On October 25 at 4:49 a.m., Eugene Police officers were called to a residence in the 2400 block of Agate Street. Six residents there awoke to a man yelling and destroying property inside their home. They had locked themselves in a separate part of the house and could hear the suspect breaking things.
Multiple arriving officers, including a supervisor, K9 officer, and several other patrol officers responded. They spotted the suspect, later identified as Benjamin Mathew Webber, age 31, of Eugene, inside the family room yelling and throwing items. Webber moved to a bedroom and an exterior glass window shattered and a piece of furniture came flying out. Webber continued to throw items out of the window and into the yard. Although Webber’s erratic behavior posed a safety risk to the residents, officers and himself, he was ultimately taken into custody without incident once he was compliant and opened the bedroom door. He was discovered to have a small laceration from the broken glass inside of the house, so officers had Eugene Springfield Fire medics medically clear him before he was transported to Lane County Jail. He is being charged with Burglary in the First Degree.