Eugene, Ore. – Saturday night, May 07 at about 2217 hours, Eugene Police officers were dispatched to a home at 1376 Ferry Street. This particular home was known to officers as a party hotspot and ranked 6th out of the top ten locations with 44 calls for service related to noise and alcohol since March 2020.
Officers arrived to find hundreds of people in and around the residence. They contacted the residents to clear the party, and all residents were cited for prohibited noise, with more charges forthcoming under the city’s unruly gathering ordinance. Officers estimated over a hundred subjects leaving the home, including some who appeared to be mothers of those present.
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As officers were attempting to leave, a group of subjects in the street refused to clear out of the roadway. One of these subjects stood his ground in front of a patrol car attempting to exit the area, despite siren and verbal admonishment.
Blocking vehicular traffic is a crime under Oregon law, so the officer attempted to stop and detain the man, who was later identified as William Maxwell Crever, 21 of the Portland area. Mr. Crever pulled away from officers and struck one officer in the face which caused injury to his face and nose. As three officers struggled against Mr. Crever’s attempts to escape, a large crowd surrounded them. One woman who identified herself as Crever’s mother had to be pushed away to allow the officers to complete his arrest.
Based on the crowd behavior and concern for the officers’ safety, officers from Eugene Police, Lane County Sheriff’s Office, Springfield Police Department, and Oregon State Police responded to the area to assist, and several other calls for service went unanswered while this situation was stabilized.
Two officers involved sustained injuries to their hands while struggling with Mr. Crever, who was uninjured and remains lodged at the Lane County Jail. (Crever was released from jail on 5/8/2022 at approx. 9:50:57 AM)
Cited for Prohibited Noise under 22-07026:
Luke Thompson, 20, of Eugene
Braden Rice, 21, of Eugene
Max Johnson, 21, of Eugene
Rory Bradford, 21, of Eugene
Derek Hogan, 21, of Eugene
Arrested for Assault on a Public Safety Officer, Assault 4 x 2, Resisting Arrest, and Disorderly Conduct under 22-07027:
Crever, William Maxwell, 21, Address unknown. (Click name to see full charges)
Additional charges are likely forthcoming against subjects who were involved in this incident.
(Information from EPD)