At approximately 10:54 a.m. on February 1, a Eugene Police officer was on his way to work in his personal vehicle and saw a Dodge Ram 1500 truck he knew had been stolen from BMW of Eugene on January 19. There were four people inside. The driver parked it behind a business in the 1000 block of W. 6th Avenue. The officer called it in.
Multiple on-duty officers arrived in the area and were able to safely call out the truck’s driver and passengers. The driver, Huston Ray Denham, age 34, of Springfield, was taken into custody and transported to Lane County Jail. He was found to have been involved in a burglary at BMW’s property, stolen the truck, and had burglary tools. He was also associated to a January 31 trespassing case at Dick’s Sporting Goods, 1030 Green Acres Road. He had previously been trespassed and entered the store. When he was told to leave, he became upset and began threatening employees.
Denham was lodged at Lane County Jail on the following charges: Unauthorized Use Vehicle, Burglary in the Second Degree, Possession of Burglary Tool or Theft Device, and Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree. He was cited for Driving While Suspended.
Cases 24-01453, 24-01545, 24-01519
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