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On July 19, a downtown officer saw a subject he recognized and who he was aware had violated a restraining order during a recent incident. Two officers contacted the subject and verified that he had violated the order and needed to be arrested. During the arrest, the subject attempted to flee and violently fought with officers. As he was struggling, officers discovered he had an illegal switch blade tucked in the back waistband of his trousers. After the subject was handcuffed and he calmed down somewhat, a search revealed he was in possession of nine individually packaged portions of marijuana and several 20 dollar bills. He was lodged in the Lane County Jail and charged with Violation of a Restraining Order, Resisting Arrest, Escape, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, and Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance. The arresting officer asked that the court consider a 90 day exclusion.
The subject has previously been on probation for Coercion and Assault 4 (felony). He has been arrested locally for Criminal Mischief twice, Violation of Park Rules once, Criminal Trespassing three times, Violation of Restraining Order four times, Assault five times, Coercion once, Delivery of a Controlled Substance twice, Public Indecency once, Physical Harassment twice, Escape once (in addition to the new incident), Interfering with a Police Officer, Identity Theft, and Supplying Contraband - knife (to a correction facility).
The subject is a black male with a Eugene address on W. 10th Avenue
EW film critic and former arts editor Molly Templeton got some love on Jezebel for her response to the New York Times Book Review's How-To Issue, which included 2/8 cover stories from women, which were about cooking and raising kids. I love how Molly explains her objections:
Another exclusion request:
In the afternoon of July 18, a downtown officer saw an adult man mingling with a number of teenagers in the Park Blocks. The man was contacted when he violated one of the posted park rules. The officer ran a record check on the 26-year-old man and found there was a warrant for his arrest. It was also determined that he was in the park in violation of an administrative park restriction. He is currently on probation for Possession of Heroin and Marijuana Delivery within 1000 Feet of a School.
Following the arrest, officers discovered the subject was in possession of heroin, marijuana and accouterments of marijuana distribution. He was arrested for the warrant, Trespassing (violating a park restriction), Possession of Heroin, and Unlawful Distribution of Marijuana within 1000 Feet of a School.
The subject has a local criminal record that includes 45 arrests in which he was lodged in the jail, and 26 arrests in which he received a citation in lieu of being lodged at jail. His arrests have been for Possession of Marijuana, Giving False Information to a Police Officer for a Citation, Violation of Park Rules, Delivery of Marijuana within 1000 Feet of a School, Criminal Trespass, Consuming Liquor on Unlicensed Premises, Failure to Appear, Delivery of Marijuana to a Juvenile (two separate incidents not including that which led to his arrest on the 18th), Theft of Lost or Mislaid Property, Physical Harassment and Disorderly Conduct.
The subject is a white male, age 26, of Eugene.
We've been compiling exclusion zone requests. Here are the last few to come in:
On July 7, a Eugene Police officer was driving by the Park Blocks when he heard what sounded like an argument and a subject being slapped. As a security officer waved the officer over, the Eugene police officer saw a man and woman in an altercation. According to a witness, the man had struck the woman in the head at least once. As the police officer approached the two subjects, the male suspect fled. When the officer began to pursue him the suspect yelled vulgarities at the officer and the woman stepped in front of the officer to block his way. Other officers arrived and helped to control the two intoxicated subjects. Officers arrested both for Disorderly Conduct. Because the male suspect had been seen striking the woman he was also charged with Physical Harassment. As he was taken into custody he fought with officers, which led to an addition charge of Resisting Arrest.
The suspect has previous arrests for Harassment (domestic violence), Parole Violation, Inhaling Toxic Vapors, Burglary, Theft, Minor in Possession of Alcohol, Criminal Mischief and Assault in the Fourth Degree (Felony/domestic violence).
The suspect is a white male, age 23, of west Eugene.
On July 7, a Eugene Police downtown officer saw a subject standing on the sidewalk near Broadway and Olive drinking from a can of beer while blocking the way of people passing by. The subject has chronically consumed alcoholic beverages in public places in the downtown area. He was arrested for Possession and Consumption of Alcohol on Unlicensed Premises.
The suspect has more than 40 arrests for Consuming Alcohol on Unlicensed Premises, more than 30 arrests for Disorderly Conduct and 40 arrests for Trespassing. He has also been arrested a number of times for each of the following: Interfering with a Police Officer, Criminal Mischief, Physical Harassment, Menacing, Resisting Arrest and Violation of the Downtown Public Safety Zone. He has been arrested at least once for the charges of Possession of Heroin, Robbery, Intimidation, Urinating/Defecating in Public, Noise Disturbance and Escape from Custody.
