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Posted on: October 30, 2020

Eugene Police Street Crimes Unit Involved In Take Down of Intl Drug Trafficking Organization

SCU News

A news release yesterday from U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Oregon made the announcement, “that members of a major international drug trafficking organization, including one of its ringleaders and sources of supply from M...

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Posted on: October 28, 2020

UPDATE: Christopher Ray Hare/Verdict and Sentence

Christopher Hare

Christopher Ray Hare/Verdict and Sentence:

 

On October 23, Christopher Ray Hare, age 48, of Eugene, was found guilty on seven charges. He was sentenced today on one count of Unlawfully being in a place where children congregate, three counts of En...

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Posted on: October 27, 2020

Police investigating death at E. 39th Avenue/Amazon Drive

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On October 27, 2020, at 3:52 p.m.,  police responded to a call from Eugene Springfield Fire EMS regarding a deceased subject under the bridge at E. 39th Avenue and E. Amazon Drive. Fire had initially responded to a fire and explosion. Eugene Poli...

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Posted on: October 27, 2020

Eugene Police Street Crimes Unit Arrests Suspects Following Ongoing Narcotics Investigation

SCU News

On October 21, the Eugene Police Street Crimes Unit served a search warrant on the 3200 block of E McKenzie St in Coburg, OR. The search warrant was the culmination of an ongoing narcotics investigation, with cooperation and assistance from the L...

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Posted on: October 27, 2020

Eugene Police Detectives and Special Investigations Unit Respond To Investigate Defaced Mural

Eugene Police Headquarters Sign

This morning, the Eugene Police Department was made aware the mural at West 7th Alley and Willamette Street was damaged overnight.  The notification came to the department from a Facebook Post showing the damage and forwarded to us for our inform...

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Posted on: October 27, 2020

Crisis Negotiation Assists In Arrest Following Information of Stolen Property

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On October 26, around 1:30 p.m., police responded to a camp under Beltline at Roosevelt Boulevard regarding information of stolen property. When officers arrived, they observed a large amount of property and a male subject, Jason Bild, age 48, of Eugene, ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 23, 2020

City Prepares for Safe, Secure Election Day

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The City of Eugene is preparing for a safe Election Day and post-election security. Chief Chris Skinner has issued this statement:

“Election Day, November 3, is approaching, and we are well aware of speculation and anxiety nationwide and locally abou...Read on...

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Posted on: October 21, 2020

Eugene Police Respond To Shots Fired Call And Damage To Residence

EPD Patrol Vehicle

On October 21, at 6:50 a.m., police responded to the 3300 block of Riverplace Drive for a Shots Fired call and a round from a gun that broke a glass window at a residence while the occupants were home and in the room where the damage occurred.  &...

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Posted on: October 21, 2020

Eugene Police Hosts De-Escalation Instructor Training for Regional Law Enforcement

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Eugene Police Training Section hosted a “De-Escalation Instructor Certification Course” that was open to regional law enforcement agencies October 19 through October 20.  EPD received three free spots. 

 

The class filled up quick...

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Police
Posted on: October 19, 2020

K9 Team Tracks Astro Gas Burglary Suspect

Jacob Thomas Ayk

On October 18, at 12:24 a.m., police were dispatched to Astro Gas, 925 W. 6th Avenue, after a man was seen smashing a glass window of the business with a street sign. The suspect, later identified as Frank William Seaman, age 43, had broken into the cigar...

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

Stronger Together - Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month - traffic safety motorcycle with pink graphics

Be on the lookout for the eye-popping Traffic Safety Unit motorcycles and 10 Eugene Police patrol vehicles that have distinctive pink  “POLICE” lettering on their sides in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October 1 – October 31). Dur...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Eugene Police Department: Accountability in 2020

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Eugene Police Department: Accountability in 2020

Message from Chief Chris Skinner:

The community is fully engaged in the events we’ve been going through since the last week of May 2020. In our profession, which we have chosen to serve our communit...

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Posted on: September 2, 2020

Man Arrested at Home - Furnishing to Minor Females

Police Patrol Vehicle

On September 1 at 11:50 p.m., two officers responded to a residence in the 3900 block of Bell to look for a recently reported runaway juvenile female. The officers approached the residence and heard a scream from a female voice. The officers observed thre...

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Posted on: September 1, 2020

Fifth K9 Capture in Just More than a Week

Officer Michael Casey and K9 Marco

A officer working patrol at 11:37 a.m. on August 31 spotted a man, later identified as Jeremy Brian Bond, age 40, on a bicycle crossing Roosevelt Boulevard diagonally (from north to south) across four traffic lanes near Iowa Street. The officer performed ...

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Posted on: August 31, 2020

Fourth K9 Capture in a Week

EPD K9

A sergeant working patrol in response to recent vehicle break ins, attempted to stop two people riding bikes without lights near Willakenzie and Victorian Way at 11:03 p.m. on August 29. One of the bicyclists, later identified as Brandon Wayne Thalman, ag...

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Posted on: August 29, 2020

Officer takes fleeing suspect into custody amid screaming crowd

On August 29 at 12:38 a.m., an officer patrolling an area with frequent burglaries observed a man riding a BMX bike without lights in the roadway and tried to perform a traffic stop at High Alley and 12th Avenue. The suspect, Justin Ojazs Truman, age 31, ...

