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By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,SUN STAFF | August 24, 2001
When the construction cycle shifts into full gear during late summer months, so, too, does crime at building sites. But some say a lack of awareness about construction theft has led to its emergence as a major crime problem. "Construction theft is a very popular and organized crime because it is so easy to get away with," said Rick Byars, president of the Construction Industry Crime Resource Council in Memphis, Tenn. By some estimates - no national data are formally collected - the dollar amount of unrecovered stolen tools and equipment from construction sites is comparable to the amount taken during bank robberies.
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NEWS
By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | August 2, 2000
The sighting of a 12-foot-tall, black, mystery creature seen lurking in the dark of night near the Arundel Mills construction site sparked a media frenzy yesterday in the light of day. The report of the "strange sighting" was checked by police early Monday morning and quickly became a joke about the sighting of an imaginary Loch Ness Monster from the Severn River. State wildlife officials were called in to search the area yesterday, where the large, unidentified beast that walked upright had scared several construction workers.
NEWS
By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,SUN STAFF | January 8, 1998
Monroe G. Haines, the self-appointed protector of a Westminster stream, stopped a contractor yesterday from pumping muddy water from a construction site into the run.The 75-year-old environmental activist, who has made the cleanup of Longwell Run a personal crusade for 11 years, said he "got riled" when workers told him they were going to pump muddy water from a construction site into the stream, which flows along the northeast side of the site."
NEWS
By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Staff writer | June 9, 1991
U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service agents say it was an anonymous tip that led them to arrest 18 illegal immigrants from Mexico and Guatemala at an Edgewood construction site two weeks ago.INS agents started an investigation several weeks ago after they receiveda phone call that provided information about workers at The Gap warehouse site on Trimble Road, said Martin Renkiewicz, a spokesman for the INS office in Baltimore.Twelve INS agents arrived at the construction site at 7 a.m. May 29, initially arresting 20 men of the 50 workers at the site, Renkiewicz said.
NEWS
December 5, 2013
The following is compiled from police reports. The Columbia Flier includes descriptions of perpetrators only when the description makes identification possible. Little Patuxent Parkway , 10200 block, between 4 p.m. Nov. 25 and 7 a.m. Dec. 2. Entry gained to enclosed storage at Rouse Co. building construction site by cutting padlock. Leaf blower, air compressor and grease gun removed. Little Patuxent Parkway,  10200 block, between 5 p.m. Nov. 26 and 6:30 a.m. Nov. 27. Entry gained to trailer at Rouse Co. building construction site.
NEWS
February 8, 1995
The Junior League of Annapolis is accepting nominations for its Excellence in Volunteerism Award.The league will donate $500 to the group that nominates the winner and a silver bowl to the winner. Nominations, open to women who volunteer with nonprofit organizations, will be accepted through March 10.Nomination forms are available at county libraries, or call 224-8984.Materials stolen at construction siteThieves broke into a construction trailer and a building under construction along Jennifer Road during the weekend to steal machinery and supplies, county police said yesterday.
NEWS
By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,dick.irwin@baltsun.com | December 17, 2009
Two elementary school students were rescued Wednesday morning by city firefighters after they became stuck in a mound of mud at a construction site near their school, said a spokesman for the Fire Department. Because of their ages, their names were not released. About 8 a.m., the boy, 12, and the girl, 8, were walking along Sinclair Lane near Clareway on their way to classes at Sinclair Lane Elementary School when they entered a muddy area and became stuck several feet from dry land, said Chief Kevin Cartwright, the spokesman.
NEWS
By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2014
Workers at a construction site near houses at Fort Meade found a World War II-era unexploded ordnance buried underground, prompting a temporary evacuation of some homes. Fort Meade spokeswoman Mary Doyle said the 1940s mortar round was about one foot long and "looks like a tiny torpedo. " The device, which was determined to be non-lethal, was disposed of and residents were allowed to return to their homes a couple hours after it was found at around noon Thursday. Doyle said it is not unusual to find unexploded ordnances around Fort Meade, and that typically, a 300-meter area is cordoned off, as was the case with the Heritage Park neighborhood at Fort Meade.
BUSINESS
By Charles Cohen and Charles Cohen,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 4, 1999
For those construction site fans who like to witness the rise of civilization -- you know who you are -- the building of a timber-frame home is a sight to behold.David Adamson has a special interest in this remote White Hall construction site that has become a daily pilgrimage site for him. It soon will be his new 4,800-square-foot home."I get very excited about seeing that type of thing," he said, after arriving at the construction site.Moving about much like skyscraper steel-beam walkers, two workers put themselves at the edge of a partially built frame, made from hewn timbers, on a hill above a still unspoiled valley just south of the Pennsylvania line.
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