Treasure Valley contractors seeing spike in construction site thefts

Posted at 1:26 PM, Sep 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-17 15:26:40-04

Building contractors in the Boise area say workplace thefts are on the increase -- with plumbing fixtures, wood boards and even landscaping plants stolen from building sites.

The Idaho Statesman reports Tradewinds General Contracting has had more than $20,000 in losses at just one job site in a two-month time span.

The Ada County Sheriff's Office has received sixteen reports of construction site burglaries in the city of Eagle alone between Jan. 1st and Aug. 10th. That compares to just three burglaries during the same period last year.

Police are warning builders to lock up as much of their equipment and supplies as possible.

(by Associated Press)