Police: Man accused of stealing refrigerator, UO computers

Police: Man accused of stealing refrigerator, UO computers

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- Police arrested a man suspected of stealing computers and appliances from University of Oregon buildings and other local businesses over the past few months.

Officers arrested 58-year-old David Tetukevich at his Springfield home Tuesday morning on multiple charges including burglary and theft.

Police officials said their investigation started on Labor Day weekend when security cameras caught a man stealing desktop computers from the University's William W. Knight Law Center.

After investigators released the images, employees at a local store recognized Tetukevich as the same suspect who stole appliances from their store, officials said. 

Eugene Police helped the University of Oregon Police Department serve a search warrant at Tetukevich's home at around 11 a.m. Tuesday. Officers reported finding stolen property including a refrigerator, a washer/dryer set and a dishwasher.

Detectives said they are still trying to find out if some of the stolen property was sold through in-person purchases or online sites. 

If there are any additional businesses that believe they have had thefts from a suspect with a similar description and M.O., they are asked to please call Det. Lowe at 541.682.5573.

Tetukevich was booked at the Lane County Jail on charges of burglary, theft, 2nd degree criminal mischief and possession of burglary tools; three counts of each.