FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky State Police say one man has been
charged and more arrests are expected after investigators tracked
down 43 pieces of heavy equipment stolen from Kentucky, West
Virginia and Ohio worth $1.3 million.
State police spokesman Lt. David Jude said in a news release
Thursday that the investigation involved two separate theft rings.
Police say among the vehicles recovered were semis, flatbed
trailers, excavators, dump trucks, backhoes, bulldozers, wood
chippers, bucket trucks and a Ditch Witch.
The release says most of the equipment was found in the
northeastern Kentucky counties of Carter and Lewis, and the rest in
the outskirts of Portsmouth, Ohio.
Police did not disclose the name of the man arrested, who was
charged with two counts of receiving stolen property.
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