Man Arrested on Stolen Bike After Almost Hitting Officers


On Mar. 9, 2015, at 8:56 p.m., officers contacted Pickard after he almost ran into them as he rode a stolen bike on the sidewalk in Downtown Portland.

Portland Police officers arrested 36-year-old Steven Ronald Pickard after contacting him at SW 10th Ave. and Morrison St. as he rode the stolen bicycle.

Officers checked the serial numbers on the white Cervelo bicycle and learned that the bike was reported stolen on January 22, 2015, from the 1800 block of Southwest River Drive.

Earlier in the evening, another Central Precinct officer took a report that this stolen bike was seen in the area of Southeast Water Avenue and Belmont Street along with a man matching Pickard’s description. The caller on that report, a friend of the bike theft victim, provided a picture of the man and the bike to police, who confirmed that it was Pickard and the stolen Cervelo bicycle.

The victim in this case was able to provide the serial number to police when making the theft report, listed the bike on http://www.stolenbikeregistry.comand share the information among her social networks to get the word out about the theft. All of these actions led to police being able to recover the bike and make an arrest.

Steven Pickard
Steven Ronald Pickard

Pickard was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Theft in the First Degree (by Receiving), Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Additionally Pickard is being held on a parole violation.

The Portland Police Bureau has some valuable information on bike theft prevention available at



Bill Would Require Bike Registration

Bike RacksEUGENE, Ore. — You could soon need a license to ride. A new Senate bill would require adults in Oregon to register their bikes and pay an annual fee.

Ted Campbell came up with the idea for Senate Bill 177. He says his main goal is accountability.

The bill would require anyone over 18 years old to take a safety test and pay $10 a year. The money would off set costs of maintaining and improving bike lanes.

Riders in Eugene have mixed feelings.

“The fee seems reasonable to help with the cost of things, but I don’t know about having to take a safety course. That’s seem a little too much,” said bicyclist Darcy Fredrickson.

The bill would do away with the bike bill, which allows state highway money to pay for bike projects.

Under the proposed bill, those who fail to register could get a $250 ticket.

UO Honored Gold Bicycle Friendly

BICYCLEEUGENE, Ore. — The League of American Bicyclists recognized the University of Oregon with a Gold Bicycle Friendly University Wednesday.

The University of Oregon encourages bicycling as an easy option for transportation and provides amenities such as way-finding signs, bike parking and fix-it stations throughout campus.

Being a bike friendly university has created opportunities for the diverse campus community to lead happier, healthier lives and has redefined how easy, affordable, accessible, and fun transportation can be.

To apply or learn more about the free Bicycle Friendly University program, click here.

Bikes Power Band at Ballpark

pedal powerEUGENE, Ore. — Lots of home run power is on display Tuesday night at PK Park. But, they won’t be the only power people are talking about.

Anybody coming into the stadium for the Northwest League All-Star Game from the front gates will see Pedal Power Music. It’s a blend of people on stationary bikes powering the band Medium Troy.

David Villalobos of Pedal Power Music sums it up best calling it a bicycle-powered audio-visual system.

“I really feel that it bridges that gap in between the two. And the audience really becomes an active participant in the performance and takes that memory home with them forever,” Villalobos said.

Pedal Power has made previous appearances at track and field events in Eugene, more recently at the Eugene Marathon.

The Oregon Country Fair is their bread and butter. They love festivals.

The Northwest League All-Star Game starts at 7:00 p.m. In order to not interfere with the game, they’ll shut down the bikes at about 6:45 p.m. So you’re more than welcome to come on down and experience Pedal Power Music for yourself.

Volunteers Needed to Clean Bike Paths

UO BIKE PATH CLEANUP PICEUGENE, Ore. — Eugene is known for being bike friendly.

This weekend, some friendly bikers are hitting the paths to do some cleaning.

The University of Oregon Outdoor Program is gathering volunteers for a campaign called BicyClean.

It’s aimed to clean the major bike paths around Eugene.

The project coordinator says they want to serve the big cycling community and hopes this will motivate people to bike, so they’re asking for anyone in the community to join.

“In order for something that’s as important as this to happen, people have to get involved. Volunteers have to get involved and so, it gives us an opportunity to facilitate and also be a part of that,” said Laughton Elliott-DeAngelis, project coordinator.

If you’d like to get signed up, click here.

Rick Dancer TV – June!


It’s seven in the morning, on a Sunday Morning and we are in Cottage Grove ready to shoot the intros and interviews for the June Rick Dancer TV show. There’s mist in the air and that is a real drag when you are shooting video. Scott Phillips and I have been in the business long enough to know you just make it work.

