Construction Equipment Valued At $71,200 Stolen

Authorities are investigating the theft of construction equipment taken from a jobsite in the Cleveland community.  The theft happened sometime between Saturday and Monday.

Representatives with Morton Trucking of Jacksonville, NC said a Caterpillar 259D Skid Steer loader and a Leonard 24 foot flat bed trailer were stolen from a construction site on Allen Road near Cleveland Road. The company also reported an electric fuel pump was stolen.

The items had a combined value of $71,200.

The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft.  At last report the equipment had not been located.