Police Blotter: Weekend Roundup
Lane County Mugshots: It was a very busy weekend. Here are some notable incidents and DUIs:
Robbery, Assault at Walmart – On March 26 at 5:13 p.m., officers were called to the Walmart at 1040 Green Acres Road regarding a theft suspect, later identified as James Raymond Beason, age 35, of Eugene, who was fighting with loss prevention and management staff. When the officer arrived, he found Beason had just fled the location and was in the area of Norkenzie Road and Holley Avenue. The officers arrived and located Beason, who was out of breath and drinking a beer as he walked through the neighborhood. Beason was compliant when officers contacted him. He was arrested for Robbery in the Third Degree, Assault in the Fourth Degree, and Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree. 1604857
Disorderly Conduct in the Roadway at W. 6th – On March 26 at 9:50 p.m., callers reported a woman, later identified as Rachel Rene Lyager, age 41, of Eugene, in traffic near the intersection of W. 6th Avenue and Blair Boulevard. She was reported to be wandering in traffic and appeared to be attempting to direct traffic with her eyes closed, walking down the center line. There had been other reports during the day of Lyager doing similar things in the area. An officer contacted Lyager on Blair Blvd in front of 7-Eleven and arrested her for Disorderly Conduct.
Disorderly Conduct/Harassment/ Criminal Mischief at Circle K – On March 26 at 1:09 p.m., police responded to Circle K at 296 E. 13th Avenue regarding a patron, later identified as Benjamin Jared Lybbert, age 25, who entered the store, threw a drink on the floor, lobbed a can at a wine display, and then propelled a shopping basket full of food items at wine bottles, breaking some. The employee told him to leave. Lybbert rushed toward him and hit the employee. The employee fell into a store display, then regained his feet and pushed Lybbert away. Other patrons helped get Lybbert out of the store. Lybbert left on foot, but tried to enter another man’s vehicle, and this man also had a physical altercation with Lybbert. Officers located Lybbert and arrested him on charges of Criminal Mischief 2, Disorderly Conduct, Harassment. 1604842
Unlawful Possession of Cocaine/ Warrant Hit and Run – On March 27 at 1:44 a.m., callers reported three males involved in a dispute in the parking lot at 4170 Quest Drive. One was reported to be intoxicated. Officers responded and contacted Nhowahisaac Jene McDonald, age 20, of Elmira. He had a Eugene Municipal warrant for Failure to appear in a Hit and Run case. Officers also found him in possession of cocaine and alcohol. There was also some property from a theft from vehicle that had occurred earlier, nearby. The owner did not wish to press charges. He was arrested for the warrant and Unlawful Possession of Cocaine, and he was cited for Minor in Possession of Alcohol.
Disorderly Conduct in the Roadway on Bell Avenue- On March 26 at 6:29 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 2400 block of Bell Avenue regarding a man who had walked in front of a moving van driven by the 51-year-old male victim, then thrown a beer can in front of the van, and walked toward it. The suspect, later identified as Eric Arthur Curran, age 46, of Eugene, was reported to have been yelling and standing in front of the van before lifting the front of his shirt, as if he had a gun (there was no firearm). A neighbor yelled for Curran to move out of the victim’s way. Curran hit the van’s hood and then moved out of the way. The officer contacted Curran, and arrested him without incident for Disorderly Conduct. 1604861
Reckless Burning near River Road – On March 27, at 11:59, an unknown subject started a dumpster fire at Happy Hour Bar, 645 River Road, and then a small garbage fire at Rasor Park. The person then a burned a garbage can in the 400 block of Knoop. EPD continues to investigate. 1604921
DUII Crash I-105 – On March 27 at 6:49 p.m., police observed a crash at eastbound I-105 near the Willamette River between a vehicle driven by Sabrina Lynn Ross, age 32, of Eugene, and one driven by a 16-year-old male. Ross was taken to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries and was cited in lieu of custody for DUII and Careless Driving. 1604914
Crash into Parked Trailer (DUII/Reckless Driving/Possession of Cocaine) – On March 26, at 3:10 a.m., a 2005 Toyota Tacoma driven by Anthony Mitchell Buich, age 23, of Alamo California, hit a parked trailer at W. 5th Aly and Van Buren Street. A local resident was awakened by the crash and responded to try and rouse the driver, who was asleep at the wheel. Officers arrived and found Buich still asleep. They knocked on his window to try and wake him. After a time, he sat up. And subsequent to an investigation, officers charged Buich with Unlawful Possession of Cocaine, DUI, and Reckless Driving. 1604821
DUI at W. 13th and Charnelton– On March 26, at 4 p.m., an officer on routine patrol spotted Chelsea Ann Bair, age 22, of Eugene, in a parking lot at W. 13th and Charnelton. The businesses were not open and Bair was going through the trunk of her Honda Accord. The vehicle was missing a front license plate. When the officer contacted her, he observed signs of impairment and he found that Bair has just been driving. Bair was also in possession of cocaine. After a Drug Recognition Expert investigated, Bair was charged with Unlawful Possession Cocaine and DUII. Her vehicle was impounded.1604852
DUI/Reckless Driving/ Possession of Methamphetamine on W. 7th – On March 26, an officer spotted a vehicle going the wrong way on W. 7th near Monroe Street. An officer stopped the vehicle, driven by Keith Brian Finkle, age 40, of Eugene. After an investigation, he was charged with DUII, Reckless Driving, and Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine. 1604823
DUII/ Reckless Driving/Reckless Endangering/Criminal Mischief W. 18th– On March 27 at 5:57 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 3700 block of W. 18th Avenue regarding a white Toyota pickup truck that had hit a curb, failed to negotiate the turn on 18th Avenue, and then travelled across a lawn, and struck a home. The driver was trying to reverse his vehicle out of the yard. The impact of the crash damaged the exterior of the home and knocked the residents’ TV off the wall. A city-owned sign was also damaged. An officer contacted the driver, David Chapman Novak, age 55, of Eugene, and after investigating, charged him with DUI, Reckless Driving, three counts of Recklessly Endangering, and Criminal Mischief 2. 1604891
DUI/Speed Violation near Chad Drive- On March 26 at 9:36 p.m., a sergeant initiated a stop on a vehicle at 2800 block of Chad Drive for speeding. He watched as the vehicle drove over the concrete curb on the roadway and then stopped in the middle of the Shopko parking lot entrance, blocking access to the business. After an investigation, Darrel Wayne Powell, age 70, of Oakland, Oregon, was arrested for DUI, and cited for Violation of the Designated Speed and Open Container.
DUII (Controlled Substance) W. 11th and Oakpatch – On March 26 at 12:21 a.m., an officer stopped Shari Ann Vowell, age 52, of Eugene for driving without headlights at W. 11th Avenue and Oakpatch. After an investigation, the officer arrested Vowell for DUI (Controlled Substance), and cited her for Driving without Lights. 1604813
DUI/Reckless Driving/Reckless Endangering Echo Hollow Near Royal – On March 27 at 1:05 a.m., an officer stopped a vehicle for speeding and careless driving at Echo Hollow near Royal Avenue. The officer had spotted the vehicle pass another vehicle as it approached his location, then accelerate at a high rate of speed. He caught up to it and when the officer initiated the traffic stop, the vehicle came to a stop on a residence’s gravel landscaping. After investigating, the officer charged Steven Mikel Robinson, age 25, of Junction City, with DUI, Reckless Driving, and Recklessly Endangering, as he had a passenger. 1604883Advertise your business on Eugene Daily News!