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Garage on 12th St entered $1,000s in building materials, appliances stolen

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Thousands of dollars in appliances, housewares, and building materials were stolen over the weekend from the garage of a house being remodeled in the 400 block of South 12th Street, Chesterton Police said.

Tools belonging to a plumbing contractor were also stolen from the garage, while the general contractor’s work truck was forcibly entered as well, police said.

According to police, at 8:38 a.m. Monday the co-owner of Crosscheck Construction reported that, sometime after 2 p.m. Friday, someone cut the padlock off the back of his truck and removed multiple tools. An inventory of the loss wasn’t immediately available.

He also reported that the detached garage at the back of the house had also been forcibly entered, the man-door apparently “shouldered” open, police said, with “no marks or footprints” observed on the door. Although it had been dead-bolted, police added, “the door frame that the dead bolt went into is very thin.”

Missing from the garage was a variety of items, the homeowner subsequently reported: a ceiling fan, bathroom fixtures, a toilet, a mirror, tiles, floor trim, 100 sheets of drywall, treated lumber, two different refrigerators, a dishwasher, a microwave, and windows. Total loss, based on the receipts, police said: $9,112.62.

That amount doesn’t include the plumber’s tools also stolen from the garage.




Posted 9/26/2018




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