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Posted on: February 2, 2017

[ARCHIVED] EPD on the Beat - February 2017

02/05/17 00:22, 1799 HWY 99N/BETHEL DR

DUII, Reckless Driving – Case 1701872

An officer noticed that a Jeep Cherokee ran a red light and called for assistance making the traffic stop when she was dispatched to another call. Another officer observed that the vehicle appeared to nearly rear-end her patrol vehicle as she was making a turn, then left its lane of travel and drove in a bus turnout. The vehicle accelerated and the officer caught up as the vehicle made a series of violations at high speed in the pouring rain with little visibility. The officer was able to stop the driver, identified as James Alan Shoemaker, age 28, of Eugene. The officer suspected Shoemaker was impaired and after an investigation he was charged with DUII and Reckless Driving.

02/04/17 22:07, 1999 HWY 99N/BARGER DR

DUII, Minor in Possession of Liquor – Case 1701867

An officer observed a vehicle weaving in its lane, as it turned onto Prairie Road, it crossed over the white line and the officer stopped it. He contacted the driver, William Alexander Romero-Canales, age 20, of Eugene, and suspected intoxication. After an investigation, Romero-Canales was charged with DUII and Minor in Possession of Liquor.

02/05/17 02:03, 199 W 6TH AVE/CHARNELTON ST

Brendan Nicholas Harris, age 21, of Springfield

An officer observed a vehicle turn east onto W. 6th Avenue, driving the wrong way. The officer stopped the vehicle and contacted the river, Brendan Nicholas Harris, age 21, of Springfield. The officer suspected impairment and after an investigation Harris was charged with DUII, and Failure to Obey One Way Designation.

02/06/17 00:36, 900 OLIVE ST/W BROADWAY

Physical Harassment – Case 1701932

An officer was dispatched for a person who was punching people. He observed a man wearing a hoodie swinging wildly at people in the street, and there was a lot of yelling. The man was attempting to leave the area and other people were flagging the officer down. As the officer approached the man, he got off his bike and was compliant. He was identified as Alan Salsman, age 27 of Blue River, Oregon. The 33-year-old male victim had been with friends drinking in the area and got into a verbal disagreement with another group. Some women began yelling at each other, and Salsman, who was unrelated to the groups, approached and punched the victim in the face multiple times. The victim was trying to protect himself. Salsman was charged with Physical Harassment.

02/05/17 20:53, 2120 W 17TH AVE

Disorderly Conduct, Prohibited Noise – Case 1701927

An officer was sent to a call about a disorderly man with a knife. The officer arrived and found that Jeremy Alga Hawkins, age 34, of Eugene, had been yelling and swearing from the balcony outside his apartment. One person had been able to calm Hawkins down before police arrived and took the knives from him. Hawkins, who appeared intoxicated, had gotten into an altercation with another man at the complex. They were arguing and it turned physical, with Hawkins being hit by the other man. Hawkins was charged with Disorderly Conduct and Prohibited Noise.

02/05/17 13:51, 3690 GLENWOOD DR

Menacing, Disorderly Conduct – Case 1701914

Officers were sent to report of a disorderly patron inside the lobby of the Motel 6. A man, identified as Geovoni Pietro Lamoni, age 45, of Springfield, was reported to be screaming at employees in the office of the Motel 6, threatening to retrieve some type of unspecified weapon and kill the employees, and making furitive movements toward his waistband. Officers contacted Lamoni and arrested him for Disorderly Conduct and Menacing.

02/05/17 12:29, 100 W 10TH AVE

Disorderly Conduct, Criminal Trespass 2 – Case 1701897

Officers were on patrol near the Eugene Public Library when they saw several hundred people standing outside the library on the sidewalk. A Eugene Springfield Fire Truck arrived in emergency mode. An unknown person was reported to have pulled the fire alarm inside the library and it was evacuated. An hour later, the two officers were called to the library regarding a disorderly man refusing to leave the property. The man, Hector Vincent Melero, age 40, was contacted as he was headed down the elevator. Melero was identified as having earlier pulled the fire alarm. He was charged with Disorderly Conduct and Criminal Trespass 2.

02/05/17 02:16

DUII, Hit and Run, Reckless Driving – Case 1701877

An officer was sent to 2500 block kof Souza Court aftr a motor vehicle crash and hit and run. A woman, later identified as Victoria Evelyn Callotta, age 22, of Veneta, had crashed her vehicle into a parked car owned by a 51-year-old male resident in the area and failed to leave information. Officers found the suspect vehicle with the airbag deployed. While officers were at the scene, two females, one matching the description of Callotta, drove by the scene and failed to stop when signaled to by an officer with a flashlight. A traffic stop was performed and the officer suspected impairment. After an investigation, Callotta was charged with DUII, Hit and Run, and Reckless Driving.

