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Deschutes County Sheriff Larry Blanton says the assumption that most burglars strike at night is actually false.  He says home break-ins happen mostly during the day while people are at work. 
 
He says the thief will usually case your home and if they believe it's empty, then they'll strike.  A recent incident in Tumalo on Monday is typical of what authoriities tend to see. 
 
" THEY'LL GO TO THE FRONT DOOR- THEY'LL KNOCK AT THE DOOR- IF NO ONE ANSWERS THEY'LL GO TO THE BACK DOOR AND KICK IN THE DOOR - OR FIND THEIR WAY IN THE HOUSE- AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED IN THAT SITUATION  - AND PROBABLY OTHERS- BUT BE CAUTIOUS AND CAREFUL OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS- IF YOU ARE HOME ALONE THE PERSON DOESN'T NEED TO KNOW THAT."
 
Blanton explains that you need to act like someone else is home with you. Make reference to another person in the home in casual conversation.  He says the person may have a fake story such as a lost dog or does "Dave" still live here?
 
On Monday, authorities arrested a 32 year old Tumalo man.  Riley Billings is also a suspect in a burglary in Deschutes River Woods last week.  Authorities say Billings knocked on the door in Tumalo and when no one answered he went into what he assumed was an empty home.
 
But a man was inside and so Billings then feld. 
 
You can listen to the entire interview with Sheriff Blanton on this website under "Your Town" podcast for Wednesday, October 24th.

 

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Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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