My phone rings. It’s my co-host Emma. Emma has a flat tire. She’s supposed to be here in an hour and there’s a giant screw stuck in the tire of her little “Emma Jeep.” She’s headed to her boyfriends to see if he can jack up her jeep so she can change the tire and the phone rings again, this time it’s Tim Chuey. You know Tim Chuey; he used to be the weatherman on KVAL. Now he has his own gig and was scheduled to come talk for Eugene Daily News about the big Dexter Lake 4th of July bash they’re helping put on.

Tim tells me he’s lost. He’s only been to Cottage Grove a couple of times and he left his directions at home (how many times have I done that?). In the end both show up we get our work done. Actually, Emma’s flat made the show more fun and it gave us one more thing to use against her in the future.

Perhaps next month, when we shoot the show from Coburg, we’ll take Emma out to the truck stop and have a trucker show her how to change a tire? (That’s Scott’s idea). I can just see it now. Emma, a young woman who is so jacked up she makes caffeine nervous, and the truck driver.
Here’s the show.
Hope you enjoy it and please, share it with your friends.

Bike Bridge Closing for Repairs

EUGENE, Ore. — If you use the Knickerbocker Bike Bridge–that’s the one just west of I-5–listen up.

EWEB is closing it next Monday to do some repairs.

The bridge will be shut down through July 20.

You’ll need to use what used to be called the Autzen Footbridge — now the Dave and Lynn Frohnmayer Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge — to cross the river.

EWEB will also open a connector path between North Walnut Road and the North Bank Path to improve access.

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December 1 – Morning Headlines

A Springfield 76 Station found out just how much the public cares about saving money when they dropped the price of regular gas to $3.19 a gallon yesterday. On an average fill-up that is a savings of $5.52; enough for 22oz of hamburger...


  • Purse Snatcher Arrested in Springfield
    Officers responded to a purse snatch at a little after 4 p.m. on Wednesday, at the bus stop in the 2000 block of Olympic St.  Eric Kithcart snatched a purse away from a 48-year-old woman, knocking her to the ground. She receiv…
  • Pac-12 Remodels Boys & Girls Club Technology Center The Pac-12 is in town for the championship game on Friday, but it’s leaving its mark on more than just the football field. The conference is starting a tradition of donating to a local charity in the game’s host city. This year the l…
  • Victim family slams Governor over death penalty The former husband of a woman killed by Gary Haugen calls Gov. John Kitzhaber a coward for halting his execution.
  • Schools foundation doubles grants for 2011 There was a lot of commotion — happy commotion — across the Springfield School District on Tuesday when the Education Celebration Bus Tour stopped at 15 different school campuses to deliver the good news: More than 70 educators had been chosen as r…
  • Gas Station Mobbed After News of Low Gas
    A Springfield gas station was mobbed all day. The reason is the price for regular unleaded at the 76 Station at Main Street and 40th dropped by 46 cents Wednesday morning. The manager says she got word Tuesday to lower the pric…
  • Statutory faculty convenes, decides new direction for University University statutory faculty convened an emergency meeting yesterday afternoon in McArthur Court to hold an open dialogue with Chancellor George Pernsteiner and board member Lynda Ciuffetti) from the Oregon University System, and to pass motions in acc…
  • Eugene Council Discusses Private Parking Practices The Eugene City Council took up an issue Wednesday that could affect people who park in private parking lots. During the council’s work session, councilors wanted to look into what role the city can play in monitoring private parking lots…
  • The 99 Express Bus Service to Monroe is Cut
    State funding cuts means no more bus service for Monroe residents. The 99 Express, connecting Monroe to Corvallis and Junction City is now discontinued. The service was started in 2010 by state grants, offering transportation to A…
  • Eugene Gets First Bike-Only Traffic Signal
    Eugene is getting even more bike friendly. On Thursday, Eugene’s first bike-only traffic signal will turn on at the intersection of Alder Street and 18th Avenue. More than 16,000 vehicles travel through the intersection on an av…

Tim Chuey Weather:

Plan on wearing warm clothes if you are going to the Pac-12 Championship Game Friday evening. At least it will be dry and that will last into early next week. High: 48 Low: 28 Rain: slight A  cold front moved through Oregon returning the moisture flow for just a chance of precipitation for a short period of time. A high pressure ridge (“Arch” shape on the jet stream) is moving over us and the airflow will dry us out and return the sunshine. So, for the better part of the next 6 days we’ll see sunshine after the late night and early AM fog clears out. That also means that our air quality will suffer with the sinking air of high pressure holding on to the pollutants at the surface. Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Mostly cloudy with patchy fog this AM, partly cloudy this afternoon, partly cloudy with patchy fog late tonight and Friday AM, partly cloudy Friday afternoon and evening, mostly cloudy with with patchy fog late Friday night and Saturday AM, a mix of clouds and sun in the afternoon, then partly cloudy with patchy fog late Saturday night highs 42-48 cooling to near 45 Saturday lows 32-28. Partly cloudy with early AM and late night patchy fog Sunday through Monday night, partly cloudy Tuesday, mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of rain Tuesday night, then a mix of clouds and sun with a slight (20%) chance of showers Wednesday highs 45-50 cooling to 45 Tuesday lows near 29. (seasonal averages high 48 low 36)

