Police Identify Burglary Suspect

3-31 TURCZYNSKI MUGEUGENE, Ore. — Some quick thinking from two Eugene homeowners helped the Lane County Sheriff’s Office and the Eugene Police Department catch a burglary suspect in the River Road area.

Police identified the suspect as 54-year-old Mark Turczynski.

Police said it all started when two people came home to a burglar inside their house. The suspect then fled on foot and the homeowner chased him down, but he lost sight of the suspect. Police then showed up and set up a perimeter around the area.

The Eugene Police Department caught the suspect in a backyard near Howard and Purnell.

The suspect is now lodged in the Lane County Jail. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office said he was on probation for similar charges.

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