. 7th Ave and Washington Street. The officer also observed the vehicle fail to maintain in its lane of travel while driving at a high rate of speed. The officer contacted the driver, Samuel Logan Hudson, age 34, of Whitetown Indiana, and cited him for Reckless Driving and Driving Uninsured.
Case number 16-05771 (April 11 at 11:51 p.m.) 846 W. 6th Ave An officer contacted the driver of a vehicle, Joseph William Barr, age 26, of Eugene, after receiving information that the vehicle was stolen, and observed the vehicle drive into the parking lot of the Side Pocket Tavern. Barr was arrested for Possession of a Stolen Vehicle and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle. He was transported to the Lane County Jail.
Case number 16-05823 (April 11 at 3:18 a.m.) 1680 W. 18th Ave An officer observed a male leaving the area of Bi-mart with four potted plants, and proceeded to walk across Chambers with the property. The officer contacted the suspect, Eugene Donald Breeden, age 57, of Eugene, and arrested him for Theft in the Third Degree and Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree. He was transported to the Lane County Jail.
(April 8, at 5:24 p.m.) W. 8th Ave and Washington St. A male was reported to be waving sticks at passing cars at W. 8th Avenue and Washington Street. Officers were dispatched to that location and found Charles Joseph McLeod, Jr., age 27, of Springfield, swinging two objects, including a stick with a pointed tip and what looked to be part of a tree limb. He was swinging these at the first responding officer and the officer was commanding McLeod to drop the sticks and stop. The officer had a taser out, but McLeod continued approaching the officer and was within eight feet away. A a second officer drew a taser and ordered McLeod to stop. McLeod turned away from the first officer. The first officer grabbed McLeod and with the second officer attempted to bring him to the ground. McLeod struggled. A third officer arrived and helped take McLeod to the ground. During the struggle, McLeod resisted and moved his hands toward his waistband, then grabbed the officer’s gun, attempting to get it out of the officer’s holster. Another officer deployed a taser and McLeod, who was wearing many layers of clothing, resisted but was eventually taken into custody. He was charged with Assault II (Attempted), Disorderly Conduct, Interfering with Police, Resisting Arrest, Possession of a Controlled Substance Methamphetamine, and a warrant.
Case 16-05638 (April 9, at 1:13 a.m.) 800 block of E. 13th Ave Officers were called to Taylors Bar and Grill regarding a disorderly subject who was fighting with the bar’s staff. Officers responded and contacted Omar Cecil Richards, age 24, and another man, Devyn Andral Revel Iglehart, age 24, of Eugene. Bar staff advised Richards tried to climb over a wall to enter the bar through a back entrance. He was told not to do this, but Richards tried to climb over the wall again. He was told to leave the premises, but refused. Staff tried to escort Richards away, but Richards began swinging and trying to hit them. He swung at one of them and struck him in the face. A friend of Richards, Devyn Andral Revel Iglehart, got involved trying to aid Richards. Both men were detained by police. Inglehart was cited in lieu of custody for Disorderly Conduct. Richards was arrested for Disorderly Conduct, Harassment, and Criminal Trespass 2.
Case 1605670 (April 9 at 2:42 a.m.) 3500 block of Concord Officers were sent to the 3500 block of Concord after two males were reported fighting, with one yelling for help. When officers arrived, they contacted the victim, a 29-year-old man, who was exhausted from the fight. He had returned home to find that his house had been ransacked. He had been the victim of a burglary in January 2016 as well. He began to check for missing property and found his computer gone. He spotted the suspect, Clayton Thomas Walton, 24, of Eugene, standing outside in his yard with a bike. Walton began to run and the victim chased him. The victim caught up to Walton at Concord Street and pulled Walton’s backpack and t-shirt off of him. Walton began to fight the victim in order to escape and was able to break away, running toward Jacobs Drive and Concord. He was spotted by a K9 officer and detained without incident. The computer was recovered along with other items. Walton had a warrant and was also charged with Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, two counts of Burglary in the First Degree, and Robbery in the Third Degree.
