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Update: Man on hallucinogens tasered, arrested by police near campus Monday night

Update 1:26 p.m. Tuesday: Eugene Police have identified the man as 26-year-old John Namkyu Back, who is not a UO student. Police say he lunged at and grabbed an officer before being tasered. Back then struggled with the officer, attempting to bite him. More officers arrived, and Back was detained. He …

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Former student convicted of coercion following incident at campus-area party

Former UO student Daniel James Ennis, 20, plead guilty to coercion on Monday, court records show. He was sentenced to five years probation and 60 days in jail, which he is eligible to serve through an alternative program. Ennis was accused of forcing a woman to engage in contact with …

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UO student, 20, pleads not guilty to strangulation charge

A University of Oregon student plead not guilty to strangulation on Friday after allegedly choking a man until the man blacked out at the Patterson Medical building, four blocks from campus. According to a probable cause affidavit filed in Lane County Circuit Court, Hunter Hastings, a 20-year-old economics major, was caught on video on March 31 grabbing …

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Colt Lyerla sentenced to six months in jail

Former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla was sentenced to six months in jail on Wednesday, court records show. Lyerla pleaded guilty to two counts of forgery after he was accused of using counterfeit $50 bills at stores in March. Washington County prosecutors added the forgery charges after Lyerla was arrested …

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Downtown dog ban pointed at rising trend of crime in the area

It’s the middle of the day and Caroline Cummings walks through downtown Eugene. She passes a group of men sitting on the sidewalk. As she approaches, they begin saying sexually explicit comments to her. The men’s dogs start to circle her. Cummings usually pretends to be on her phone to …

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Campus-area stabbing under investigation, no arrest made

**UPDATE 12:38 p.m: UOPD released a more detailed crime alert, available here.  The University of Oregon sent an alert to students Saturday at 2:18 a.m., warning of an armed suspect near parking lot 16 by the intersection of 13th Avenue and Kincaid Street. UO sent an “all clear” message at …

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Man arrested outside Campbell Club on marijuana DUI suspicion

Eugene Police arrested a man in the alley next to the Campbell Club today around 3 p.m. At least three cop cars surrounded the building. According to EPD, an arrest took place after police cars followed a driver who failed to yield to police and exited the vehicle with a knife on his belt. …

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Eugene Police: Burglars are stealing MacBooks from sleeping UO students

The Eugene Police Department warned of a “rash” of recent burglaries near campus in a news release Tuesday morning. According to EPD, there have been six burglaries in the past month, all of which occurred while sleeping UO students were home. The most recent string occurred on April 7, in …

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UO-themed motorbikes and beards: Campus police have a new style

In an effort to be more approachable, University of Oregon police patrols are sporting “O” emblazoned green-and-black motorbikes and beards. The Register-Guard reports that since last week, the UOPD have, for the first time, included motorcycles to its patrol force, bringing in two 2016 Kawasaki KLR 650 motorcycles. It has …

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Police foot chase leads to Duck Store arrest Wednesday morning

Eugene Police arrested a man in the Duck Store on 13th Avenue today for Harassment and Trespassing 2. Police received a calling saying that Craig Thomas Ortiz, 56, trespassed and harassed someone on E. 16th Avenue at 9:09 a.m. Ortiz was in the university parking lot behind Taylor’s when police confronted him. …

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Former Duck Colt Lyerla arrested for heroin possesion one month after felony drug conviction

Former Oregon football player Colt Lyerla was arrested for heroin possession and forgery Monday. He is currently being held at the Washington County Jail. Two weeks ago, Lyerla was sentenced to 18 months probation after his conviction in a 2016 heroin possession case in Washington County. Conditions of his probation include …

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Multiple students arrested this term for Duck Store shoplifting

Most University of Oregon students know the dreaded feeling of buying expensive textbooks from the Duck Store. Facing an average textbook cost of $1125 annually, some students are attempting to obtain textbooks in a less traditional way. People attempt to steal from the Duck Store on a weekly basis, and …

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7/11 on Broadway and Patterson robbed, shots fired

Update: The suspect is still at large. After the robbery at 1:50 a.m., the suspect fled toward the northeast corner of the Hub apartment complex. Forensics determined at least one shot was fired at police at that time, according to Eugene Police Department spokesperson Melinda McLoughlin. Police did not return fire …

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Former Oregon football player Colt Lyerla convicted of felony heroin possession

Colt Lyerla, the former Oregon Ducks standout tight end, was convicted of heroin possession in Washington County court last week, court records show. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for March 14. Lyerla was arrested in a Portland suburb in August 2016 when police allegedly found him lighting and smoking a …

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Man arrested after allegedly pointing loaded handgun at Hub residents

A 19-year-old man was arrested after allegedly pointing a handgun at a crowd of people at the Hub on Campus apartments after midnight on Friday. According to Eugene Police, two officers responded to the apartments after reports of a trespasser. When the officers arrived, “a group of more than 10 …

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Police rescue underweight puppy after UO student locks it in abandoned apartment for a month

