At 10:34 a.m., a call came in to 911 regarding a burglary in the 2600 block of Kincaid. There was information that members of the public were chasing the suspect. Police arrived and the suspect, later identified as Kyle J. Hoskins, age 31, of Eugene, jumped into a slough. Officers followed from the top of the slough. Hoskins went northbound through the slough and ended up barricading himself in a 26-inch storm drain about 150 yards west of Pearl and 19th.
Multiple departments and teams provided resources to help resolve or provide greater safety in this unusual situation including: Patrol, Crisis Negotiations Team, Metro Explosives Disposal Unit, Fire’s Hazmat Close Space Rescue, and Public Works.
After approximately 2.5 hours of negotiations with Hoskins, he refused to come out. Pepper spray was used to take him safely into custody. He was provided relief for the pepper spray application, and taken to the Lane County Jail. He was charged with Interfering, Burglary in the First Degree, and five warrants, including one from the Parole Board.