02/04/17 23:18, 3699 W 11TH AVE/BAILEY HILL RD

DUII, Reckless Driving – Case 1701871

A truck left an establishment and fail to signal a turn from W. 10th place, left onto Tyinn Street. It failed to signal another turn and the officer observed it drift over the center line a couple of time and the officer pulled it over. He contacted the driver, Scott Andrew Moore, age 42, of Albany, and suspected impairment. After an investigation, Moore was charged with DUII and Reckless Driving.

02/03/17 02:38, 1199 PATTERSON ALY/E 12TH AVE

Harassment, Interfering with a Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct – Case 17-1773

Police were dispatched to a fight near E. 12th Avenue and Patterson Alley. It was reported four people were in a fight and one person was screaming for water. The man, later identified as Mitchell John Powers, age 20, of Eugene, was intoxicated and had dumped a residential trash can and was confronted by the home owner. Powers grabbed the 34-year-old female resident by the shoulder and slapped her across the face. Powers was subsequently pepper sprayed by the female. An officer arrived on scene and admonished Powers to stop, but he continued running. Powers fled on foot northbound through the alley across E. 11th. A taser display and admonishment convinced Powers to stop and he was taken into custody without further incident, and lodged at the Lane County Jail on charges of Disorderly Conduct, Interfering with Police, and Harassment.


02/02/17 22:54, 1542 W 1ST AVE

Criminal Trespass – Case 1701764

Officers were sent to the Eugene Mission regarding a disorderly trespasser, later identified as Hector Vincent Melero, age 40, who was trying to light game pieces on fire. Staff was able to prevent the fire from starting and told Melero to leave. Melero refused and got on the floor. Officers arrived and told him he had to leave, but he refused and indicated officers would have to drag him out. An officer attempted to handcuff him and he resisted, but was ultimately taken into custody. He had to be carried out of the facility. He was charged with Criminal Trespass.

02/02/17 21:59, 99 W BROADWAY/OLIVE ST

Harassment – Case 1701763

Police were called after a man, later identified as Greg Alan Kuntz, II, age 31, sprayed an unknown substance on another man, age 29, who was sitting with his girlfriend near a bike rack at W. Broadway and Olive. Kuntz was arrested for Harassment.


02/02/17 18:46, 800 BLOCK W 3RD AVE

Warrant – Case 1701759

An officer was dispatched to report of suspicious conditions near some apartments. A male and female were observed jumping over a fence and into the backyard of a residence nearby. An officer arrived and found Kimberly Jean Patterson, age 57, lying on the ground in a shed at the residence. Patterson had a warrant out of Eugene Municipal Court for Failure to Appear Criminal Trespass II. She was taken into custody on the warrant.

02/02/17 14:47, 349 W 10TH ALY/LINCOLN ALY

Criminal Trespass, Warrant – Case 1701727

Officers patrolling in the area found a tent-like shelter at the northwest corner of 11th Avenue and Lincoln Street. They contacted the person inside, Michael Wayne Melendy, age 26. They found he had a warrant, and there was a trespass letter on file for the location. Melendy was taken into custody on the warrant and charged with Criminal Trespass 2.

02/02/17 03:08, 4740 ROYAL AVE

Harassment – Case 1701705

An officer was dispatched to the Albertson`s gas station located at 4730 Royal Avenue for a report of a dispute between the gas attendant and a customer, later identified as Justin Troy Strohbin, age 21, of Eugene. It was reported Strohbin became angry after being provided gas and there was an argument in which Strohbin followed the employee, age 26, back to the store and then pushed him. Strohbin then left and walked away. The officer contacted Strohbin at home and after an investigation Strohbin was charged with Harassment.

01/24/17 08:47, W. 27th/Jefferson

Hit and Run – Case 1701187

An officer was sent to investigate a crash in which a black 2000 Toyota SR5 hit a 2002 Subaru Forrester at W. 27th Avenue and Jefferson and left without exchanging information. The 48-year-old male victim was able to get a license plate number. Officers followed up to investigate and located the suspect driver, Jeremy Raymond Arthur Liner, age 18, of EugeneHe was charged with Hit and Run.

02/02/17 00:20, 1166 OAK ST

Resisting Arrest, Interfering with a Police Officer, and Trespass 2 – Case 1701702

An officer contacted Marquel Cary at the location, which had a trespass letter on file and was marked no trespassing. The officer asked Cary for his name and he lunged at the officer, who ordered him to sit down. Cary sat initially and then jumped up and ran off. The officer pursued him on foot and caught Cary at 1166 Oak. Cary continued resisting and the officer had to request additional units to hellp. Another officer arrived and Cary continued to resist. A third officer arrived and Cary was taken into custody and charged with Resisting Arrest, Interfering with a Police Officer, and Trespass 2.

