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Burglary suspect arrested in west Eugene Wednesday

A K9 officer with the Eugene Police Department helped nab a suspected burglar in west Eugene.

Posted: Feb. 7, 2018 4:57 PM
Updated: Feb. 8, 2018 10:00 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- A man in his 30s was arrested in west Eugene Wednesday. Police said he broke into two buildings.

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Eugene police officers were called out to the 300 block of N. Seneca Road on Wednesday. They said a man broke into the facility and took several items.

The man was seen leaving the facility, police said. He reportedly jumped over a fence and went into a nearby home.

Officials said he eventually changed his clothes in the backyard of a home on Elmira Road.

A police dog was able to find the suspect, Derrick Allen Payton, on Gilbert Street a short time later. He was arrested on two counts of burglary charges.

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