Darien Police Department
Issued by: Det. Sgt. Jeremiah P. Marron Jr.
Advisory: Construction Site Security
Darien, CT –
In recent weeks this agency has received reports of burglaries occurring at
homes under various stages of construction.
This is not uncommon for our area and often occurs during the overnight. Items such as newly installed kitchen
appliances, copper gutters, power tools, and construction supplies have been
stolen from sites often sustaining tens of thousands of dollars in losses.
contractors should be aware that certain measures can be taken to minimize the
chance of being victimized. First and
foremost, when taking delivery of items, they should be very securely stored or
the contractor should consider security services until such time that the items
can be installed and or secured from theft.
The following six tips can help maintain a secure site:
Post warning signs to keep unauthorized
persons off the site
not leave tools, equipment, or supplies visible or accessible
Use only high-quality locks—never
leave keys in locks, or leave locks in an open position
for nighttime lighting
report theft or burglary immediately to the Darien Police Department at