Smithland, KY (October 13, 2018) – The Kentucky State Police are seeking information related to an overnight equipment theft in Livingston County.Troopers were called to a Smithland farm on Saturday in regards to the theft of a white Bobcat “Track Loader” model T750. The piece of equipment was stolen during the early morning hours of October 13th. While investigating the theft of the loader, Troopers were alerted to a theft of a trailer from a Smithland business. The trailer is described as a 16 foot wood bottom dovetail trailer.
A similar trailer with blown out tires was found abandoned by troopers near the sight of the thefts. It is believed that the thieve(s) used this trailer to steal the piece of equipment, but due to its weight, the trailer failed and was abandoned prompting the theft of the trailer from the business in Smithland. Surveillance footage shows a full size pickup truck hauling the equipment traveling east on KY 70 (Tiline Road). The truck could possibly be a dual wheel vehicle with running lights on the top of the cab and back fenders. Anyone with information regarding these thefts are encouraged to contact the Kentucky State Police, Post 1 at 270-856-3721.