Case 16-05677 (April 9 at 5:29 p.m.) 10 Shelton McMurphey Blvd. Police were called to an unknown subject in the building, and after arriving, heard noises down the hallway and the officers announced themselves as Eugene Police. The suspect, Benjamin Tyler Hill, age 30, of Eugene, stepped out into the hallway. During contact with Hill, police found him in possession of items from the building and an illegal substance. After providing false identification to police, he was arrested and transported to the Lane County Jail for Burglary in the Second Degree, Theft in the First Degree, Identity Theft, False Information to a Police Officer, Possession of Methamphetamine, and a warrant.
Case number 16-05719 (April 9 at 8:29 p.m.) 1400 block of Polk Street Police arrived to a home that was boarded up with heavy smoke billowing inside and a large fire burning in the fireplace. Police then observed a male subject climb out a window on the south side of the residence and run. The subject was told to stop, and eventually complied with direction from the officer. After contacting the suspect, Dylan Christian Gilder, age 20, of Eugene, police arrested and transported him to the Lane County Jail for Burglary in the First Degree, Reckless Burning, Possession of Methamphetamine and a warrant.
Case number 16-05721 (April 10 at 5:35 a.m.) 400 block of Blair Blvd. Police arrived to the location after receiving information of loud music and a male subject yelling, and heard the noise from a neighboring residence. Police contacted the suspect John Ralph Landis, age 61, who continued to yell profanities, and arrested him for Prohibited Noise. He was transported to the Lane County Jail.
Case number 16-05737 (April 10 at 4:15 p.m.) Hwy 99/ Roosevelt A police observed a male subject, who he recognized from a previous contact, and conducted a traffic stop near the Ivy Market, on the southwest corner of Hwy 99 and Roosevelt. The officer contacted the driver David Allen Hardison, age 55, of Eugene, and arrested him for Driving While Suspended – Felony, and cited him for switched license plates, and driving uninsured. He was transported to the Lane County Jail.
Case number 16-05761 Reckless Driving at Bailey Hill & Bertelsen On April 7 at 6:06 p.m., a caller reported seeing a black pickup take a corner at Bailey Hill and Bertselsen at a high rate of speed and a box of glass came flying out of the back of the truck and landed in the roadway, spilling broken glass over the road. The pickup was reported to be going southbound on S. Bertelsen Road. Patrol units responded to the area and got reports of the truck speeding and driving erratically on Royalann Lane. The truck exited the roadway at the end of the lane and drove onto the grass and around a wooden fence. It then headed east up the grassy hill, off of the roadway. An officer followed the tracks and found a barbed wire fence that appeared to have been driven through. He followed the tracks further and found a license plate belonging to a black 2002 Ford Ranger in a nearby field and tire tracks leading up a hill. Moments later the officer spotted the vehicle and alerted a second officer. As the first officer yelled at the driver, later identified as Steven Leon Myers, age 53, to stop, Meyers started the vehicle and fled. A K-9 officer arrived and with patrol began tracking Meyers. They found the truck stuck off of a gravel roadway and began to track Meyers. They found him hiding in a tree several hundred yards from the vehicle, with a baseball bat at the base of the tree. Myers was charged with Attempted Elude Police Officer Vehicle in the First Degree and Attempted Elude Police Officer Vehicle in the Second Degree, Reckless Driving, Criminal Mischief 2, and Interfering with a Peace Officer.
Case 1605565 Wrong Way Semi Driver DUI (Controlled Substance) On April 6 at 11:41 p.m., an officer conducting traffic enforcement at 6th and Chambers spotted a wrong way driver in a semi-tractor with California plates near Fillmore and 6th. There were two males and a female inside. The male passenger quickly opened the passenger side door and took responsibility for telling the driver to turn down the wrong way. However, the officer contracted the driver and began to suspect intoxication with a controlled substance was an issue. After an investigation, he arrested the driver, Michael Joseph Achtemeier, on charges of DUII Controlled Substance and Reckless Driving.
