Thieves target local construction sites

Thieves targeted two construction sites on Marshalltown’s west side over the weekend, according to the Marshalltown Police Department.

Construction hand tools and batters were stolen from Woodland Construction Co. of Tama in the 2500 block of Eagle Ridge Drive, according to MPD Capt. Brian Batterson.

Additionally, perpetrators unsuccessfully attempted to break into a trailer owned by Modern Piping Co. of Cedar Rapids at The Willows Construction site in the 2300 block of Campbell Drive.

“We believe both incidents are related, since they happened over the weekend and are in close proximity to each other,” Batterson said.

Both incidents remain under investigation.