Yesterday, May 21, Eugene Police
Street Crimes Unit and City of Eugene Code Compliance worked together on boarding
up 810 W. 28th Avenue.
The residence has
generated numerous complaints and calls for service. COE Code Compliance has
been attempting to work with the individuals for the last several months to
correct issues. Despite their efforts, the occupants failed to accept
responsibility for their lack of actions.
There were between
eight and 10 people staying at the house without any water or electricity.
Neighbors reported the occupants stealing water from their houses and
complained about the noise from generators running for electricity.
Eugene Police Street Crimes Unit
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.
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.