On December 28 at 4:28 p.m. a Eugene Police Street Crimes Unit officer was in the area of Bramblewood Lane when he observed an occupied Honda Civic near the park. A quick check found the car had been parked by the owner, age 20, between 18th and 19th and Oak and the owner noticed it missing at around 11 p.m. on December 27 (case 21-20375).
Officers contacted the two occupants of the car without incident and identified them as Odessa Michelle McBride, age 22, and Daniel Lee Andrus, aged 28, of Eugene. McBride was charged with Unauthorized Use Vehicle, and Andrus was charged with Possession of Stolen Vehicle and Possession of Burglary Tools.
Officers contacted the owner of the Honda and helped him with clearing out property. During this process officers located more than 50 pieces of mail and various documents with additional evidence of identity theft and fraudulent activity. A majority of the stolen property came from the Oakridge area. Investigation and follow-up will be ongoing. Case 21-20422
And, on December 28 at 2:34 p.m., another SCU officer located a stolen vehicle stolen from the Sweet Home area in the 3700 block of Dove, in Eugene. The SCU officer had recently seen a Facebook post, where the owner was asking for help locating her stolen Volkswagen Passat. The officer recalled that post and ran the plate and found it was listed as stolen. The Passat had obviously been left for a few days due to the snow surrounding it. SCU recovered the vehicle and was able to get it returned to the registered owner via a friend. Case 21-20415
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. SCU 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.