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Gas theft troubles neighborhood Residents along Lorane Highway are checking their gas tanks after a series of gas thefts in the area. Lawnmowers, cars and extra gallon cans have been damaged or taken from the area. And so far, no one has seen anything. It has caused a serious stir …

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Cliff Harris, family may challenge one driving violation

While Duck fans patiently wait for the final decision surrounding junior Oregon cornerback Cliff Harris’ future on the team, in the meantime his family is looking to defend him against at least one of three citations he received last week on Oct. 24.

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EPD issues high number of citations during Halloween weekend

Going into this Halloween weekend, the Eugene Police Department knew it would be a challenge. Game day festivities, Occupy Eugene protests and Halloween parties had Eugene filled with a variety of rabble-rousers, which led to 137 incidents prompting police responses throughout the weekend.

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The Register Guard talks about recent gang activity On Friday, September 23 at 4:15 p.m., the Eugene Police Department received a tip that four young street gang members were driving around Trainsong Park with a handgun. It was determined that these members of the South Side Play Boy Sureno Trece …

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Photos: Occupy Eugene floods Memorial Quad, University of Oregon campus in protest

The Occupy Eugene movement got a change of scenery as they left their previous encampment in Alton Baker Park for the confines of University campus. Chants, impassioned speeches, and home-made signs were commonplace as the group of protesters took issue with everything from the global economic system to University policy.

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Occupy Eugene makes its way to campus

The University became the new home for the Occupy Eugene movement Thursday afternoon when protesters migrated — camping gear and protest signs in hand — from Alton Baker Park to the Quad and then later to the Riverfront Research Park, their third location in three weeks.

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Working group to set policies for campus police department

The University has established a working group to create fair policies for the incoming campus police department following the Board of Education’s approval of the force earlier this month. University faculty, ASUO and other affiliates make up the University of Oregon Police Department Complaint Resolution Working Group, which has officially …

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Riding with a Eugene police officer offers glimpse at other side of the car

Getting into his patrol car, Eugene Police Officer Travis Palki checks that everything in his “office” is working properly. He refreshes the computer mounted in front of the passenger seat; it’s his everything, holding his dispatch log, GPS and programs for running names and plates.

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On Sept. 4, 2011 Eugene police officer Derek DeWitt was arrested on drunk driving charges in Sun River, Ore.  This Saturday, the Deschutes County Circuit Court released new information, including his blood alcohol level which was .15 upon arrest. DeWitt is pleading no contest to the charge and has had …

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Library theft reminds students to be careful with posessions

When entering the first floor of the Knight Library, students might notice a sign standing in the front foyer mentioning something about stolen backpacks — six backpacks stolen in the past week, to be exact. As the new school year begins, theft is once again on the rise.

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The District closes temporarily with hopes of reinvention

Shootings, a stabbing, shady people and cheap drinks have all been part of the rumored image of The District nightclub in recent years. This image is why the owners have temporarily shut down the club in an attempt to find a new look and clientele.

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Weekend police blotter — Oct. 14 through Oct. 16

Drunk driver Coburg Road and eastbound Beltline Highway Oct. 14, 1:31 p.m. Caller noticed a dark gray Nissan Maxima driving erratically going northbound on Coburg. The two males inside the car were reported blowing smoke out the windows. Disorderly subjects West 11th Avenue and Van Buren Street Oct. 15, 12:51 …

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Bid Day extras bring DPS to festivites

Chanting pledges, multiple house, motor bikes and the bright lights of DPS vehicles created the scene on the corner of University Street and 13th Street outside the EMU Thursday night. All fraternities were gathering outside the EMU to officially welcome new pledges to their respective houses. Within the first few …

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False fire alarm at the EMU

The fire alarm triggered around 11:00 p.m. Wednesday night in the Erb Memorial Union (EMU), prompting DPS officials and the Eugene Fire Department to rush to the University campus to investigate. The alarm caused several University students who were still working in the EMU to temporarily abandon their work. Amid …

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Bicycle theft on the rise around campus

Department of Public Safety officials urge increased bike security measures after a slew of bike thefts in recent weeks.

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University of Oregon receives approval for police force

After months of debate, the State Board of Higher Education approved the University’s request to create its own police force at a meeting Oct. 7. Currently, there is a six-year plan to transition the Department of Public Safety into a more autonomous police force.

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Weekend police blotter — Oct. 7 through Oct. 9

Caller and friends were walking by an apartment complex when he or she was hit in the face with water balloons filled with used bong water. The caller wanted to file a complaint and was willing to wait outside the complex for assistance.

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Lifted OUS conceal-carry ban leaves mixed feelings around campus

OUS created the law, but the Court of Appeals decided it invalid, stating that the Oregon Legislature is the only governing body that can create any rules about gun ownership and use.

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Eugene police's Prevention Convention combines education, safety

The SWAT team, bomb squad, canine units, forensic units and every other special and regular police unit roamed the halls of Sheldon High School on Saturday at the Eugene Police Department’s largest community outreach event, Prevention Convention.

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Weekend police blotter — Sept. 30 through Oct. 2

Minors in possession East 20th Avenue and Alder Street Sept. 30, 10:25 p.m. Large group of approximately 20 underage people are seen walking northbound on Alder Street with open containers. Loud noise East 14th Avenue and Mill Street Sept. 30, 11:09 p.m. 50-plus people in the parking lot of The …

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Police facilitate drunk driving demonstration

Eugene Police Officer Jed McGuire picks up the vodka from a table lined with various liquors. He’s about to pour Eugene resident Rachel Denning a screwdriver (vodka and orange juice). She is three drinks deep, and after this one she’ll take the driver’s seat of a nearby car. McGuire was …

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Campus concealed weapons ban overturned for OUS

The Oregon Court of Appeals Thursday overturned a 1991 decision to ban concealed weapons on Oregon University System campuses. It was found to be in direct violation of the law that states only legislation has the right to regulate the use of firearms. The ASUO immediately made it clear that …

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Department of Public Safety likely to become police department

The possibility of a police department on campus is becoming more and more likely as the University will make a formal request to the State Board of Higher Education to obtain the authority to create its own police department at a board meeting next Friday, October 7.

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Weekend police blotter — Sept. 23 through Sept. 25

Criminal trespass 185 E 32nd Ave. Sept. 23, 3:50 p.m. A shirtless man was found laying on the front porch of a house that was not his. The owners of the house tried to open the door, but the man continued to lay there. Possibly intoxicated or high, he had …

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Eugene police assert control during infamous party weekend

On Friday alone, there were 33 citations issued, including two party citations. On Saturday, there were 42 citations for open containers and 35 minor in possession violations. In total, 85 people were charged, 40 of whom were taken into custody and transported to the Springfield Municipal Jail.

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Eugene Police plans extra security for back-to-school weekend

As the back to school season commences, the most infamous weekend also approaches. The weekend before school starts, September 23-25 this year, has been known to have some of the biggest disturbances in Eugene’s history, including last year’s riot. This year, the police are taking control and using extra security measures to ensure a safe and peaceful weekend.

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Photos: EPD respond to fight in West University campus area

Eugene Police Department (EPD) officers arrested a man after responding to reports of a fight outside of White Bird Clinic-Crisis Service Center on 12th Avenue and Mill Street at around 8:15 p.m. on Friday.

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University student dies in accident on Oregon coast

University junior environmental science major Zane Gaulke drowned near Cape Lookout on July 25.

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Combination of incidents creates chaos on Ferry Street

Early on July 24, witnesses reported hearing and seeing police cars and K9 units swarming around the intersection of East 15th Avenue and Ferry Street between the hours of midnight and 2 a.m.

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