Juveniles suspected in BB damage of construction equipment in Clermont County

Juveniles suspected in BB damage of construction equipment in Clermont County
Police in Pierce Township say they are looking for several juveniles who are suspected of shooting BBs at construction equipment at the end of Cedarwood Drive. (Source: Pierce Township Police Department Facebook page)

CLERMONT COUNTY, Ohio (FOX19) - Pierce Township police say they are trying to find four juveniles who targeted a construction site at the end of Cedarwood Road in Amelia.

The group is shooting BB’s at construction equipment causing damage, according to police.

It’s happening at a construction site where new homes are being built.

Police say someone was actually operating a bulldozer when it was hit on Thursday.

“It didn’t cause any damage but it was part of an ongoing issue they’ve been having with destruction of their property, especially at night while they’re parked,” Lt. Michael Bennett said.

Police say workers reported seeing four kids running into a wooded area between Cedarwood and Culver Court.

They’re looking for two boys and two girls, and the boy who carried the pellet gun was wearing a red shirt.

BE ON THE LOOKOUT Residents in the Woodside Park, Culver Court, Huntsmans Trace area. Several juveniles have been seen...

Posted by Pierce Township Ohio Police Department on Thursday, June 18, 2020

Pierce Township police say this has been a problem for a couple of months now.

Some windows have been shot with pellets and there have been various other types of damage.

Officers say this is the first time they’re hearing about the damage because they only recently took over this portion of Amelia when the village dissolved in November.

Police say they have increased patrols in the area and they’re hoping people who live nearby will keep an eye out too.

Lanigan Construction, LLC is working on the project right now and they say they’d like for whoever is doing this to stop.

They say they’re just trying to get the job done and not only is this costing them time, but it’s costing them money too.

“Other people have been pulling up survey stakes which costs the developer money to restake them,” Lt. Bennett said. “It’s costing them money for the damage, costing them money to have it resurveyed, again, whether it’s the same kids or not it’s just an ongoing problem that for whatever reason they’re attracted to this construction site.”

If you have any information that can help Pierce Township Police find the suspects, call (513) 752-4100.

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