CrimeNews

Weekend police blotter: Jan. 13 through Jan. 16

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

READ MORE →
CrimeNews

Weekly crime roundup

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 …

READ MORE →
CrimeNews

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.

READ MORE →
CrimeNews

“Redzone” campaign brings safety tips to campus area nightlife

Coming back to school doesn’t usually make people think of things like sexual assault prevention. However, recent studies have shown that sex-related incidents are more frequent early in a term, giving the first six weeks of a term the name “The Redzone.” Because of this, the University Women’s Center has …

READ MORE →
CrimeNews

How safe is our campus?

The good news is that the University and other Pac-12 schools have very few occurrences of major criminal offenses, such as murder and robberies. But burglaries, drug- and alcohol-abuse violations, and sexual assaults are at times disturbingly common.

READ MORE →
CrimeNews

Explosion on campus sends faculty member to hospital

An explosion on campus on Wednesday sent a University faculty member to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The explosion occurred under a chemical hood on the third floor of Huestis Hall. A faculty member who was working near the incident, said the explosion sounded “like a door slamming.”  Huestis Hall …

READ MORE →
CrimeNews

Driver and bicyclist both well over legal blood alcohol level in fatal accident

Court documents that have recently been released show that both Patrick Compton and Craig Macfie had blood alcohol levels nearly double the legal driving limit of .08 when the accident that killed Macfie occurred in late November. During a intoxilyzer test conducted on sight, Compton blew a .15. A blood …

READ MORE →
CrimeNews

University student pleads not guilty to manslaughter

University Student Patrick Compton pleads not guilty to all charges related to the Nov. 18 accident.

READ MORE →
CrimeNewsUncategorized

DPS and University instructor help save student

University instructor Mark Blaine and DPS Officer Andrew Johnson helped save a students life, according to a recent press release from the Department of Public Safety.

READ MORE →
CrimeNews

Weekend police blotter: Dec. 2 through Dec. 4

Suspicious conditions 1060 W 11th Ave. Dec. 2, 2:01 a.m. The caller reported someone ringing their doorbell for approximately 10 minutes. The caller did not know who it was and was not expecting any visitors. The caller and her roommate did not see the suspect — only heard the ringing …

READ MORE →
CrimeNews

Weekly crime round up

Woman admits to committing arson in attempt to help boyfriend In an odd attempt to help, Andrea Alexander, 37, set fire to the Washington County Circuit Courthouse second floor women’s bathroom to distract probation staff from drug testing her boyfriend on Oct. 24. After admitting to the arson, she was …

READ MORE →
CrimeNews

Safe Ride, DDS here to help students

Safe Ride and the ASUO Designated Driver Shuttle give students the safest mode of transportation possible.

READ MORE →
CrimeNews

Fatal accident acts as reminder of bicycle safety

In the wake of the accident that killed University senior Craig Macfie, friends and authorities look to remind students the key points of bicycle safety.

READ MORE →
CrimeNews

Weekend police blotter: Nov. 25 through Nov. 27

Suspicious conditions 1784 W 9th Pl. Nov. 25, 12:44 a.m. The caller reported a “grunting noise” coming from the west side of the house. The caller was unaware of whether it was a person or an animal. Theft 303 Willamette St. Nov. 25, 3:57 p.m. The suspect stole a [email protected]@[email protected]@ …

READ MORE →
CrimeNews

Vandals deface OUS Chancellor Pernsteiner's Treetops estate

Around 1:35 a.m., a group of several males was spotted fleeing the tree top estate of OUS Chancellor George Pernsteiner after vandalizing his driveway and vehicles presumably in protest of the state board’s decision to terminate President Lariviere’s contact.

