Up to 200 hay bales stolen from Fayette horse barn

Posted Oct. 25, 2012, at 6:38 a.m.

FAYETTE, Maine — Police in Maine are investigating the theft of up to 200 bales of hay from a horse barn.

The hay was probably stolen late Tuesday night and was reported missing Wednesday morning when Roxanne Turner, whose parents own the barn in the central Maine community of Fayette, went out to feed the horses.

Turner estimates the hay was worth about $600.

Turner told the Kennebec Journal she thinks the hay will be sold because demand in other parts of the country is high because of the drought this summer.

She says what’s most disturbing is that her parents were sleeping in the nearby house while the thieves took the hay and she is now concerned for their safety.

Turner says the family has plenty of hay left.

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