Area Briefs

Police Briefs: Week of June 27

Child’s bike theft ends in arrest

■ Last Saturday, SPD responded to a report of a robbery on Main St. It was reported the suspect was in the process of stealing a child’s bicycle from the back porch of an apartment. The mother observed what was happening and confronted the suspect. After yelling for help, her partner came outside. The perpetrator, Donovan Rubio, raised his fist as though he were going to punch the couple. Rubio then grabbed a BBQ scraper from nearby and raised it toward them as though he were going to strike them. A short struggle ensued, and Rubio was shoved out of the patio and left without the bicycle. A responding officer found the suspect down the street and took him into custody without incident. 

Bus crash under investigaiton

■ A school bus crash was reported at 8:34 a.m. on Marcola Road near milepost 4 on Friday. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office, Mohawk Fire and Rescue, and Eugene Springfield Fire and Rescue responded to the scene. An adult male driver and a single juvenile passenger were at the scene; the adult was transported to the hospital in serious condition. The juvenile was treated and released at the scene. The investigation continues, but initial indications point to the driver suffering a medical emergency, immediately preceding the crash.

Man sentenced for dealing in live scorpions 

■ A Eugene man was sentenced in federal court last week for violating the Lacey Act by illegally importing and exporting hundreds of live scorpions. Darren Dennis Drake, 39, was sentenced to two years’ federal probation, 250 hours of community service, and a $5,000 fine payable to the Lacey Act Reward Fund. According to court documents, between Sept. 4, 2017 and March 21, 2018, Drake imported and exported dozens of live scorpions.

Assault with metal knuckles

■ Last Tuesday just before 10 a.m., deputies in Creswell responded to an apartment complex regarding an assault that had just occurred. Upon arrival, deputies learned that 25- year-old Dakota Ray Stone of Springfield, entered the location and assaulted two people including his ex-girlfriend from over five years ago. Stone arrived unannounced at his ex-girlfriend’s place of employment and punched a male with metal knuckles, causing facial injuries. The male victim and Stone are not known to each other. Stone then punched the female victim in the face, causing facial injuries to include a possible broken nose. Stone fled the location, but deputies found him in Springfield where he was taken into custody.



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