On July 30, 2019, at
approximately 6:45 p.m., the Street Crimes Unit and K9 Cwyk and his officer
handler responded to the apartment of a suspect who was identified to have been
involved in a domestic road-rage incident that happened earlier in the day on
Beltline around 1:30 p.m.
The team established
a perimeter around the residence, and contacted the suspect, Abrham Johns
Acuna, age 26, who was inside. SCU hailed Acuna to come out and Acuna was
informed that he had several warrants for arrest. After repeated attempts to
get him to exit the residence, he was informed that a K9 would enter and assist
with locating and taking him into custody.
A short time later,
the team observed Acuna exiting the back side of the residence and he was taken
into custody with the assistance of K9 Cwyk. He was arrested without incident on
warrants for Felon in Possession of Firearm, Harassment, Possession Controlled
Substance Methamphetamine, Menacing, DUII, and transported to the Lane County
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 eight officers. The team will expand to include another sergeant and four
additional officers as staffing allows.