Because weather forecasting is a combination of science, intuition, and timing there can be no absolute guarantees that individual forecasts will be 100% accurate. Nature is in a constant state of flux and sudden unexpected weather events can happen. Keep Current on the Weather:

November 18 – Morning Headlines

Food for Lane County is suffering a food reserve shortage.


  • Bicycle v.s. Vehicle Crash at E.11th and High
    The Eugene Police Department is investigating a serious traffic crash involving a vehicle and a bicycle at the intersection of E 11th and High Streets.  11th Street is closed from Mill Street west to Pearl Street.  Motorist are urged to avoid the area …
  • Police Arrest 17 Occupy Eugene Protesters
    Occupy Eugene was out in full force Thursday to join in the International Day of Action. Everything was quiet by 5 p.m. on 11th and Willamette, but that was not the case earlier that afternoon. Chase Bank was the sight of one prot…
  • Attackers were strangers, beating victim tells jury in attempted murder case
    A 42-year-old Glenwood man told a jury this morning that he had never before seen two homeless men who seriously injured him in an Aug. 11 altercation the prosecutor called a “beat down” that might have killed Mark Christopher Taylor, had witnesses…
  • FFLC Shelves Barely Stocked
    Food For Lane County says its shelves are not staying stocked this year. The warehouse usually has enough food to last eight to 10 weeks. Right now, it only has four weeks’ worth. The USDA cut a third of the funding going to food banks thi…
  • Angry mom confronts Occupy campers about runaway daughter
    “Harboring children and dealing drugs! That’s what you’re doing!” the woman screamed, accusing the Occupy campers of harboring her runaway daughter.
  • Tree Limb Falls on Electric Line in South Eugene
    More than 400 EWEB customers were without power Wednesday night after a tree limb fell across an electric line. It happened near Willamette Street and West 38th Avenue around 6:30 p.m. Strong winds caused a tree limb to fall o…
  • Oregon economists predict another drop in state revenues
    State revenues are down approximately $107 million from previous estimates, officials announced today. Combined with an almost $200 million revenue drop predicted in August, today’s forecast means Oregon’s sputtering economic recovery has…
  • Police get prior approval to arrest trespassers
    A Eugene Police Department program helps property owners who want to keep people off their property who don’t belong there. It’s called the Trespass Program.
  • County commissioners pass DeFazio’s logging revival
    The Lane County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 last Wednesday in support of Congressman Peter DeFazio’s proposal to support more logging on federal forests in Lane County.DeFazio recently teamed up with Congressmen Greg Walden and Kurt Schrader to…
  • Egan Warming Centers Open Today
    With temperatures expected to dip, the Egan Warming Centers will open Friday.
    The centers that will open are downtown Eugene, Valley Covenant Church, Grace Community Fellowship, the Fern Ridge Center, Hosea Youth Services. In S…
  • Boys & Girls Club Opens Part-Time
    Money problems forced the Boys & Girls Clubs of Emerald Valley to close its doors back in October. But now with a little help, one of the branches is open a couple days a week. The Westmoreland Branch of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Emer…
  • Bright leads Oregon St. past CS Northridge 83-63
    Patricia Bright scored 23 points and Oregon State opened the second half with a 14-2 run to pull away from Cal State Northridge 83-63 Thursday night.
  • Late second-half surge leads Oregon men to first win of the season
    For more than 30 minutes on Thursday night, the Oregon men’s basketball team struggled in most every facet of the game. Turnovers kept the Ducks out of rhythm offensively, poor perimeter defense paved the way for a great shooting night for Big Sky op…
  • UO Student-Athlete Center Floor Damaged by Water
    Some of the flooring inside the Jaqua Center at the University of Oregon has warped because of water damage. School officials say the majority of the floor will have to be replaced because of it. They say insurance will cover the …
  • Heisman Tour Stops in Eugene
    There’s a lot of talk about LaMichael James getting nominated for the Heisman for a second year. But even if he doesn’t get it, you still can, in a way. Crews spent Thursday setting up the tent for the Sports Illustrated Heism…
  • Duck star Cliff Harris sorts out traffic citations in court
    A star Duck football player suspended from the team since police pulled him over and cited him for traffic violations appeared in court Thursday to settle the charges against him.

