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Posted on: March 14, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Yes, that was a bait bike: notable stats and sentencing


EPD Detectives’ Bait Bike Cases Result in Some Notable Stats and Cases



A bike is often someone’s main mode of transportation and not easily replaced. As a way to deter bike theft in Eugene, EPD patrol officers and detectives have placed a changing supply of bait bikes at various locations to combat the problem and arrest those who are responsible. Between July of 2018 and this week, there have been 31 arrests, 26 of which were in the downtown core. 


So far there are 17 felony convictions, three misdemeanor convictions, and seven still pending prosecutions. Most of the convictions have resulted in jail time and a year and a half to two years of probation. Here are some more notable sentences:


Kevin James Gonzales, age 37, – 13 months in prison, one year of post-prison supervisor

Brandon Lee Jackson, age 37, - 13 months in prison, one year of post-prison supervisor

Marquel Djuan Cary, age 21 - 13 months in prison, one year of post-prison supervisor

Jason Alan Hoy, age 42 - 13 months in prison, one year of post-prison supervisor

Joseph Scott Buttenhoff, age 38, – 60 days jail with 36 months of probation and a 21-month downward departure 

Kelvin Alexander Harris, age 23, - 60 days jail with 36 months of probation and a 36-month downward departure

Austin Henry Johnson age 39, - 18 months in prison, one year of post-prison supervisor


Suspects Charged in 2019:

Trystin Zaccory Mcclain, age 22

Michael Daniel Ray Collier, age 22

Nigel Quinton Bradley, age 25

Samuel Alexander Haddaway, age 24

Logan Ammon Michael Linderman, age 23

Male Juvenile, age 15


Suspects Charged in 2018

Jeremy Lee Linville, age 43

Cody AnthonyBryan, age 23

Male Juvenile, age 16

Drewan Norbert Anderso Neel, age 30

Braxton Lavell Walker-Holmes, age 20

Chapin Ray Manning, age 32

Emerson Keen Sims, age 55

Russell Allen Smith, age 49

Mark Alan Mitchell, age 56

Karlington Britton Dalton Sears, age 22

Kevin James Gonzales, age 37

Brandon Lee Jackson, age 38

Patrick Manning Wigginton, age 39

Kelvin Alexander Harris, age 23

Marquel Djuan Cary, age 21

Donald James Thompson, age 26

Travis Gene Sellers, age 34

Joseph Scott Buttenhoff, age 39

Schylar Domonicq Flick, age 25

Jeremy Allen Black, age 28

Jason Alan Hoy, age 42

Christopher Issac Willuweit, age 42

Ashleigh Nicole Philpot, age 27

Derek David Davia, age 45

Joshua Herbert Kaplan, age 23



EPD Crime Prevention offers these prevention tips:


Proper locking, bike registration, and theft reporting are key elements in combatting bike theft. 


A great first step to take is documentation. It is critical to document your serial number, take a photo and register your bicycle.  


Presently, there are more than 7,000 bicycles registered with the Eugene Police Department and we would like to see all bicycles in Eugene registered! Though registration does not protect your bicycle from being stolen, it drastically increases your chances of recovery. Registration is fast and free for City of Eugene residents living in the incorporated area of Eugene. You can register your bicycle 24/7 via our website at:  If you do not live in the incorporated area of Eugene, or live in another city, there are other alternatives mentioned in the link on our website.


Equally important as registration is the use of a quality U-lock and cable lock. No lock is undefeatable, but U-locks used along with cable locks, will provide much better protection than a cable lock alone. Many of the bicycle thefts reported to EPD involve no lock being used, or only a cable lock. Cable locks can be easily cut and do not provide adequate protection. The website link above also provides examples of how to properly lock your bicycle.


VIDEO: Crime Prevention Program Manager Jeff Blonde – Bike Theft Prevention 


If your bike is stolen in Eugene, report it immediately to EPD. Be sure to provide specific details about your bike, including critical information such as the serial number. You can file a report by calling our non-emergency number at 541-682-5111 or online at:

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