Police Log: 11/9/2021 - 11/15/2021

Nov. 9

• Vehicle theft was reported on the 900 block of North Douglas Street.

• A mental hold was placed on an individual in Coiner Park with the help of a crisis response mental health worker. The individual was transported to the University District Peach Health Hospital.

• An individual reported having his car window broken overnight on the 1100 block of Edgewater Lane at his home and a backpack stolen from the vehicle which contained a laptop and an iPad.

Nov. 10

• A general contractor reported theft from a construction site located on Gateway Blvd. A responding officer was advised how an unknown suspect had cut a section of chain link fence and unlawfully entered the otherwise secured and fenced construction site. The complainant said a compactor was stolen sometime between the dates of Nov. 4 and Nov. 10. Costs to replace were estimated at approximately $1,700. The complainant advised that it would have likely taken multiple people to lift and remove from the property.

• Fraud was reported at a Gateway Blvd store when it was discovered a $50 bill accepted at an unknown time was counterfeit.

• Fraud was reported at Bi-Mart in regards to a $100 counterfeit bill which had been attempted to be tendered during a purchase. A suspect was positively identified and told responding officers that he did not know the bill was fake, though it displayed “neon pink-colored Chinese markings on the back and front.” The bill was seized as evidence but no charges were pursued. 

Nov. 11

• Officers responded to a call of a burglary at The Sentinel office on Main Street. The case is still under investigation.

• CGPD dispatch received multiple 911 calls from a female who stated while driving she was suicidal and was contemplating overdosing. Officers spent some time trying to locate the person as she continued to drive in the area and ultimately located the vehicle, contacted the driver and gave her a courtesy ride home. The case was eventually cleared after determining she did not need to be put on a hold.

• CGPD dispatch advised of a single vehicle crash into the river on Mosby Creek Road, with one subject outside of the vehicle acting dazed. A responding officer attempted to determine if there were any unaccounted for people in the vehicle in the river. While en route, CGPD dispatch received an additional 911 call advising that the driver of the crashed vehicle stole the vehicle of the original caller, possibly at gun point, and left the location east on Mosby Creek.

Upon arrival, there was a female standing on the roadway, in a bathrobe, flagging down an officer with a flashlight. The entire west bound lane was blocked with what was determined to be cable lines and a cable pole that was sheered and in the roadway, still attached to another pole on the south side of the road, making any passage east bound also very limited. The female advised that her husband was the original caller and when the suspect stole his vehicle, the husband got their other vehicle and began trying to find the suspect, but did not have a cell phone with him. The female and another neighbor pointed an officer to where the originally crashed vehicle went off the north side of the road, striking a tree and cartwheeled into the river, halfway submerged. It was determined no one was inside the vehicle, but both air bags were deployed, the trunk was ajar and the passenger front window was smashed out, “likely for the self-extrication.” Lane County authorities arrived and took over the scene, while the other units responded further east to attempt to locate the suspect and stolen vehicle. Due to the location (approximately mile post 4) being a sharp corner and both lanes blocked, an officer stayed to assist with traffic. EPUD arrived and was able to pull the lines into the west bound lane.

Nov. 12

• A male suspect was arrested on the 800 block of North Lane Street for Assault in the Second Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Menacing when he intentionally struck a female with an aluminum baseball bat on the right forearm, causing physical injury.

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