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Third man arrested in break-in case

A third man suspected of forcing his way into a west Eugene house, terrorizing the residents and leaving with 22 guns and a car was arrested Thursday, Eugene police said.

An off-duty police officer spotted Terry Ross Lapich walking on River Road near Stults Street on Thursday afternoon and called for assistance. Officer Jerry Webber kept the man in sight until other officers arrived, police said.

Police had sought Lapich, 20, of Eugene, since the April 9 home robbery during which three men threatened a husband and wife with knives and guns.

Lapich was held in the Lane County Jail on charges of first-degree robbery, kidnapping and theft, as well as burglary and unauthorized use of a vehicle.

Two other men allegedly involved in the crime were arrested April 13. Zachary Michael Lobue, 18, of Eugene, and Jason Allen Aguilar, 19, of Springfield, remain in the Lane County Jail on multiple charges of kidnapping, robbery and burglary.

Authors will discuss terrorism response

Oregon author Barry Lopez will be honored Sunday at the University of Oregon during a reading and panel discussion on literary responses to terrorism.

Lopez also will be the guest of honor at a three-day colloquium of invited writers and artists hosted by The Orion Society. He is this year's recipient of the society's John Hay Award, created in honor of the 19th century American author and statesman.

The readings will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in Room 180 of Prince Lucien Campbell Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Several well-known authors will read brief passages by Lopez that have influenced them. Each will then read something from his or her own work that addresses the topic "Literary and Artistic Responses to Terrorism."

Authors taking part in the event are Scott Russell Sanders, William Kittredge, Ann Zwinger, Annick Smith and John Daniel.

The reading is sponsored by the Oregon Humanities Center, UO environmental studies program and The Orion Society, a cultural and literary organization based in Great Barrington, Mass.

Three teens arrested in smash-and-grab

SPRINGFIELD - Two boys, ages 12 and 14, and a girl, age 14, were arrested Thursday after a smash-and-grab burglary at Dari Mart, 1243 Rainbow Drive.

An officer responding to a silent alarm at the store tried to talk to the trio as they walked a few blocks away, but they dropped a backpack, jumped a fence into a back yard and ran away. The officer found beer inside the backpack, police said.

A police dog sniffed them out in foliage nearby. According to police, they said they committed the burglary because one of them wanted a cigarette.

The three were arrested on charges of burglary, criminal mischief, and curfew violation.

The two boys were taken to the Lane County Juvenile Justice Center, and the girl went home with her family. Police were looking for a fourth person believed involved in the crime.

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Date:Apr 26, 2002
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