'Substantial' burglary probed at Eagle Point High

Burglars broke into Eagle Point High School and stole more than $10,000 worth of property Thursday night — including laptop computers, iPads, big-screen televisions and a white, extra-cab Chevrolet truck and livestock trailer.

Eagle Point police responded to the burglary at the high school, 203 N. Platt Ave., at 7:29 a.m., police said.

At least one person, possibly multiple people, entered the high school and took the electronics and the truck and trailer, Eagle Point Police Department Sgt. Darin May said.

May said police aren't sure exactly how much property was taken and are working to inventory missing items.

"It was a lot — a substantial amount," he said. "The investigation is still in its infancy ... We're still reviewing surveillance footage."

May said investigators have determined that the burglar, or burglars, spent at least three hours inside the school.

Eagle Point police are asking anyone with information about the incident to call Senior Officer Robert Leonard at 541-826-9171.

Suspects could be charged with second-degree burglary and first-degree aggravated theft.

According to the Oregon Revised Statutes "a person commits the crime of burglary in the second degree if the person enters or remains unlawfully in a building with intent to commit a crime."

A person commits the crime of aggravated theft in the first degree if "the value of the property in a single or aggregate transaction is $10,000 or more."

Reach Mail Tribune reporter Sam Wheeler at 541-776-4471 or swheeler@mailtribune.com.

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