A Lebanon man was arrested early Tuesday morning in connection to burglaries committed in the city.
According to a Linn County Sheriff's Office report, a patrol lieutenant stopped a bicyclist on Gore Drive at 2:16 a.m. Tuesday for riding without a light. The lieutenant also knew of several recent property crimes in the area, including a Monday evening car break-in on Santiam Highway in Lebanon that resulted in the theft of a Glock 9mm handgun, among other items.
The man on the bike appeared nervous, the report said, and gave the lieutenant a fake name. However, the lieutenant learned the suspect was Ryan Kenneth Garman, 28, who had outstanding warrants for his arrest.
As the lieutenant worked to detain Garman, the man began reaching into his waistband. Garman was brought under control and handcuffed. The lieutenant then discovered that Garman had concealed the stolen handgun in his waistband, the report said.
Deputies accompanied Garman back to his house, where more stolen items allegedly were found. He is also suspected in a Nov. 9 burglary that resulted in the loss of a competition bow, which was recovered Tuesday in Noti.
Garman was arrested and charged with first-degree burglary, theft and theft of a firearm, and unlawful carrying of a concealed weapon, plus outstanding warrants for contempt of court, second-degree theft and failure to comply. He was lodged at Linn County Jail.
The investigation is ongoing, and more charges are pending.