According to Oregon law, using your mobile device while driving can result in a minimum fine of $142. (Natalie Hardwicke/Emerald)
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Survey says 80 percent of students admit to texting while driving

At the University of Oregon, 25 students were asked what they used their phones for when operating a motor vehicle. The survey revealed that 80 percent use their smartphones to text or make a phone call. Thirty-six percent check social media, 22 percent take photographs and 15 percent check emails.

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Campus crime week 9, no drug violations

While some people were busy studying for upcoming finals, others were caught stealing from the Knight Library. There were two reports of theft on May 27 and one report of bicycle theft on the 28. Two reports of harassment occurred at Hayward Field on the 23 and at Matt Knight …

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In February, University of Oregon alumnus Noah Michael DeWitt went missing after last being seen at The Heart and Spoon Community House. (Courtesy of Rachael DeWitt)
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National Missing Children’s Day

May 25 is National Missing Children’s Day since 1983 when President Ronald Reagan declared it after a child from New York City went missing. May 25 is a commitment to helping decrease this number by paying attention to missing persons’ posters and more.

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Hayward Field and the Jacqua Center had one reported case of graffiti and a warrant arrest on Monday, May 18. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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Crime on campus remained low during week 8

There were three reported crimes at Hamilton Complex over the weekend leading into Week 8 — one bicycle theft and two drug violations. Hayward Field and the Jacqua Center had one reported case of graffiti and a warrant arrest on May 18. Crime on campus during the week stayed relatively …

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Man convicted in 2012 injury of UO distance runner Molly Grabill

A Douglas County resident was convicted of third-degree assault for driving a vehicle involved in a November 2012 freeway overpass rock-throwing incident that injured University of Oregon distance runner Molly Grabill.

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May is National Bike Month and it’s important to raise awareness about bike safety and theft. (Creative Commons Archive)
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Focusing on what matters: Bike safety

May is National Bike Month and the time to raise awareness about bike safety and theft. The organization, We Bike Eugene on May 20 will continue their annual Ride of Silence for those who have lost their lives from cycling on the streets.

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Campus crime wrap-up, three reports of minors in possession of alcohol

The campus crime wrap up for week 8 of spring term shows in the span of two days seven cases varying from public urination and liquor violations. Included is a list of crimes reported in various locations throughout campus.

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Amber Alert called off after North Bend girl found safe

An Amber Alert was called off Thursday evening after the three-year-old girl from North Bend was found safely.

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Crime wrap-up: 10 reports of liquor violations

May began with two cases of false reporting and one case of bicycle theft at the Knight Library. Earl Complex had 10 reported cases of liquor violations, one report of bicycle theft and two reports of allowing alcohol consumption on May 3. Several cases of crime were reported on Cinco …

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Woman allegedly sexually assaulted at Matt Knight Arena

A woman was allegedly sexually assaulted Saturday night at a Jason Aldean concert. The assault, according to a campus crime alert sent out by the University of Oregon Police Department, occurred in a Matthew Knight Arena bathroom near the east doors. The woman was not a student or affiliated with the university, …

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Campus crime wrap-up, week 3: No liquor violations

Here’s an exact breakdown of the crime that occurred on campus during week 3 of spring term.

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Gutierrez was one of 10 students arrested in Salem on May 14 during a protest against the "kicker." A kicker is an excess amount of tax rebate money that the legislature has the power to allocate. (Scott Greenstone/Emerald)
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Oregon House of Representatives passes a bill to protect sexual assault survivors’ privacy

The Oregon House of Representatives unanimously passed House Bill 3476 on April 13 to help protect the confidentiality of communications between sexual assault survivors and their advocates. The bill was, in part, a response to the controversial request and release of a University of Oregon student’s counseling records while the university was preparing …

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41 cited at Alder Street house party

The Eugene Police Department published a news release regarding an “unruly gathering” that occurred at a house party on Alder Street Saturday night.

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Several women have reportedly been watched by suspicious suspect near south campus

A number of women have reported being suspiciously watched by a man in a vehicle near the south of campus.

