On July 25, at around 7:25 a.m., Eugene Police received a call for service from Home Depot on Seneca Road. A person, later identified as Michael Joseph Reason, age 46, was reported to have arrived in a Penske truck and was seen stealing merchandise from outside the store. The truck was reported full of property and it had also been reported at Lowes.
Reason was tracked to a home in the 1600 block of Kelly in Springfield. Springfield Police Patrol resources assisted in locating the Penske truck and set up a perimeter around the location until EPD units arrived. Reason refused to come out of his home and had warrants. He also had security cameras outside the location and was potentially armed. The EPD Crisis Negotiation team, EPD and SPD Drone Teams, as well as SWAT resources from both agencies were deployed. At 11:21, Reason was taken into custody without incident. He was taken to Lane County Jail on charges including six counts of Theft in the First Degree and one count of Interfering with a Police Officer. Eugene Police Investigations Unit is continuing to investigate and applied for a search warrant at multiple locations.