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Salvation Army donation trucks hit by vandalism

May 25, 2019

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The manager of a Eugene Salvation Army store says the vandalism of two of their trucks that pick up donations couldn’t have happened at a worse time.

The Register Guard reports that Joey Versaw said Friday that the store is already hurting for donations and the broken windows, dented roofs and stolen tools make their situation worse.

The vandalism happened early on May 14. At least one man climbed a fence and used a brick to break all the windows in two donation trucks. They also stomped on the trucks’ roofs.

Eugene police say they arrested one suspect, 45-year-old Gregory Alan Weldon.

Versaw says Weldon was camping in a tent that the Salvation Army had given to him the day before the attack.

Weldon was charged with trespass and theft.

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

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