CRIME & SAFETY
Elmira man and his jailed son face weapons charges following police investigation
ELMIRA, Ore. – Authorities said an Elmira man, who is a convicted felon, and his son, who is currently in custody at the Lane County Jail, face weapons charges following an investigation by Eugene police. The Eugene Police Department said that a detective’s investigation found that a suspect, identified...
Speeding in Eugene neighborhood causing fears that someone will get hurt
EUGENE, Ore -- Residents on Snelling Drive said drivers have a tendency to speed through their residential street, and it's not safe. The last thing neighbors on Snelling Drive want is for someone to get hurt. They've seen their fair share of cars speeding through and some residents like Larry...
Eugene man dies in Josephine County motorcycle crash
GLENDALE, Ore. – A Eugene man died on Sunday after he was thrown from his motorcycle when it left Interstate 5 near Glendale, according to the Oregon State Police. OSP said they responded to a single-vehicle crash at about 5:40 p.m. on September 17 on Interstate 5 near milepost 80 in Josephine County. Caseton Paul Burruss, 50, of Eugene, was traveling northbound on Interstate 5 in the slow lane when his Harley Davidson motorcycle left the roadway and overturned. Burruss was thrown from the motorcycle during the crash and declared deceased at the scene, state police said. Interstate 5 was not impacted during OSP’s on-scene investigation, authorities said.
DRIVER TAKEN TO HOSPITAL AFTER SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK
The driver was taken to the hospital after a single vehicle wreck on Sunday. A Douglas County Sheriff’s Office report said at 4:30 p.m. witnesses said they were alongside the 600 block of Nonpareil Road when they heard a vehicle approaching at a very high rate of speed. They looked westbound and observed a sedan as it struck a fence, broke large metal posts and rolled near the road.
UPDATE: F.E. Warren Airman Killed in Humvee Incident Identified
F.E. Warren Air Force Base has identified the airman killed in Saturday evening's Humvee incident as Trinity Reinhart of Eugene, Oregon. The incident happened around 7:30 p.m. near Grover, Colorado, about 50 miles southeast of Cheyenne. Another airman was also involved but, fortunately, was not seriously injured. According to a...
Local Resident Arrested After Stabbing Incident on Van Buren Street, Charges Include Assault and Resisting Arrest
On September 16, Eugene Police responded to a reported stabbing on the 600 block of Van Buren at 8:28 p.m. The suspect, 54-year-old David Ivan Piccioni, allegedly attacked a couple with a knife. The female victim was able to flee indoors, while her partner was injured by a handmade throwing star thrown by Piccioni.
Eugene Resident Thwarts Violent Knife Attack; Assailant Faces Trial
Over the weekend, a potential catastrophe was prevented when David Piccioni from Eugene attacked a couple using a knife. Their neighbor, Gavin Carpenter, thwarted the attack by using his bicycle as a barrier. This intervention protected Carpenter and his wife from Piccioni's assault. The traumatized couple, who live next door on Van Buren Street, escaped unscathed.
Jury awards $360k to daughter of Oregon woman crushed by garbage truck
A Lane County jury Friday awarded $360,000 to the daughter of a homeless woman who was killed when a garbage truck ran over her in a parking lot near a Eugene church in 2019. Annette Montero was
Missing Springfield teen located
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - The Springfield Police Department is searching for a 13-year-old girl who went missing Friday evening on September 15. SPD says on September 16, 13-year-old Kaycie Hughes was reported missing by her mother. According to the report Kayce had went to the Thurston High School football game on...
Eugene man reported missing from River Road area has been found
EUGENE, Ore. – Lane County sheriff’s officials said on Monday morning that a Eugene man who had been reported missing on Friday evening has been found. Deputies said that Charles Edmond Anthony, 87, left his River Road area home on September 14 at about 9 p.m. Anthony was believed to be driving to the Cottage Grove area but never returned home as expected.
Portland Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Dealing Oxycodone, Money Laundering, and Firearms Possession Starting in Eugene
PORTLAND, Ore.—A Portland man whose 20-year federal prison term was cut short by a commutation was sentenced to an additional 25 years in prison today for dealing counterfeit oxycodone pills containing fentanyl analogue, money laundering, and unlawfully possessing firearms, all while on supervised release from his last federal conviction.
