Recently, an HBA member experienced a job site theft in Lake Oswego, similar to a theft crime ring we dealt with several years ago. Since then, HBA has heard from members about thefts in Portland and Happy Valley, and had reports of suspicious activity in Washington County. Read the notice from the Construction Industry Crime Prevention Program of the Pacific Northwest (CICP) here.
Members, please review the notice below sent out by the Construction Industry Crime Prevention Program of the Pacific Northwest (CICP). Given the sophistication of the operation, we suspect this is a similar theft crime ring we dealt with several years ago. On your behalf, we are currently working with CICP and local law enforcement. We have heard reports of recent thefts in Portland and Happy Valley, and had reports of suspicious activity in Washington County.
Please be on alert at your job sites –and report any thefts to local law enforcement, as well as HBA staff member Megan Wever at 503-684-1880.
From CICP: Appliances stolen from home under construction
A Home Builders Association of Metro Portland member reported to CICP that sometime between 4:00 pm June 27 and 7:00 am June 28 several appliances were stolen from a home under construction on Goodall Rd. in Lake Oswego.
When workers left the site on June 27, the house was locked and the keybox was in place. When workers arrived at 7:00 am on the 28, the keybox was missing and the front door was unlocked.
The thief or thieves seemed to know exactly what they were doing. Everything was disconnected cleanly and appliance power was shut off at the breaker. Items stolen were a Wolf range (model DF486G), ASKO dishwaster (model D5636XXLHS/PH) and microwave drawer (model MD30PE/S ). The 48″ range weighed over 500 lbs. Fortunately there was very little damage to the house as a result of this theft.
Officer Pecoraro from the Lake Oswego Police Department responded to the site and took a report. If you have seen these items or know anything about them, please contact the Lake Oswego Police Department 503-635-0238 or the CICP Office.