EPD Arrests Eleven People In Connection With May 29th Events In Eugene

Aug 6, 2020

Eugene police made several arrests Wednesday in connection with a protest that turned violent on May 29th near downtown.  

Broken windows of businesses on 7th Avenue. Photo taken by EPD early in the morning of May 30th.
Credit Eugene Police

In a news release, EPD says several hundred people participated in quote “widespread damage to property, burglary, robbery, assault, arson, and other violent crimes.” The events took place around the intersection of 7th Avenue and Washington street. There was a large fire set in the middle of the intersection and windows were broken in several businesses nearby. The activity continued into the small hours of the morning of May 30th. EPD says members of the Special Investigation Unit have been working to identify those involved in the criminal activity.

Police arrested eleven people, two of whom are juveniles. The individuals were charged with crimes including riot, burglary and disorderly conduct. The arrestees were lodged in the Lane County Jail.

Eugene Police say they also recovered stolen property from some of the people they arrested.

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