Police make arrests at condemned Eugene house

Olallie Stahl-Wellborn

People were coming and going from the location, and a chain link fence around the property had been damaged to provide access, police said.

Posted: Aug 27, 2020 1:03 PM

EUGENE, Ore. – Eugene police made several arrests connected to a house on Patterson Street on Wednesday.

A patrol officer learned 967 Patterson Street had been condemned but many people were coming and going from the location, police said. A chain link fence around the property had been damaged.

Authorities reached out to the property owner who wanted the trespassing to be addressed.

Police said they received information about firearms and a possible connection to narcotics tied to overdoses.

On Aug. 26, officers went to the residence. Police said they moved in and suspect Olallie Stahl-Wellborn, 20, heard officers and began running. Officers used pepperballs and then pepper spray, eventually taking him into custody.

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Officers reportedly found a modified ASP baton and brass knuckles next to where Stahl-Wellborn had fallen. They said they also found a short-barreled shotgun in his backpack.

The man was charged with unlawful possession of a short-barreled shotgun, first-degree criminal trespass, third-degree escape, carrying a concealed weapon and interfering with police.

Police said two others were arrested inside the building: Gerard Zeitler, 40, and Erik Brittian, 36. Zeitler faces charges of first-degree criminal trespass and was arrested on a warrant for heroin possession. Brittian was charged with first-degree criminal trespass and had warrants for contempt of court, interfering with police and two counts of failure to comply methamphetamine possession.

City of Eugene Code Compliance and Northwest Hazmat responded to board up the building.

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