Case 1605504 Public Indecency at Restaurant On April 8, at 4:11 a.m., an officer was sent to Shari’s, 2950 W. 11th Avenue, for a disorderly subject, later identified as Delbert Edwin Guinn, 65, of Eugene, who asked an person inside the restaurant for sex and then went into the women’s restroom, took his clothes off and lathered himself with soap. Officers contacted Guinn in the restroom and arrested him for Public Indecency 2 and Criminal Trespass 2.
Case 1605584 Attempted Assault on an Officer On April 7 at 11:04 a.m., a member of the public contacted an officer about a man who was either asleep or passed out at Pacific Continental Bank on the alley side, 299 E. 15th/High, and they reported the man was partially in the roadway. The officer responded. With some difficulty, the officer was able to rouse the man, later identified as Steven Scott Sims, age 33. At that point, the officer was finished with the contact. But, Sims walked south in the alley, and into the bank parking lot at the northeast corner of High Alley and E. 15th Ave. The officer told Sims again to leave the lot, but Sims became upset. The officer drove off and to the corner of E.15th Ave and High St. and parked in a small lot on the south-west corner. The officer could see Sims going into a side yard of a house just east of High Alley. Sims walk from the side yard to a large tree in the parking strip between the sidewalk and the street, where he was partially concealed, but watching the officer, who was about 80 feet away. The tree Sims was behind was surrounded by landscaping rocks. The officer had a fist-sized rock hit his car about three feet from his head area (his window was rolled down). Sims was arrested for Assault 2.
Case 1605531 Disorderly Conduct at 14th and Hilyard On April 7, 2016 at approximately 10:21 p.m, a disorderly male was reported to be wandering around the area of 14th Avenue and Hilyard Street. Multiple callers advised that man, later identified as Chad Brian Tudor, age 44, had talking about burning things down and appeared to be impaired or intoxicated. The officer spotted Tudor, who was moving very erratically. Tudor crossed Hilyard near 16th Alley, and then went west through 16th Alley, before crossing Patterson at 16th Avenue, diagonally, in front of vehicles, which had to move to avoid striking him. Officers contacted Tudor at 16th Avenue and Patterson Street and Tudor was unwilling to disclose his identity. He was placed into handcuffs and officers noticed he was sweating and had erratic body movements, so they called medics to ensure Tudor’s was not experiencing a health emergency. He was cleared by medics and taken to the Lane County Jail without incident for Disorderly Conduct.
Case 1605573 Assault with Hammer - On April 7 at 11:53 p.m., a caller to 911 reported a man smashing the building at 451 W. Broadway with a hammer. There were more calls reporting the man had broken down a door and hit a man in the face with the hammer and pushed a woman, who was also inside and knew him. The suspect was reported to be intoxicated and also armed with a knife. The suspect, Curtis Smyth Morris, age 32, had left the scene. He was arrested later on charges of Burglary 1, Assault 2, Menacing 1 x 2, Assault 4, Criminal Mischief 2, DUI, Reckless Driving, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Coercion.
Case 1605576 Last night was taken up with disputes and disorderly subject calls and a few warrant arrests, crashes and DUIIs. One man, who is a prolific subject of calls, was responsible for one or two disorderly subject calls in the area of 28th and Willamette Street, but was not arrested. April 5, 2016 at approximately 5:03 a.m. Police responded to the Econo Lodge at 1190 W. 6th Avenue following information of an agitated man, later identified as Andrew Grant Setzer, age 50. Officers contacted Setzer in front of the Welcome Inn at 1410 W. 6th Avenue. Setzer was upset at being denied a room at the Econo Lodge. The officer advised Setzer regarding his behavior and told him to wait at the location while dispatch contacted a taxi. Less than 10 minutes after the leaving the location, the officer received information that Setzer had broken a window at the Welcome Inn. Setzer had left the location and was contacted near 6th and Chambers, and arrested for Disorderly Conduct. He was transported to the Lane County Jail.
