Deputies recover hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of stolen equipment

(WEAU) – The Barron County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a man after deputies recovered thousands of dollars worth of stolen trailers and construction equipment.

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald says last Thursday, deputies searched two properties in the Village of Turtle Lake and one in the Township of Almena. He says they found several stolen trailers, as well as a Caterpillar excavator backhoe valued at $65,000 and a Bobcat skid steer valued at $61,000.

Fitzgerald says that Keith Duffee, 29, from Turtle Lake is wanted for questioning in the case.

Barron County Sheriff’s Department Press Release

On Thursday, October 6 the Barron County Sheriff’s Department and the Turtle Lake Police Department executed two separate search warrants at properties located in the Village of Turtle Lake and at a residence in the Township of Almena in Barron County.

Recovered during the search warrants were several stolen trailers and heavy construction equipment.

The larger items included a Caterpillar excavator backhoe valued at approximately $65,000 and a 2010 Bobcat skid steer valued at $61,000. All of the equipment and trailers were reported stolen from four separate counties in Minnesota.

Wanted for questioning in this matter is Keith Duffee, age 29 of Turtle Lake. Duffee currently has an outstanding warrant from Probation for his arrest.

The case remains under investigation by the Barron County Sheriff’s Department and the various law enforcement agencies in Minnesota.



 
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