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[Updated] Eugene Police arrest UO student on extortion charges following threatening note at The Hub

Update Feb. 16 at 7 p.m.: Browning is a sophomore at the University of Oregon studying mathematics and computer science.  Eugene Police arrested 21-year-old Dylan Ray Browning Thursday evening on charges of extortion after he allegedly placed a threatening note on the windshield of a resident of The Hub. According …

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Hit-and-run victims recover from injury without a sense of justice

After the car struck them, Sarah Oldham’s first concern was knowing whether she could still use her legs; Emma Hill’s was to wait for help because she knew her arm was broken. The car, honking, its passengers shouting, drove away before the two students could glimpse its license plate. On …

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Why UOPD did not alert students of a possible armed suspect near campus Sunday morning

Students were not alerted of a possible armed suspect in a pickup truck within a block of campus early Sunday morning. Although there was determined to be no threat after police arrived at the truck, some students wondered why there was no initial UO Alert text. UOPD spokesman Kelly McIver said that …

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Arrests for heroin possession in Eugene and Springfield increased 129 percent in two years

With President Trump labeling the opioid epidemic sweeping the country as a “national public health emergency,” the effects of the epidemic in Lane County are visible in a couple ways. Arrests for heroin possession in Eugene and Springfield increased 68.2 percent between 2016 and 2017. A reported 328 individuals were …

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Breaking: Report of armed suspect on Kincaid and E. 13th Ave.

Early Sunday morning, Eugene Police Department and UOPD responded to a call of a reported armed suspect inside a black pickup truck. EPD and UOPD stopped the truck on Kincaid St. between E. 13th Ave. and E. 14th Ave. near Taylor’s Bar & Grill. UOPD Sergeant Jared Davis said the …

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Parents offer reward following hit-and-run on Sunday that injured two UO students

A hit-and-run on Sunday that left two 19-year-old women injured has caused their parents to seek help finding the suspect. They are offering a $1,000 reward. The two women, UO students Emma Hill and Sarah Oldham were walking home on Sunday at 1:15 a.m. when they were struck by a …

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UO student arrested for assaulting man with knife on Wednesday

A University of Oregon student allegedly cut a 21-year-old man with a knife Wednesday evening at an apartment complex near Harlow Road, according to police. Police did not say if the victim is a UO student. Zhihao Ma, a 23-year-old undeclared undergraduate student at the University of Oregon, was arrested and …

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Despite shooting, decline in crime over winter break

During winter break, most UO students and staff were away from campus, but this did not mean that crime on or around campus stopped. It did, however, slow down. Over winter break, which started on Dec. 9 and ended on Jan. 7, there were 50 crimes reported to the UOPD. …

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Update: Suspects in campus area shooting found dead

Jacob “Jay” Timothy Richter-Shea and Cody Duk-Woo Moore, the suspects sought by Eugene police for multiple violent crimes, including a shooting near campus, were found dead in a southwest Washington apartment on Dec. 21, according to KEZI. Clark County deputies said they received a tip that the suspects were at the apartment …

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Eugene police seek 2 suspects after campus-area shooting

Eugene police are seeking the public’s help in locating two suspects involved with multiple crimes, including the Saturday night shooting at the Courtside student apartment complex near Matthew Knight Arena. Police believe that Jacob “Jay” Timothy Richter-Shea, 23, was involved in the Courtside shooting, an incident of domestic violence, and …

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Eugene Police respond to activity near 24th and Amazon

South Eugene High School and Roosevelt Middle School were placed on temporary lockout Tuesday morning following reports of an armed subject in the area. The University of Oregon Alert System informed students of the activity via text and email. Students weren’t the only ones to experience a disruption, commuters were …

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Death, drugs and drunks: A Halloween weekend ride along with UOPD

UOPD Officer Adam Lillengreen had just booked an offender at the Lane County Jail when a call crackled in over the barely audible dispatch radio, alerting Lillengreen to a possible cardiac arrest a few blocks away. Lillengreen flipped on his lights and sirens and raced to the location — an …

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UOPD will gain semi-auto rifles, Tasers and a bomb sniffing-dog

The University of Oregon Police Department officers will soon have access to semi-automatic “patrol rifles” with high-capacity magazines. Officers will also be using Tasers that, when used, will activate body cams, according to an announcement Wednesday in a UO senate meeting. The department will also get a bomb-sniffing dog. The …

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Reported on-campus rape has more than doubled, according to report

