Springtime is prime time for construction theft | SummitDaily.com

Springtime is prime time for construction theft

SUMMIT COUNTY ” With the busy construction season approaching in the county, Summit County Crime Stoppers is reminding contractors to be vigilant about taking steps to reduce construction thefts at job sites.

Contractors and subcontractors should take special care of tools and equipment; tools should not be left on the job site unless absolutely necessary, and then only in secure containers that may not be removed, said Crime Stoppers president Steve Layne. Also, all tools and equipment should be marked in indelible ink.

Managers should use chain link fencing and lighting to secure job sites where possible, and could consider having a crew member stay on the site overnight for further protection, Layne said.

Contractors should be aware of who is working for them and who is on the site at all times, said Breckenridge detective George Hughes.

Anyone with questions should call the police department.

Summit County Crime Stoppers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for anonymous tips leading to an arrest in local crimes. The number is 1-866-453-STOP (7867).

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