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Posted on: September 6, 2016

[ARCHIVED] EPD on the Beat - September 2016

Arrest September 5 at 2:44 p.m./Occurred on August 27 at 9:23 a.m., Alton Baker Park/Knickerbocker Bridge
Reckless Burning – Case 1614353
An officer was dispatched to a fire in the area, with Eugene Springfield Fire already at the location putting out some small fires. The vegetation was dry. There was a suspect who had fled the scene, later identified as Douglas Brian Bennett, age 50. Bennett was charged with Reckless Burning.

September 5 at 11:06 p.m., N. Danebo Avenue/Unthank Street
Assault – Case 1614930
A 55-year-old man reported that he had been repairing a tire on his pickup when another man, later identified as Brandon Joseph Freeman, age 33, of Eugene, and another unknown male walked up to him. After a conversation in which the pair offered the victim a reward for information about a stolen bike, the men, who were both carrying firearms in holsters, left. They returned later and told the victim to leave the neighborhood. Freeman is reported to have approached him and punched him in the head. Freeman had taken his firearm out and placed it on the victim’s truck. Officers responded and located Freeman walking in the area with his holstered handgun. He was detained and then charged with Assault.

September 5 at 7:59 p.m., 900 block of Patterson
Theft 2, Interfering with Police Officer, Criminal Trespass, Warrant – Case 1614923
Officers were called for report of a prowler after a woman spotted a man outside removing parts from her roommate’s bike. They located a man next to the location who was on a bike, with two bicycle wheels and tires in his hand. The man, identified as Bradley Clifford Carney, age 39, of Eugene, was told to stop, but he tried to ride away. Officers took Carney into custody and after investigating, charged him with Theft 2, Interfering with Police Officer, Criminal Trespass. He also had a warrant.

September 5 at 6:07 p.m., Scobert Park
Disorderly Conduct – Case 1614918
Officers were sent to a call regarding a disorderly man, later identified as Kevin John Purkerson, age 51, in a verbal dispute carrying a stick. The other involved man reported he had been cleaning up the park when Purkerson became angry and yelled at him, then threatened to hit the victim with his stick and swung at him, but didn’t hit him. Others in the area yelled at Purkerson and Purkerson left the area. Purkerson was located and after an investigation was charged with Disorderly Conduct.

September 5 at 3:41 a.m., Broadway/Olive
Disorderly Conduct – Case 1614875
An officer responded to report of a fight in the street at the intersection of Broadway and Olive. Upon arrival, the officer found Scott Montes Castro, age 38, of Springfield, lying on his back in the street. He was being restrained by two members of the public and appeared under the influence of a controlled substance. He was charged with Disorderly Conduct.

September 4 at 3:57 p.m., W. 5th Alley/Blair Boulevard
Harassment – Case 16-14860
Police responded to a dispute at the location and received information that a female subject slapped and spit on a 46-year-old male subject. Police contacted the involved subjects, and arrested Meriah Bree Blackwell, age 39, of Eugene, for Harassment. She was transported to the Lane County Jail.

September 4 at 12:42 p.m., 700 block of Highway 99N
Possession of Methamphetamine/Warrant - Case 16-14849
Police contacted a male regarding trespassing at the location after the subject was observed standing near a No Trespassing sign. During contact with the subject, James Charles Marineau, age 22, of Eugene, police found information to arrest for Possession of Methamphetamine and a warrant. He was transported to the Lane County Jail.

September 3 at 9:42 p.m., W. 18th Ave/Olive Street
DUII – Case 16-14818
A police officer conducting traffic enforcement in the area observed a 1981 Toyota Supra traveling eastbound on 18th Avenue without the headlights activated. The officer contacted the driver of the vehicle, Kelan Joiner Enos, age 25, of Eugene, and after further investigation, he was arrested for DUII and transported to the Lane County Jail.

September 3 at 9:09 p.m., 3333 W. 11th Avenue
Harassment/Theft 3/Interfering With Police Officer/Criminal Trespass 2/False Information to Officer – Case 16-14817
Police responded to the Fred Meyer grocery store regarding a shoplifter. When police arrived at the location, the officer contacted the suspect, Autumn Marie Slater, age 30, of Cottage Grove, and received information that Slater was observed walking toward the exit without attempting to pay for the beverages she selected. The employees were able to recover the items and instructed Slater to leave the location. Slater refused to leave and became aggressive, screamed, and hit an employee. When police contacted Slater, she repeatedly gave false information to the officer regarding her identity. She was arrested and transported to the Lane County Jail for Harassment, Theft in the Third Degree, Interfering With a Police Officer, Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree and False Information to an Officer.

September 3 at 1:01 p.m., 4300 block of Fergus Avenue
Theft 1 – Case 16-14609
Police contacted Alexander Jackson Yocum, age 27, at his residence regarding a Theft that happened at Target on August 30. Police received information that Yocum had been observed placing electronic items on his person and leaving the store without attempting to pay for the items. He was cited for Theft in the First Degree.

September 3 at 1:32 a.m., 1100 block of Green Acres Road
DUII/Reckless Driving – Case 16-14763
Police contacted the driver of a red 2009 Jeep Wrangler, Randolph Tobias McCourt II, age 48, of Eugene, after the vehicle was observed swerving and driving over the bike lane. After further investigation, police found information to arrest McCourt for DUII and Reckless Driving. He was transported to the Lane County Jail on the charges.

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