Case number 16-05384 (April 5 at 6:38 a.m.) 3600 Block of Glenwood Drive Officers were called to a residence on Glenwood Drive as a man, later identified as Christopher Brian Mills, age 27, of Vancouver, Washington, reported a woman took money from him. The officer arrived and spoke with Mills, then went to find the woman, who had left the location. He checked inside at Denny’s nearby, and the woman flagged him down from where she was seated. The woman’s story checked out, but Mills’ story did not. Mills was found to be in possession of Heroin. He was charged with Theft of Lost or Mislaid Property (Theft 3), Unlawful Possession of Heroin.
1605400 (April 5 at 3:09 p.m.) 1464 W. 6th Avenue Police arrested LucyMae Lavonne Watson, age 22, on a warrant stemming from a case in January 27, 2016. On that date at 11:47 a.m., police received a call from Catholic Community Services of Lane County, 1464 W. 6th Avenue. They were reporting that a woman, later identified as Lucymae Lavonne Watson, age 22, had spit on a staff member. Watson had been in line to get a food box, but she was not allowed to be at any CCSLC location. She became upset and started yelling. The staff member let her keep the food box, but told her she had to leave or the police would be called. Watson walked outside, but didn’t leave the property. The staff member followed her and told her to leave. Watson refused, and the staff member tried to call someone to help Watson, at Watson’s request. Watson spit on the staff member. When officers arrived, they were unable to locate Watson and entered an Attempt to Locate for this case (1601400). On April 5 at 3:09 p.m., police received a call that Watson was in the 1400 block of W. 6th Avenue. An officer responded and took Watson into custody on the warrant, and found that she possessed methamphetamine. She was lodged at the Lane County Jail on the warrant and Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine.
Case 1605421 (April 5 at 7:41 p.m.) 800 W. 6th Avenue An officer spotted Joshua Adams Clemens, age 38, urinating in the alley. Since he had a confirmed warrant, he was arrested for that and warned about urinating in public. He had warrants for Criminal Mischief 3, Assault 4, and Menacing (Linn County). 1605427 (April 5 at 9:44 p.m.), 951 W. 6th Avenue. An officer on patrol was dispatched to the Side Pocket Tavern for a disorderly subject, later identified as Kishia Destiny Austin, age 32, of Eugene. While he was on his way, he learned she also had a warrant. The officer arrived in the area and located Austin at the 7-Elevent at 6th and Blair. She was arrested without incident on her warrant.
Case 1605431 (April 4 at 11:58 p.m.) 599 E. 13th Avenue/Patterson Street Rafael Fernandez, age 25, was reported to be standing in the intersection of E. 13th Avenue and Patterson impeding traffic. The officer saw him run quickly across Patterson as vehicles were travelling through the intersection on a green light. Fernandez was almost struck by one vehicle. The officer activated his lights and stopped Fernandez. Two officers took him into custody as he seemed to be scanning the area to escape. When the officers went to cuff him, he tried to pull free, so one held him against the light post to pin him. He was taken into custody for Disorderly Conduct.
Case 1605381 Criminal Trespass 1 - April 4, at approximately 6:07 a.m., police responded to a residence on the 1800 block of W. 15th Ave, regarding a male subject who was found sleeping in the hallway of the home, and in a struggle with the homeowner. When police arrived, they detained the suspect, Cactus Kipp Milligan, age 39, of Springfield, and received information that when the homeowner contacted Milligan, he attempted to run, and the two subjects engaged in a physical confrontation. The homeowner detained Milligan until police arrived and contacted him regarding the incident. Milligan was arrested and transported to the Lane County Jail for Criminal Trespass in the First Degree and Harassment.
Case 16-05330 Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm - On April 4, at approximately 9:55 a.m., police responded to an apartment on the 800 block of W. 4th Avenue regarding a person shooting a pellet gun. When officers arrived, they observed the male subject in an open window at the apartment complex and found him in in possession of a pellet gun, and found a soda can in the alley with several holes in it. Police contacted Brian Ellis Evers, age 35, who is a resident at the location, and cited him for Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm.
