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.
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
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.