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The original item was published from 11/11/2020 5:04:46 PM to 11/18/2020 12:00:07 AM.



Posted on: November 11, 2020

[ARCHIVED] EPD Officers Spot Stolen Vehicle and Recover a Second Vehicle

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On November 10 at 12:13 p.m., Eugene Police officers were near Bethel Drive and Morse Street looking for 1984 Toyota Tercel that had been reported stolen. One officer spotted a Tercel of the same make and model, but the vehicle color and year were different and the plates didn’t match. However it had some unique stickers on it that had been reported on the stolen Tercel. A man, later identified as Ryan Stephan Halberg, age 33, of Eugene, emerged from the compound and walked to the corner of Bethel Drive. Halberg looked up and down the roadway, spotted a patrol vehicle and retreated back inside of the compound. 

After several moments of no activity, officers approached the Tercel. During an investigation, they gained information that Halberg had been in possession of the vehicle. They found Halberg hiding inside an outhouse several feet away from the officers and took him into custody and transported him to the Lane County Jail for lodging on charges of Unauthorized Use Vehicle and Theft in the Second Degree. Case 20-18737

While at the location, officers also located another reported stolen vehicle, a 1987 Toyota Tercel, which was returned to the owner. Case 20-18245

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