Case 16-05341 Assault 2 - April 4, at approximately 8:54 p.m., police responded to the area of Oak Patch Rd. and W. 11th Ave for a physical dispute and contacted the 53-year-old male victim. Police received information that the victim was walking westbound on the south sidewalk of W. 11th Ave, when he was confronted by the suspect John Parker Leal, age 30, of Eugene, who yelled at the victim. Leal then struck the victim in the head with a blunt metal object as the victim was walking away. Police located Leal in the parking lot of 3000 W. 11th Ave, contacted him regarding the incident and found him in possession of the described metal object. He was arrested and transported to the Lane County Jail for Assault in the Second Degree.
Case 16-05377 Theft 2/ Warrant - April 4 at 11:36 a.m. at 895 E. 13th Avenue, a shoplifter was detained by The Duck Store and had a warrant for her arrest. An EPD officer arrived on scene and found Jennifer Louise Castro, age 32, of Eugene, in the loss prevention office. Castro was charged with Theft in the Second Degree for book theft and the warrant for Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Oxycodone, and Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree.
Case 16-05349 Criminal Trespass/Possession/Warrants - April 4 at 6:01 p.m., 1699 W. 18th Avenue/Chambers. An officer responded to the Haggan`s grocery store at the corner of W 18th Ave. / Chambers, after receiving a call from an off-duty sergeant. The off duty sergeant reported a vehicle in the grocery store parking lot with two occupants who appeared to be smoking an illegal substance. As the officer arrived, he drove past the vehicle, which exited the parking stall, and turned onto westbound 18th Ave. The officer initiated a traffic stop. The driver, Trevor Jennings Moriarty, age 25, of Eugene, had no valid Oregon Drivers License, and his passenger, Justina Lee Coleman, age 25, of Eugene. Moriarty got out of the vehicle when asked and was placed into custody for Trespass, as the grocery store had had no trespassing signs and a trespass letter on file. Coleman was also detained for Trespass and found to have a warrant for Burglary 2 Failure to Appear, and Criminal Mischief 2 Failure to Appear. Heroin was found in Coleman’s possession, and Methamphetamines were found during a vehicle inventory search. Coleman was arrested for the warrants, Criminal Trespass and Unlawful Possession of Heroin. Moriarty was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamines and Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree.
Case 16-05371 Vehicle/Bicycle at Hwy. 99 & Royal April 1 at 11:17 p.m., a bicyclist peddled across Royal Avenue against a pedestrian control signal, and into the path of a westbound turning Dodge Dakota pick-up. The bicyclist was struck, and sustained life-threatening injuries. The bicyclist remains at the local hospital. He appears to be in his 50s. The driver, Scott John Jacobson, age 29, of Eugene, was cited for Driving While Suspended.
1605216 Wanted Subject Released from Hospital to Police Custody - Loren Dean Cox, Jr., age 47, was being released from a local hospital around 9:30 p.m. on April 2, and had warrants. Cox had been combative with police from another agency when brought there earlier. During his stay, he was hostile with hospital security and hurt one of their officers. EPD officers approached the situation with care and caution. A sergeant introduced himself and attempted to speak with Cox calmly, attempting to gain his compliance. Cox did not wish to communicate, but instead by verbal and physical indicators, appeared ready to fight. After numerous warnings, a taser was used to take him into custody to try and avoid a fight. Cox landed on the bed and then fought officers as they handcuffed him. He was taken to the Lane County Jail without incident and lodged on his warrant, as well as Interfering with Police.
