Highlights of police activity – March 29, 2016
Menacing with a Firearm, Reckless Endangering, UUW, Disorderly Conduct II – Forest Zachariah Laughner, age 23, no address, dropped in to Taylor’s Bar and after he was cut off from service he was asked to leave. When he refused, he was helped out by bar staff. On the front porch, Laughner produced a handgun from his waistband and menaced at least three employees. Laughner fled northbound and the employees followed from a distance. UOPD located Laughner and took him into custody at 11th and Alder. Laughner’s Concealed handgun license was seized. March 29, at 1:14 a.m. Case Number 16004987
Shoplifter Turns out to be Fugitive From Justice (Idaho) – Employees of Winco, 4275 Barger, called police on March 28 at 7:31 p.m. as they had a shoplifter in custody who had taken some meat. The suspect had taken some meat and when he was confronted outside the store with this, he had pushed past security, but that officer was able to detain him in handcuffs. The suspect provided a name to the arriving EPD officer and produced an LTD bus pass with that name. However, the officer found out he had provided a false name. He was identified as David Payne. The officer took him to jail, where deputies ran his fingerprints. It matched to a David Michael Payne, age 55, who was a fugitive from justice from Idaho. Payne was lodged on the following charges: Fugitive from Justice, Identity Theft, Theft 3, Possession of Burglar’s Tools, False Info to Police.
Theft in the Second Degree – March 28, at approximately 4:45 p.m., police responded to the Duck Store on East 13th Avenue regarding a shoplifter who was being detained by a store employee. Police arrived and received information that the suspect, Justin Morgan Hass, age 34, of Eugene, was observed concealing items on his person and exited the store without attempting to pay for the merchandise. Police also found that Hass possessed merchandise from Jambo World Crafts on Alder St. and learned that he had been at the location earlier in the day (16-4970). Hass was transported to the Lane County Jail for Theft in the Second Degree. Case 16-4968