Eugene police say they have seen an increase in "out-of-control," alcohol- and drug-related behavior in recent weeks in the west and south university neighborhoods and are warning partiers of targeted police patrols this weekend.
On the night of May 23, officers arrested and cited 18 people during so-called "party patrols," police said. Police arrested and cited 11 people the previous night.
On Saturday just before 5 p.m., officers arrested a 20-year-old University of Oregon student who was naked and destroying property at a residence in the 2200 block of Agate Street, police said. The student, Nathaniel Austin Snyder, had used the psychedelic drug LSD and was behaving erratically when officers arrived, police said.
Snyder was cited for interfering with police, second-degree theft, third-degree criminal mischief and prohibited nudity, police said.
Police said party patrols are scheduled for tonight and Saturday.
Police are hopeful that after receiving the warning in advance, people in the west and south university neighborhoods "can enjoy themselves without bothering their neighbor or risking the safety of others or themselves," police spokeswoman Melinda McLaughlin said.
Party patrols in those neighborhoods focus on alcohol-related offenses such as minor in possession, furnishing alcohol to a minor, open container and prohibited noise.
Police also will enforce the city's social host ordinance, which went into effect in March 2013.
Tenants who are found to have hosted, organized or permitted an unruly gathering could face a minimum $375 fine.
Tenants can be cited for a gathering where alcohol is being served and where at least two offenses are taking place, such as excessive noise, minor in possession or public urination.
Property owners can be penalized if residences have multiple violations.