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Police seek woman who was accosted downtown

Police want to find a woman who was allegedly grabbed and pushed by a man early Wednesday morning in a downtown Eugene alley. The man, Garen Daniel Theis, 40, was arrested on charges of second-degree kidnap and second-degree disorderly conduct, police said.

Theis was jailed after the 12:27 a.m. incident in an alley at East Broadway and Oak Street.

Police said a 35-year-old male witness saw Theis grab a woman in her early 20s. The witness helped break them apart, and told police that the woman said she did not know Theis.

The woman left the scene while two more witnesses approached Theis. The men held Theis until officers arrived, police said.

Police are investigating the incident, and hope the woman will contact them to help with the case. Anyone with information about the woman's identity can call police detective Dan Braziel at 682-5836.

Theis was also cited for possessing less than an ounce of marijuana, police said.

Second man arrested in Springfield stabbing

SPRINGFIELD - Police arrested a second suspect in connection with a stabbing that occurred in an alley behind Fifth & Broadway Market on Monday.

Police on Tuesday arrested Dain Fernandezdelgado, 19, after talking with the victim, who had recovered enough to provide more information. Fernandezdelgado is believed to have stabbed the victim, police said.

Shortly after the incident, police arrested Armando Hernandez, 28, who is believed to be Fernandezdelgado's brother, police said. Both men have been charged with multiple felonies, including attempted murder, assault and robbery. They were both lodged in Lane County Jail.

Police responded after several neighbors reported hearing gunshots and seeing a man bleeding from a wound to the stomach Monday. The victim was in critical condition at Sacred Heart Medical Center on Wednesday.


Sheriff's deputies destroy 3,000 marijuana plants

The Lane County Sheriff's Office found and destroyed about 3,000 marijuana plants Wednesday morning west of Junction City.

Deputies were alerted to the plants, located on Bureau of Land Management and private timberland, by the Oregon National Guard. The plants were about 1 foot tall and were located on a heavily used ATV trail system, police said.

No arrests were made.

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Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Jun 26, 2008
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