Crime Tracker: Fence Business Booming Because Of Crime - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Crime Tracker: Fence Business Booming Because Of Crime

Posted: Updated:
  • Crime Tracker: Fence Business Booming Because Of CrimeMore>>

  • Fugitive Friday

    Fugitive Friday

    Fugitive Friday with Kalae Chock. Bringing you the latest information about wanted suspects in the Spokane area.
    More >>
    Fugitive Friday with Kalae Chock. Bringing you the latest information about wanted suspects in the Spokane area.More >>

SPOKANE, Wash. - Business is booming for Moran Fence Incorporated in East Spokane. The company says it can’t keep up with growing demand. People are turning to Moran Fencing to fence their property and keep intruders out.

Spokane Oxarc has invested $100,000 into fencing around its property. It’s even hired Moran to put up two layers of razor ribbon. The ribbon looks like barbed wire but it’s looped with razor blades. Oxarc has also installed two layers of 4-gauge wire next to its chain link fence. Intruders can use pliers to cut through the chain, but they need bolt cutters to get through the 4-gauage wire. The company made the latest improvements after someone got over one layer or razor wire, threaded cable made of copper through the fence and unraveled and stole an entire spool of cable. Oxarc says no one has broken into the facility ever since it added the second layer of razor wire.

Jerry Stretch at Moran Fencing Incorporated says thieves have preyed on their property as well. Moran Fencing has had to reinforce its fence too. Stretch says the problem has become significantly worse in the last ten years. It’s not just thieves after metal in the industrial area though; Stretch says half of Moran’s business comes from homeowners. He says that homeowners are just as concerned about property crime and taking the steps they need to protect themselves, which for them, starts with a fence.

  • Top Stories from KHQTop StoriesMore>>

  • 2-year-old hit by car, hospitalized

    2-year-old hit by car, hospitalized

    Saturday, August 30 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-08-30 16:05:25 GMT
    KAMIAH, Idaho - Idaho State Police arrested a 38-year-old woman for driving intoxicated and hitting a 2-year-old with her car in the town of Kamiah Friday night. Police responded to the crash scene at 9:21. ISP saidSarkisian GG. Farnham was driving north on Hill Street near the Kamiah High School. More >>
    KAMIAH, Idaho - Idaho State Police arrested a 38-year-old woman for driving intoxicated and hitting a 2-year-old with her car in the town of Kamiah Friday night. Police responded to the crash scene at 9:21. ISP saidSarkisian GG. Farnham was driving north on Hill Street near the Kamiah High School. More >>
  • Fire damages South Hill home

    Fire damages South Hill home

    Saturday, August 30 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-08-30 15:30:10 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Three people and a family dog managed to escape a fire that burned the outside of a home on the South Hill early Friday morning. Firefighters responded to the two-and-a-half story home on South Lincoln at 3:30. They arrived to find flames and fire visible on the outside of the house. One firefighters slipped and injured his shoulder.More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Three people and a family dog managed to escape a fire that burned the outside of a home on the South Hill early Friday morning. Firefighters responded to the two-and-a-half story home on South Lincoln at 3:30. They arrived to find flames and fire visible on the outside of the house. One firefighters slipped and injured his shoulder.More >>
  • Suspected gunman manages to elude police after hospital lockdown

    Suspected gunman manages to elude police after hospital lockdown

    Saturday, August 30 2014 2:13 AM EDT2014-08-30 06:13:33 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash.- A suspected gunman managed to elude police Friday night after a chase that took officers from the Rite Aid on N. Division to Holy Family Hospital on E. Rowan. It all started around 7:30pm Friday night, when police say a man was seen trying to steal items from the Rite Aid.More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash.- A suspected gunman managed to elude police Friday night after a chase that took officers from the Rite Aid on N. Division to Holy Family Hospital on E. Rowan. It all started around 7:30pm Friday night, when police say a man was seen trying to steal items from the Rite Aid. More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KHQ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.