Jobsite Theft Prevention
Report suspicious activity at a construction jobsite! All tips are 100% anonymous and if it leads to an arrest, you may receive a cash reward. Call 605-367-7007 or 877-367-7007, Submit Tips Online or Download the Free App "P3 Tips"
Jobsite Theft Prevention
The most common crime we are seeing are tools stolen from locked trailers after padlocks are busted off (see below). Get in the habit of at the end of each workday, position your job trailer so it is difficult to steal or break into. Block it in with heavy equipment (remove the keys!), back it up to the garage or side of the house and literally do whatever you can to make life difficult for thieves.
If you are a victim of these crimes, it’s not as simple as an insurance claim. Time is money so think of how much it will set your schedule back by having to work with the police department on the report, contact the insurance company to file the claim and not to mention having to buy all new tools again. Save yourself the time, money and headache of being a victim of these crimes.
Also, area police departments are strongly encouraging builders and their subcontractors to track the serial numbers of their tools or at least make a unique marking on them (paint color, initials, etc). All police departments are connected to pawn shops nationwide and when an item is pawned, the pawn shop must enter the serial number first to allow the authorities to locate any stolen items.
There are many ways to secure your jobsite in an effort to avoid being a victim of jobsite theft. Click here to download the tip sheet.
Recently Reported Jobsite Thefts
When a construction jobsite has a reported theft, the HBASE office is informed of the general details. This is in an effort to spread awareness about this ongoing problem in our community. Use this as a reminder to keep your jobsite secure at all times. Below is the list of recently reported jobsite thefts in the Sioux Falls area at residential construction jobsites. The HBASE office does not have additional information than what is posted below.
Northwestern Sioux Falls (June 2018) - Suspects broke off the lock on the job trailer and stole approximately $2,000 in tools. No serial numbers were available.
Southwestern Sioux Falls (June 2018) - Suspects broke off the lock on the job trailer and stole approximately $1,800 in tools. No serial numbers were available.
Northwestern Sioux Falls (May 2018) - Suspects entered a rear door to a house under construction to gain entry and stole approximately $5,000 in tools. No serial numbers were available.
Northwestern Sioux Falls (April 2018) - Suspect stole approximately $3,000 in building supplies from the jobsite.
Northwestern Sioux Falls (April 2018) - Suspects cut the lock off a trailer to gain entry and stole approximately $27,000 in tools. No serial numbers were available.