The suspect is a white male, age 38, no residential address.
On July 5, officers were called to the location of a theft at 99 W. Broadway. The suspect had tried to walk out of the store with food he didn't pay for and then damaged property in the store when the food was taken from him. Officers found the suspect a short distance away. When contacted the suspect became violent and assaulted one of the officers. He was arrested for Theft, Criminal Mischief, Assault and Resisting Arrest.
The suspect has previous arrests for Parole Violations, Criminal Trespass, Resisting Arrest, Prohibited Camping and Assault IV (Felony).
The suspect is a white male, age 20, no residential address.
On June 16, a woman's wallet was stolen from her purse while she was at the LTD transfer station at W. 10th Ave and Olive St. The suspect used the victim's credit cards and through our investigation was identified. After he was lodged at the Lane County Jail for Third Degree Theft, Identify Theft and Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card, one of our downtown officers checked on his history. As it turns out, the suspect, a 32-year-old man, sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl near the Owen Rose Garden a few days after stealing the wallet. The suspect was charged with Sodomy and Public Indecency as a result of that incident.
The suspect also has previous local arrests for Criminal Trespass, Strangulation, Consuming Liquor on Unlicensed Premises, Criminal Mischief, Physical Harassment, Theft, Urinating or Defecating in Public, Contempt of Court, Giving False Information to a Police Officer, Violation of a Protective Order, Fourth Degree Assault, Interfering with the Making of a Police Report (domestic violence), Coercion, Kidnapping, Burglary, Menacing (domestic violence), Contempt of Court, Telephonic Harassment and Disorderly Conduct.
The suspect is as black male, age 32, no residential address.
On July 10, downtown officers were called to the location of two subjects in an alley. The complainant believed the subjects were in possession of a bottle of an alcoholic beverage. When officers contacted the two men they learned that one had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. Officers searched the subject and found that he was in possession of nearly three ounces of marijuana (a felony), more than $200 in cash and a bottle of bourbon.
The subject was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Consuming Alcohol on Unlicensed Premises. He was also arrested under authority of a warrant stemming from a parole violation. Officers requested a 90-day-exclusion. The subject has previous arrests for Criminal Trespass, Parole Violation, Consuming Liquor on Unlicensed Premises, Littering, Park Rules Violation, Disorderly Conduct, Theft, Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle, Criminal Mischief, Resisting Arrest, Forgery, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Possession of Burglary Tools, Possession of a Forged Instrument, Possession of Heroin, Attempt to Deliver Heroin and Unlawful Delivery of Marijuana.
The suspect is a white male, age 36, no residential address.
PCRM reports that new, reportedly healthy kids meals that fast food joints are rolling out are just ... not so healthy.
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The EPD has started to release its exclusion zone requests to the media as they occur, and we're compiling them on the blog for those interested. This is the second we've received.
Around 9:00 p.m. on June 29, a police sergeant was bicycling through the park blocks when he noticed a subject smoking marijuana. The suspect, when contacted by the sergeant provided a name that officers later learned was false. The subject was arrested for violation of City of Eugene park rules (possession of less than an ounce of marijuana) and placed in the county jail. Jail personnel learned his true identity and found that warrants had been issued for his arrest for Possession of Less than an Ounce of Marijuana, and Delivery of Marijuana within 1000 Feet of a School. The subject was also in possession of a syringe and exhibited symptoms of recent heroin use.
The subject has an extensive local record that includes arrests and citations for possession of heroin, possession of marijuana, criminal trespass, consumption of alcohol on unlicensed premises, Failure to Appear, unlawful delivery of marijuana to a juvenile, theft, harassment and disorderly conduct. He is a white male, age 26, no address.
The evening of June 14 a visitor from Washington State was walking through the Park Blocks with his two daughters when he witnessed an unprovoked assault and reported it to police. The defendant, a 29 year old man who is 6’8” tall and who weighs 270 pounds, was sitting on a park bench while another adult man walked into the area of the park. The defendant yelled and cursed at the second man who did not respond but continued walking. The visitor watched as the defendant stood and attacked the second subject. The defendant knocked the victim to the ground, punching and kicking him as he fell. The victim fled and could not be located by responding officers.
Officers spoke with witnesses and identified the defendant who officers learned was in the park in violation of a park exclusion.
The defendant has previous arrests for Criminal Trespass, Theft, Menacing and Violation of Park Rules.
The subject has been arrested a number of times in Eugene. He is a white male, age 29, no residential address.
We just solved a mystery.
