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It’s Click It or Ticket Campaign Time again, and Every Day

Eugene, Ore. – The Eugene Police Department is reminding drivers about the lifesaving benefits of wearing a seat belt during the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s national Click It or Ticket high-visibility safety effort.   The national seat belt campaign, runs from Monday, May 23, through Sunday, June 5. For this […]


40 Cited In Lieu of Custody by EPD Weekend Party Patrol

Eugene, Ore. – In a focused response to continued disorderly parties and recent related incidents on April 23, May 7th and May 14th, Eugene Police again maintained a heavy patrol presence in the West University area over the weekend.   The patrols enforced all levels of infractions, moving beyond the initial education-first approach due to […]

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HEAD-ON CRASH – Beltline between W 11th & Roosevelt

  UPDATE: The driver of the Dakota is identified as Trisha Marie Whitlock, age 50, of Eugene. She was transported by Eugene Springfield Fire to a local hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Tahoe is identified as Marina Anatasia Irish, age 26, of Veneta. She was taken to the hospital by a […]

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Street Crimes Unit: Two Arrested for Firearms and Fentanyl

Eugene, Ore. – From March 2022, several members of the Eugene Police Street Crimes Unit began to get information regarding significant quantities of drugs and some firearms being at a residence in the 27000 block of Royal.   During an investigation, SCU determined the residents, Joe Anthony Harker, age 38, and Shayla Kay Lawray Bennett, […]

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Armed Subject Call Leads to Warrant Arrest

Eugene, Ore. – At approximately 2:45pm, May 16th, LCSO deputies and EPD officers responded to Spencer Butte Park on S. Willamette St. regarding the report of an armed subject.   A caller had advised that a female was in the park waving a gun around and pointing it at her head.   Upon arrival officers […]

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Beware of PayPal Crypto Currency Bank Scams

Eugene, Ore. – Eugene Police Department Financial Crimes Unit is warning people about a scam involving PayPal and Bitcoin. A Eugene woman was contacted by a scammer text pretending to be from “PayPal security.”   She was warned there was a problem with a recent transaction, which she had not made. When she called the […]

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Online Fraud – Rental/Real Estate Scams

Eugene, Ore. – Eugene Police have received several reports of citizens who rented apartments or homes, paying a deposit and often first month’s rent, only to find the property they rented was not actually available. The person who placed the advertisement was not the home’s owner or the property manager of the apartment.     […]

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Two Dead – Child Critically Injured – After Linn County Head-On Crash

Sweet Home, Ore. – On May 14, 2022 at approximately 4:45 PM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash on Hwy 20 near milepost 23.   Preliminary investigation revealed an eastbound red Mazda 3, operated by Robert Prettyman (33) of Brownsville, swerved across all lanes of traffic onto the westbound […]

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1 Arrested/63 Cited In Lieu of Custody by EPD Weekend Party Patrols

Eugene, Ore. – In response to the disorderly party incidents in the west University area on April 23 and again on May 7, Eugene Police staffed a heavy patrol presence over the weekend with emphasis on the west University area. The patrols enforced all levels of infractions, moving beyond the initial education-first approach due to […]

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LCSO ATV Recovered – One Suspect in Custody

*UPDATE* Investigators have determined that 48 year old Denver Vollie Bell is NOT a suspect in this case. Other investigative leads are still being followed.   *UPDATE* Stolen Can-Am side-by-side ATV recovered – One suspect in custody.   Thanks to the watchful eye of some citizens the stolen side-by-side has been recovered.   Yesterday LCSO […]