READ MORE →
CrimeNews

Weekly crime round-up

Homeless men found guilty of assault Two homeless men were acquitted of attempted murder charges after a brutal fight with a Glenwood man. Instead, the men were found guilty of third degree assault. The jury spent less than three hours on their decision. John Chartrand, 44, was sentenced to one …

READ MORE →
CrimeNews

University of Oregon student arrested after stabbing

University student Quinten Link, 21, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct after he and two other men were involved in a 3-on-3 fight that resulted in the stabbing of one man. Around 2:30 a.m. Thursday morning, an intoxicated Link, Logan Saruwatori, 21, and Garrett Saruwatori, 23, were around the …

READ MORE →
CrimeNews

Craig Macfie: University skier appreciated life's every second

For friends, Craig will not be remembered by his talent as a skier or the sad event that caused his death; rather, it will be his warm personality and the intense gratitude he showed toward the small moments in life.

READ MORE →
Arts & CultureCrimeNews

University student faces manslaughter and DUII charges, could serve 75 months in prison

Sixty hours after the crash, the District Attorney’s office filed new charges. Second degree manslaughter. The worst possible scenario has happened and Compton is facing a minimum sentence of 75 months in prison. Both Compton and Macfie were scheduled to graduate by the end of this year. Now, neither will have the chance.

READ MORE →
CrimeNews

University senior charged with manslaughter in fatal accident

University senior Patrick Compton, 21, was charged with second degree manslaughter and driving under the influence of intoxicants early Monday morning.

READ MORE →
CrimeNews

Middle-aged man collapses outside EMU

At approximately 3:50 p.m., Eugene police and fire units responded to a call that a middle-aged man had collapsed outside the EMU and was not breathing.

READ MORE →
CrimeNews

Impromptu memorial remembers University senior Craig Macfie

Friends of University senior and Scotland native Craig Macfie watched as photos of his University life played out before their eyes. 211 Lillis served as an impromptu memorial room for the 24-year-old transfer student, who on Saturday evening died following a tragic accident along East 11th street.

READ MORE →
ArchivesCrimeNews

Weekly crime roundup

75-year-old pleads not guilty Eldridge McCoy Maready, 75, plead not guilty to manslaughter and driving under the influence of intoxicants charges in court on Wednesday, Nov. 16. Maready was the driver in a tragic two-car vehicle crash on Nov. 8, where he drove his  truck over the subcompact car of …

READ MORE →
CrimeNews

University students involved in serious early morning accident

A university student was arrested in a serious traffic accident early Friday morning after colliding with another student on bike on West 11th Street near High Street. Senior Patrick Compton, 21, hit senior Craig Macfie, 24, from behind while driving westbound on W. 11th around 2:30 a.m. Macfie received life-threatening …

READ MORE →
ArchivesCrimeNews

Occupy protesters arrested outside banks

Between 200 and 300 protesters marched around five different banks in downtown Eugene Thursday afternoon, leading to the arrest of 17 individuals. Protesters began their march around 12:30 p.m. in a non-violent, civil disobedience display. Fifteen people were arrested for trespass in the second degree. One person was arrested for …

READ MORE →
CrimeNews

Mandatory reporting procedures cause tensions with students

The recent sexual assault incident exposes one of the better sides of the recently controversial mandatory reporting policy being reaffirmed by the University this year. Thankfully this survivor chose to report the assault which makes students aware of a dangerous predator around campus.

READ MORE →
CrimeNews

Weekend police blotter: Nov. 11 through Nov. 13

Traffic hazard West 7th Avenue and Washington Street Nov. 11, 7:16 p.m. Six teenagers on the sidewalk reportedly playing “chicken.” The juveniles were jumping in and out of traffic. Theft East 15th Avenue and High Street Nov. 12, 11:58 p.m. Six subjects, male and female young adults, seen tearing down …

READ MORE →
CrimeNews

Minor charged for drug possession outside of EMU

Two people, including a minor, were stopped by the Department of Public Safety outside the EMU after someone reported their possession of marijuana. One was arrested on possession charges, while the other received three citations and was let go. The three charges included possession of paraphernalia, distribution and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. The minor is also banned from campus for 18 months.

READ MORE →