Eugene, OR – Eugene Police Blotter. Stories from the men and women of the Eugene Police Department. This edition covers several such stories.
EPD on the Beat January 2015
January 22 – December 8, 2014, at approximately 11:56 p.m., police responded to an apartment at 90 Commons Drive, regarding a possible robbery in-progress. The suspect left before officers arrived, but information for a possible suspect was found and officers were able to obtain a search warrant for the residence of the suspect, Aaron David Lee Marshall, age 19, who had a listed address for a neighboring apartment at the same 90 Commons Drive address. The suspect, Marshall, was arrested in Douglas County on warrants yesterday, and was transported to the Lane County Jail after midnight this morning, on charges of Menacing –Intimidate/Threaten, Burglary in the First Degree – Residence, Robbery in the First Degree – Residence, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon – Possession Illegal. Marshall also received charges on an unrelated warrant related to a dispute at 90 Commons Drive, which EPD responded to on November 24, 2014, for Coercion – Intimidate/Threaten, Assault in the Fourth Degree – Simple Assault, and Strangulation – Misdemeanor.
January 21 – Willamette High School notified a school resource officer that a suspicious male subject was in their parking lot. A police officer responded and observed that the subject had left the school and was near Abby’s Pizza at Barger and Beltline. When the officer attempted to contact the subject, he walked onto the Beltline off ramp. The subject was then observed running into traffic and then back towards Abby’s Pizza when he jumped into a drainage ditch. Officers detained the subject, and medics arrived to transport him to the hospital.
At 3:59 a.m. on Saturday, January 17, 9-1-1 received 64 calls from two girls, age 10 and 13, who also called the calltakers profane names. They were warned several times to stop calling, but continued to report false emergencies to 9-1-1, while being abusive to the calltakers. Police officers arrived at the home in the River Road area from which the girls made the calls. They were cited for Improper Use of 9-1-1 and were released to their parents.
At 5:36 p.m. on January 16, police received a report of a man who entered McKenzie River Music, 455 W. 11th Avenue, and left at a brisk pace with a pricey guitar he failed to pay for. Store employees provided a good physical description of the thief and his vehicle. An officer recognized the description to match that of Jason Nicholas Turre, age 36, no address. She located his vehicle on Willamette Street a short time later and when the dust settled police recovered the guitar from his car. Along with the guitar, drugs and burglar tools were seized. Case number 15-00883
January 13 – The evening that followed the National Championship game was calmer than anticipated. Police responded to approximately six small furniture fires in the West University District and the Eugene Springfield Fire Department responded to approximately ten fires. No further behavior problems were reported in relation to the National Championship game.
1500289 – Tuesday, January 6, at approximately 7:19 a.m., police responded to the area of Donald and Mill regarding a possibly stolen vehicle. Officers received information that the vehicle was traveling west on W. 38th. The vehicle was later found unoccupied on the 3700 block of Watkins Lane and returned to its owner. No suspects were found.
1500192 – Hit-and-run – Sunday, January 4, at approximately 11:45 a.m., police officers responded to a report of a hit-and-run that happened around 4 a.m. that day on the 200 block of Sunset Drive. Police received information that two unknown suspects, male and female in their early 30s, robbed a 40-year-old male victim of money, debit cards, electronics, and his 2006 Dodge Ram. When the suspects left with the truck, they drove into a fence in the neighbor’s front yard. Before the incident happened, the victim had reportedly been out with the two suspects at a bar, and the suspects drove the victim back to his house. When the victim awoke in the morning, he had a black eye, and observed that the previously mentioned items had been stolen.
DUII arrest leads to further charges – Sunday, January 4, at approximately 12:21 a.m., a police officer assigned to DUII patrol, observed a white Ford Explorer failing to maintain its lane of travel and failed to properly use his turn signal. An officer stopped the vehicle and contacted the driver, Nicholas Turre Jason, age 36, in the parking lot of a motel on the 1500 block of West 6th Avenue. When officers attempted to arrest the suspect for DUII, he continued to resist and a taser was deployed. During the arrest, officers found the suspect in possession of heroin, methamphetamines, guns and masks. During the investigation, officers also found information about stolen property connected to the suspect. He was arrested and transported to the Lane County Jail for Delivery of Heroin, DUII, Resisting Arrest – Disorderly Conduct, and a Warrant for Arrest. Further charges are pending.
Arson– A woman was arrested on January 3 at 7 a.m., for Arson in the First Degree and multiple counts of Reckless Endangering. On Wednesday at approximately 7:18 a.m., an officer was dispatched to an apartment on the 1700 block of Ferry Street to investigate a fire that Eugene Fire Department had responded to and maintained control of. Emergency Personnel at the scene encountered a disorderly Jennifer Anne Snuggerud, age 39, on E. 18th Ave near Mill St. and High St. The suspect, who was yelling and incoherent, was transported to the hospital, and then the Lane County Jail after probable cause was established to arrest her for Arson in the First Degree and Reckless Endangering.