(CHATSWORTH, ON) - Over the past month and half, Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have responded to an increased amount of calls involving building materials and tools stolen from building sites across both, Grey and Bruce Counties.
On April 20, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. OPP officers received a report of a theft from a construction trailer at a house under construction at Concession 4, Chatsworth. Culprits forced entry to the trailer during the night of Sunday, April 19th and early morning Monday, April 20th. Several tools related to masonry work were taken such as; two gas powered cut off saws (Husqvarna & Stihl), Bostitch air nailer, Dewalt impact drill, Milwaukee hammer/impact drill and several hand tools.
On April 16, 2020 at 7:35 a.m. OPP officers were dispatched to a theft of multiple sheets of plywood and other wood products from a construction site at Lakeshore Boulevard North, South Bruce Peninsula. Sometime between the evening of Apr 15th and the morning of April 16th, unknown suspect(s) attended the cottage under construction and stole the wood products.
On April 15, 2020 at 9:17 a.m. OPP officers were dispatched to a theft of tools and construction material from a sea container at Werry Avenue, Dundalk in the Township of Southgate. The unknown suspect(s) cut the lock off to gain entry to the container. Three Stihl concrete saws were stolen.
On April 6, 2020 at 3:22 p.m. OPP officers were dispatched to a job site at Highway 6&10 in Georgian Bluffs. An assortment of hand tools were stolen and a van parked at the site was entered as well. No suspect(s) at this time.
On March 28, 2020 at 9:23 a.m. OPP officers responded to a report of a break and enter into a construction site trailer at Princess Street in Shallow Lake. Numerous power tools were stolen from the trailer. The theft occurred sometime between, March 27 at 2:30 p.m. and March 28, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. by unknown suspect(s).
On March 23, 2020 at 8:48 a.m. OPP officers were dispatched to a break and enter at a building site of a new home at Goderich Point Loop in Northern Bruce Peninsula. The break-in occurred between the morning of March 21st and the morning of March 23rd. Unknown suspect(s) stole numerous tools and building supplies.
Grey Bruce OPP is asking for assistance from the public in identifying the person(s) involved in these criminal actions.
Anyone with information that can assist with these investigations, call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.