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  • Burglars take jewelry and cash, leave mess

  • Residents of a Foothill Boulevard home got back from an out-of-town trip to find their home ransacked throughout, with drawers overturned, doors open and contents scattered across the floor, Jackson County Sheriff's Department reported.
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  • Residents of a Foothill Boulevard home got back from an out-of-town trip to find their home ransacked throughout, with drawers overturned, doors open and contents scattered across the floor, Jackson County Sheriff's Department reported.
    "Everything was everywhere," said sheriff's spokeswoman Andrea Carlson.
    Police believe the home, in the 5600 block of Foothill Boulevard — listed as a Grants Pass address but still inside Jackson County limits — was burglarized sometime between Thursday, March 28, and Monday, April 1, when the owners returned.
    Suspects broke into the home by smashing a window near the home's back door, a news release today said. The access door to the garage had also been pried open, leaving damage to the door and doorjamb.
    The burglars left the home in complete disarray, investigators said. Cupboards, drawers, and closets had been opened, the contents strewn across the floor. Two safes were pried open during the burglary. Details about the size and strength of the safes was not available, but police officials noted prying open any safe is no simple feat, regardless of size.
    Carlson said the homeowners are still cleaning up the mess and that an exact tally of items stolen and a dollar estimate of the loss caused by the break-in is not yet available. Several pieces of jewelry and a "significant" amount of money has been reported missing, the sheriff's department said.
    Anyone who has information about the burglary should call the Jackson County Sheriff's Department tip line at 541-774-8333.
    — Ryan Pfeil
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