Reported incidents of on-campus rape more than doubled in 2016, according to an annual university police report released Friday. The University of Oregon blog Around the O announced that the University of Oregon Police Department released this year’s Campus Security and Fire Safety Report. The report states that there were 16 reported incidents …

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Heroin arrests on the rise in Eugene

On Monday, August 14, a routine traffic stop in Springfield became a clear sign of a growing problem in the community. Something didn’t seem right with the passenger and driver’s behavior, so police had their drug dog, Danner, sniff out the truck. Danner led Springfield police to six caulking guns …

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UOPD makes arrest in connection to on-campus rape

UOPD has arrested 21-year-old Alejandro Martin Cibrian, of Eugene, who allegedly raped a 21-year-old woman on the University of Oregon campus. The rape occurred August 19, near the Collier House on East 13th Avenue. Cibrian was arrested on Monday in connection to the case, and faces first-degree rape and second-degree …

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Student arrested on domestic violence charges

A University of Oregon student was arrested by Eugene Police early Friday morning following a domestic dispute. The student, 21 year old Kun Qi, has been charged with three misdemeanor accounts of strangulation, 4th degree assault, and interfering with making a report. Qi was booked in the Lane County Jail …

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Former student gets 16 months in prison for sexual assault

Former University of Oregon student Sean Donald Wood, 23, was sentenced to 16 months in prison on Monday for charges related to a 2016 off-campus sexual assault. Following his prison sentence, he will serve three years probation and be required to register as a sex offender for life. Wood pleaded …

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Update: UOPD arrests suspect in patrol car theft

UOPD has apprehended the man suspected of stealing a UOPD patrol car on Wednesday, June 28. According to Chief of Police Matthew Carmichael, the suspect is 30 year old Ryan Paul McGill of Medford, Oregon. He was detained at a Greyhound bus station by officer Hubbard. They were able to …

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Man breaks into, steals UOPD patrol car

An unidentified man stole a UOPD patrol car early Wednesday morning. The car was recovered about an hour later at 4:30 a.m., but UOPD is still searching for the suspect. According to UOPD, the car was left running in front of a University of Oregon building on Walnut Street. The …

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Woman taped to light post on campus Thursday evening

A 19-year-old woman was assaulted Thursday night; she was taped to a light post, according to a University of Oregon Campus Crime Alert. The woman, currently unnamed, was walking from an 11th Avenue address to a friend’s residence in Barnhart Hall when a strange man approached her, offering to escort …

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Former UO student pleads guilty to second degree sex abuse

Former University of Oregon student Sean Donald Wood, 23, pleaded guilty to sexual abuse in the second degree in Lane County Circuit Court Tuesday. Wood took the plea deal on the first day of his trial, after jury selection had begun. In exchange for pleading guilty to second degree sexual …

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Updated: Former Ducks player Colt Lyerla escapes from corrections center

Update 3:38 p.m: Lyerla was apprehended and taken to the hospital after police were called to a private residence to respond to a drug overdose, Hillsboro police say. ****** Colt Lyerla, former Ducks tight end, escaped from custody out of Washington County Corrections Center yesterday, according to The Oregonian/OregonLive. Lyerla triggered …

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Scammers attempt to steal money through fraudulent career center job postings

Some postings on the UO Career Center website appear to be defrauding students in a scam that could cause them to owe their banks money after cashing checks from various employers. The scam causes students to deposit checks given to them by people claiming to be their employers. The employer …

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West Eugene Burger King robbed by two masked men, workers forced into a freezer

The Register-Guard has reported that two masked men robbed the Burger King on 2777 W. 11th Ave at around 5:20 a.m. on Thursday. According to police, the men forced the employees at gunpoint into the freezer and left with money. One man was described as white, 30 years old, 5’7″ and medium build, …

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Updated: Police chase motorcyclist through Eugene

Update 11:49 p.m: Law enforcment officers have left the area; say that the operation is done. Lieutenant Jennifer Bills with the Lane County Sheriffs Office could not immediately confirm if an arrest was made. Update 11:39 p.m: Law enforcement officers are in a standoff with the suspect in South Eugene, …

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Podcast: Weekly news wrap-up: Take Back The Night

It is Saturday, April 29. Here are this week’s biggest news stories. In this installment of the Daily Emerald weekly news wrap-up, Alec Cowan, Will Campbell and Emerson Malone discuss the Take Back the Night march had its 39th year on campus Thursday night; a former student has been convicted …

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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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