During the last few weeks, the Campbell County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) has received several reports of larcenies from construction sites. At numerous sites, many expensive tools have been taken from locked box trailers and other locked locations.
One such incident occurred this past weekend off of Winfall Road (Dawson Construction). This possibly happened around 7:30 p.m. on 9/3/21 (Friday evening), according to CCSO.
"These larcenies are devastating losses to contractors and their employees, and we want to do everything we can to solve these crimes," a recent CCSO statement on the matter reads.
Listed below are a few tips that may help contractors/home owners to catch any such offenders, find stolen items to return to their owners, or in some cases, act as crime prevention.
1. The Sheriffs office has patrols set up throughout the county at various residences and businesses. Those with houses under construction who wish to have their construction site included in a patrol can call CCSO to have that set up.
2. Placing cameras on properties is another option. Furthermore, has found that remote style or internet-based cameras have proven very effective for monitoring properties. Recently a contractor had a remote style camera on his site and deputies were able to respond to that location within minutes of an individual arriving on the property.
3. Record all serial numbers for, and take pictures of, tools.
4. Mark tools with the name of the company they belong to by engraving them, if possible.
Anyone with information in regards to any of the recent larcenies has been asked to contact investigator Herndon at (434) 332-9514 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900.