Thieves stealing gasoline from construction sites

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Ottawa County - High prices at the pump are being blamed for gasoline thefts throughout Ottawa County.
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Since: Mar 08

Rockford, MI

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Apr 10, 2008
 
I dont know if they just plain desperate for gas ? I would have to be, to take a chance on going to jail if caught. Sad either way.

Since: Sep 07

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Apr 10, 2008
 
I've also heard vandals are trolling through parking lots, and just plain punching holes in gas tanks with ice picks, or whatever.

“Dude, Where's my car?”

Since: Jan 08

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Apr 10, 2008
 
I hope these thieves know the difference between gasoline and Diesel fuel. The are going to be in for a sad surprise if they try putting diesel in their gasoline engine! LOL.

Since: Mar 08

Rockford, MI

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Apr 10, 2008
 
Hurley35 wrote:
I hope these thieves know the difference between gasoline and Diesel fuel. The are going to be in for a sad surprise if they try putting diesel in their gasoline engine! LOL.
Well Hurley ,they will be fast to find out! hehe

Since: Oct 07

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Apr 10, 2008
 
Hurley35 wrote:
I hope these thieves know the difference between gasoline and Diesel fuel. The are going to be in for a sad surprise if they try putting diesel in their gasoline engine! LOL.
I was thinking the same thing! LOL
Just Me

Ionia, MI

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Apr 10, 2008
 
At least in the old days when they did it, they worked for it! the suction was created by sucking on a tube...and let me tell ya...they would know the difference between Diesel and Gasoline then....

Since: Mar 08

Rockford, MI

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Apr 10, 2008
 
Just Me wrote:
At least in the old days when they did it, they worked for it! the suction was created by sucking on a tube...and let me tell ya...they would know the difference between Diesel and Gasoline then....
so true,Been their done that,youre telling youre age. hehe And we did the gum wrapper thing on fuses in cars.Yes, Im showing my age. hehe
BMG

Milan, MI

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Apr 10, 2008
 
This is just the start...With a depression just around the corner, it's only going to get worse!

“Tomorrow is another today”

Since: Feb 08

Grand Rapids

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Apr 10, 2008
 
Hurley35 wrote:
I hope these thieves know the difference between gasoline and Diesel fuel. The are going to be in for a sad surprise if they try putting diesel in their gasoline engine! LOL.
Would LOVE to be there if only to see them rubbing their hands together because they got the fuel, and laughing because they think they are soooo dang smart while pouring the gas in the car.....only to get in that car and turn the key!!

I think I'd be the only one laughing then!!!!
calvin

Muskegon, MI

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Apr 10, 2008
 
why should people in muskegon pay for something that happened in ottowa county.and how long do we have to suffer while they make their mone back..
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Grand Rapids, MI

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Apr 10, 2008
 
Construction sites are vulnerable for a lot of theft. In the past, it was just tools. With current gas prices, anyone without a locking gas cap is also fair game.

Sad indeed. Expect it all to get worse.
Leaving MI soon

Grand Rapids, MI

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Apr 10, 2008
 
liberalsblow wrote:
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I Am glad that you made these comments, because they have just been submitted to the State Police! Yes, I have reported you.
You need to relax also. There's no crime committed here. Just talk.

Since: Feb 08

Portage, MI

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Apr 10, 2008
 
tampabay wrote:
I dont know if they just plain desperate for gas ? I would have to be, to take a chance on going to jail if caught. Sad either way.
It is just plain wrong! Jail or not, its stealing something from someone that is working very hard to get and we the consumer whoever hires them for a job will help pay for their loss. They have to recover somehow and it will be recovered through higher excavating rates. If you catch them? Remove their hands so they cannot steel again! There is no justified reason for stealing!

Since: Jul 07

Grandville, MI

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#21
Apr 10, 2008
 
This is worse than stealing gas from a gas station! These people put their own/company money in to their gas tanks! They are pay more than the average person in gas, and for someone to do a low down dirty thing like this from people/company that is struggling just as much as the person who is stealing the gas. This is just not tolerable! I can't wait for these people to get busted! Hope they get the max! Geez to steal from another person!

Since: Mar 08

Rockford, MI

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Apr 10, 2008
 
Randy Whitten wrote:
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It is just plain wrong! Jail or not, its stealing something from someone that is working very hard to get and we the consumer whoever hires them for a job will help pay for their loss. They have to recover somehow and it will be recovered through higher excavating rates. If you catch them? Remove their hands so they cannot steel again! There is no justified reason for stealing!
Yes, it is wrong. They will answer to the law or The lord which ever comes First.
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Grand Rapids, MI

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Apr 10, 2008
 
outdoors lover wrote:
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It's NOT all blacks it's all races, Thieves come in all color. I have had my Jeeps broke into twice in the last year, Guess what both time they were WHITE punks, I managed a store for many years 99% of gas drive offs were by white men & women in the 30's & 40's. so don't play the race card.
Ah, but you can bet that when one of them arrested is Black that THEY'LL place the race card.
Heathers mum

Detroit, MI

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Apr 10, 2008
 
calvin wrote:
why should people in muskegon pay for something that happened in ottawa county.and how long do we have to suffer while they make their mone back..
Unfortunately it isn't just Ottawa county , because of the amount going on is why it's a story. This is happening all over the place. I have to review my surveillance tapes at my business in GR every day. People are stealing anything and everything.
stay at home mom

Hudsonville, MI

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Apr 10, 2008
 
pregnant and crabby wrote:
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Ya know you shouldn't say that, lately it is just as many whites doing the breaking and entering.
You've got that right. My daughter's ex-boyfriend(charming young man, not) was caught stealing gas. He was white as paper. He had a DRUG HABIT! That's what it's about a lot of times. Yes, he went to jail for 6 months. Hopefully long enough to get clean...

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Since: Nov 07

Caledonia, MI

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Apr 10, 2008
 
Frank wrote:
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Wrong, when a threat is made on any government official or group, direct or indirect, it is a felony! Things like these need to be reported to the correct organizations. They may find nothing wrong with this, but it has been reported non the less.
"neko" is just plain nuts

Since: Oct 07

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Apr 10, 2008
 
Taxpayer wrote:
Construction sites are vulnerable for a lot of theft. In the past, it was just tools. With current gas prices, anyone without a locking gas cap is also fair game.
Sad indeed. Expect it all to get worse.
Also, a lot of people who live out in the country still leave their keys in the ignition, and unlocked in the driveway at night. Vehicles are being stolen just because they have gas in them. And when you report it stolen, and it's finally recovered and trashed, the insurance company and police call it "borrowing without permission" if your keys are left in the vehicle. So remember to pull your keys and lock 'em up!

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