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Eugene

21-year-old man crashes pickup into house

A 21-year-old man crashed his pickup into a southwest Eugene home early Friday, Lane County sheriff's officials said.

The wreck was reported shortly after 12:30 a.m. at a house near the corner of Bailey Hill and Gimpl Hill roads.

Authorities identified the Nissan Frontier's driver as Mark Whittier. He was cited and released on charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants and reckless driving, officials said. No injuries were reported.

Westlake

Coastal Lane County man charged with knife attack

A 59-year-old resident of the Oregon Coast faces a felony assault charge for allegedly beating a man with a stick and stabbing him with a pocketknife, Lane County sheriff's officials said.

Michael Haran Vires, who lives in the community of Westlake south of Florence, was arraigned Friday in Lane County Circuit Court on a charge of second-degree assault.

Sheriff's deputies arrested Vires after being called to Lower Fiddle Creek Road in Westlake on Thursday morning.

Authorities allege that Vires struck a 31-year-old man with a stick and also used a pocketknife to stab the victim during a dispute.

The victim was not taken to a hospital, sheriff's officials said.

Seal Rock

Authorities ask public's help to identify robbery suspects

Lincoln County authorities are seeking the public's help to identify two men who reportedly beat and robbed a Waldport man Wednesday in a forested area east of Seal Rock.

The 25-year-old victim told sheriff's deputies that he encountered his assailants in a campsite off North Elkhorn Road, and that they demanded his keys, wallet and cellphone when he got out of his vehicle.

The victim said he refused the demand and was punched several times, causing injuries. The victim escaped and was later picked up by a passing motorist, officials said.

Deputies later found the man's damaged vehicle in the area where he said the assault had occurred. The victim said his attackers may have been in a large, white, four-door sedan.

Sheriff's officials ask anyone with information about the case to call them at 541-265-4231.

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