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2 arrested after stolen truck discovered

Two men have been arrested and a third has been cited after Eugene police found a stolen truck on Cody Avenue on Tuesday afternoon with multiple rifles inside.

At 2:49 p.m., a suspicious vehicle was reported to police in the 5500 block of Cody Avenue. As police were en route, an officer saw what appeared to be the vehicle pulling into a residence. Three men got out of the truck and went inside the residence, police said.

Officers discovered the truck was stolen.

Brian Jones, 25, of Eugene was charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle. Levi Lynch, 28, of Eugene was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Both were taken to the Lane County Jail.

Kash Couts, 25, of Eugene was cited and released on a charge of possession of a stolen vehicle.

Man sentenced to 4 years for burglaries

A 22-year-old man was sentenced Wednesday to 48 months in prison for two burglaries committed at two residences on Ferry Street in July, Eugene police said.

Joshua Mark Mmari was sentenced under the provisions of the so-called Denny Smith statute, meaning he had a previous conviction and is not eligible for early release, police said.

On July 25, Eugene police received a call from a resident in the area of East 16th Avenue and Ferry Street, reporting he had confronted a man crawling through the window of his residence. The burglar fled but the victim was able to provide a description to police.

Minutes later, police confronted Mmari, who then fled. Officers gave chase and apprehended Mmari behind an apartment complex near East 17th Avenue.

Police said at the time they believed Mmari may have been involved in other burglaries in the area. A total of 17 burglaries were reported in the neighborhood between July 8 and July 20.


Semi wreck closes Highway 58 for hours

Highway 58 was closed for hours Wednesday night after a tractor- trailer rig overturned around 7:40 p.m. at the train trestle near Dexter.

State Department of Transportation officials ordered heavy equipment to the scene to remove 110-pound bags of cement that spilled after the vehicle rolled, Assistant Dexter Fire Chief Jason Lyda said.

Initial reports were that the driver may have been entrapped, Lyda said. The driver, who was in fact able to get out of his vehicle, was bloodied but refused transport to a hospital, Lyda said.

Dexter, Lowell and Oakridge fire crews responded to the scene.

- Register-Guard reports

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Date:Sep 17, 2015
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