On May 24, Geiger tried to break into a new house in the 2000 block of Farmington Avenue, Medford police Lt. Justin Ivens said. He allegedly damaged the front door during the attempt. Surveillance cameras in the area captured the incident, police said.
Geiger returned to the same house May 26. “And this time he actually completes the burglary, makes entry through the back door,” Ivens said.
Geiger allegedly stole a Bose speaker. It’s not known whether the speaker was part of the house or something left there by construction workers.
Police released some surveillance images of the suspect on social media, along with pictures of his truck, a 1993 Dodge Dakota pickup. A detective in Grants Pass saw the images and contacted police to inform them he recognized the suspect and vehicle. On Wednesday evening, a passerby in the 9000 block of Blackwell Road, northwest of Central Point, recognized the truck and called police. Sheriff’s deputies responded to the area and arrested Geiger.
He was being held on one count of first-degree burglary, three counts of first-degree criminal mischief, one count of attempted first-degree burglary, one count of attempted first-degree theft and one count of second-degree theft. His bail was listed at $62,500.
Geiger has no criminal history in Oregon, according to court records.
“We believe he’s possibly responsible for additional thefts and burglaries,” Ivens said, adding that one such incident involved a theft from a construction trailer nearby. “Our detectives are continuing to work this investigation.”
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