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Nov 21, 2012 at 5:13 PM
Clothing donations double for EPD's clothing/coat drive for area homeless
Nov 21, 2012 at 5:13 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -   The Eugene Police West University substation is a mess, and officer Randy Ellis couldn't be happier.

Squad rooms, hallways and nooks and crannies are packed with sleeping bags, socks, jackets and pants for the...
Oct 25, 2012 at 4:01 PM

EUGENE, Ore. - In the conference room at West University police substation, things are getting messy.

"Some shoes and boots that have been brought in, quite a few socks which are like gold among the homeless community," Randy Ellis...
Oct 25, 2012 at 10:10 AM
Fall means the start of the Eugene Police warm clothing drive in the West University district
Sep 22, 2011 at 9:18 AM
Veteran Eugene cop says funding pressures and changes at the UO public safety department could cost him his job
Sep 22, 2011 at 9:18 AM

EUGENE, Ore. - Randy Ellis is an unhappy camper.

The king of the West University police beat thinks he might be out of a job sooner than later.

"Everything that I've been told so far is that my position is going to cease to...
Aug 22, 2011 at 4:42 PM
Construction on 13th Avenue near the University of Oregon is now finished, but there’s a brand new parking layout.
Aug 22, 2011 at 4:42 PM
EUGENE, Ore. - Construction on 13th Avenue near the University of Oregon is now finished, but there’s a brand new parking layout. It’s called “back-end diagonal parking” or “reverse-angle parking,” and it’s the first of its kind in Eugene. This...
Dec 16, 2010 at 8:15 AM
As bed bugs steal national headlines, their less notorious cousins are reeking havoc here in Eugene.
Oct 27, 2010 at 3:42 PM
Press release What started out as a single officer providing sleeping bags for people without homes as cold weather hit, has in its third year blossomed to become a more widespread effort. The goal: to provide as many sleeping bags, shoes/boots, and...
Oct 20, 2010 at 9:19 AM
Gas was still less than 40 cents a gallon when rookie cop Randy Ellis joined the Eugene Police Department 40 years ago.
Oct 19, 2010 at 6:21 PM
EUGENE, Ore. - "I'm just a cop," says Randy Ellis in his office at the West University substation.  No one knows how many pairs of shoes he's worn out--walking his beat."Well, he's really kind of the fabric of the neighborhood.  He's kind of our...
Oct 19, 2010 at 10:04 AM
We are in Downtown Eugene and the West University neighborhood today (Oct. 19) to tag along with longtime Eugene cop-on-the-beat, Randy Ellis.  This month marks his 40th year on the force.  We want to find out what keeps him going and how much...
Apr 7, 2010 at 5:46 PM
No citations. No warnings. No tolerance: Police put offenders on notice they would be going to jail if they were caught in Patterson Alley. The stern posture appears to have worked.
Apr 7, 2010 at 2:35 PM
With 170 calls to police in the first ten months of 2009, Patterson Alley between 11th and 12th streets was a definite problem area.  Complaints included trespassing, public intoxication and public urination.  With no extra money available to try...