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Police use tear gas to disperse crowd of 400 near University campus

A large street party became a violent confrontation between several hundred students and local law enforcement agencies Friday night. Eugene Police Department “party patrols” responded to the intersection of 13th Avenue and Ferry Street at 11:21 p.m. where approximately 400 individuals were gathered. The latest EPD reports mentioned nine individuals …

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False fire alarm causes EMU evacuation

A false fire alarm in the EMU caused the building to be evacuated today. Authorities do not know what triggered it. As firefighters from Station 13 responded to the alarm, which sounded at 1:18 p.m., the University’s Department of Public Safety searched the EMU, including electrical panels, said Glen Potter, …

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Expect more construction along 13th Avenue and Patterson

View Eugene, Ore. — August road construction in a larger map Though the City of Eugene has made considerable headway in road reconstruction projects around campus this summer, several streets remain fully or partially closed as contractors diligently work toward a fall completion deadline.  Come fall, the citys’s Department of …

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Husband charged with March murder of Oregon assistant dean of Education

Springfield police arrested and charged 61-year-old William Murray Wiggins with the murder of his wife, former College of Education Assistant Dean Andrea Wiggins. On March 5 at 11 p.m., Wiggins made a 9-1-1 emergency call stating that he had discovered his wife dead in the hot tub outside of their …

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Campus summer crime less frequent

Crime in the University area has dropped compared to reported numbers last summer, despite the well-documented phenomena of significant increases in crime during the summer months by police departments all over the country. Cities such as New York and Los Angeles experience substantial spikes in criminal activity, especially of violent …

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DPS seeks more information about Sunday morning assault

A male University graduate student was assaulted and robbed in the early morning hours of July 11, and the Department of Public Safety is asking students for help in finding the suspects. Although DPS is alerting students and trying to gather information from University students, Eugene Police Department is in …

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Fire in Gerlinger Annex halts building use

  A fire broke out on the third floor of the Gerlinger Annex late Tuesday night. There were no casualties, and officials estimate the cost of damage to be $500,000. “At this point, the fire is being ruled as accidental,” Eugene Deputy Fire Marshal Amy Linder said. University spokesperson Phil …

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Summer slowdowns in store for Eugene

Ivar Vong The Eugene Department of Public Works (DPW) is counting on a busy summer for road construction, with a dozen projects already in the works all over town. Of the projects nearest to campus that might affect students’ commuting and leisurely travels, here are four to be mindful of: …

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Masoli removed from team after marijuana, driving citations

Senior Oregon quarterback Jeremiah Masoli, 21, has officially been dismissed from the football program, completing a fall from grace that began in January. Masoli, already suspended for the 2010 season by head coach Chip Kelly, was pulled over by Springfield police on Monday after failing to stop before entering a …

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DPS names those cited for Forum stink bomb

The Department of Public Safety on Monday released the names of five protesters cited with disorderly conduct at Friday’s Pacifica Forum meeting. The protesters who stomped open stink bombs during the meeting and were subsequently cited by DPS are Gabrielle Shepard, Johannes Peterson, Jenna Schoof, Adam Pekrul and Ian Royer. …

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Masoli suspended for entire 2010 season

Jeremiah Masoli, starting quarterback for the Oregon football team, and former receiver Garrett Embry pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary Friday afternoon in Lane County Circuit Court. In conjunction with the guilty plea, head coach Chip Kelly has suspended Masoli for the entire 2010 season. Kelly also announced he is suspending …

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EPD reminds students to lock up over break

Students should not leave anything valuable behind over spring break, according to EPD. Sgt. Lisa Barrong urges students who are planning on leaving their vehicles in Eugene over the break to empty them of all valuables. “Even if you leave something that you think is worthless, that doesn’t mean a …

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Linebacker gets MIP citation after trying to open vehicle

Oregon linebacker Josh Kaddu, 19, of Vacaville, Calif., was issued a citation for minor in possession of alcohol on Saturday. According to the Eugene Police Department, Kaddu was spotted by police around midnight as he attempted to open the door of a car that did not belong to him. When …

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James not permitted on campus

About a week has passed since the football team’s legal troubles began. Though the trials will not begin until next month, there have been a few developments in each case.  LaMichael James Oregon running back LaMichael James, 20, was released from Lane County Jail on the afternoon of Feb. 18. …

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Linebacker Kiko Alonso suspended for DUII citation

Oregon football player Kiko Alonso has been suspended for the entire 2010 season, head coach Chip Kelly announced Monday. Alonso, 19, was cited for DUII early Saturday morning. At approximately 2:19 a.m., the linebacker from Los Gatos, Calif., was seen driving with two passengers on East 7th Avenue in downtown …