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Posted on: August 27, 2020

Street Crimes Unit Addresses Problem Patterson St. House

A Eugene Police Patrol officer became aware of a residence, 967 Patterson Street, that had been condemned by the City of Eugene but had a number of people coming and going from the location. The home had a six-foot chain link fence around it that had been...

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Posted on: August 26, 2020

Welcome to "Virtual" Safety Town

In the spirit of Safety Town, and our goal to keep children safe while teaching them about the importance of safety, we have decided to bring the Safety Town experience online in a virtual environment to allow everyone to participate!

Your safety and your ...

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Virtual Safety Town Police
Posted on: August 24, 2020

Residents Report Unwanted Curb Painters

Eugene Police has received several complaints from homeowners about individuals painting their street numbers on their curbs without permission. Sometimes the house number has been painted incorrectly or is unwanted.

These painters usually will not leave o...

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Posted on: August 24, 2020

Duck N Go Robbery Suspect Sentenced

Photo of Kaulin Adrian Achim, age 19

UPDATE: August 24, 2020

The suspect in this Robbery, Kaulin Adrian, Achim, age 19, has been sentenced to 70-months in the Department of Corrections for the Duck N Go Robbery and a pending residential Burglary case.

Eugene Police Property Crimes Unit thanked...

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Sentencing for Harassment/Intimidation

On December 15, 2019, police responded to a bias crime incident that happened inside the Sizzle Pie restaurant, 910 Willamette Street, and received information of a 25-year-old non-binary victim, who was pushed to the ground by a 24-year-old man. During t...

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

EPD to focus on safety restraint and proper child safety seat use

Safety Belt Overtime Safety Grant

Eugene Police focus on use of safety restraints and proper use of child safety seats

Starting on August 24, the Eugene Police Traffic Safety Unit will be participating in a statewide Safety Belt campaign. The campa...

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Posted on: August 20, 2020

Eugene Police Street Crimes Unit Arrest along with K9 Jack

K9 Jack

Eugene Police Street Crimes Unit had been seeking a suspect, Gerald Matthew Williams, age 30, of Springfield, for several weeks after two SCU officers investigated a robbery and kidnapping case that was initially unreported. They obtained details through ...

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Posted on: August 20, 2020

Suspect Chasing Teens Apprehended

UPDATE on August 20 at 9:20 a.m.:

After Goertzen was arrested, an officer followed up on two unrelated reported incidents involving Goertzen. He has additionally been charged with:

Stalking in the First Degree – Case 20-13703

On August 17, at about...

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Posted on: August 19, 2020

Recent Theft From Vehicle Incidents at Popular Outdoor Areas

In recent weeks, police have received information of several Theft from Vehicle incidents at Ridgeline trailheads in the Fox Hollow and 52nd Street/Willamette areas. The cases involve suspects who broke windows of vehicles and stole valuables that were le...

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Posted on: August 18, 2020

Two Officers Injured, Witnesses Sought

At 10:09 a.m. today, August 18, two officers were called to Looking Glass Regional Crisis Center 550 River Road, as there was an unknown man on the north end of a back building and he was not supposed to be there. Looking Glass wished to have the suspect ...

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Posted on: August 17, 2020

Rape Reported off Oakway Road

On August 17 at 5:17 a.m., police responded to report of an unknown problem after a female called 911 and the line was disconnected. The victim called back and reported being raped by a male she did not know in the 200 block of Oakway Center.

The suspect i...

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Posted on: August 12, 2020

Investigators Seeking Public Tips for More than 60 Suspects in May 29/30 Riot

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 individual...

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

Several Arrests Made From Riot During Last Weekend of May

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 individual...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Police looking for help identifying adult suspect and presumed juvenile victim

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Following the events that took place on July 25, and arrests made during the riot downtown, police have continued to investigate information and video posted online of an additional incident involving an adult male and apparent juvenile male victim. Durin...

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

Arrest information - Protest Turns to Riot

The following is information regarding arrests made on the night of June 25, during the riot. There is one arrest that is being depicted on social media that needs some context and that information is provided first, with the rest of the information about...

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Posted on: July 22, 2020

Police Respond to Shots Fired/Armed Subject call near W. 12th and Lawrence

On July 21, 2020 at 7:09 p.m., police responded to the area of W. 12th Avenue and Lawrence Street for the report of shots fired. Multiple callers also reported a male running through the neighborhood, armed with a handgun. It was the second armed subject/...

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Posted on: July 22, 2020

Police looking for information in stabbing

On
July 18, at approximately 11:14 p.m., police responded to the area of W 18thAvenue and Chambers Street following information of an unknown suspect who
stabbed the 24-year-old victim on the side of his upper body, and then rannorthbound on Chamber...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

EPD Initiates 1st Set of Policing Reforms in Wake of George Floyd's Death in Minneapolis

Eugene Police Department is deeply committed to taking a look at its policies and practices for racial equity and justice. In the wake of the George Floyd death in Minneapolis, local marches and rallies, and calls for police reform, we have considered wha...

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