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Posted on: December 8, 2022

Detectives seeking additional victims of Eugene Tax Service Inc. embezzlement

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A Eugene Police Financial Investigations Unit detective is seeking any potential leads and victims in the case of a bookkeeper who stopped making tax payments for customers, leaving them liable for state and federal tax payments and penalties. Shirley Jea...

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Posted on: December 7, 2022

Street Crimes Unit arrests felon who reported stolen body armor

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On November 30, Eugene Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit and SWAT executed a search warrant at 2930 Jefferson Street.  The subject of the search warrant, Matthew Caine Garner, age 48, of Eugene, and who is a felon, was purported to...

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Posted on: December 6, 2022

SWAT/CNT help take man into custody for assault

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At 7:42 p.m. on December 5, Eugene Police officers were called to respond to a physical dispute between a man and woman in apartment in the 2000 block of Roosevelt. The woman had left the apartment, but there was probable cause to arrest the man for domes...

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Posted on: December 5, 2022

Woman fights off attacker

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This morning, December 5, a Eugene Police officer was dispatched to a report of a woman who had been attacked by an unknown man while walking with her dog on the sidewalk on W. 18th Avenue. He contacted her at a local hospital where she was receiving trea...

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Posted on: December 5, 2022

Woman arrested for DUII after crash into retaining wall and tree

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On December 3 at 7:25 p.m. Eugene police were called to the 1600 block of Quaker Street after a Jeep Cherokee ran over a curb and drove into a retaining wall and a tree, coming to rest in the front yard of a house.

 

Bystanders, who had been outsid...

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Posted on: December 2, 2022

More than nine vehicles crash on Franklin, under I-5

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At 7:03 p.m. on December 1, Eugene Police responded to a multi-vehicle crash at Franklin Boulevard, under I-5. A Springfield Police officer and multiple engines from Eugene Springfield Fire Department also responded to assist.

 

There had been snow...

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Posted on: December 2, 2022

Man arrested after foot chase, fighting with K9, officers and deputies

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At 12:54 a.m. on December 1, Eugene Police officers were dispatched to respond to a report of a man trying to break into a vehicle in the 3700 block of Pachysandra. The man appeared to have been walking up and down the street, going to numerous houses. An...

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Posted on: December 1, 2022

Ballot Measure 114 and the status of Eugene permitting services

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Ballot Measure 114, related to permits for firearms purchase, was approved by a majority of Oregon voters and is currently scheduled to take effect on December 8, 2022. There are still a lot of questions about how the law will be implemented and how Eugen...

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Posted on: November 17, 2022

Come serve with us - Join the Eugene Police Department

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If you are someone who can perform multiple tasks with ease, you are calm under pressure, you are a good communicator and you care about people, you may have the skills necessary to be a good police officer. The Eugene Police Department is currently seeki...

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Posted on: November 17, 2022

Vehicle Crash and Fire on Ferry Street Bridge – DUII Arrest

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At 9:36 p.m. on November 16.  Eugene Police officers were called to respond to a single-vehicle crash at Coburg Road and East 6th Avenue. The involved vehicle, a Nissan Pathfinder, was on fire. Upon arrival, police found the Pathfinder h...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Eugene Police Department: Accountability

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Eugene Police Department: Accountability

Message from Chief Chris Skinner

 In our profession, which we have chosen to serve our community, we are aware of a longstanding nationwide incidence of injustice to community members and communities of colo...

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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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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 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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Eugene Police Accountability 2020 Reforms Police