SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — A 60-year-old Sioux Falls man has been arrested for more than 16 cases of construction burglaries.
Sioux Falls Police Department spokesman Sam Clemens said Jerry Hood has been charged with one count of stolen property. Hood was arrested without incident, Clemens said.
Police said a security camera at a construction site caught a license plate number that led to a search warrant of Hood’s home where more than $80,000 in building materials was found. Clemens said some of the construction site thefts had not been reported to police.
“So during the overnight time he was going stealing these items, and then bringing them to his house, we believe that he was either selling or planning on selling them through Facebook, stuff like that,” Clemens said.
Hood would go to the construction sites around 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. in the morning to steal items and would sell the materials through Facebook, police say.