- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - A Medford police lieutenant says drug addicts are to blame for an increase in burglaries.

Lt. Mike Budreau tells the Mail Tribune (https://bit.ly/11d5E03) most burglars say they’re stealing property to supply their habit for methamphetamine, heroin or prescription pills.

There were 214 burglaries in Medford from January through April compared with 186 in the same period a year ago.

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Information from: Mail Tribune, https://www.mailtribune.com/

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