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Posted on: January 26, 2022

One man, covered in soap, arrested after suspicious activity called in

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On January 25, at around 8:12 p.m., Eugene Police officers were dispatched regarding suspicious conditions in the area of N. Terry Street and Barger Drive. An area resident saw two males park a car across from a residence in the 5100 block of Barger, on a...

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Posted on: January 25, 2022

Street Crimes Unit recounts action-packed 2021

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Synonymous with effective, focused operations that target immediate and acute community safety system issues (and funded by Eugene’s Community Safety Initiative), Eugene Police’s Street Crimes Unit provided service daily to make the ci...

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Posted on: January 25, 2022

Robbery at B&B Adult Shop

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At 5:19 a.m. today, January 25, Eugene Police officers were called to B&B adult shop, 710 W. 6th Avenue, for report of a robbery. Two suspects robbed the store after threatening the employee with a crow bar and destroying property in...

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Posted on: January 21, 2022

Armed subject located after public calls

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At 7:58 p.m. on January 20, a caller reported an unknown man trying to come onto property near Dani Street and Janisse Street. The caller reported the man had a handgun in one hand and a stick in another. The man, later identified as Dustin Kyle Staton, a...

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Posted on: January 21, 2022

Jogger robbed, suspect located and arrested

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At 5:16 a.m., on January 20, Eugene Police officers were dispatched after report of a street robbery. A visitor from another state was out jogging when he was approached near W. 8th Avenue and Willamette Street by a man he didn’t know. This man,...

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

Traffic Cam Citation Scam (EPD does not have such a program)

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Please don’t be fooled if you get a communication that you are being cited after being spotted on a traffic cam. Eugene Police does not have a traffic cam program and this is just one more scam making the rounds. We have been getting reports fro...

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

Driver arrested for DUII after crashing into pole

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On January 19 at 2:20 a.m., Eugene Police and Eugene Springfield Fire responded to E. 30th Avenue and Onyx Street after a Honda Civic was reported to have crashed into a pole. The power pole had been sheared off. The driver had left prior to ESF and EPD a...

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

Hit and Run Motorcycle-vehicle Crash - Arrest

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At 7:47 p.m.  on January 18, Eugene Police and Springfield Fire EMS responded to a hit and run crash between a motorcycle and a vehicle in the 1300 block of Hwy. 99. The driver of the vehicle, a Mercury Milan, was located a short time later at Fa...

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

Two separate car jacking incidents to note

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At 10:29 p.m. on January 13, Eugene Police responded to the 4000 block of W. 11th Avenue. An employee of a nearby business had left his car running in the parking lot to warm it up before leaving for the night. When he came back out he interrupted two peo...

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Posted on: January 15, 2022

UPDATE WOW HALL: Victims' names and conditions, tip line

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UPDATE JANUARY 18, 2022:

Eugene Police detectives want to reiterate the need for witness information and tips to help solve this case. There has been some cooperation, which is greatly appreciated, but having a healthy level of solid tips and cooperation i...

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Posted on: January 15, 2022

Police Respond To Stabbing In Washington Jefferson Park

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On January 15, at around 9:26 a.m., police and Fire personnel responded to information of a man who had been stabbed in Washington Jefferson Park, and received information that the assault happened following a dispute between two men who had been staying ...

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Posted on: January 13, 2022

EPD units team up to find two street robbery suspects

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On January 10 at 10:52 p.m., a Eugene man, age 30, went to Skinners Butte to meet up with a woman.  The man reported he arrived and a woman got into his truck and demanded money, then robbed him at gunpoint. She fled in a sedan driven by a man. T...

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Posted on: January 11, 2022

Oregon Criminal Justice Commission Releases STOP Data

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A report released by Oregon Criminal Justice Commission or the most  recent state-wide Statistical Transparency of Policing Report (STOP) data has found no evidence Eugene Police Department conducts traffic or pedestrian stops, enforcement action...

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Posted on: January 6, 2021

Central Lane Communications Center Launches Text to 911 Service

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Most people in Eugene and Lane County can now send a text message (short message service, or SMS) to 911 for emergency help when they are unable to make a 911 voice call. Most people in Eugene and Lane County can now send a text message (short message ser...

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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

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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: 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!

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Posted on: August 20, 2020

Eugene Police Street Crimes Unit Arrest along with K9 Jack

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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

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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.

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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

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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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