Police are investigating a reported theft of masonry tools from the site where volunteers are expanding the home of Derrick Redcay, a young man who has been paralyzed by a rare stroke.
Michael Zimmerman, an employee of Jeff Zimmerman Masonry, reported Tuesday morning that someone stole a red metal case containing a Hilti hammer drill, valued at $1,000, and a yellow DeWalt radio, worth $150, from the site on Alexander Drive in Muhlenberg Township, police said.
The theft happened between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. last Wednesday, while employees were working on the foundation of the home, police said.
Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact the Muhlenberg Township police at 610-929-5454 and reference assignment # 14-006054.
Anonymous calls can also be made to Crime Alert Berks County at 877-373-9913.
Crews began work last week on a $65,000 addition to the Redcay family home. The construction of a new living room, bedroom, bath and deck area is being done before Derrick returns home from the hospital in a few weeks.
Derrick, 18, is a senior at Muhlenberg High School who suffered a rare stroke on April 24. It severed some nerves in his spinal cord, causing him to lose feeling below his neck and affecting his ability to eat and breathe on his own.