On August 9 at 2 p.m., police were dispatched to the area near North Eugene High School, 200 Silver Lane, regarding suspicious conditions. A white, four-door sedan occupied by two males pulled up next to a 15-year-old girl who was walking and they yelled comments of a sexual nature at her. The male passenger tried to talk the girl into getting in with them. She didn’t acknowledge the passenger’s comments and the passenger got out and walked over to her and touched her on the shoulder. The girl was carrying a dog and when it growled, the suspect left, got back into the vehicle, and the two men drove off. The girl’s father called police. An officer checked the area and was unable to locate the vehicle.
The vehicle is described as a white, four-door sedan, possibly a Mercedes with a silver front grill and silver/chrome wheels. The suspect who got out of the vehicle is described as a white male, about 5’5” tall in his late teens or early 20s, with heavy brown facial hair, brown hair, and wearing a thin, off-white t-shirt and unknown type of pants. The driver is described as a Hispanic male, in his teens with dark hair.
If anyone has information in this case, they should call 541.682.5111. Case 1613240
GENERAL PERSONAL SAFETY TIPS
• Be aware of your surroundings at all times
• Do not get into someone’s car even if they display a weapon. It is better to fight back in the street where help is closer at hand and other people may hear your calls for help.
• Walk confidently and don’t avoid eye contact
• Don’t let strangers into your ‘space.’ Keep plenty of distance between yourself and people you don’t wish to approach you.
• Don’t stop to talk with strangers asking for directions or other types of help as this can be a ploy to get close for an attack.
• If you feel you are in danger or being followed, call 9-1-1
• If grabbed, fight back and make as much noise as possible.
• Use the buddy system when walking after dark. You should know the person you are walking with well enough to trust them.
• Walk in lighted areas as much as possible and don’t walk too close to bushes, alleyways or other places where attackers can conceal themselves