Lane County Mugshots: EPD on the Beat – April’s Notable Patrol Incidents and Arrests

Vehicle/Bicycle at Hwy. 99 & Royal
April 1 at 11:17 p.m., a bicyclist peddled across Royal Avenue against a pedestrian control signal, and into the path of a westbound turning Dodge Dakota pick-up. The bicyclist was struck, and sustained life-threatening injuries. The bicyclist remains at the local hospital. He appears to be in his 50s. The driver, Scott John Jacobson, age 29, of Eugene, was cited for Driving While Suspended. 1605216

Wanted Subject Released from Hospital to Police Custody – Loren Dean Cox, Jr., age 47, was being released from a local hospital around 9:30 p.m. on April 2, and had warrants. Cox had been combative with police from another agency when brought there earlier. During his stay, he was hostile with hospital security and hurt one of their officers. EPD officers approached the situation with care and caution. A sergeant introduced himself and attempted to speak with Cox calmly, attempting to gain his compliance. Cox did not wish to communicate, but instead by verbal and physical indicators, appeared ready to fight. After numerous warnings, a taser was used to take him into custody to try and avoid a fight. Cox landed on the bed and then fought officers as they handcuffed him. He was taken to the Lane County Jail without incident and lodged on his warrant, as well as Interfering with Police. 1605275

Employees at the Home Depot store, 808 Seneca Road, had a shoplifter in custody on April 3, at 4:52 p.m. Police arrived and contacted Richard Byron Dormer, age 42, who was sitting down inside the Loss Prevention Office. After investigating, the officer found that he had taken a knife and a flashlight. He had a pair of wire cutters on him. He was asked about a bike that was outside and he said it was not his. He was taken to jail and lodged. Another officer was called back to the Home Depot, as the bicycle had been taken into the office for safekeeping (it had not been secured outside and employees were concerned it might be taken). An inventory of the bike and associated property turned up methamphetamines and evidence the bicycle was Dormer’s. Dormer had been charged with Possession of a Burglary Tool or Theft Device, and Theft III, and Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine was added to the charges. 1605319

DUI/Reckless Driving – At around April 2, at 12:26 a.m., a 1984 Ford Bronco crashed into a pedestrian sign and then hit a tree in front of St. Paul Catholic Church, 1201 Satre Street. The driver was reportedly trying to restart the vehicle. Officers arrived and contacted the driver, Rick Curtis Gander, age 33, of Eugene. After an investigation, he was lodged at the Lane County Jail on charges of DUI and Reckless Driving. 1605218

Woman Arrested after Fight Over Keys – At 2:42 a.m. on April 2, police were called to a residence on Knoop Lane after an intoxicated woman, later identified as Arisia Promise Miller, age 43, of Ree, Oregon, was reported to be in a dispute with residents at the home. The residents, a husband, age 70, and his wife, age 56, had tried to get Miller, who was visiting their son, to leave due to her intoxication, but she refused. The couple took her keys and tried to call a cab. Miller was upset when her keys were taken and the fight ensued. Miller grabbed the other woman and pushed and punched the 70-year-old man. She removed books from a shelf and pulled the home phone from the wall. Miller pushed the son’s motorcycle in the driveway and it fell over. Miller was lodged at the Lane County Jail on two counts of Harassment. 1605222

Shoplifter Arrested for Assault – Walmart Loss Prevention called to report a shoplifter in custody on April 3 at 11:16 a.m. The suspect, later identified as Matthew Ray Schmidt, age 28, of Eugene, was seen leaving the store without paying for merchandise. He was stopped by loss prevention employees outside and asked to come back into the store. Initially Schmidt agreed and was escorted in. Once in the store, he tried to pull away from the loss prevention officers who were holding onto him. While trying to pull away, he knocked a 55-year-old medically vulnerable woman to the ground, hurting her. The woman’s husband confronted Schmidt and Schmidt complied with loss prevention. Schmidt claimed to feel ill and asked to be taken to a hospital. He was transported to the hospital, then after being treated, he was taken to jail and lodged on two warrants, Theft 2, and Assault. 1605313

Disorderly Conduct at W. 3rd and Jackson – Police were called on April 2 at 9:40 p.m., to respond to complaints of an intoxicated man who was bleeding and staggering in the street near W. 3rd Avenue and Jackson Street, taunting people to fight him. Officers contacted the man, Jadd Enver Tryon, age 37, of Eugene. He was standing against the fence in front of 1047 W 3rd Avenue. When an officer first approached him, he raised his fists as if getting ready to fight and he was visible intoxicated. He refused to show the officer his identification and started to walk away. Two officers took him into custody and were escorting him to his vehicle to get his belongings, but he tried to pull away. He was pulled down to his stomach and handcuffed. He refused to stand up and was assisted to his feet. When officers took him to the patrol car, he pushed his weight around and caused an officer to fall into a fence. The other officer pulled Tryon down into a flower bed to retain control. The two officers had to again lift Tryon as he was refusing to stand. While being escorted he pulled his feet off the ground, and the two officers had to lift Tryon’s entire body weight. Tryon was lodged at Jail on charges of Disorderly Conduct and Criminal Trespass II. 1605276

