E. Avila

E. Avila

A Woodburn man was arrested Tuesday, Sept. 27, after he was discovered shaving in the home of a Keizer couple.

Keizer police officers responded to the report of a burglary at 5:45 p.m. in the 5700 block of Kalmia Drive N.E. The husband had recently returned home and found a stranger in a bathroom shaving his head with a razor.

The wife was home at the time of the incident, but was in a bedroom and unaware of the intruder.

The couple told police they were fearful and intimidated and told the man to leave as they were calling the police.

The suspect ran from the residence and was located later in the area of Lockhaven Drive Northeast and Verda Lane Northeast. Officers identified the man based on a description supplied by the victims and his partially shaved head.

Entry to the home was made by breaking through a fence leading to the rear of the house and then opening a sliding glass door.

Eric Avila, 39, was taken into custody without incident and is charged with burglary and criminal mischief.

Anyone having additional information about his incident is asked to contact Officer Jeremie Fletcher at 503-390-3713, ext. 3467.