UOPD warns of email scam targeting university employees and students

By on Friday, Jan. 30 at 1:00 pm.

The Communications Director and Public Information Officer for the University of Oregon Police Department, Kelly McIver, said employees at the university are at risk of falling victim to a fraudulent scheme that attempts to steal salaries. McIver said that student employees, especially international students, are more likely to fall victim to these scams. “We are […]

Woman drugged and sexually assaulted, UO campus notified via e-mail

By on Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 9:52 pm.

A woman was drugged and sexually assaulted on UO’s campus on the night of Jan. 17. She is not affiliated with the university. Campus was notified of this incident Wednesday evening in a campus crime alert e-mail. According to the email, the crime took place at a private social gathering in Watson Hall, a section of Hamilton Complex. […]

Post-loss fires and drug violations spike in otherwise tame week: campus crime wrap-up, week 2

By on Sunday, Jan. 18 at 9:06 pm.

During week two, the University of Oregon’s football team lost the national championship game–but what we lost at the AT&T stadium, we gained in drug violations: exactly 22 incidents of illegal drug activity were recorded this week on the UO Police Department’s campus crime log. Most of the incidents occurred in Walton Complex, followed by Bean […]

Meet the student side of the UOPD

By on Wednesday, Jan. 14 at 9:17 pm.

For the last year and a half, the Student Security Assistant program has been bridging the gap between the University of Oregon Police Department and the student body. There are 11 students currently employed through the program. The program’s head, James Stegall, said that the job offers a glimpse into working with law enforcement.  “We’ve […]

Drug violations, bike thefts in residence halls kick off 2015: Campus crime wrap-up, week 1

By on Sunday, Jan. 11 at 5:29 pm.

While you were away, the University of Oregon police mostly handled marijuana-related crimes and trespassing, but UO has started the new year with a round of thefts and drug usage. According to the UO Police Department’s daily crime log, there were three bike thefts during week one and seven drug citations in the Hamilton and […]

Crime grinds to a near halt during the first week of winter break

By on Sunday, Dec. 21 at 6:49 pm.

Though much of University of Oregon remains at least partially operational over winter break, the uncharacteristically low number of crimes reported on the UOPD’s crime log for the last two weeks suggests that less students on campus equals less crime on campus. Like finals week, the numbers this week hovered at around a dozen. With […]

Guest Viewpoint: How much rape?

By on Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 12:52 pm.

The following guest viewpoint was contributed by John Bonine, a Professor of Law at the University of Oregon. The Emerald published a story on December 11 asserting that the U.S. Department of Justice had just issued a report challenging statistics that one in five college women are sexually assaulted. The DOJ report was actually about something different. […]

Fall term in crime: Crime spike at Colorado game, physics professor stabbed by wife and more

By on Monday, Dec. 15 at 9:25 pm.

The past 11 weeks have added a total of 892 incidents to the University of Oregon Police Department’s campus crime log. This included a bevy of drug and liquor violations added in batches from Campus Housing unit busts, meth and marijuana possessions, burglaries, MIPs and plenty of bike thefts. As far as crime goes on campus — […]

New DOJ report challenges that “one in five” women are sexually assaulted in college

By on Thursday, Dec. 11 at 6:27 pm.

The United States Department of Justice released a special report today that, among other things, challenges the National Institute of Justice’s previous finding that 1 in 5 women are sexually assaultedduring their time in college — claiming that only 6.1 percent (or 6.1 per every 1,000 students) of female students are sexually assaulted.  The report, […]

City of Eugene to address noise complaints through UO Restorative Justice program

By on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 11:06 am.

If you live in a house or apartment in West University and you’ve received multiple noise complaints, you and your roommates might just find yourselves in front of the University of Oregon’s Restorative Justice panel.  During a Eugene City Council work session on November 19, Presiding Judge Wayne Allen proposed expanding restorative justice approaches beyond […]

Campus crime wrap up: 18 new incidents added to crime log in week 10

By on Sunday, Dec. 7 at 8:20 pm.

Week 10 was dead week not only for students, but apparently for the University of Oregon Police Department as well. Beside nearly 100 incidents of drugs and alcohol violation in the UO residence halls, which reflect housing violations from late November, 18 incidents were recorded on the UOPD’s campus crime log in the last week. […]

Robbery at Hilyard Market

By on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 12:23 am.

Hilyard Market was robbed on Friday night at approximately 9 p.m. Eugene law enforcement is still investigating the incident. Undisclosed items were taken by the suspect, who is reported to be either a white male or female, according to Lieutenant Sean McGann of Eugene Police. It is unknown whether or not the suspect is male or […]

UO among schools with highest level of drug and alcohol violations, survey says

By on Monday, Dec. 1 at 12:43 am.

The University of Oregon ranks 24th of 7,000 U.S. schools with the most on-campus drug busts and 49th for most alcohol violations, according to a 2013 analysis by The report was analyzed with the latest data available from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education for all colleges with at least 5,000 students […]

Matt Knight Arena cleared after suspicious package reported

By on Monday, Nov. 24 at 3:32 pm.

The Eugene Police Explosive Disposal Unit was at the east side of Matthew Knight Arena investigating a suspicious package, according to Kelly McIver, the University of Oregon Police public information officer. According to McIver, the package turned out to be a loud noise but nothing more serious. A UO alert went out to students at […]