At 5:59 p.m. May 17, Eugene Police Street Crimes Unit, SWAT, Drone Team, K9, Crisis Negotiation Team, Metro Explosives Disposal Unit and Special Investigations Unit served a warrant at residence in the 2000 block of Amirante Street in order to arrest Alexander Phillip Konnoff, age 30.
Over a period of time EPD has received a substantial number of calls for service from neighborhood residents regarding loud noise and disorderly conduct regarding Konnoff. Konnoff also had two confirmed warrants for probation violations, including one for a felony Parole Violation for a weapons offense. On two occasions last week, EPD patrol responded to Konnoff’s residence after neighbors called to request police response. On both occasions, Patrol’s resources were depleted, and they were unable to resolve the situation. The case was assigned to SCU to try and resolve the problem. Previous interactions with Konnoff have been violent, which prompted SCU to involve a coordinated, multi-disciplinary team and carefully plan for serving the warrant while providing for Konnoff’s and the neighbor’s safety.
During the warrant service Konnoff did not response to Crisis Negotiation Team efforts to have him exit the residence. When he entered his garage and barricaded inside, a SWAT vehicle was used to open the garage and K9 Officer Mike Casey and Juice were able to take Konnoff successfully into custody. Konnoff was not cooperative with medics but was evaluated and cleared for transport to Lane County Jail. Konnoff was uncooperative during the booking process at LCJ but was lodged. Case 23-07111
SCU is funded by the City of Eugene’s Community Safety Payroll Tax and works in concert with communities to help solve issues. The unit focuses on prolific offenders, who are identified through intelligence-based policing, public tips, and other sources. They proactively respond 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. SCU 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.