seeking the public’s help in locating a person of interest in the case involving a car theft with a child inside.
The person of interest is Faith
Miranda Rhoads, age 18. She is thought to be in the Eugene area.
If anyone has tips
on where Rhoads’ location, please call 541.682.5111. (Police non-emergency
PREVIOUSLY RELEASED ON AUGUST 14, 2019
Stolen Vehicle with
Case No. 19-12981
August 14, 2019 around 4:28pm Eugene Police Patrol and Street Crimes units
responded to 500 Block of Langers Ln for a reported stolen vehicle. The
owner of the vehicle reported her vehicle was stolen with her 1-year old child
in a child safety seat in the back of the car. The vehicle drove
off in an unknown direction. Multiple officers saturated the area looking for
the involved vehicle and child. The involved vehicle was described as a
2015 Silver Hyundai Sonata. While investigating this initial incident 911
received an additional call for a vehicle crash on Spencer Creek near Fawn
Hill. Area witnesses described the vehicle and provided a vehicle plate. This
information matched the stolen vehicle. A witness checked on the
occupants and located the 1-year old child in the backseat, still in his car
seat and appeared to be uninjured. The suspect was nowhere to be found and fled
in an unknown direction. Multiple EPD officers, Lane County Sheriff’s
Department, Fire and EMS responded to the crash scene. The child appeared to
have no injuries; however, as a precaution was transported to Riverbend
Hospital and was later released. One witness reported observing the crash,
picked-up, and transported the suspect to the area N Danebo and Royal Ave. This
information was confirmed and appeared to have occurred sometime around 4:58pm.
The female suspect was last observed walking east on Royal Ave. An area search
by officers was not successful in locating the suspect. The female suspect can
be described as a white female, in her late teens or early 20’s, thin build,
brown hair possibly in a pony tail, and was last seen wearing a red color short
sleeve or tank top shirt, black capri yoga type pants, and black shoes. The
suspect was also described to be bleeding from the head and or face area with
possible cuts or scratches on her face.
Violent Crimes Detectives responded to the scene and are actively investigating
this incident. The involved child is home safe with family. The suspect is
still outstanding and EPD is seeking help from the public to identify and
locate the suspect and/or additional witnesses. If you have any information
pertaining to this incident, we ask that you contact Eugene Police Detective
Cliff Sites and leave a message with your full name, address, and phone number
to be interviewed.
information is being released at this time. For Further inquiries or
questions please contact the Eugene Police Public Information Office.