Thief nabs $20K in property from medical construction site

Kettering Health Network has purchased 15.5 acres of land at the intersection of Ohio 122 and I-75 in Middletown. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

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Kettering Health Network has purchased 15.5 acres of land at the intersection of Ohio 122 and I-75 in Middletown. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Police here are investigating the theft of about $20,000 worth of tools and property from a construction site.

Around 8 a.m. Wednesday, Middletown police met with a project manager from Danis Construction at the site of a medical facility under construction in the 6000 block of Ohio 122, just east of the Interstate 75 and Ohio 122 interchange, according to the police report.

Sometime between 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, a lock on one of three gates to the Kettering Health Network construction site was cut off.

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An unknown suspect broke into three of six outside storage units on the site.

In total, about $20,000 worth of tools and equipment was stolen, including 7,500 feet of coded electrical wiring valued at $10,000; copper water piping; electrical extension cords; and multiple grinders and reciprocating saws, according to the police report.

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