Failure to Register as a Sex Offender – On April 2 at 9:37 p.m., LTD called police as they had a trespasser in custody at their station, 1080 Willamette Street. Christopher Wayne Wadinski, age 55, had been told to stay off the property due to his intoxication earlier in the day. He returned to the station and security handcuffed him. A records check showed he had failed to register as a sex offender. He was charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and Criminal Trespass. 1605269

Disorderly Woman Arrested at High and 13th – On April 2 at 4:05 a.m., an officer was dispatched to High Ally and 13th Avenue for a disorderly female who was reported to be screaming at random and throwing glass bottles in the street. An officer arrived and located Angela Weber, 50, behind a dumpster and she was arrested on a warrant for Criminal Trespass. 1605224

Car Vs. Power Pole – At 10:44 p.m. on April 3, a grey 1996 Grey Nissan Sentra was driving southbound on Chambers near W. 8th Place and possibly hit the curb before it flipped and hit a power pole. Fire and EMS responded as well as police. The car was upside down in the road. There didn’t appear to be any sign of intoxication regarding the driver. (The report is not yet entered into the system). 1605324

Pedestrian vs. Credit Union
On April 1 at 6:21 p.m., Oregon Community Credit Union, 4239 Barger Avenue, numerous people called police as there was a man beating on the window demanding his money. When police arrived, they found the subject of the call, Matthew James Henson, age 32, talking loudly and screaming. Officers advised him to leave, but Henson refused. Henson resisted arrest, but officers were able to get him handcuffed after a struggle and mention of a taser (without display). At one point, Henson began to stand, lifting the officers holding onto him. Still, there were no injuries to anyone in the end and Henson was lodged at the jail for Disorderly Conduct, Criminal Trespass II, and Resisting Arrest. 16-05203

Thursday and Friday had many crashes involving vulnerable roadway users: Two EPD DUII officers were each hard at work finding DUII drivers, and were able to remove several of these drivers from Eugene’s traffic. There were still multiple incidents involving vehicles and either pedestrians or bicycles.

Pedestrian/Train Crash Fatality – On April 1, just before 8 p.m., a 38-year-old man died after stepping in front of an eastbound train at Washington Street near the park. Police and Fire/EMS units responded but the man died from his injuries. Bystanders said the man appeared to step into the path of the eastbound Union Pacific locomotive. The man’s identity is known to police, but his name is being withheld pending next of kin notification. 16-05147

Vehicle/Bicycle Hit and Run at 10th & Charnelton
On April 1 at 4:41 p.m., a 45-year-old Eugene woman, was riding her bike south on Charnelton Street, south of W. 10th Avenue. She was riding in the middle of the lane and there was an older model pick-up behind her at a red light. When the light turned green, she took off and started peddling, but reported being hit from behind as the pick-up made a turn. She did not require medical transport. The driver left the scene with little identifying information. 1605200

Vehicle/Pedestrian Crash at 6th & Washington
On April 1, at 9:11 p.m., Donald James Thompson, age 23, walked into a moving vehicle while exiting Washington Jefferson Park mid-block. The driver of the vehicle, Ramon Antonio Cordova Nash, age 41, of Eugene, stopped and activated his hazard lights. Thompson had an injured foot and was transported to a hospital for care. Thompson was cited for Pedestrian-Failure to Yield to a Vehicle.

Vehicle/Pedestrian Crash at 11th & Ocean
On April 1 at 9:37 p.m., a pedestrian, Katherine Louise Stieglitz, age 26, walked into W. 11th/Ocean traffic in an attempt to cross all four lanes outside a crosswalk. Based on her movements, several vehicles had to swerve to miss her, and a 1989 Toyota Supra driven by Monica Marie Mattoon, age 27, of Eugene, was unable to miss Stieglitz. Mattoon was driving while suspended. Stieglitz was taken to a local hospital for care and cited for Pedestrian Failure to Yield to Vehicle. 16-05211

Vehicle/Bicycle at Hwy. 99 & Royal
April 1 at 11:17 p.m., a bicyclist peddled across Royal Avenue against a pedestrian control signal, and into the path of a westbound turning Dodge Dakota pick-up. The bicyclist was struck, and sustained life-threatening injuries. The bicyclist remains at the local hospital. He appears to be in his 50s. The driver, Scott John Jacobson, age 29, of Eugene, was cited for Driving While Suspended. 1605216