Tim Chuey Weather:

Wet weather with falling snow levels. Looks like cold and wet will be the watch words through Thanksgiving.

High: 42
Low: 31
Rain: Showers



The upper air flow is swinging from the northwest over the Pacific Northwest to bring us more moisture. A frontal system has moved through increasing the chances for rain and mountain snow. A series of frontal systems will march through into the weekend to keep us wet and we will seriously cool down.

Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Mostly cloudy with showers today (0.25 in. of rain possible), rain and snow showers likely (60%) tonight (snow level 1,000 ft., 1 in. of snow possible, 0.10 in. of rain possible), cloudy with a good (50%) chance of rain and snow showers Saturday (under 0.10 in. of rain possible), mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers Saturday evening, mostly cloudy Saturday night, then a mix of clouds and sun Sunday and mostly cloudy Sunday night highs near 42 lows 31-35. Mostly cloudy with a (40%) chance of rain Monday, a good (50%) chance of rain Monday night, then rain likely (60%) Tuesday through Thursday (Thanksgiving Day) highs near 48 lows near 39. (seasonal averages high 51 low 37)

Because weather forecasting is a combination of science, intuition, and timing there can be no absolute guarantees that individual forecasts will be 100% accurate. Nature is in a constant state of flux and sudden unexpected weather events can happen.

Keep Current on the Weather:

October 13 – Morning Headlines

Olympic Trials return to Hayward Field - Image courtesy UofO


    • False fire alarm at the EMU
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    • Bicycle theft on the rise around campus
      Walking around to the back of his house last Wednesday evening, junior Keane Daly expected to find his bike locked to a pole. Instead, he found an open lock and nothing else. Daly had used a wire lock with a letter combination system to keep his bike s…
    • Police remove anti-loitering bikes from downtown
      Now you see them, now you don’t. The old bicycles that the Eugene Police Department had been locking to flower planter railings at the intersection of Broadway and Olive Street are now gone. But the reason for the bikes’ removal is not entirely cle…
    • Police officer raises $6,100 to help keep the homeless warm
      Eugene police officer Randy Ellis said publicity and a generous donation from a local business owner helped him collect more than $6,100 during a fundraising drive aimed at helping to keep homeless people warm and dry this winter. “I was shocked” b…
    • Father basks in glow of Nobel
      Charles Sargent was lying in bed early Monday listening to “Morning Edition” on public radio and thinking of getting up when he heard the news. His son, Thomas Sargent, had received the Nobel Prize in economics. “I came pleasantly awake,” he sa…
    • “Real World” stages casting call at Eugene bar
      Are you young, individualistic and fearless in front of cameras? Maybe MTV’s “The Real World” is the place for you. Hundreds of would-be reality stars turned out at Eugene’s The Cooler bar on Wednesday, hoping to net a coveted spot on the show,…
    • Duck fans: Where’s the 110 percent?
      Take a knee, Duck fans. Saturday is arguably the biggest home football game since Stanford visited a year ago. National television. ESPN’s GameDay. Sports talk show host Dan Patrick encouraging an “Occupy Eugene GameDay” rally. And, oh yeah, Ariz…
    • Hammer time comes to Portland for U.S. Olympic Trials
      The competition schedule for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials was unveiled on Wednesday. The eight-day meet will be contested over a 10-day period at Hayward Field, June 22 to July 1, but the first members of Team USA that will compete at…


Tim Chuey Weather:

Sunshine and dry weather for your Thursday. What about the rest of the week into the weekend?

High: 65
Low: 42
Rain: slim chance

A weak high pressure ridge (“arch” forming on the orange jet stream line) will build up just long enough to give us a series of dry days. A frontal system pushed through Oregon bringing some pretty heavy showers with it and now high pressure at the surface (represented by “H”) is combining with the upper air ridge to clear us out for some sunshine.  The question is when will it fade another upper level low (“U” shape on jet stream line) set up off the coast to bring back the rain.

Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Partly cloudy with patchy fog this AM, a mix of clouds and sun this afternoon, mostly cloudy tonight through Friday night, a mix of clouds and sun Saturday, mostly cloudy at night, then partly cloudy Sunday and Sunday night highs 65-60 lows near 42. Partly cloudy Monday through Tuesday night, then partly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers Wednesday highs near 64 lows 43. (seasonal averages high 66 low 41)

Because weather forecasting is a combination of science, intuition, and timing there can be no absolute guarantees that individual forecasts will be 100% accurate. Nature is in a constant state of flux and sudden unexpected weather events can happen.

Keep Current on the Weather: