Business Owner Bullied and Vandalized


FILE-This July 10, 2012, file photo shows Occupy Eugene member Emily Semple, right, smiling as she is placed under arrest by Federal Police after she refused to leave the outdoor plaza at the Federal Courthouse in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/The Register-Guard, Chris Pietsch, File)

Stephen Sheehan says he was bullied by homeless anarchists when he attended a City Hall meeting. He declared, he and ‘Wake-up Eugene’ members will not be coming back to City Hall. The scum who went after him and his  family business, went after me, with the help of Kim Haffner and neighbors she can give the names of. I called the FBI. Stephen and his small children were exposed to a unidentified lunatic women who threw in a fire bomb. Haffner used to glean food for the downtown crazies. Be careful not to cross these dictating people.

On the same broadcast it is reported homeless campers cost Forestry $250,000 a year. There is a fight over trees in Blue River.

John Presco

Molotov cocktails, stones and a broom were used to damage the Elk Horn Brewery overnight, the second time in a month the restaurant near the University of Oregon campus has been vandalized, allegedly by the same woman.

“There’s glass everywhere,” Elk Horn owner Steve Sheehan said Tuesday morning.

The glass front doors were shattered. Windows throughout the restaurant were broken. Eugene police bomb squad was at the scene Tuesday morning, handling the Molotov cocktails that were made and used inside the building and left in various stages of being burned. Broken liquor bottles, remnants of fires and melted plastic left the brewery on East Broadway in a state of disarray.

The whole incident was caught on surveillance video, Sheehan said. On video, he said, it’s the same woman accused of causing the Sept. 13 damage, when she allegedly broke windows and the door using rocks that cost $1,000 in damage. On the video Sheehan shared with The Register-Guard, you can see a blonde woman just after 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, attempting to light a pizza box on fire outside of the restaurant. She then picks up several liquor bottles, attempting to light at least one of them on fire, and then smashes them into the outside of the building.

The woman was arrested on suspicion of two counts of first-degree criminal mischief, attempted second-degree arson and second-degree burglary. She’s also accused of causing damage to Monola’s Thai Cuisine restaurant, which is just down the street from Elk Horn. She was booked into the Lane County Jail and is expected to be formally charged Wednesday afternoon.

EUGENE, Ore. – More than 40 business owners showed up to Tuesday night’s City Council meeting with one goal: to again voice their concerns over increasing crimes against their properties.

But the leader of the group known as Eugene Wake Up said the meeting was the last straw.

He said the group won’t be returning to future Council meetings because of the atmosphere created by the audience.

I got heckled, I got called names,” Stephen Sheehan said. “I felt like I was bullied, and I was just sitting there in line and it was so uncomfortable.”

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s the giving season and Elk Horn Brewery is once again partnering with the Eugene Police Department to provide Thanksgiving meals to veteran families in need this holiday.

The owner of Elk Horn, Stephen Sheehan, and EPD Officer Joe Kidd started this three years ago to give disadvantaged veterans in Lane County a warm holiday meal.

They are asking for the community’s help by donating turkeys and pies.

American Hero Adventures donated the money needed to provide the rest of the meal.

Every year the number of families increases; this year it could reach up to 27 families.

“Housebound…they can’t get out,” Sheehan says, “some of them are in wheelchairs; some of them don’t have legs.”

“We want to acknowledge their work, their service, their sacrifice,” says Officer Kidd, “especially the families that are needy; they could’ve really use a nice Thanksgiving dinner delivered by cops and other people who are involved in this project. This is one way that we are able to reach out to them and say thank you, and to do something meaningful for them on Thanksgiving day.”

They ask that you drop off pies and turkeys at Elk Horn Brewery from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. until Wednesday.

However, the deadline for frozen turkey is Sunday.

Co-owner Stephen Sheehan says he and his wife opened Elk Horn Brewery two years ago. Since then, they’ve been featured in a Los Angeles magazine and won the bronze medal for one of the best beers in the world.

“We’ve just been so blessed and fortunate to be a part of this community. Every day we get goosebumps just talking to people at their table and their experience here,” Sheehan said.

He says to watch for their southern style pizzas which will be released next week.

PRINGFIELD, Ore. – The Willamette National Forest is spending near a quarter of a million dollars each year dealing with non-recreational camping on public lands.

Now they’re looking for answers from the community on how to deal with the issue by holding a public listening session Thursday.

Chiara Cipriano with the Willamette National Forest says non-recreational camping is becoming a growing concern in the forest.

We just saw the report that Eugene is number one per capita with house-lessness, and you know it’s going to spill over into neighboring public lands,” Cipriano said.

She says campers can stay 14 days at a site.

But some campers are staying beyond that welcome.

She says there are people who clean up after themselves without disturbing the land, but some leave messes even hazardous waste.

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There’s a lot of environmental impact to watershed and soils and you know other visitors that are coming in,” she said.

Cipriano says the Forest Service is spending about $250 thousand each year to deal with cleanups and staff time.

Now they’re looking for solutions.

We’re new to the scene, we’re land management focused, so we don’t have that expertise, so we have to lean in to these experts,” she said.

Ben Brubaker with White Bird Clinic says it boils down to needing more resources for people who are unhoused.

