- Associated Press - Friday, May 20, 2016

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Two people got into trouble with Eugene police this week after targeting a sprinkler that was turned on to prevent the homeless from damaging a yard.

Police say a visitor from Stockton, California, was cited for criminal trespass Monday after she unhooked the sprinkler and threw it in the street.

Two days later, police arrested a homeless man who damaged the sprinkler with a golf club and a pipe.

The Register-Guard reports (https://is.gd/Aig7ZS ) that the man ran from officers, but was later arrested when threatened with a stun gun. He was booked into jail on charges of criminal trespass and criminal mischief.

Police say the sprinkler is in a neighborhood that has faced a continuing problem with people loitering, littering, damaging property, and urinating and defecating in yards.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, https://www.registerguard.com


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