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Written by JOE POIRIER   
Wednesday, 05 July 2017 18:58

Sheriff’s Office is investigating series of break-ins, thefts from businesses, construction sites in Town of Grafton


    The Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a series of burglaries of businesses and construction sites along I-43 in the Town of Grafton.
    More than several thousand dollars worth of tools and scrap metal are missing from thefts occurring over the past several weeks, according to Lt. Marshall Hermann.  
    The Sheriff’s Department received its first report on June 14, when a residential home under construction on the 600 block of Lakefield Road was broken into sometime between 6 p.m. June 13 and 6 a.m. June 14. Several items, including tools, construction materials and copper wire were taken.
    Around the same date and time the Sheriff’s Department received a report of forceful entry and stolen tools and equipment from a locked enclosed trailer parked at a residential construction site on the 700 block of Lakefield Road.
    On Friday, June 30, Fire Ridge Golf Course, 2297 Hwy. W, reported that its maintenance shop was forcefully entered and tools and equipment were removed. The incident is said to have occurred between 2:45 p.m. Thursday, June 29, and 5 a.m. the next day.
    On Monday, July 3, burglaries of two commercial buildings and thefts from four enclosed trailers at the businesses of Paul Crandall & Associates, located at 1645 N. Port Washington Rd., and Chenery Brothers, 1655 N. Port Washington Rd., were reported.
    Tools and construction equipment were removed from the buildings and trailers between noon on Saturday, July 1 and 6 a.m. Monday.
    Hermann said all the incidents appear to be similar, based on the location of targeted areas and similarity in the items taken – tools and construction equipment.
    “We’ve reached out to other agencies in Milwaukee to see if they had any similar and consistent incidents,” Hermann said. “We have no solid leads and are asking the public to keep an eye out for suspicious behavior, especially after business hours, and to report any information regarding these incidents.”
    The Sheriff’s Department asks anyone with information on the crimes to call (262) 284-7172 or text “OZSO + your tip” anonymously to 847411.Ozaukee Press Logo RED