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Man Arrested for Springfield Burglaries

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Cottage Grove man is accused of burglarizing at least three homes Wednesday, even getting caught by one of the homeowners.

Springfield police say a man came home to find James Dewitt Crandell, 27, in his house.

The man chased Crandell who threatened he had a gun. Eventually, officers found him hiding in bushes along a bike path. They say that’s where Crandell stashed some of the items he stole.

Investigators linked him to two other burglaries in the area that night. Police say one of the victims claimed Crandell got into the house an unlocked door. Another said he got in through a second-story window.

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