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Posted on: April 19, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Street Crimes Unit Makes Arrests After Online Drug Tip

On April 18 at 4:32 p.m., SCU responded to an online drug tip regarding the eastern end of the West University area.  Officers continued working at E. 18th Avenue and Riverview Street and at 2:35 p.m. when they contacted a man later identified as Lex Malon Braley, age 24. He did not have Driver’s License and was operating a motorcycle. He was also found to have a felony warrant for his arrest, and he had had provided a false identity to police during the contact. He was arrested on the warrant and a new charge of Providing False Information to Police. Case 19-05743

 

At 4:32 p.m., SCU officers noted a man and woman in the 2700 block of E. 18th Avenue. The man had been seen going into the yards of some homes, then coming back out.  The residents did not know him. SCU contacted the pair, along with another individual. The man, Dustin Michael Spurlock, age 40, of Eugene, Spurlock had two warrants: Parole Violation for Delivery of Methamphetamine and a warrant for Theft in the Second Degree out of Marion County. He was taken into custody on the warrants. Case 19-05742

 

At 6:29 p.m., SCU officers were watching the 800 block of W. 6th Avenue and observed several individuals coming and going from a certain vehicle. A traffic stop was made on one vehicle leaving the area and the owner of the car, Katherin Black, age 32, was arrested for a warrant. SCU contacted another individual in the parking lot, Katherine Marie Johnson, age 33, and observed digital scales with residue on it inside the vehicle. Officers discovered Johnson was in possession of Methamphetamine and more than 40 grams of heroin, plus money, and there was evidence she had been selling drugs to other individuals. SCU charged Johnson with Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance Heroin, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance Methamphetamine.

 

Eugene Police’s Street Crimes Unit, funded by one-time bridge funding, continues to impact local crime.

 

Eugene Police Street Crimes Unit

The SCU has been focusing on prolific offenders, who are identified through intelligence-based policing, public tips and other sources. They have been proactively responding across the city to quality of life issues as they arise, using all available resources and partners such as community groups, neighborhood associations and city services. 

 

The unit makes a dynamic difference in a variety of public safety issues including on emerging crimes and neighborhood livability issues. This team creates capacity within the organization to address and solve problems throughout the city of Eugene. SCU is a tangible outcome of the one-time,18-month bridge funding by Eugene City Council that is dedicated to targeting immediate and acute community safety system issues while working toward mission-critical enhancements that need to be addressed through a longer-term and broader community safety initiative. The unit currently consists of a lieutenant, a sergeant and four officers. The team will expand to include another sergeant and four additional officers as staffing allows. 

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