1605275 Employees at the Home Depot store, 808 Seneca Road, had a shoplifter in custody on April 3, at 4:52 p.m. Police arrived and contacted Richard Byron Dormer, age 42, who was sitting down inside the Loss Prevention Office. After investigating, the officer found that he had taken a knife and a flashlight. He had a pair of wire cutters on him. He was asked about a bike that was outside and he said it was not his. He was taken to jail and lodged. Another officer was called back to the Home Depot, as the bicycle had been taken into the office for safekeeping (it had not been secured outside and employees were concerned it might be taken). An inventory of the bike and associated property turned up methamphetamines and evidence the bicycle was Dormer’s. Dormer had been charged with Possession of a Burglary Tool or Theft Device, and Theft III, and Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine was added to the charges.
1605319 DUI/Reckless Driving – At around April 2, at 12:26 a.m., a 1984 Ford Bronco crashed into a pedestrian sign and then hit a tree in front of St. Paul Catholic Church, 1201 Satre Street. The driver was reportedly trying to restart the vehicle. Officers arrived and contacted the driver, Rick Curtis Gander, age 33, of Eugene. After an investigation, he was lodged at the Lane County Jail on charges of DUI and Reckless Driving.
1605218 Woman Arrested after Fight Over Keys - At 2:42 a.m. on April 2, police were called to a residence on Knoop Lane after an intoxicated woman, later identified as Arisia Promise Miller, age 43, of Ree, Oregon, was reported to be in a dispute with residents at the home. The residents, a husband, age 70, and his wife, age 56, had tried to get Miller, who was visiting their son, to leave due to her intoxication, but she refused. The couple took her keys and tried to call a cab. Miller was upset when her keys were taken and the fight ensued. Miller grabbed the other woman and pushed and punched the 70-year-old man. She removed books from a shelf and pulled the home phone from the wall. Miller pushed the son’s motorcycle in the driveway and it fell over. Miller was lodged at the Lane County Jail on two counts of Harassment.
1605222 Shoplifter Arrested for Assault - Walmart Loss Prevention called to report a shoplifter in custody on April 3 at 11:16 a.m. The suspect, later identified as Matthew Ray Schmidt, age 28, of Eugene, was seen leaving the store without paying for merchandise. He was stopped by loss prevention employees outside and asked to come back into the store. Initially Schmidt agreed and was escorted in. Once in the store, he tried to pull away from the loss prevention officers who were holding onto him. While trying to pull away, he knocked a 55-year-old medically vulnerable woman to the ground, hurting her. The woman’s husband confronted Schmidt and Schmidt complied with loss prevention. Schmidt claimed to feel ill and asked to be taken to a hospital. He was transported to the hospital, then after being treated, he was taken to jail and lodged on two warrants, Theft 2, and Assault.
1605313 Disorderly Conduct at W. 3rd and Jackson - Police were called on April 2 at 9:40 p.m., to respond to complaints of an intoxicated man who was bleeding and staggering in the street near W. 3rd Avenue and Jackson Street, taunting people to fight him. Officers contacted the man, Jadd Enver Tryon, age 37, of Eugene. He was standing against the fence in front of 1047 W 3rd Avenue. When an officer first approached him, he raised his fists as if getting ready to fight and he was visible intoxicated. He refused to show the officer his identification and started to walk away. Two officers took him into custody and were escorting him to his vehicle to get his belongings, but he tried to pull away. He was pulled down to his stomach and handcuffed. He refused to stand up and was assisted to his feet. When officers took him to the patrol car, he pushed his weight around and caused an officer to fall into a fence. The other officer pulled Tryon down into a flower bed to retain control. The two officers had to again lift Tryon as he was refusing to stand. While being escorted he pulled his feet off the ground, and the two officers had to lift Tryon’s entire body weight. Tryon was lodged at Jail on charges of Disorderly Conduct and Criminal Trespass II.
1605276 Failure to Register as a Sex Offender - On April 2 at 9:37 p.m., LTD called police as they had a trespasser in custody at their station, 1080 Willamette Street. Christopher Wayne Wadinski, age 55, had been told to stay off the property due to his intoxication earlier in the day. He returned to the station and security handcuffed him. A records check showed he had failed to register as a sex offender. He was charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and Criminal Trespass.
