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ACLU forum about EPD’s anti-bias policy sparks discussion among citizens and minority leaders

The Oregon chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union” hosted a Civil Conversation at the Eugene Public Library Thursday evening. The union met to discuss  the Eugene Police Department’s efforts to reduce bias and discrimination against minorities. The featured speakers were Eric Richardson, president of the Lane County National Association for …

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Controversial ordinance could close Kesey Square at night to force out homeless people

Eugene Police Department proposed an ordinance at the May 27 City Council meeting that would close Kesey Square between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m every day, to reduce vandalism. After another public comment session on June 9th, the council hasn’t made a decision yet. Kesey Square, technically named Broadway Plaza, is located at the …

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Psychology professor’s complaint says University of Oregon violated Clery Act in assault allegation

Psychology professor Jennifer Freyd has filed a complaint with the US Department of Education, alleging that the University of Oregon violated provisions of the Jeanne Cleary Act in its handling of an alleged sexual assault that occurred in March, The Register-Guard reports. The law regulates the investigation and publication of …

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UOPD did not see EPD report on alleged sexual assault until May 5

University of Oregon Police Department Chief Carolyn McDermed and Public Information Officer Kelly McIver did not receive the 24-page Eugene Police Department report detailing allegations of sexual assault against Oregon men’s basketball players Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin until The Register-Guard published the report on May 5. McIver …

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Tips for weekend partiers from the Eugene Police Department

The Eugene Police Department sent out tips to host a responsible party for the upcoming weekend. According the release, the Eugene Police will be proactively working in the West and South university and downtown. EPD said that the closer students get to spring break, problems associated with alcohol tend to …

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Students discuss misconceptions about Social Host Ordinance at Wednesday panel

Seats were far from empty in Columbia 150 when students met to discuss the Ordinance on Unruly Gatherings, commonly known as the Social Host Ordinance, on Wednesday, Jan. 29. The forum was an opportunity to clarify the ordinance’s stipulations and consequences, especially in light of recent arrests related to unruly …

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With the new year comes new laws that will affect students

Along with the new year comes dozens of laws that have been enacted and are now officially required. Among some of those laws are ones that will affect students now and in the future. Over the last few years, texting and driving have gone hand in hand with each other. …

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Does Oregon law actually keep drivers from using cellphones on the road?

Billboards, television commercials, radio advertisements — all communicating the dangers of cellphone use while driving. It is common knowledge that driving while using a mobile device is dangerous, but does that stop drivers on the road today? “An estimated 9 percent of all persons who drive during the day do …

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Cyclist hit by car at 18th and Hilyard

A bicyclist was hit by a car at approximately 7 p.m. on Monday night at the intersection of Hilyard Street and 18th Avenue. The Eugene Police Department received the call at 7:11 p.m. and  arrived shortly after, according to Officer Trevor Hart. The victim, Ashleigh Fischer, a UO architecture graduate student, was …

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Video: News you may have missed this week

Man fatally shot at Churchill High School in Eugene. A 44-year-old man was fatally shot on Wednesday by a Eugene police officer after initially being stopped while riding a mini-motorcycle, according to The Register-Guard. What happened next is still under investigation, but police Capt. Scott Fellman said that after pulling …

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Two men arrested outside Burrito Boy

They said he tried to stab them with a knife. When Iris Becerra was walking to 7-11 in the adjacent parking lot for her break, she heard police sirens. Upon exiting the convenience store to head back to work, she saw a man running toward the taco shop where he …

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Updated: “Weapons” in Barnhart turn out to be Airsoft pellet guns

Update, 10:47 p.m.: “The earlier discovery that the ‘weapons’ in question at Barnhart Hall were Airsoft pellet guns,” wrote Kelly McIver in an email to an Emerald reporter. According to McIver, the weapons were never reported to UOPD or University Housing as being used in a threatening manner. Even though nobody …

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Campus-area crime round-up on Nov. 27

Eugene police responded to multiple calls around the University of Oregon campus today, including criminal mischief by the Volcanology Building and three thefts from motor vehicles between 14th Avenue and 18th Avenue. Here’s a complete rundown of crimes Eugene police responded to around the UO today: 2 thefts on Agate …

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Top 5: News from around Oregon on Nov. 26

Crime prevention and a BAC of .50 make up today’s local news.

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EPD outreach to include property safety tips and hot cocoa

The Eugene Police Crime Prevention Staff will be offering students crime prevention information next week in an effort to prevent spikes in burglaries during winter break. Advice will include how to make your residence appear less inviting to thieves. The dates and locations are Nov. 26 at Chase Apartments on …

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University student attacked on Kincaid Street

A female university student reports being attacked by three men Thursday morning.

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Eugene police uses Crime Prevention Units to respond to reported increase in property crimes

The Eugene Police Department has sent Prevention Units into specific neighborhoods identified as high crime [email protected]@http://www.eugene-or.gov/[email protected]@ This action came on the heels of a spike in property crimes, EPD reports. The data-led policing strategy that EPD has employed relies on two tactical angles: prediction and response. Crime Prevention Units are deployed …

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Top 5: News from around Eugene on Sept. 26

Today’s Weather: High — 77, partly cloudy; Low — 47 Eugene City Council votes on EmX The Eugene City Council will decide at noon today the fate of the Lane Transit District’s construction of 8.8 miles of EmX bus loop route. The Register-Guard reports that the Eugene City Council is …

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More than 40 citations given out by Eugene Police Saturday night

Eugene Police Officers continue to proactively respond to alcohol related parties in order to reduce unruly parties

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Woman groped while running at Alton Baker Park

A woman was running on a bike path at Alton Baker Park Monday evening around 5:45 p.m., when a man approached her from behind, grabbed her and picked her up, according to a press release from the Eugene Police Department. The suspect then left the area and the victim flagged …

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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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Occupy Eugene holds march in protest of banks

Occupy Eugene held a march in downtown Eugene yesterday in protest of the practices of corporate banks.

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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 …

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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 …

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Safe Ride, DDS here to help students

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

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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.

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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]@ …

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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 …

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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 …

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