Interview: Preventing Holiday Crime

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EUGENE, Ore. — Hundreds of families will head out of town for holidays. You may lock your doors and turn on the lights, but your home can still be a target for crime.

Sgt. Lisa Barrong, a crime prevention specialist with Eugene police, has some tips on how you can protect your home and your property.

She says the number one goal is to make your home look occupied.

Some ways you can do this are to have someone stay at your home, have your neighbor park in driveway, set your lights to turn on at certain times, and have someone watch your home.

This is also the time of year when packages can arrive and you’re not expecting it. It’s important to make sure you make arrangements for those packages to be picked up safely.

Eugene police also offers free safety inspections. Click here for more information.

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