Eugene residents wake up to burglar destroying home, police say

The burglar reportedly broke a window and threw several items out into the yard.

Posted: Oct 27, 2021 3:06 PM
Updated: Oct 27, 2021 3:09 PM

EUGENE, Ore. – Six residents in Eugene locked themselves away after waking up to a burglar yelling and destroying their home.

It happened on Monday before 5 a.m. in the 2400 block of Agate Street.

Police said the residents secured themselves in a separate part of the house and could hear things being broken.

Officers arriving to the scene reportedly spotted the suspect – Benjamin Webber, 31, of Eugene – inside the family room, still yelling and throwing things. Webber broke a window of a bedroom and a piece of furniture came flying out, followed by other items, police said.

Once Webber opened the bedroom door, he was taken into custody, police said. Officers found he had a small cut from the broken glass. Medics took a look at his injuries before he was taken to the Lane County Jail on a charge of first-degree burglary.

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