WEATHER ALERT: School closures and delays

Heavy equipment worth $275K stolen in Snohomish County

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A task force trying to deal with an increase in the theft of heavy equipment is struggling because of a lack of clues.

The Daily Herald reports that the Snohomish County Auto Theft Task Force is looking into the theft of nine pieces of heavy equipment, but since the machines don’t have titles, they’re harder to track.

The group recovered three machines in Pierce County and on Wednesday, they found an excavator and walk-behind loader. But other pieces of equipment have yet to be located.

Officials say equipment thefts usually decrease in cold weather, but not this year. With the mild winter so far, people are stealing everything from loaders to tractors for personal use or to sell on Craig’s list and the task force is hunting them down.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

1 Comment

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.