Eugene police Sgt. Ryan Molony loads his patrol car for a patrol shift. In 2017, Eugene police or 911 dispatch supervisors disregarded about one-third of daily average calls that the department received.

Eugene police Sgt. Ryan Molony loads his patrol car for a patrol shift. In 2017, Eugene police or 911 dispatch supervisors disregarded about one-third of daily average calls that the department received.

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Last March, shortly after Stacey Yates started working in Eugene’s Whiteaker neighborhood, a thief broke into her car and stole a $1,200 laptop computer.

Yates filed a police report online and then resigned herself to the fact the thief — who had committed a felony — would not be caught. No one from the police department followed up on her report, she said.

Other residents have told Yates, a board member of the neighborhood’s association, that they don’t bother to report property crimes because police pay little or no attention to them.

“They know nothing is going to happen,” Yates said.

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