On Nov. 30, the property manager at Uncommon Apartments called Eugene police after receiving an email from a tenant who had returned home to China and believed there was a dead dog inside his unit. According to Eugene police, an officer entered the locked apartment and found a “severely underweight …

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Trial date set for former UO student charged with multiple sex crimes

A jury trial is set to begin on May 2 for former University of Oregon student Sean Donald Wood, who was arrested on sexual assault charges in March 2016. Wood is charged with unlawful sexual penetration in the first degree, attempting to commit a Class A felony, sexual abuse in …

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January campus crime wrap-up

UOPD responded to 65 crimes in January, according to its Clery crime log. This is up from 45 in December when school wasn’t in session. Notable crime reports include burglaries at Deady and Lawrence halls, six DUIIs, 21 cases of theft or unlawful entry of a motor vehicle and a rape …

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Fall term crime wrap-up

The University of Oregon Police Department responded to 615 crimes during fall term, according to its Clery crime log. Below is a summary of the most notable and commonly occurring campus crimes for fall 2016. Liquor and drug law violations UO lived up to its party school reputation this fall, …

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Three Oregon football players ‘no longer with’ team following criminal accusations

Three Oregon football players who had off-the-field issues are “no longer with the team,” UO athletics spokesman Craig Pintens confirmed Monday afternoon. Redshirt junior defensive lineman Eddie Heard, freshman wide receiver Tristen Wallace and freshman linebacker Darrian Franklin are done playing for the Ducks. Pintens would not confirm whether new head coach Willie Taggart …

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WR Tristen Wallace under investigation for criminal offense and student conduct code violation; LB Darrian Franklin also implicated

UPDATE: 4:30 p.m. — Athletic department spokesman Craig Pintens confirmed both Tristen Wallace and Darrian Franklin were suspended by former UO coach Mark Helfrich in October and remain suspended. Oregon wide receiver Tristen Wallace is under criminal investigation by the University of Oregon Police Department and is being investigated by UO …

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Torrodney Prevot suspended two years from UO following ‘serious’ student conduct code violation

Former Oregon linebacker Torrodney Prevot has been suspended from the University of Oregon for two years, UO spokesman Tobin Klinger confirmed. According to Klinger, Prevot was found responsible for a “serious violation” of the student conduct code pertaining to domestic violence and gender-based harassment. As a result, Prevot will not be …

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UO files motion to dismiss third amended complaint in lawsuits filed by former Oregon basketball players

The University of Oregon issued its latest response to the lawsuits filed by three former Oregon basketball players on Friday, Dec. 2, court documents show. Plaintiffs Brandon Austin, Dominic Artis and Damyean Dotson had filed lawsuits against UO claiming their due process rights under the 14th Amendment were violated when they …

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Fall term wrap up: Lead, Knight Campus, Taylor’s, blackface and protests

  Noah McGraw and Franziska Monahan go over the major headlines of the term. This episode was produced by Franziska Monahan. Our music was written by Evan DuPell.

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UO holds active shooter training in wake of Ohio State attack

The University of Oregon held an active shooter training for staff and students at the EMU on Wednesday, two days after a student attacked and injured 11 at Ohio State University. The training was intended to develop a safer campus by teaching staff and students how to watch for warning …

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Oregon tight end Pharaoh Brown accused of three acts of violence since October 2014

Oregon senior tight end Pharaoh Brown has been accused of three acts of violence off the field since October 2014, an investigation by the Emerald has revealed. Brown is one of the most well-known figures on the Ducks football team and University of Oregon campus. A redshirt senior and NFL …

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Austin Maloata dismissed after arrest for DUII, reckless driving and unlawful possession of methamphetamine

UPDATE 11:51 a.m.: Maloata was released from jail at 10:51 a.m. Lane County Jail said it was “capacity-based release.” He is due to appear in court on Nov. 29 at 8:30 a.m. — UPDATE 11:22 a.m.: Eugene Police Department provided additional details of Austin Maloata’s arrest. — Defensive lineman Austin Maloata …

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GTFF speaks out against alleged drugging at campus bars

The Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation released a statement earlier this week condemning the actions of a Taylor’s Bar and Grill bartender accused of drugging the drinks of four women. “These actions are abhorrent,” the letter reads. “The actions of a single bartender are not an isolated incident, rather, they reveal the broader …

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Four reports of on-campus rape listed in UOPD Clery crime log

Four cases of rape have appeared on the University of Oregon Police Department Clery Crime Log since Oct. 30. According to UOPD Public Information Officer Kelly McIver, three of the four incidents occurred last month, on Oct. 11, Oct. 22 and Oct. 28. The fourth was from 2013, but was …

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Update: Oregon lineman Eddie Heard pleads ‘not guilty’ to assault and harassment charges

UPDATE: 1:41 p.m. Thursday — Eddie Heard pleaded “not guilty” to misdemeanor charges of harassment and assault in the fourth degree during his arraignment at Lane County Circuit Court Thursday afternoon. Heard is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 8. *** UPDATE: 11:09 a.m. Thursday — According to UO Police’s summary of the …

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