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Info is sought on recent rash of farm equipment thefts

December 20, 2011

    The Adams County CrimeStoppers agency is seeking information that will help police solve a rash of recent thefts of farm equipment in rural areas of Adams County.
    The Adams County Sheriff's Department is currently investigating four separate thefts of such equipment.
    Police said on November 9,  three-point hitch tractor grader blades were stolen from a shed. These blades measured three and a half feet, four and a half feet, and five feet long. Also stolen in this theft was an old steel truck tire.
    On November 12, items stolen included a three-point hitch and three bottom plows made for an Allis Chalmers tractor made back in the 1950s.
    On December 5, a county farmer reported 16 steel cutting wheels used on a bean drill had been stolen. On December 14, that same farmer notified police eight green tractor weights, all weighing 105 pounds, two metal rolling baskets, 16 large U bolts from a bean drill, and two yellow metal engine covers for a ditching machine were missing.
    Police asked that anyone with information about any of these thefts is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 692-2882, submit a tip on the programs' website at www.adamscountycrimestoppers.com, or call the Decatur Police Department at 724-3123. Anonymity is assured.

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