Police searching for stolen tractor, man who took it

Posted March 19, 2012, at 3:03 p.m.
A 2011 Kubota model L45, which has a bucket loader on the front and a backhoe on the rear, was reported stolen from Union Farm Equipment on Route 17 on Monday, March 19, 2012, according to Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland.
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A 2011 Kubota model L45, which has a bucket loader on the front and a backhoe on the rear, was reported stolen from Union Farm Equipment on Route 17 on Monday, March 19, 2012, according to Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland.

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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