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Posted on: May 31, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Street Crimes Unit: Six Arrested, Seizure of Machine Guns, Stolen Gun, Drugs

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A residence in the 4600 block of Marshall Avenue had been on the radar of Eugene Police Street Crimes Unit and EPD Patrol for several months. The two units combined efforts in the area and the eventual result was six suspects charged and the seizure of two machine guns, handguns, a stolen gun, a trainer hand grenade, drugs, and stolen property.

 

On May 30, at approximately 2 p.m., SCU and Patrol observed numerous people coming and going from the location. The first arrest was  of Alicia Kay Treon, age 45, who was found in possession of methamphetamine. She was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance Methamphetamine. 


A while later a vehicle was observed parking at the house, then individuals loaded it with boxes. SCU conducted a traffic stop at 5045 Barger Avenue for an infraction. In the vehicle were the driver, Harley David Bichler, age 30, of Eugene, and passengers Billy Ray Dickerson, age 59, of Eugene, and Rebekah Lynn Burrell, age 39. It turned out during an inventory search the boxes containing numerous firearms (several handguns and long rifles to include two fully automatic machine guns). One of the handguns was found to be stolen. In addition to the firearms a "training" hand grenade was found. Metro Explosives Disposal Unit responded to safely remove that as well as a few other items. Information on charges for the three suspects is below.


While this was taking place a second vehicle was observed speeding to the Marshall Avenue residence, then speeding away. SCU requested patrol assistance in locating the vehicle, which had switched license plates. Patrol conducted a traffic stop on Candlelight Drive near Royal Avenue. After contact with Daniel Steven Field, age 65, of Eugene, and further investigation, he was charged with Unlawful Delivery and Unlawful Possession of Heroin. 


SCU along with several patrol officers attempted to  hail the remaining occupants of the Marhall Avenue house and during this, Levi Justin Strike, age 36, of Eugene, was observed by officers trying to exit out the backyard and was taken into custody.  He was charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Theft I – Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Machine Gun, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance Methamphetamine.


Patrol remained on scene all night while SCU gained a search warrant and that warrant was served today. Eugene Police Evidence Unit was on scene to process evidence. The SCU located eight stolen items from seven separate case numbers. The stolen property included laptop computers, cellular phones, power tools and a bicycle. SCU also located what might possibly be a methamphetamine lab in the garage, but this investigation is ongoing and has not been confirmed. 


Arrest Information:

Alicia Kay Treon, age 45, Possession of a Controlled Substance Methamphetamine


Harley David Bichler, age 30, of Eugene, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Machine Gun


Rebekah Lynn Burrell, age 39, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Machine Gun


Levi Justin Strike, age 36, of Eugene, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Theft I – Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Machine Gun, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance Methamphetamine


Billy Ray Dickerson, age 59, of Eugene, Carry a Concealed Weapon


Daniel Steven Field, age 65, of Eugene, Delivery of a Controlled Substance Heroin ,Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance Heroin. DCS Heroin 


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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