Sheriff's Reports - Sept. 21
Sept. 7: 12:31: p.m: Theft - 39200 blk, McK. Hwy. A caller reported that their purse was stolen out of their vehicle while at an area business. 6:43 p.m: Disturbance, Dispute - 92200 blk, Murdoch St. A caller advised being in a verbal dispute while trying to retrieve property from a former residence.
Weekly Safety Report: House Fire and Hostage Situation in Springfield, Oregon
Two incidents occurred in Springfield, Oregon this week. In the first incident, a house on South 41st Street was severely damaged by a fire that started on the front porch. The owners of the house were able to safely escape without any injuries. The second incident involved a hostage situation at a home that also served as a daycare. A woman taking care of seven children became alarmed when her fiancé entered the basement unexpectedly.
OSP Report - Sept. 21
Sept. 13: 15:54: Crash, Hit & Run – Hwy. 126E, Milepost 17. Reporting party, who is the driver of a brown Subaru, stated while stopping for a school bus with its flashers on, a white Ford Bronco rear-ended their Subaru. The driver of the Subaru pulled off the roadway into a driveway. The Bronco left the scene, heading west towards Springfield. The driver of the Subaru advised she was leaving the area and wanting to meet with a trooper. The Subaru sustained damage to the rear door hatch and bumper. The driver and passenger gave a detailed description of the white Bronco. Driver of the Subaru advised of neck pain and requested EMS. EMRS cleared the driver. Trooper checked the area of crash and found debris on the roadway. Pictures were taken of the original crash scene. Both driver and passenger were wearing their seatbelts. No airbags deployed. This is an ongoing investigation. Involved: 23-year-old male and 45-year-old female from McKenzie Bridge.
Suspected Valley River Inn arsonist deemed unfit to stand trial
EUGENE, Ore. – A suspected arsonist whose trial was scheduled to begin on Monday morning was canceled when a court-ordered mental health evaluation determined that the suspect was deemed unfit to stand trial, according to court records. Police arrested Morgan Christopher Immesoete, 47, on June 8, 2023, in connection...
Weekly Safety Report: Car Theft Suspect Shot Dead, Field Fire Extinguished in Coburg, Oregon
This week in Coburg, Oregon, there were two notable incidents. Firstly, a suspected car thief was shot and killed by officers after attempting to flee in a stolen vehicle. Secondly, firefighters successfully extinguished a field fire that destroyed hay bales and a piece of farm equipment, but did not spread to nearby structures.
Lane County Sheriff's Office searching for missing 87-year-old
EUGENE, Ore. -- The Lane County Sheriff's Office is searching for a Eugene man who did not return home after leaving Thursday night. According to LCSO, 87-year-old Charles Edmund Anthony left his River Road area residence around 9 p.m. on September 14. He was possibly en route to the Cottage Grove area, but never returned home as expected.
High-Speed Chase Ends in Officer Injured, Suspect Dead at Eugene Condo
A high-stakes chase of a stolen car in Eugene, Oregon, ended tragically at Viking Condominiums on Coburg Road, leaving one officer injured and the suspect dead. Local authorities tracked the stolen car to that location, drawing the response of the Oregon State Police, the Lane County Sheriff's Office, and the Coburg Police. Shots were fired during the incident, injuring an officer and killing the suspect.
Weekly Safety Report: Police Shooting, Assault, Robbery, and Lawsuit Impact Lane County, Oregon
This week in Lane County, Oregon, there were several incidents that impacted the safety of the community. These incidents included a police shooting resulting in one fatality and a trooper injury, an alleged assault leading to the arrest of a Cottage Grove man, a survivor speaking out about a deadly hostage situation from one year ago, Eugene police searching for an armed robbery suspect, a convenience store employee being fatally shot, and a wrongful death lawsuit filed against the Lane Transit District.
Eugene Police Request Local Help Identifying Champs Sporting Goods Robbery Suspects
The Eugene Police Department is asking for the public's help. They need to identify two suspects from a robbery. The incident occurred at Champs Sporting Goods in Valley River Center on September 14.