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Security footage leads

police to suspect

SPRINGFIELD - A Springfield man was arrested Tuesday night in connection with an armed robbery of a tavern after an officer recognized him from surveillance footage of the robbery.

At 11:46 p.m., Springfield officers responded to an armed robbery at the Mohawk Tavern, 1501 Mohawk Blvd., where a suspect had flashed a small handgun before fleeing south on foot with a small amount of money.

Springfield officers searched the area, while the owners reviewed digital footage of the robbery. Officer Pete Kirkpatrick recognized a man in the video as William Revel Freeman, 25, of Springfield, from a prior contact, police said.

Officers went to Freeman's apartment, where they found him hiding in a bedroom. Money and a handgun were also found, police said. Freeman was taken to the Lane County Jail on charges of robbery, being a felon in possession of a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon and two counts of theft.


Highway 58 traffic snarled after crash

OAKRIDGE - Traffic on Highway 58 near Willamette Pass was slowed Wednesday night and was expected to also be affected today after a noninjury crash late Wednesday.

The highway's eastbound lanes were expected to be closed all night Wednesday and possibly for an extended period today after a truck crash about 13 miles east of Oakridge, near milepost 54, according to the Oregon State Police.

Flaggers would be at the site of the wreck today to help traffic get through the area using the westbound lane.

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Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:May 24, 2007
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