On Wednesday, December 16, police made another arrest in the riot cases from May 29. Carlos De Dios, age 19, of Eugene, was contacted subsequent to a traffic stop on Beltline and Barger at 10 a.m., December 16. He was taken into custody without incident and has been charged with four counts of Burglary in the Second Degree, four counts of Theft in the First Degree, five counts of Riot, Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, and Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree. Detectives continue to work the case and have many other suspects identified for contact and arrest as a result of their riotous criminal behavior. To date, including De Dios, there have been 19 arrests.
Detectives are interested in any information from the public about any other rioters involved from this event as well as any photos or videos of the incident that attendees may have taken and are willing to provide to police. The TIP line is 541-262-5388. (the number requires a “1” for this particular number).
On the night of Friday, May 29, and into the morning of Saturday, May 30, a peaceful protest in downtown Eugene devolved into a riot. While not everyone who participated in the original peaceful protest participated in the riot, several hundred individuals participated in widespread damage to property, burglary, robbery, assault, arson and other violent crimes. This was predominately centered around the intersection of 7th Avenue and Washington Street where the businesses sustained extensive damage and loss.
Since that time, members of the Special Investigations Unit have been conducting an investigation into these incidents with the goal to identify those who engaged in the crimes and arrest those individuals for the crimes committed. This continues to be a lengthy investigation, which requires reviewing hundreds of hours of surveillance video along with available social media posts. Ultimately, detectives were able to identify a number of individuals involved in the incident and the crimes committed through videos and interviews. They were arrested on August 5.
Investigators are continuing their work and are now reaching out to the public for help identifying an additional 60-plus suspects. The attached PDF contains these suspects. If anyone has tips as to the suspects’ identities, please contact the Eugene Police TIP line at 1-541-262-5388 (the number requires a “1” for this particular number).
This investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are anticipated.