Sandusky police are still looking into the theft of city services at Hoppers mobile home park, but detectives are unsure just how long the investigation will take.
The investigation was initially prompted by park residents, who said they paid the property owner for water services, but the owner never paid the city. That unpaid water bill will force residents from their homes on Aug. 8, which is the day city officials will turn off all Hoppers water services, making the park uninhabitable.
On Tuesday, detective David West said police were still the process of speaking with residents and reviewing their financial records, but officers have faced a few roadblocks along the way.
Some residents have not kept pristine payment records, and deciphering them has slowed the investigation. West also said some residents moved out of the park before officers began looking into the theft complaints and tracking them down has taken time.
Still, West said Sandusky police are doing their best to conclude the investigation ahead of the August deadline.