Opinion

Thankful to be able to work on Thanksgiving

This year, concern for the amount of people who will be working on Thanksgiving is more prevalent than ever. With the retail hours of Black Friday creeping into Thanksgiving day, we’re beginning to panic about what this means for the future of turkey day. It’s all over the media. Shaming …

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Concerns rage over Eugene Police’s Independence Day DUI crackdown

The Eugene Police Department chose a controversial time to roll out its “No Refusal Weekend.” This Independence Day weekend, cops will quickly obtain warrants to take blood from anyone suspected of driving under the influence who refuses a breathalyzer. Around the country, people are posting images and articles on social media to voice outrage that EPD’s blood …

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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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CrimeNews

Recap: Altman will return to Oregon men’s basketball, Dotson, Artis and Austin will not

Following the Eugene Police Department’s release of a report detailing the alleged rape of a University of Oregon student by three members of the men’s basketball team, President Michael Gottfredson announced on May 9 that Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin “will not play basketball at Oregon again.” Dana …

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Here’s what happened: The sequence of events leading up to the district attorney’s dismissal of the alleged case against Dotson, Artis and Austin

Editor’s Note: A previous print version of this article incorrectly stated that Altman said that Oregon “felt (Austin’s violation at Providence College) was something of a serious nature.”   January 6, 2014 Brandon Austin transfers to Oregon from Providence College in Rhode Island midway through the basketball season. Austin had …

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CrimeNews

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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News

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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News

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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CrimeNews

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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Eugene Police in pursuit of reckless driver after crash at 14th Avenue and Hilyard Street

James Croft, a Western Oregon University student in town for the Prefontaine Classic, just wanted to go to bed when he saw his buddy’s van had been rear ended by a small, four-door sedan in front of the Hilyard House on the corner of 14th Avenue and Hilyard Street. Croft …

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CrimeNews

Eight arrested at party early Sunday morning

Eugene police officers arrested eight people — including five University of Oregon students — early Sunday morning after responding to a noise complaint on East 18th Avenue between High and Mill Streets. Around 12:22 a.m., the Eugene Police Department — with the aid of an Oregon Liquor Control [email protected]@http://www.oregon.gov/OLCC/pages/[email protected]@ officer …

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Crackdown: Eugene’s ordinance on unruly gatherings gives police a sharper axe

With the new social host ordinance taking effect on March 2 and activated beginning April 1, University of Oregon students will feel more pressure to control parties and illicit activities happening at their residence.

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Police apprehend traffic violator in chase outside New Max’s Tavern yesterday

Eugene Police arrested 23 year old Kevin Pieracci, the subject of a traffic violation induced police chase, outside of New Max’s Tavern on East 13th Avenue around 5:45 p.m. Friday night. The subject was originally stopped by an officer for what appeared to be an expired license plate on his …

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News

Donations distributed among community service groups this morning

Starting at 10 a.m., agencies including Sponsors, White Bird, The Eugene Mission and First Christian [email protected]@checked all on [email protected]@ gathered at West University Police Substation on 791 East 13th Ave. to receive numerous donations from community members and city departments. The charity was organized by Officer Randy [email protected]@[email protected]@ and other Eugene …

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Eugene's proposed Social Host Ordinance for new party rules may have overlooked issues

There has been a lot of talk about the proposed Social Host Ordinance and how it will affect the city of Eugene, especially students. The ordinance deals with “unruly gatherings,” which are defined as “a party or gathering of five or more persons where alcohol is served or consumed” that …

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UO employee arrested on charges of sexual abuse, pleads not guilty

University complex facilities manager charged with sexual abuse.

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Pair caught selling marijuana to minor

A man and a woman were caught selling marijuana to a minor on Oct. 25 at approximately 10 a.m. The pair were arrested after an officer found them in possession of nearly a quarter pound of marijuana, including less than an ounce of hashish. The man, 25, and woman, 24, …

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Party patrol: 18 UO students cited on various charges Saturday night

Eugene police continued its patrol of the West and South University neighborhoods as well as downtown Saturday night from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. in an attempt to decrease alcohol- and party-related problems.

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CrimeNews

Party Patrol: 30 UO students cited Friday night on assorted charges

Eugene police stopped 46 people for various charges between the hours of 9 p.m. and 3 a.m., and noticed an increase in criminal activity. Police arrested 18 people on charges varying from false information to police, prohibitive noise and open container. One disorderly party left two arrested on charges for …

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News

Woman reports being raped in parking lot behind Rennie's Landing early Friday

A 25-year-old woman reported to the Eugene Police Department around 2:40 a.m. Friday that she was raped in a parking lot behind Rennie’s Landing on Kincaid Street. The woman told police she was approached by a man who offered her a cigarette outside the bar. The two reportedly went around …

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CrimeNews

Two men charged with burglary after stopped for hit-and-run

Two men facing unexpected charges after their arrest for a hit-and-run revealed other crimes.

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News

Top 5: News from around Eugene on Oct. 10

Today’s Weather: High — 70, sunny; Low — 37 Eugene computer chip plant to be redeveloped Seattle-based Real Property Investors LLC confirmed Tuesday their continued efforts to redevelop the West Eugene Hynix plant, and commit $100 million to turning it into a hub for tech business, The Register-Guard reported. Oregon Duck …

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Crime

Bike theft leaves new food cart business without resources

The Eugene Police Department received a report of a stolen bike – equipped with two large wok burners, a propane tank, and a blue floral umbrella — on 17th Avenue and Willamette Street.  The stolen equipment was to be used as a new food cart business. The victim of the theft reported that the …

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Party Patrol: Five University students cited on various charges Saturday night

Between 9 p.m. and 3 a.m. Saturday night, the Eugene Police Department’s Party Patrols received four calls for service and officers initiated eight stops.   Here are all the citations and charges for Saturday night: 6 open containers (two University of Oregon Students) 1 minor in possession 3 prohibitive noise …

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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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Suspect at large for sexual assault of female high school student at Autzen

The University Police Department reported that a sexual assault took place in the gravel parking lot of Autzen Stadium during Saturday’s game against Arizona. The assault took place around 8:30 p.m., in which a suspect lured a high school female into a secluded spot between vehicles where he reportedly subjected …

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News

Top 5: Local news for Sept. 24

A record-breaking freshman class and weekend party-patrol data from Eugene police are just two things that wrap up today’s news.

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CrimeNews

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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Twenty minors cited and 12 container tickets handed out on first night of infamous party weekend

After the first night of what has become an infamous party weekend around campus, the Eugene Police Department has deemed its extra party patrols a success in calming the West and South University neighborhoods.

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Eugene Police urges fans to leave valuables at home

Eugene Police are reacting to a spike in car break-ins last year during football season.

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