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Car theft suspect brandishes gun

SPRINGFIELD - A suspected car thief was arrested after pulling a gun on Springfield police during a late-night stop Saturday.

David Anthony Hartogh, 22, was arrested after police spotted a stolen Ford Festiva at 11:27 p.m. in the Gateway area.

Additional officers were called to the scene before Hartogh was stopped. Officers had to wrestle a handgun from him, police said, but no one was injured.

Police said methamphetamine and burglar's tools were in Hartogh's possession at the time of the arrest.

He was being held in the Lane County Jail on Sunday night on a host of charges, including being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Man faces menacing, kidnapping charges

A Eugene man was being held Sunday night on charges of kidnapping and resisting arrest after police found him allegedly threatening his girlfriend with a kitchen knife early Sunday morning.

Jeremy Brandon Lee, 24, was arrested after police, responding to reports of a man shouting in the street, arrived at Lee's home at 1801 Moss St. at about 2:56 a.m. and saw him threatening his girlfriend with the knife.

Patrol officers, along with SWAT team members and a police dog, challenged Lee when he briefly separated from the victim. He ran deeper into the house and was found hiding in a closet, police said.

Lee sustained superficial injuries from struggling with the officers and the dog as they tried to remove him from the closet and handcuff him, police said. Neither the officers nor the dog was injured.

Lee was being held in the Lane County Jail, where he also faces a charge of menacing.
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Date:Dec 30, 2002
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