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Posted on: September 21, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Arrested: church-threat suspect



an Alert Library security guard, who had been provided hardcopy photos earlier in the day, spotted Benjamin Jaramillo Hernandez, age 69,  in the café area of the Eugene Library. Downtown officers descended upon the café and took  Hernandez into custody without incident. He was wanted in Marion County for Larceny, and is being charged with Intimidation in the Second Degree, Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, and two counts of Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree.  EPD extends its thanks to the Library's security staff, local media, and the public who had eyes on this. We are grateful for those who help us look for outstanding suspects.


Eugene Police need your help identifying a male suspect who left a threatening note with bullets at the St. Mary Catholic Church, 1062 Charnelton. This occurred on September 19, around 9 p.m., and a week prior, on September 14, he is also reported to have sprayed OC pepper spray through the same mail slot. This suspect (photos enclosed), is reported to have been harassing the clergy and staff at the church over the past few weeks.

The suspect is described as a white male, age 60-70, 5’10” to 6’ tall, weighing 170 to180 pounds, with grey/silver or white hair and possibly a mustache and/or goatee.

If anyone has information, they are asked to call police at 541. 682.5111

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