Lake Oswego masturbating suspect jailed

Eugene Buckle, 65, arrested following bottle-related tussle with police

Lake Oswego man Eugene Buckle was arrested Sept. 7, 2014 for alleged lewd conduct in a neighborhood. (LOPD)
Lake Oswego man Eugene Buckle was arrested Sept. 7, 2014 for alleged lewd conduct in a neighborhood. (LOPD)

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (KOIN 6) — A 65-year-old man accused of masturbating outside strangers’ windows was arrested over the weekend after a struggle with police, Lake Oswego Police Department officials have confirmed.

Eugune Buckle was taken into custody shortly before 2 p.m. Sunday less than a half a mile from the neighborhood where homeowners reported seeing him exposed and touching himself one early morning in late August.

EMBED-Lake-Oswego-masturbating-suspect-mapSurveillance video in the neighborhood shows a man fitting the description of the Lake Oswego native masturbating and peering into a resident’s window while drinking beer and smoking something. At one point in the video, the suspect leaves the view of the camera and returns with no clothes, according to police.

A shirt the suspect in the video was initially wearing had the words “Cape Cod” on the back in a distinct logo, which investigators hoped would lead to an arrest.

LOPD offered few details into the “physical struggle” that took place Sunday, but did say both an officer and Buckle received minor cuts from a broken bottle.

After he and the officer were treated at the scene, Buckle was booked into the Clackamas County Jail for two counts of public indecency, two counts of criminal trespass and resisting arrest.

Buckle’s criminal history includes similar offenses.

In December 2012, he was convicted of private indecency and is a registered sex offender.

Buckle is also a former Portland attorney. According to the Oregon State Bar, he voluntarily resigned in May 2013 and is no longer practicing law in Washington state, where he also voluntarily resigned.

Court records also indicated Buckle was arrested for criminal trespassing, stalking and private indecency involving a woman over the past two years. Just a year ago, he was also convicted of violating a restraining order.

Documents also indicated that Buckle was going through financial problems. He went through foreclosure in April 2013 and filed for bankruptcy last October, according to documents.

Anyone with similar experiences involving Buckle is asked to call LOPD at 503.635.0238.

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