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Highlights of police activity > – March 17, 2016


Three arrested and two stolen vehicles recovered

On March 16, at 11:50 a.m., an officer was dispatched to 4550 West 11th Avenue for the report of a suspicious subject in the parking lot of Walmart. A  man appeared to be pushing a shopping cart containing various tools and trying to sell them in the area. The officer contacted the man standing behind a pickup truck loading items into the back. There were two other men standing next to another pickup truck and it looked as though they were all together. Officers became aware that at least one of the vehicles was a stolen vehicle. The three men were detained without incidents. There was another man, Kalen Michael Ruiz, age 22 of Eugene, sleeping in the passenger seat and an officer took him into custody as well.  Once all the investigation was complete three were arrested and two stolen trucks were recovered.  There was an ‘Attempt to Locate out for Ruiz related to some thefts from Target. Ruiz was arrested for Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Theft in the First Degree, and two counts of theft in the second degree. Ethan James Purkey, age 23, no address, was arrested for Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, Possession of Burglar Tools. Joshua Eugene Hopkins, age 26, no address was arrested for Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, Possession of Burglar Tools. A 1991 Mazda pickup belonging to a 64-year-old Springfield man, and a 1988 Nissan truck belonging to a 50-year-old Eugene woman were recovered. Case 16-04275


DUII (Drugs) and Driving While Suspended Felony

On March 16 at 4:00 p.m., an officer responded to1070 S. Bertelsen Road after report of a man who arrived at the location in his Ford Ranger, exited and then fell. The man, identified as Raymond Leslie Lowe, age 55, no address, was lying next to his truck when the officer contacted him.  After an investigation, Lowe was arrested for Driving While Suspended -Felony and DUII –Drugs. 16-04290


DUII and Reckless Driving

March 16, at approximately 11:20 p.m., a police officer conducting traffic enforcement in the area of Charnelton St. and 13th Ave. observed a grey utility vehicle make multiple wide turns and come to an immediate stop at an intersection, partially over the crosswalk. When the officer attempted to stop the vehicle, it pulled to side of the roadway, and then continued to drive southbound on Willamette St. The officer again attempted to stop the vehicle, and it came to a stop near the intersection of 14th Ave. and Willamette St. The officer contacted the driver, Jared Dylan Nagel, age 37, of Eugene, and arrested him for DUII and Reckless Driving. He was transported to the Lane County Jail. Case 16-04307


Burglary I and Theft I
March 16, at approximately 10:16 p.m., police responded to the 1000 block of W. 8th Avenue regarding a dispute. When police arrived, they received information that the victim’s roommate broke into his room and stole electronics. Police observed the suspect, Emily Dove Fitzhugh, age 43, walking near the intersection of W. 7th Avenue and Van Buren Street, and arrested her for Burglary in the First Degree, and Theft in the First Degree. She was transported to the Lane County Jail. Case 16-04305

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