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Press Photo by Katherine Grandstrand Crews work at the site of a new senior housing project as the sun sets in west Dickinson on Monday afternoon. The Dickinson Police Department and the Stark County Sheriff’s Office have seen periodic thefts from constructions sites in the area, especially trailers. Often times pricey equipment is sold for drug money, Dickinson Police Detective Terry Oestreich said.

Target for thieves: Dickinson police seeing construction site theft of tools, trailers and even heavy equipment


Periodically, the Dickinson Police Department will receive a report of a theft from a construction site.  Often, a large piece of expensive specialized equipment will disappear or, in a recent case, a whole trailer full of supplies.

These thefts are often perpetrated by individuals wishing to sell the valuable equipment and are sometimes employees, Detective Terry Oestreich said. The thieves are stealing the equipment to sell, and not for their personal use.

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Katherine Grandstrand
I graduated from Bemidji State University in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in mass communcations, from Columbia College Chicago in 2009 with a master's degree in journalism.  
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