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Friday, October 11, 2013



Computer, appliance thefts lead to arrest

A Springfield man is taken into custody, but he might not be charged

Police have arrested a Springfield man in connection with a series of computer thefts from the University of Oregon, but prosecutors haven’t yet decided if he will be charged with any crimes.
Investigators took David Tetukevich into custody after serving a search warrant at his home on Tuesday. He remained held in the Lane County Jail until Wednesday afternoon, when he was released after prosecutors declined to immediately file criminal charges against him.
Lane County Chief Deputy District Attorney Patty Perlow said her office was not ready to move forward with the case because police had not yet submitted all reports compiled as part of the investigation.
Eugene police said they suspect Tetukevich, 58, is the person who stole Apple iMac computers from offices at the UO’s law school building on three separate occasions — once in May 2012 and again on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 of this year. The combined value of the three stolen computers is approximately $4,000, UO officials said.
UO police last month publicly released surveillance images of the thief. An employee of Jerry’s Home Improvement Center on Highway 99 west of Eugene subsequently contacted authorities and reported the person depicted in the images appeared to be the same man who had stolen various appliances from the store, police said.
On multiple occasions, the person who targeted Jerry’s duped store employees by showing them fraudulent receipts as he left the store with items, police said.
Investigators on Tuesday seized a refrigerator, a dishwasher and a clothes washer and dryer set from Tetukevich’s home, police said.
A detective is trying to determine if any stolen property associated with the case has been sold online or elsewhere, police said.


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