Eau Claire, Wisc. (WLAX/WEUX) Local contractors said their job sites over the last month have been targets for burglaries more often than ever before. “In the past week, 7 of his contractor friends have had tools or other items taken from job sites.” Eric Barden of ESB Construction said.
Barden himself said he recently had $13,000 worth of tools taken from his current job site. He adds that after the string of breaks in, contractors in the area are taken preventative measures like taking all their tools home at night.
“If you see something at night and you live by a job site, construction zone and you see something, someone creeping in a 9, 10 o’clock at night, more than likely they’re not supposed to be there. Call the police, let the police figure it out. If we’re supposed to be there it’ll get figured out in a matter of minutes. He has been in touch with the Eau Claire police department.” Said Barden.