Thieves target homes under construction in SunRiver

File photo of St. George Police vehicle at the scene of a reported break-in at a home under construction on Painted Finch Drive, St. George, Utah, July 16, 2018 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A thief or thieves caused approximately $3,000 in losses and damage to two homes under construction, police said.

St. George Police investigate the scene of a reported break-in at a home under construction on Painted Finch Drive, St. George, Utah, July 16, 2018 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News

St. George Police public information officer Lona Trombley said police officers were called to Painted Finch Drive in the SunRiver area Monday morning to investigate a reported break-in.

“Two homes and doors were damaged, with items such as light fixtures, electrical equipment and construction equipment stolen,” Trombley said, adding that police aren’t sure when the thefts occurred but that workers noticed the damage when they showed up for work Monday morning.

“This is our first report of theft from this area,” Trombley said. “However, theft can and does happen at construction sites, so we encourage our construction companies to invest in security cameras, lock up equipment and property and report any suspicious activity.”

The incident is still under investigation.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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5 Comments

  • LunchboxHero July 17, 2018 at 8:50 am

    Junkies and low-lives, stealing tools and equipment that honest working people need. I have absolutely no sympathy for junkies. It’s not a disease, it’s a choice.
    Clean yourselves up, and get JOBS, losers. Come snooping around here, and you’ll be plucking pellets from your backside for months.

    • comments July 17, 2018 at 6:54 pm

      might not be junkies. might be gangs of illegals stealing from work crews of illegals. i dont even know what to call a scenario like that.

  • Mike P July 17, 2018 at 10:24 am

    Inside job.

    • comments July 17, 2018 at 6:53 pm

      mike P, tell us all about it. you were there

  • Mike P July 18, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    No comments, I wasn’t there. But apparently, you and your “gang of illegals” were ……… I mean, how else would you have known who it was? funny, funny little man…………

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