We know that most waiting lists for a shelter are six months to two or three years in some cases,” Brubaker said.

He says White Bird can help people get back on the long road to connecting them back to services.

They can also provide training for the Forest Service to deal with confrontational situations, as Cipriano says they don’t have much training in this yet.

But Brubaker says agency partnerships are the start to alleviating the homeless crisis.

There’s already a full network going, and as a land management agency we’re just trying to enter that scene,” Cipriano said.

All in search of solutions for both land and people.

The listening session is Thursday from 1:30 to 4 p.m.

It will be at the Eugene Public Works Yard.

I Infiltrated SLEEPS


For a year and half, I knew if I went downtown to a City Council meeting, I would run smack-dab into my nemesis, Alley Valkryrie. I am a prophet. She was the first person I see as I came to overlook Wayne Morris Plaza. Holy crap, I’m right on top of her! She is eight feet away. What are the odds!

“Alley is a Feri initiate and Witch who runs a small local gift and clothing business in town called Practical Rabbit, and has become a central activist regarding how the homeless are treated in Eugene, Oregon.”

“Please, go ahead and blog my threat.
You have no fucking idea what you’re getting yourself into
You also have no idea how many people are already on to you, and how many people have my back. We also have six other mutual friends who are going to learn about your behavior ASAP
And just so you know as well: if you write anything about me that could be construed as defamatory, you will be hearing…”


I make a beeline for a bush because my heart was racing. It is thumping in my chest! I was not breathing. I felt, faint. We have never been in the same place at the same time. If I had climbed on the bench and beat my chest, then my video would go viral. There would have been a riot and utter chaos as she shouted orders to her bodyguards – that have nothing to lose. I would be chased around the plaza by members of a radical rock group, singing;

“One way, or another!”

Safely behind a bush I call her my “mortal enemy”. A woman hears me, and asks;

“Who’s up there?”

Again I miss my chance!

“Tis I…….Jon Gregory de Rougemont! The mortal enemy of that lamed-brain nincompoop, Alley ‘In your face’ Valkyrie!”


Just then, my old neighbor, Kevin is in my lense. He is the oldest radical in town after me. The woman backs off. Suddenly, there goes Alley, across the plaza!

I watch her get in line to go before the mayor. Here is another chance I did not take. I could get in line behind her, and ask for an interview while we wait. Close by is a woman officer of the law. But, this would not stop Alley from whispering to her guard;

“It’s Jon. Go tell my Six Alley Goons to follow him when he leaves the meeting! I want him to feel UNSAFE!”

Are these six goons – Feri trained? ‘How to play the pixie with a broken wing, and intimidate your foes.’

I talk with a young woman of Bohemian extraction. I ask her to take a pic of me holding my trophy! I could not get in due to the crowd.

I am going to be seventy years of age in twenty two days. If I would jump out of a plane with a chute on my birthday, I would fall asleep halfway down. This is exactly the kind of thrill-seeking that makes me feel young. It always has. I am a radical newspaper man. I have scooped the other reporters.

Jon Presco

President: Royal Rosamond Press Co.

The homeless folks with SLEEPS want to be protected by the 8th. Amendment.



Advocates for the unhoused in Eugene are rallying at Wayne Morse Plaza (8th and Oak) and care oming before the City Council tonight. They point to a recent statement of interest filed by the U.S. Department of Justice that says “making it a crime for people who are homeless to sleep in public places, when there is insufficient shelter space in a city, unconstitutionally punishes them for being homeless.”



SEPTEMBER 14, 2015



The US Department of Justice on August 6, 2015 exerted new federal muscle against local governments that criminalize homelessness .   In a United States Letter of Interest in a Boise Idaho case, DOJ stated unequivocally that enforcement of anti-camping laws when there is inadequate shelter is unconstitutional.

Lane County’s One Night Homeless Count has repeatedly validated that Eugene has hundreds of unsheltered homeless citizens. The city’s official website confirms this.  Consequently, Eugene’s enforcement of its anti-camping law, 4.815,  is unconstitutional.

In the DOJ “Conclusion” in the Boise case, US Attorney Sharon Brett stated, ” If the Court finds that it is impossible for homeless individuals to secure shelter space on some nights because no beds are available, no shelter meets their disability needs, or they have exceeded the maximum stay limitations, then the Court should also find that enforcement of the ordinances under those circumstances criminalizes the status of being homeless and violates the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution.”

“Thus, criminalizing homelessness is both unconstitutional and misguided public policy, leading to worse outcomes for people who are homeless and for their communities,” admonished the DOJ.

Citizens, both housed and unhoused will attend the 7:30 PM Monday, September 14, 2015 meeting of the City Council to demand  a moratorium on 4.815, Eugene’s anti-camping ordinance and that all outstanding tickets be suspended or dismissed.  The group will also demand a moratorium and suspension of 4.807 Criminal Trespass 2, a “quality of life” charge, and of the Parks Exclusion (Restricted Use) which is given without judicial review in violation of the 4th Amendment “due process’ clause.

The final demand is to put a moratorium on interrupting anyone who is settled to sleep on public land who is not blocking pedestrian or vehicular traffic from dusk to dawn  It is intended that the moratoriums remain in place until Eugene develops laws, policies and practices that comply with the US Constitution,  Oregon Law and International Law.

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