Police searching for stolen tractor, man who took it

Posted March 19, 2012, at 3:03 p.m.

UNION, Maine — Authorities are looking for a tractor that was stolen early Monday morning from a sales lot in Union, according to police.

The 2011 Kubota model L45, which has a bucket loader on the front and a backhoe on the rear, was taken from Union Farm Equipment on Route 17 at 2 a.m., according to Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland.

McCausland said Maine State Police Trooper Jeremiah Westbrock noted in a police report that a man jumped the fence, started the tractor and then used the bucket to ram through the front gate where it was driven into a ramp truck.

A passing motorist on Route 17 reported seeing the ramp truck with the tractor aboard heading toward Augusta around 2:30 a.m.

McCausland said workers discovered the theft upon arriving for work Monday.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information regarding the theft is encouraged to contact state police at 800-452-4664.

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