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Posted on: December 10, 2015

[ARCHIVED] A photo is worth a… recovered necklace?

Nearly six months ago, Eugene Police received information from a woman who lost her necklace while walking in downtown Eugene. The woman recalled wearing the necklace on her route, and when she arrived at her destination, she noticed that the necklace was missing.

The woman contacted police and gave specific information about the necklace, which included a description of it as white gold with a diamond cross pendant and that it was a gift from her recently deceased husband. A photograph was also provided to police in the event that the necklace was located, it could be returned to the original owner.

On December 6, police received information that the necklace had been sold to a local second-hand store. Police were able to inform the woman of the transaction, which matched the photograph they were provided, and it was recovered for a fraction of its value, which she was more than happy to pay.

Important Property Inventory Information:
If you have property that has been lost or you are the victim of a burglary, it is very important that you are able to provide a detailed description of your property. If your property is recovered, the likelihood of the property being returned to you is significantly increased if detailed information is in the report. Property inventories can be as simple as listing the items and descriptions on a piece of paper, but if you would prefer, EPD offers a form to assist you. (Property Inventory Form -

For those who would appreciate more assistance in recording this information, our Seniors on Patrol volunteer team will come to your home and assist you with the process. To apply (, or for additional information about this program, contact Program Manager Debbie Janecek at 541-682-2746, or email

ORS 164.065 Theft of lost, mislaid property
A person who comes into control of property of another that the person knows or has good reason to know to have been lost, mislaid or delivered under a mistake as to the nature or amount of the property or the identity of the recipient, commits theft if, with intent to deprive the owner thereof, the person fails to take reasonable measures to restore the property to the owner. [1971 c.743 §126]


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