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.
As a member service, HBASE members can receive free promotional items to help reduce jobsite theft and also encourage anonymous tips from those that might know something. Laminated 11x17 posters can be displayed near your employee time clocks and/or on the main entrance into the jobsites themselves.
Also, area police departments are strongly encouraging builders and their subcontractors to track the serial numbers of their tools. 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.
Eastern Sioux Falls (November 2017) - An entire trailer full of tools were stolen from a job site. The trailer was later recovered but numerous tools were missing with an approximate value between $5,000 to $10,000. Serial numbers were to be reported soon to the police department by the trailer's owner.
Southwestern Sioux Falls (November 2017) - A large tool was left out and partially covered with some tarps. An unknown suspect(s) stole the large tool valued at approximately $2,000. No serials number provided.
Southwestern Sioux Falls (November 2017) - Two large tools were left out and unsecured. An unknown suspect(s) stole the tools valued at approximately $4,000. No serials numbers provided.
Southwestern Sioux Falls (November 2017) - Suspect stole concrete forms from an open trailer. Value of stolen materials was about $500.
Northwestern Sioux Falls (November 2017) - Suspects cut the locks off of the trailer and stole approximately a total of $3,000 in tools. No serial numbers were available.
Western Sioux Falls (November 2017) - Suspects cut the locks off of the trailer and stole approximately a total of $3,000 in tools. Owner did have serial numbers and gave them to authorities.
South Central Sioux Falls (October 2017) - Suspects cut the locks off of the trailer and stole approximately a total of $3,000 in tools. No serial numbers were available.
Southwestern Sioux Falls (October 2017) - Suspects stole 3 large windows from an open garage after employees had left the jobsite at the end of the day. Value of materials stolen was approximately $2,000.
Southeastern Sioux Falls (October 2017) - Suspects cut the locks off of the trailer and stole approximately a total of $2,000 in tools. No serial numbers were available.