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Campus Crime Wrap-up, Week 1

Here’s a breakdown of what crime happened during week one of spring term: Drug Violations: 10 Trespassing: 2 Theft: 2 Bike Theft: 3 The University of Oregon Police Department’s campus crime log recorded a hit and run injury near Agate St. and a sexual assault incident on campus property on …

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Former UO instructor falsely accuses EPD officer of sexual assault

Deborah Frisch, a former instructor at the University of Oregon, was convicted on Monday of falsely accusing a Eugene police officer of sexually assaulting her. Frisch was first arrested on stalking charges on Feb. 19, according to The Register-Guard. After her arrest, Frisch told authorities she was sexually assaulted by a …

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Two sexual assaults reported over spring break: campus crime wrap-up

Crimes happening over spring break at the University of Oregon include sexual assault and trespassing.

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17-year-old sentenced to 14 years for brutal rape near Autzen Stadium

17-year-old sentenced to 14 years after pleading guilty of a brutal rape near Autzen Stadium during a Oregon football game.

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Teen pleads guilty in Autzen sexual assault case

Jaime Tinoco sexually assaulted a woman last September near Autzen Stadium and the state is recommending 14 years in prison for his crimes.

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UO professor Raymond Frey is suing his wife for stabbing him

Physics department head Raymond Frey and his wife were already separated when the argument began on Sept. 26, 2014. But when it ended, she was under arrest. Raymond Frey and Regina Claypool-Frey were arguing in the home they still owned together when she picked up a 10-inch knife and slashed …

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Campus crime wrap-up week 8: Four cases of illegal drug possession

Here’s a breakdown of week 8’s crime: Drug violations: 4 Trespassing: 4 Theft: 3 Bike theft: 1 Graffiti: 2 A considerable number of crimes occurred on the west side of campus this week, including graffiti and two cases of illegal drug possession. The University of Oregon Police Department’s campus crime log recorded …

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According to Kelly Putnam, Station Manager at the West University Public Safety Station, 57 calls have been made for service to Washburn Park so far this year. Police have issued 21 citations for drug use at the park. (Emerald Archive)
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EPD enforces marijuana laws at Washburne Park

Laurie Gribskov walked her dog through Washburne park, located just south of campus, a few weeks ago around 4:30 p.m. Gribskov did not observe conventional park activities, like kids playing or families having picnics. She heard rustling from the bushes and saw University of Oregon students nestled inside smoking marijuana. …

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Campus crime wrap-up: Two sexual assault-related crimes in week seven

Here’s a tally of this week’s crime: Drug violations: 1 Trespassing: 1 Theft: 6 Bike Theft: 1 Crimes were evenly scattered around campus. The University of Oregon Police Department’s campus crime log recorded 70 liquor and drug law violations this week that were submitted by the Dean of Students. There …

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No liquor violations or bike theft this week: campus crime wrap-up, week 7

This week, there were more drug violations on campus, and no liquor violations. Liquor violations: 0 Drug violations: 11 Trespassing: 3 Theft: 2 Bike Theft: 0 Multiple cases of harassment and theft occurred on the west side of campus in the residence halls. Two cases of criminal mischief occurred at …

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Superbowl Sunday campus crime wrap-up, weeks 3 and 4

Here’s your campus crime wrap-up for Superbowl Sunday. During weeks 3 and 4, there were yet again a high number of drug related incidents. 26 cases of illegal drug activity were recorded on the University of Oregon Police Department’s crime log. The drug violations took place mainly in the Bean …

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UOPD warns of email scam targeting university employees and students

The Communications Director and Public Information Officer for the University of Oregon Police Department, Kelly McIver, said employees at the university are at risk of falling victim to a fraudulent scheme that attempts to steal salaries. McIver said that student employees, especially international students, are more likely to fall victim …

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Woman drugged and sexually assaulted, UO campus notified via e-mail

A woman was drugged and sexually assaulted on UO’s campus on the night of Jan. 17. She is not affiliated with the university. Campus was notified of this incident Wednesday evening in a campus crime alert e-mail. According to the email, the crime took place at a private social gathering in Watson Hall, …

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Post-loss fires and drug violations spike in otherwise tame week: campus crime wrap-up, week 2

During week two, the University of Oregon’s football team lost the national championship game–but what we lost at the AT&T stadium, we gained in drug violations: exactly 22 incidents of illegal drug activity were recorded this week on the UO Police Department’s campus crime log. Most of the incidents occurred in …

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Meet the student side of the UOPD

For the last year and a half, the Student Security Assistant program has been bridging the gap between the University of Oregon Police Department and the student body. There are 11 students currently employed through the program. The program’s head, James Stegall, said that the job offers a glimpse into …

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