02/01/17 12:49, 929 W 7TH AVE

Theft 1, Warrant – Case 1701666

Brad’s Car Tunes reported a suspect came into the store to shop and then left without paying for two expensive sound equipment items. An employee ran after the suspect, later identified as Jason Robert Loe, age 32, of Eugene. The suspect left in a Ford F-250 that had a female passenger, and her purse fell out of the vehicle. The vehicle was spotted by a Brad’s employee at a local wrecking yard. Officers responded and found it in the parking lot and contacted the driver, Loe. The items were recovered and provided back to Brad’s. Loe was arrested for Theft 1 and a Parole Violation. ‘

02/01/17 17:51, 4275 BARGER DR

Robbery 3 – Case 1701687

Police were called to Winco for reports of loss prevention officers struggling with a shoplifting suspect, later identified as Jedi Marx Asher, age 24. Asher was reported to be still not in handcuffs and continuing to fight. When officers arrived, four Winco employees had Asher held down and only one of his hands was handcuffed and he was still resisting. Asher was advised he would be tased if he did not comply. He complied and there was no taser activation. He was charged with Robbery 3.

02/01/17 17:20, 2400 KALMIA ST

Criminal Trespass II (X5) Criminal Mischief, Disorderly Conduct, and Carrying a Concealed Weapon – Case 1701690

A woman reported a man she didn’t know was in her backyard trespassing. She had confronted him and he broke through fence boards to escape. Another male resident in the area reported the suspect, later identified as Sonny Joe Canterbury, age 44, of Springfield, had run into his back yard and when confronted, Canterbury grabbed a tree branch and tried to climb over the fence, but instead fell and hit the ground. A total of five residents reported Canterbury had trespassed onto their property and one reported Canterbury had urinated in public in their yard. Officers arrived and K9 unit from Springfield was requested for a search. Canterbury was located with the help of the K9 hiding along a fence line in the 2300 block of Sony Loop and taken into custody. He was in possession of a dagger-type knife. Canterbury was charged with five counts of Criminal Trespass 2, Criminal Mischief, Disorderly Conduct, and Carrying a Concealed Weapon.

02/01/17 20:40, 77 N GARFIELD ST/CROSS ST

DUII, Reckless Driving – Case 1701696

An older model Chevy Blazer was reported to be driving erratically. An officer located it and observed it fail to maintain its lane and nearly crash when making a turn. The officer initiated a traffic stop and the driver, later identified as Ronald Renee Puso, age 43, of Eugene, initially failed to yield and when he did, he began to reverse toward the officer’s patrol vehicle. Puso got out of his vehicle and was slow to respond to the officer’s commands. Once Puso was contacted, the officer suspected impairment. After an investigation, Puso was charged with DUII and Reckless Driving.

01/31/17 18:08, 3800 BLOCK OF W 11TH AVE

Interfering With A Police Officer

Police responded to a dispute in the area between a male and female subject and contacted both of the involved. During contact with the male subject Jonathan Duffy Peterson, age 57, he became uncooperative during the investigation, and disregarded direction from the officer. He was arrested for Interfering With A Police Officer and was transported to the Lane County Jail on the charge.


01/31/17 18:03, 3500 BLOCK OF CHEVY CHASE ST

Criminal Trespass 1 – Case 1701630

Police responded to the area regarding a male subject who was observed inside the home when the residents returned to the location. Police received information that the described suspect Paul Joseph Anghilante, age 48, of Eugene, left the residence on foot. He was located and contacted by officers in the 400 block area of Stoneybrook and arrested and transported to the Lane County Jail for Criminal Trespass in the First Degree.


01/31/2017 16:11, W 5TH AVE/BLAIR BLVD

Burglary 2 – Case 1612264

On July 25, 2016, police responded to a report of a burglary at the Studio One Café on E. 19th Avenue and received information that the suspect had climbed through a window and stole cash from the location. After further investigation, police identified the suspect as Everett John Hallbach, age 31, of Eugene, and he was located on January 31 in the 500 block area of Blair Boulevard. During contact with Hallbach, police found information to arrest him for Burglary in the Second Degree, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Methamphetamines and Theft in the Second Degree.


01/31/17 14:40, 2270 W 18TH AVE

Assault Public Safety Officer/Resisting Arrest/Assault 4 – Case 1701619

Police responded to the Stop and Shop convenience store on West 18th Avenue regarding a male subject who walked behind the counter and repeatedly hit the female employee in the face. Police located the suspect Brian Edward Springer, age 50, in the 1800 block area of Cleveland Street. The officers attempted to contact Springer and he aggressively turned toward the officers after being given direction to stop, lunged at an officer and subsequently struck the other officer in the face as they attempted to detain him. He continued to struggle and yell at the officers during the arrest and was eventually detained and transported to the Lane County Jail for Resisting Arrest, Assault Public Safety Officer and Assault in the Fourth Degree.











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