Two accused of damaging ATVs at Eugene business

Two people were arrested after suspects were seen fleeing the scene, police say.

Posted: Jun 14, 2021 11:23 AM
Updated: Jun 14, 2021 1:53 PM

EUGENE, Ore. – Two people have been arrested, accused of breaking into a Eugene business and damaging all-terrain vehicles.

Police said officers responded to Valley Powersports, 1041 Highway 99N, at about 1 a.m. on June 12. Two men were reportedly in the back of the shop going through a vehicle.

Stevens (Left) and Tavernier

As officers arrived, a sergeant spotted two suspects jumping a fence and running toward the railroad tracks, police said. A drone team and police dog responded to aid the search.

The two suspects were stopped at 1006 Bethel Drive, police said. Michael Tavernier, 35, had warrants for his arrest and Terrance Stevens, 25, had an attempt to locate in an unrelated case.

Tavernier faces charges of second-degree criminal trespass, second-degree criminal mischief and a parole violation.

Police said Stevens faces charges of second-degree criminal trespass, second-degree criminal mischief, and two counts of carrying a concealed weapon – brass knuckles and two suspected spring-assisted knives).

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