Mike Delp said this was the fourth time since the Labor Day weekend that their business has been the victim of a burglary. The three previous break-ins prior to last night involved stealing small tools, copper wiring, and some scrap steel valued at approximately $10,000.
Monday night the suspect removed a 2001 Chevy diesel pick-up and a brand new 14 foot dump trailer that had just been delivered to Michiana Contracting about noon on Monday. The pickup stolen was a 2001 Chevy 2500 HD pickup with the numbers of 7001 in black letters on the front quarter panel near the door. The bed had two chrome or silver tool boxes on each side of the truck. The truck is red in color and it has the Michiana Contracting emblems on both doors and they are white in color. The trailer is a 14” dump trailer and black in color.
On all four break-ins the person cut the chain link fence on the north side of the business lot (airport side) to gain access.
Surveillance cameras show the first person around the business at 10 PM. The person looked around for a while then started the pick-up truck, hooked it up to the new trailer, cut the entrance gate to Michiana’s lot and drove out at 10:30 PM, turning north on Lilac Road.
The surveillance cameras did show another 4-door car that kept driving by the building on Lilac Road. This car was waiting on Lilac Road and went north with the stolen pick-up at 10:30 p.m. Monday.
Delp is asking if anyone in the community has any information on this latest break-in or any of the other three, or if they have seen a Michiana Contracting pick-up truck and/or a new 14foot dump trailer, they would appreciate any information you may have in solving these crimes.