EUGENE, Ore. -- Tips found from Facebook posts helped police arrest two people in connection to two robberies reported Friday at the Skybox Apartments.
One of the people arrested, Heather Hamilton, 20, is a U of O student. The other is a 17-year-old from Washington. According to adult corrections officials Hamilton was released from the Lane County Jail last night.
The duo took cash and other valuables from unlocked apartments at the Skybox. During one of the burglaries, a resident was sleeping in the other room.
Eugene Police said that they recieved tips from other UO students that they got from Facebook posts about the robberies. This is what Eugene Police had to say about the robberies:
On Friday, July 27, two burglaries were reported to Eugene Police at the Skybox apartments, 1425 Villard St.
In both cases, suspects appeared to have entered through closed, but unlocked, apartment front doors, and took cash and other valuables. In both cases, at least one resident was asleep in the apartment when the suspects were inside.
The suspects in both incidents were described as a white male in his early 20s, about 5-foot-6, around 140 pounds, slight build, light or pale skin, wearing a white hooded sweatshirt, green University of Oregon shorts, and white tennis shoes; and a white female, mid 20s, about 5-foot-6, around 120 pounds, wearing an orange, zippered, hooded sweatshirt and a blue t-shirt, and tan shorts.
Eugene Police followed up on tips by UO students in the wake of Facebook posts, and arrested a 20-year-old woman Heather Michele Hamilton (a UO student), and a 17-year-old male relative from Washington, on two counts of Burglary in the First Degree and Conspiracy. Heather Hamilton was lodged in the Lane County Jail, and the minor at Serbu.
Thanks to Kelly McIver, UO DPS for partnership in news release