Construction Equipment & Tool Theft

, Written by Travis Koch, Posted: Tue, June 19 2012 at 6:10 PM, Updated: Tue, June 19 2012 at 6:22 PM

Police connect tool and construction equipment theft with drugs and the black market.


Over the past several months and in the last two years, law enforcement has seen a spike in the number of property crimes. The criminals aren't always caught but when they are, police are finding a large amount of stolen goods. From sets of chainsaws to work vehicles. More recently, Central Equipment in Medford lost a customers $30,000 Rough Terrain Vehicle that was stolen along with trailer. That was later found a a home in Josephine County. After serving the arrant police also found heroin, cocaine and a marijuana.The person they arrested was lodged, charged and released. That's why they're warning people to make records of their property and keep it with you not at the job site. It could also help you get it back sooner. They say if you label you're stuff with a drivers license number it is easier to find the owner.

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Travis Koch

News at Sunrise Co-Anchor Travis Koch started his career as a filmmaker. He wrote and directed documentaries about traveling and extreme sports.

Among his many life experiences, he was a dog musher in Alaska and a baker in Minnesota. Travis began his career at NBC5 News as a weekend photographer and has continued to follow his dreams in television broadcasting and multimedia.

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