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Sheriff: Intruder woke up residents; later caught with gallon of milk, can of beets

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Law enforcement officers "were able to identify the male from a photograph taken by the homeowner as 30-year-old Michael Lowell Gilligan of Medford," the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said. (DCSO)

GLIDE, Ore. (KPIC) - Two women awoke Wednesday morning to find an intruder in their home in Glide, Oregon.

They confronted the intruder, who left; then called the police.

Deputies and state troopers responded to the home at 6 a.m. Oct. 21.

Law enforcement officers "were able to identify the male from a photograph taken by the homeowner as 30-year-old Michael Lowell Gilligan of Medford," the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said.

According to the sheriff's office:

While searching the area, deputies located Gilligan walking on North Umpqua Highway with a backpack. They observed him enter a vehicle owned by Glide School District and look through several compartments. Deputies detained Gilligan and learned he had entered another vehicle in the area and stolen the backpack he was wearing.

Deputies arrested Gilligan and booked him at the Douglas County Jail on suspicion of:

  • Burglary I
  • Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle x2
  • Theft II
  • Criminal Mischief III

"Deputies state Gilligan was also in possession of a gallon of milk and a can of beets, which are suspected of being stolen," the sheriff's office said.