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Posted on: April 23, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Street Crimes Unit Responds to Tips, Makes Arrests

The Street Crimes followed up on an anonymous tip regarding the location of a domestic violence suspect, Jayseph Patrick White, age 29, of Springfield. Patrol had established probable cause to arrest White for Assault in the Fourth Degree (Abuse Prevention Act) Felony that occurred on April 16. He was taken into custody on April 19 without incident. Case 19-05617


A Downtown Bicycle officer contacted the Street Crimes Unit to advise the possible location of a fugitive out of Tennessee, Charles Shofner Ramsey, age 49, of Manchester, TN . The Downtown team was unable to follow-up with the case due to staffing. On April 19, SCU set up at the location and located Ramsey sitting outside the motel in the smoking area. The warrants were confirmed with extradition from anywhere in the continental United States.  Ramsey was taken into custody without incident. The warrants were for Manchester, Tennessee, for Assault (Probation Violation), Resisting Arrests (Probation Violation), and two counts of Failure to Appear. Case 19-05811.


During the previous week of SCU activity, one of the officer worked a drug case and ultimately made an arrest at the supplier level. The supplier arrived at a meet location near Four Corners (Hwy. 99), set up by the officer and was taken into custody on April 12 at 5 p.m..  He had more than four grams of heroin and several grams of methamphetamine. He was arrested for Unlawful Delivery of Heroin, Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine. Case 19-05396


Eugene Police Street Crimes Unit

The SCU has been focusing on prolific offenders, who are identified through intelligence-based policing, public tips and other sources. They have been proactively responding across the city to quality of life issues as they arise, using all available resources and partners such as community groups, neighborhood associations and city services. 


The unit makes a dynamic difference in a variety of public safety issues including on emerging crimes and neighborhood livability issues. This team creates capacity within the organization to address and solve problems throughout the city of Eugene. SCU is a tangible outcome of the one-time,18-month bridge funding by Eugene City Council that is dedicated to targeting immediate and acute community safety system issues while working toward mission-critical enhancements that need to be addressed through a longer-term and broader community safety initiative. The unit currently consists of a lieutenant, a sergeant and four officers. The team will expand to include another sergeant and four additional officers as staffing allows. 

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