Man arrested for two campus-area burglaries

A 25-year-old man has been arrested for two burglaries that took place early Sunday morning, the Eugene Police Department announced this morning.

According to the release, Kerry Cargill Stabler, Jr. broke into two residences near campus —one on the 1600 block of High Street and the other on the 1700 block of Mill Street — and stole items from them just after midnight.

A 20-year-old resident at the High Street location called police after awaking to the sounds of someone walking inside his home and yelling. The resident confronted the burglar, who stole coats before fleeing.

Officers were already responding to the first burglary by the time the second report came in about stolen electronics on Mill Street just after 1 a.m. One resident was home, but did not awake, while other housemates returned to find their house had been burglarized.

After hearing a detailed description from the High Street resident, an officer located Stabler on East 20th and Hilyard Street as he was changing clothes behind the trunk of a car. EPD spokesperson Melinda McLaughlin confirmed in the release that officers then took Stabler into custody just before 2 a.m.

As officers took Stabler to Lane County Jail, he became progressively more uncooperative, according to the release. When he was taken out of the police car, he kicked his legs toward an officer. As he was being booked, he tried to pull away and physically confronted officers several times. The officers then applied further physical control.

Stabler is charged with one count of Theft I and Burglary I for the first break-in, and two charges of Burglary I and one of Theft I for the second.

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Troy Shinn

Troy Shinn

Politics News Reporter for the Oregon Daily Emerald. UO Senior studying Journalism and Film.