It's summer, and semen is in the air — or at least it smells that way, and probably not for the first time at the southwest corner of downtown Eugene. This time (luckily), it's just a tree.
According to The Frisky, that scent of semen has a lot of people wondering WHAT that smell is, and the author conducted a survey of the literature (Google!).
It’s sort of amusing how most of the formal web entries on the tree don’t mention the stank, although it’s earned its own definition in the urban dictionary: “semen tree.” If you’re still befuddled, here’s how one urban dictionary user suggests you can use it in a sentence: “Oh, great. The google parking lot is encircled with semen trees.”
Watch out for this guy:
Edit: I forgot mention that it's the callery pear tree. Details, details.
With all the pushing of the Olympic trials as an economic booster, it was funny to find a press release from the EPD reminding us that every silver lining has a cloud:
During the 2008 Olympic Trials held in Eugene, crime went up around the entire city. Between 06/24/2008 and 07/09/2008 EPD recorded 83 burglaries, 119 thefts and 59 stolen vehicles.
That said, it's not funny if your stuff gets damaged or stolen in this "target-rich environment," so keep an eye out for yourself and your neighbor.
Oh hello, Coos County Courthouse, what a delicious aroma you have. The World, a paper out of Coos Bay, reports that "An overabundance of confiscated marijuana, combined with poor ventilation, has left the county courthouse smelling a little wacky this spring." The Beaver Hill incinerator isn't burning anymore, so lockers are actually overflowing with weed. And Coos Bay just is a short 2-hour drive from Eugene...
Read more at The World.
Volunteers: The City of Eugene's Transportation Planning department needs some folks who excel in counting to help them out:
Friends! We need volunteers for our annual bicycle counts. The bike count period is Tuesday May 22-Thursday May 24 and Tuesday May 29-Thursday May 31. If you can help out, contact Lee Shoemaker at (541)682-5471 or email@example.com
Sometimes we get info about cool events a little late for publication, but everybody loves Food For Lane County, and everybody loves a bowl sale:
FFLC’s 21st Annual EMPTY BOWLS Sale
Nearly 1,000 bowls made and donated by local artists will be available for purchase. Bowl prices start at $10. Each bowl also comes with a gift certificate for free soup or salad from one of several local restaurants. NEW THIS YEAR --- “Meet the Artist” featuring the exquisite work of woodturner Brian Nordlof, clay demonstrations and tastings of FFLC’s new Lentil & Barley soup.
This Saturday! May 19, 2011 11am – 3pm
Clay Space Pottery Studio 222 Polk Street (Eugene)
Because the need is greater than ever for hungry families!
We also heard a carnival to help Relay for Life, which celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer:
Children in the City of Eugene's Youth and Family Services KidCity program will hold a Family Fun Carnival to support Relay for Life 2012 on Friday, May 18, 6-8 p.m. at Sheldon Community Center, 2445 Willakenzie Rd.
Youth in KidCity's school-age programs selected Relay for Life 2012 as their community project and worked all year to support the organization that that celebrates the lives of people who have battled cancer, remembers loved ones lost, and encourages students to eat healthy and get active.
Games at the Family Fun Carnival are just 10 cents per play. Dinner for the first 350 guests is free. Swimming at Sheldon Pool is free, too!
For more information call 541-682-5312.
The EPD is beginning to release information about exclusion requests, starting with an incident we can all agree to boo and hiss at. Not all exclusions are for stabbings — we've been told that just damaging vegetation by playing in the park has been cause for an exclusion request. We thought it would be fun to keep track of their exclusion request press releases, so here's the first:
On April 17, at about three in the afternoon downtown officers were dispatched to the methadone clinic at W. 7th and Lincoln where a 24-year-old man had threatened to stab others with a knife. Officers detained the suspect, and learned what happened from the two victims and witnesses. According to those involved, the suspect had accompanied his adult domestic partner, a 25-year-old woman, to the methadone clinic where she is a client. The two became involved in a heated argument and she tried to walk away from him. Two men who were in town on business approached the woman to protect her. One of the men shielded her from the suspect who, holding a knife in his hand, threatened to cut them. Following a verbal exchange the suspect ran from the area. The suspect was arrested for two counts of Menacing with a knife and one count of Disorderly Conduct.
The suspect has an extensive criminal record that includes arrests for misdemeanor and felony property crimes and one charge of domestic violence.
The arresting officer requested a 90-day exclusion and a one year exclusion upon conviction for menacing and disorderly conduct.
Listed home address
Extensive local record for misdemeanor and felony property crimes.