Department’s Special Investigations Unit has been working steadfastly to
provide safe conditions for the ongoing protests and marches, while also
following up with an investigation regarding the looting and property damage
from a riot on the nights of May 29 and into the early hours of May 30.
Among the many
people involved in the riot, EPD SIU is needing help to identify the suspects
in an incident where a rideshare driver with two passengers was stopped and
blocked at the Washington Street on-ramp to eastbound I-105, surrounded by
rioters, and then assaulted after the her vehicle was also damaged.
The vehicle’s rear
window was broken out and the exterior dented by people kicking and punching
the vehicle. During this, the two passengers fled. The driver exited the
vehicle as well, and then was surrounded, punched in the face and stomach, and
knocked to the ground. She ran back to her vehicle and was able to get in and
leave. She was subsequently transported by Eugene Springfield Fire EMS to a
local hospital for treatment of her injuries.
Attached is a
video clip of the involved. Case 2008917
If anyone has tips
in this case, or has any information about the identities of other people
involved in crimes related to the riot, they are asked to contact
1-541-262-5388 (the number
requires a “1” for this particular number).
assigned to the Eugene Police Department Special Investigations Unit have been
working on identifying those involved in the vandalism events surrounding the
recent protests. The detectives are specifically focused on the damage
caused the night of May 29 and into the morning of May 30. This investigation
involves reviewing hours and hours of video footage and, as a result, a large
amount of detective time. Due to the nature of the armed robbery the
Special Investigations detectives felt it was important to seek community
assistance as soon as this incident was observed on the video. It is
anticipated more individuals will be identified and arrested as a result of
their criminal conduct but this investigation could takes weeks to complete. We
will seek out additional help as we develop more suspects.