1605269 Disorderly Woman Arrested at High and 13th - On April 2 at 4:05 a.m., an officer was dispatched to High Ally and 13th Avenue for a disorderly female who was reported to be screaming at random and throwing glass bottles in the street. An officer arrived and located Angela Weber, 50, behind a dumpster and she was arrested on a warrant for Criminal Trespass.
1605224 Car Vs. Power Pole - At 10:44 p.m. on April 3, a grey 1996 Grey Nissan Sentra was driving southbound on Chambers near W. 8th Place and possibly hit the curb before it flipped and hit a power pole. Fire and EMS responded as well as police. The car was upside down in the road. There didn’t appear to be any sign of intoxication regarding the driver. (The report is not yet entered into the system).
1605324 Pedestrian vs. Credit Union On April 1 at 6:21 p.m., Oregon Community Credit Union, 4239 Barger Avenue, numerous people called police as there was a man beating on the window demanding his money. When police arrived, they found the subject of the call, Matthew James Henson, age 32, talking loudly and screaming. Officers advised him to leave, but Henson refused. Henson resisted arrest, but officers were able to get him handcuffed after a struggle and mention of a taser (without display). At one point, Henson began to stand, lifting the officers holding onto him. Still, there were no injuries to anyone in the end and Henson was lodged at the jail for Disorderly Conduct, Criminal Trespass II, and Resisting Arrest.
16-05203 Thursday and Friday had many crashes involving vulnerable roadway users: Two EPD DUII officers were each hard at work finding DUII drivers, and were able to remove several of these drivers from Eugene’s traffic. There were still multiple incidents involving vehicles and either pedestrians or bicycles. Pedestrian/Train Crash Fatality - On April 1, just before 8 p.m., a 38-year-old man died after stepping in front of an eastbound train at Washington Street near the park. Police and Fire/EMS units responded but the man died from his injuries. Bystanders said the man appeared to step into the path of the eastbound Union Pacific locomotive. The man’s identity is known to police, but his name is being withheld pending next of kin notification.
16-05147 Vehicle/Bicycle Hit and Run at 10th & Charnelton On April 1 at 4:41 p.m., a 45-year-old Eugene woman, was riding her bike south on Charnelton Street, south of W. 10th Avenue. She was riding in the middle of the lane and there was an older model pick-up behind her at a red light. When the light turned green, she took off and started peddling, but reported being hit from behind as the pick-up made a turn. She did not require medical transport. The driver left the scene with little identifying information.
1605200 Vehicle/Pedestrian Crash at 6th & Washington On April 1, at 9:11 p.m., Donald James Thompson, age 23, walked into a moving vehicle while exiting Washington Jefferson Park mid-block. The driver of the vehicle, Ramon Antonio Cordova Nash, age 41, of Eugene, stopped and activated his hazard lights. Thompson had an injured foot and was transported to a hospital for care. Thompson was cited for Pedestrian-Failure to Yield to a Vehicle. Vehicle/Pedestrian Crash at 11th & Ocean On April 1 at 9:37 p.m., a pedestrian, Katherine Louise Stieglitz, age 26, walked into W. 11th/Ocean traffic in an attempt to cross all four lanes outside a crosswalk. Based on her movements, several vehicles had to swerve to miss her, and a 1989 Toyota Supra driven by Monica Marie Mattoon, age 27, of Eugene, was unable to miss Stieglitz. Mattoon was driving while suspended. Stieglitz was taken to a local hospital for care and cited for Pedestrian Failure to Yield to Vehicle.
16-05211 Vehicle/Bicycle at Hwy. 99 & Royal April 1 at 11:17 p.m., a bicyclist peddled across Royal Avenue against a pedestrian control signal, and into the path of a westbound turning Dodge Dakota pick-up. The bicyclist was struck, and sustained life-threatening injuries. The bicyclist remains at the local hospital. He appears to be in his 50s. The driver, Scott John Jacobson, age 29, of Eugene, was cited for Driving While Suspended. 1605216