Crime

Eugene Police Department Weekend Wrap-Up



THE EUGENE POLICE DEPARTMENT WEEKEND WRAP-UP

From midnight on Friday, Dec. 5, until 9 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7

60 Theft incidents 36 Loud noise incidents 11 Burglary incidents 13 Disorderly subject incidents 18 Assault incidents

THE WEEKEND’S POLICE BLOTTER

Incident: Robbery Location: 3377 E. Amazon Dr., Mazzi’s Italian Restaurant When: Friday, Dec. 5 Time: 9:55 p.m. What: University junior Samuel Sourikoff, 22, was arrested Saturday and cited in connection with a robbery and kidnapping at Mazzi’s Italian Restaurant, Friday night, according to a Eugene Police Department news release. During the robbery, the suspect walked into Mazzi’s wearing a mask and holding what appeared to be a gun wrapped in a plastic bag, according to the release. While threatening employees and customers, the suspect allegedly demanded cash and a bottle of wine. Some customers and staff chased the suspect out of the restaurant, and the suspect dropped the wine. As the suspect fled, he also threw away the weapon, which police have identified as a toy designed to look like a real gun. When police arrived on scene, they worked with restaurant staff and customers to search the area. Sourikoff was subsequently taken into custody and lodged at the Lane County jail, according to the release.

Incident: Theft Location: 870 Berntzen Road When: Saturday, Dec. 6 Time: 4:29 p.m. What: Late Saturday afternoon, a man stole a woman’s purse. The woman chased after the man, who eventually returned the purse. The woman does not want to press charges.

Incident: Request K-9 Unit Location: 3463 Hutton St., Outback Steakhouse When: Saturday, Dec. 6 Time: 7:01 p.m. What: A suspect described as a white male in his twenties with thin, scruffy hair and facial hair was threatening a woman outside Outback Steakhouse with a semiautomatic handgun. When the victim questioned the authenticity of the gun the subject carried, the subject racked the slide on the gun to show it was real. The suspect attempted to take the victim’s car but decided against it when the subject explained her car had a GPS system installed. As police closed in, the suspect ran toward a nearby Holiday Inn. A K9 unit was initially requested from Eugene Police Department but was disregarded as another unit arrived sooner.

Incident: Robbery Location: 1500 block of Patterson Street When: Saturday, Dec. 6 Time: 10:30 p.m. What: Three unknown suspects forced entry late Saturday night into a home while two residents were present. Two of the suspects were armed and forced the residents to the ground while the third suspect rummaged for valuables. No one was harmed but the suspects escaped with property including a laptop and cash. The residents described the suspects as black males between the ages of 18 and 25 who all wore dark clothing and sweatshirts with hoods. The victims said at least one of the suspects wore a bandana across his face.

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