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Football team sees fourth player arrested in a month

Oregon linebacker Kiko Alonso, 19, was cited for DUII early Saturday morning. At approximately 2:19 a.m., Alonso was spotted with two passengers driving along East 7th Avenue in Eugene. Police observed that Alonso was driving erratically, which prompted them to pull him over at a 7-Eleven on East Broadway. While …

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UO placekicker Beard charged with assault

Oregon placekicker Rob Beard, 19, of Fullerton, Calif., was charged with fourth-degree assault by the Eugene Police Department on Tuesday because of his role in an incident on January 24. According to Eugene police spokesperson Melinda Kletzok, the charge is a misdemeanor and not considered a felony. Beard has been …

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Board votes Taser case should be reopened

The controversial case of a Eugene police officer tasering a Chinese student entered a new phase of dispute last week when a police oversight committee voted that the use of force against the student violated Eugene Police Department’s Taser policy and the investigation of the case should be reopened. Since …

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Police arrest a second man, LCC student in connection with UO placekicker beating

Eugene police made a second arrest this week in connection with the beating of Oregon football placekicker Rob Beard. Police arrested Lane Community College student Kirby Taylor Hawkins, 19, of Portland, Thursday on second-degree assault charges following the dispute early Sunday at East 17th Avenue and Hilyard Street that sent …

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EPD arrests man charged with Rob Beard’s assault

Eugene police said Wednesday they arrested the man they believe assaulted Oregon placekicker Rob Beard, 19, last weekend. Police took Maurice Dion Peterson III, 20, of Eugene, into custody Wednesday evening on second-degree assault charges. The beating Beard sustained early Sunday was part of a larger fight police responded to …

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EPD keeps quiet on details of SAE theft

The Eugene Police Department did not release any more details Tuesday involving the theft that occurred early Sunday at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house over the weekend. Police spokesperson Melinda Kletzok confirmed only that an investigator has been assigned to the case, but said she would not release the …

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Report links Masoli, Embry to fraternity theft

A theft allegedly involving two football players occurred early Sunday morning at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity near the University campus, according to the Eugene Police Department and a member of the fraternity. EPD spokesperson Melinda Kletzok said police responded to the reported theft at 12:48 a.m. on Sunday at …

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Rescued woman wanted on warrants

Eugene police and fire crews rescued a 32-year-old woman from the south bank of the Willamette River on Friday afternoon, and upon rescuing her, discovered she was wanted on two local warrants. At about 1:36 p.m. Friday, bystanders called EPD after they saw a woman clinging to brush on the …

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EPD arrests two burglary suspects

A man arrested earlier this month has been charged in connection with a string of commercial burglaries in the Eugene and Springfield area between Dec. 3 and early January. Eugene police arrested Joshua Sharp, 30, on charges of 12 counts of Burglary II, police said in a press release late …

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Interim Taser policy takes effect this week

The Eugene Police Department is planning to change its Taser use policy to comply with a federal court ruling, until the department’s final policy outlining the use of the electric stun guns is complete. “Mostly the language (of the interim Taser policy) is designed to bring us into compliance with …

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Night: the time for bikes and cars alike to shine a light

A durable rear bike light that shines a very visible red costs as little as $10. Pair that with a bright, white headlight, and your wallet will be a mere $20 lighter. An ambulance ride in Eugene costs $1,600, and that doesn’t include the $20 per mile rate — yet, …

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Students allegedly threatened by armed suspect on campus

The University Department of Public Safety issued a campus crime alert Saturday announcing that three University students were physically and verbally harassed early Saturday morning while walking on East 13th Avenue toward the EMU. At 2:15 a.m., two unidentified males riding BMX-type bicycles approached three students and verbally harassed them, …

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EPD removes dispatch log details

The Eugene Police Department made permanent changes to its public dispatch log last week that leave out descriptive details of each incident entered by emergency dispatchers. A police spokesperson said the changes are meant to better protect the public, preserving the privacy of citizens who call 911. The online dispatch …

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Weekend wrap-up

Eugene Police Department Weekend Wrap-Up From noon Friday, Dec. 4 to noon Sunday, Dec. 6 38 Theft incidents 14 Burglary incidents12 Loud noise incidents 9 Disorderly subject incidents7 Assault incidents The Weekend Police Blotter Incident: DisputeLocation: 2326 Compton St.When: Friday, Dec. 4Time: 3:43 p.m.What: A caller reported a dispute he …

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Police brace for rising crime during the holidays

Each year, students fall victim to apartment, house and car theft over winter break, and often don’t find out until they return to Eugene in January. This year, Eugene police want to curb the property crime trend, and they’re hoping all it takes is a little more awareness. Last week, …

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