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Homeless population of West University Neighborhood not always harmless

“All of the students think that they are just harmless homeless people,” Eugene police officer Randy Ellis said. “They aren’t harmless homeless, 95 percent of them have serious criminal records. I do the research on them.”

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Weekend police blotter: March 2 through March 4

Chain-saw menacing, Taco Bell hosting intoxicated subjects, beds on the highway.

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Officer Randy Ellis: The ‘minister’ of the West University Neighborhood

Ellis is at the end of an approximate 20-year tenure with the West University Neighborhood. He knows every crime trend, every nook, every cranny and every hot spot of the West University Neighborhood.

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DPS sends first two officers to the police academy

Sgt. Clark Hansen and Chief Officer Doug Tripp set off early Sunday morning to begin training at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem.

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Two city sailboats stolen from Public Works Department Two of the city’s sailboats used for youth lessons were stolen from the Public Works Department’s fleet services yard last week. The thieves left behind parts of the boats, such as their rudders and centerboards, but stole parts from another boat. The …

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Federal budget cuts wreak havoc on Lane County Jail and programs

According to the Lane County Parole and Probation Services, there are more than 200 parolees and probationers in the campus area. Even without those who are not on parole or probation, there are still many offenders who are caught and released before they can even be tried.

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Weekend police blotter: Feb. 17 through Feb. 19

Mysterious signals and uncooperative train passengers make for another weekend of weird crime reporting.

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Heroin behind recent shooting Police have found heroin to be the motivation for the break-in that lead to a fatal shooting in southeast Eugene a few weeks ago. The 27-year-old resident, identified in court documents as Tyler Norman, admitted to police that he is a former heroin addict and dealer. …

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Eugene resident Steven Baker recalls West University Neighborhood’s change for the worse

Steven Baker has been living in the West University area since 1973, and is one of 23 homeowners left in a neighborhood of 6,748.

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After accident, local flower shop struggles to be ready for Valentine’s Day

When a truck came barreling through the four front windows of Eugene’s Flower Home — just three short weeks before Valentine’s Day — the outlook for recovery was grim.

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The Springfield Police Department released the numbers from their “focused patrols” over Super Bowl weekend, which resulted in 11 DUII arrests.

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DPS brings guns on campus to begin training

The guns, which are being used solely for training purposes, were ordered back in November after Lariviere signed a directive that authorized the creation of an official police force.

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Vandalism incidents double on Oregon campus in last year

Vandalism has doubled this past year, which is costing the school extra time and money to fix and clean up the resulting damage.

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Weekend police blotter: Feb. 3 through Feb. 5

Possible voyeurism and a death threat in this weekend’s police blotter.

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Woman tries to save dogs and herself from house fire After a neighbor warned a woman who was staying at a Santa Clara home of smoke coming out of the garage, the woman tried to run inside to save the owner’s dogs before getting out herself. The dogs managed to …

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West University Neighborhood struggles to improve bad reputation

The eastern border of the West University Neighborhood is the western border for the University. Many residents in the area are students of the University, making the West University Neighborhood an essential part of the University experience, whether it adds or subtracts is up for debate.

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University student sexually assaulted, kidnapped in West University on Saturday

A female University student reported being sexually assaulted multiple times at about 1 a.m. Saturday morning.

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Patrick Compton trial postponed until June 12

Patrick Compton, 21, appeared at Lane County Circuit Court today with his family and lawyer, Scott Upham, to finalize a court date for later this year. Compton is pleading not guilty to second-degree manslaughter charges after a drunk driving accident on Nov. 18 that killed fellow University student Craig Macfie.

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Weekend police blotter: Jan. 27 through Jan. 29

Cookie tins without cookies, nightmares and late night tree climbers help compose this weekends police blotter.

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Officer found excessive force used A federal jury found that Eugene Sgt. Bill Solesbee used excessive force in the arrest of Josh Schlossberg in March of 2009. Schlossberg was awarded $5,583 in damages following the unanimous decision. Schlossberg encountered the sergeant outside of the Umpqua Bank on 7th Avenue and …

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Eugene Pioneer Cemetery has terrifying potential, even with few assault reports

Students cut through the graveyard every weekend, often in the early hours of the morning after partying. It’s from this that rumors start about the scary things that occur there — including common sexual assaults and robberies.

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Early morning crash damages local flower shop

18-year-old Aaron G. Blanton had stolen the vehicle earlier in the evening, leading the police on a chase that went from 7th Avenue down Monroe and then onto 13th Avenue, where he hit a parked car. It was during the turn that the truck ended up through the front of the store.

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Father gets a restraining order against his daughter and son-in-law Only a few days after the fatal shooting of his son, 78-year-old Cottage Grove resident Jerry Fruichantie filed for a restraining order against his daughter and son-in-law, evicting them from his property. He cited their threatening aggression toward him and …

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ASUO Senate approves resolution banning conceal-carry guns

The ASUO Senate passed the conceal-carry resolution brought to them by four of their members Wednesday evening. The purpose of the resolution was to declare the Senate’s position on the conceal-carry rules surrounding the school.

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Concealed carry resolution working group to address ASUO Senate Wednesday

ASUO Senators put together work group for concealed carry opposition resolution for Wednesday’s meeting.

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Weekend police blotter: Jan. 13 through Jan. 16

A three-day weekend brought turkeys and falling refrigerators to Eugene, among other random crime.

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3 1/2 pounds of heroin seized in Cottage Grove Driving 74 mph down I-5 near Cottage Grove, 40-year-old Angel Alberto Garcia was pulled over for having a broken tail light. After noting many suspicious actions and items in the car, the arresting officer found three and a half pounds of …

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Party trends suggest a wild start to a relatively quiet term

The Eugene Police Department and the Department of Public Safety used special measures to monitor the campus area at the start of fall term and around Halloween due to an increase in criminal behavior in the past. And as students move into a three-day weekend, EPD and DPS are bracing for another batch of heightened party crime.

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