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 […]

Drug crimes spike during week 7: campus crime wrap-up

By on Sunday, Nov. 16 at 4:50 pm.

Eleven drug violations, some added via University Housing data, totaled almost 30 percent of the 37 incidents recorded in the University of Oregon Police Department’s crime log for this week. Bean and Barnhart Hall were the sites of six total citations. Here’s the breakdown of some of the remainder of the 37 incidents on the log: […]

University Housing adds 344 liquor and drug violations to crime log

By on Monday, Nov. 10 at 4:38 pm.

257 liquor and 87 drug law violations were added to the University of Oregon Police Department’s crime log on Nov. 4. All of the incidents, which took place primarily in the residence halls, were handled through student conduct. Although the incidents were only added recently, they reflect violations that have taken place throughout fall 2014. UOPD […]

Three people assaulted, one robbed on Agate street

By on Sunday, Nov. 9 at 10:24 pm.

The University of Oregon Police Department issued a campus crime alert this morning after a UO student reported that he was robbed and assaulted around midnight on Saturday. The victim told police that he was walking on Agate Street with four other friends when an unknown male and an accomplice approached them. The primary suspect, described […]

Annual Campus Night Safety Walk brings light to trouble areas on campus

By on Friday, Nov. 7 at 2:31 pm.

Campus Operations came away with an abundance of project ideas after its annual Campus Night Safety Walk Thursday evening. About 20 people, comprised mostly of representatives from the University of Oregon Police Department and Campus Operations, showed up to offer suggestions about which areas on campus need better lighting. After a short presentation on proposed […]

A crime-low Halloween: campus crime wrap up, week 5

By on Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 11:51 am.

Crime numbers through Halloweekend stayed relatively low compared to last week’s numbers, with a total of 28 incidents reported on the University of Oregon Police Department’s crime log. Here’s the breakdown of this week’s numbers: – 2 Marijuana possessions – 4 trespassing incidents – 18 theft-related crimes –  2 incidents of graffiti Barnhart Hall was the […]

UO student may have sold burglarized items on Craigslist, police say

By on Friday, Oct. 31 at 12:52 am.

Student Kingsley Nkwonta’s headshot posted on the City of Eugene’s website today with an advisory from the police. Nkwonta is a suspect in a case involving a string of burglaries in Eugene and Corvallis, and the police are asking for info from anyone who may have bought something from him. He is also not the only one […]