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At around 2:29 a.m. on April 30, Eugene Police were notified of a burglary in progress at 13th Avenue Market, 410 W. 13th Avenue. When they arrived at the store, they spotted the suspect through the front windows and saw he was trying to break into an ATM. The suspect became aware police had arrived and went into hiding. 

Along with officers, there was a K9 unit and an officer operating a drone. The drone footage helped officers safely check inside and figure out where the suspect was hiding, locked in a bathroom in the back of the store. After several attempts failed to get him to come out using commands, officers deployed OC into the bathroom and the suspect came out. Officers took him safely into custody. The doors to the building and two ATM machines were damaged. 

The suspect, Joseph Patrick Woods, age 44, was transported to Lane County Jail on charges of Burglary in the Second Degree, Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, and Possession of Burglary Tools. 

Case 24-06112

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