On Wednesday (September 30) at 12:41 p.m. officers with the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call on Emerald Lane in the Hiddenite Community. They were contacted regarding an item stolen from a dealership in South Carolina. Upon arrival, officers found a skid-steer that was reported stolen from a dealership in York County, SC on September 27.
While at the location, officers also found two stolen utility trailers from York County, along with a John Deere mini-excavator that was stolen from a dealership in Horry County, SC on September 13. During the course of the investigation, officers found a heavy utility trailer located at the Emerald Mine that was reported stolen from the same dealership in Horry County on September 13.
The total value of the recovered property is approximately $163,000. The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office, along with law enforcement authorities in Horry County and York County are continuing to investigate the thefts. One piece of the stolen equipment is still missing. If you have any information on a stolen Caterpillar TL642D Telehandler, please contact Alexander County Crimestoppers at (828) 632-8555 or the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office at (828) 632-1111.