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Man arrested for breaking into two apartments in Lebanon

Police said they arrested a man after he broke into two apartment. When they confronted the man he couldn't explain why he did so.

Posted: Jan 25, 2018 1:22 PM
Updated: Jan 25, 2018 1:44 PM

LEBANON, Ore. -- A man was arrested early Thursday morning after allegedly breaking into two different homes in Linn County.

Police said Mark Anthony Romero entered two different apartment on W Maple Street. The residents told police they didn't know who he was and he wasn't invited into either apartment.

Romero entered the first apartment and woke up a resident who was sleeping on the couch, police said. They said Romero had taken off his pants and sat down next to the sleeping resident, waking them up. The resident then kicked him out.

Police said Romero then walked across the apartment parking lot and entered a second apartment. They said the residents were awakened when Romero began eating food that was left on the counters. They also kicked him out.

When confronted by police, he couldn't explain why he entered either apartment. He told police he didn't live in the apartment complex or know anyone who did.

Romero was arrested and charged with two counts of burglary and theft.

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