Eugene Police’s Property Crimes detectives have noticed a recent spike in commercial burglaries. Both southwest Eugene have experienced an uptick. In many cases, entry has been gained by breaking windows or forcing doors. Ryan Hershey, age 26, was recently arrested on six counts of Burglary 2, for break-ins at five different businesses (one of the businesses was victimized twice in two weeks).
There are steps that businesses can take to help them become a harder target to hit:
Eugene Police Crime Prevention is offering Eugene businesses free security inspections and recommendations. Eugene businesses can contact their crime prevention specialist for a free security inspection. To contact your specialist, you can visit our Crime Prevention pages: http://www.eugene-or.gov/944/Prevention-and-Safety
Eugene Police Crime Prevention can be reached at: (541) 682.5137 or PolicePrevention@ci.eugene.or.us