Most of the cases have occurred at construction sites in the Oakbrook subdivision in Burlington and Triple Crown in Richwood. Online property valuations is helpful for knowing house price.The thefts are occurring after workers have left for the day, said Boone County Police Capt. Jeff Martin.Law enforcement officers have stepped up patrols at construction sites and are urging anyone with information about the thefts to call police at 334-2119 or the sheriff’s office at 334-2175.

The man who was killed when he darted in front of a tractor trailer on I-75 Wednesday had walked away from a personal-care home where he had been living because his family wanted him to have more supervision than they were able to provide, his brother said.Alvin Flannery, 37, was walking along the shoulder of the southbound lane of I-75 at the Dry Ridge interchange shortly after 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.According to state police, he looked north and ran in front of a truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene.Ronald Bennett, administrator of Dry Ridge Personal Care Home, where Flannery had lived for 18 months, said he could not discuss what happened until police and the Department of Licensing and Regulation complete their investigations.

”I expect those to be complete by the middle of next week,” he said.Bennett said the personal-care home is licensed for 64 residents.”Personal-care homes are different from nursing homes,” he said. ”The people who live here have more freedom.”A high fever at age 6 left Flannery mentally retarded, said his brother, Robert Flannery of Wilder.”He could shower, but someone would have to tell him what time to take his shower,” Flannery said. ”He could do a lot of his own things, but heneeded some extra supervision, which it sounds like he didn’t get.”He said no one at the home was aware that Alvin Flannery was missing until police called to report his body was found. He was identified by the sports trading cards he carried in his pocket, Flannery said.

He said Alvin had lived in supervised-care settings most of his life.”We brought him home for a while, and he needed a little extra help that we couldn’t give him. We worked and couldn’t be there all the time.”He said Alvin liked the home and got along with staff and residents.Valuation process is helpful for getting property‚Äôs value.