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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 18-274

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 27, 2018
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Skid Loader Stolen From Construction Site

    The machine has Pepper Construction decals along the sides and rear of the unit.
    • Friday
    • March 9, 2018
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • 3412 19th Avenue NE
    • Ruskin, Florida


    On 03/09/18 at approximately 2:00 am, unknown suspect(s) removed a Caterpillar 289D Skid Loader from a roadside construction site by unknown means. At 4:00 am, the machine's GPS indicated it was located at 51330 Bermont Rd, Route 75 Punta Gorda, Florida. Charlotte County Sheriff's Office Aviation conducted a fly-over at that location with negative results. The machine has Pepper Construction decals along the sides and rear of the unit. Removal of these decals should leave different paint coloration from the rest of the body. The actual company-applied unit number (WL305), and the serial number (TAW04678) is painted along the sides of the cab.

    Anyone with any information in reference to this incident is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 813-247-8200. You may also send an anonymous tip from a smart phone using HCSOSheriff app available on both android and apple products. To be eligible for a cash reward, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or send a mobile tip using their P3 Tips Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads and Droids. You must call Crime Stoppers first to be eligible for a reward.

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