Breaking: Heavy drill press stolen from Jackson Street and put on big garbage truck
Submitted by Billie Owens on September 14, 2012 - 9:41am
Attention citizens! Police are on the scout for a large blue garbage truck with a heavy drill press in the back of it. The drill press was allegedly stolen about 20 minutes ago from 35 Jackson St. in the City of Batavia. According to the caller, the truck pulled up, winched up the drill press, put it on the big blue garbage truck and left. The caller then contacted the landlord and was told no permission was given to anyone to remove the equipment. So, the dispatcher said, "If you see a blue garbage truck, look for a drill press in the back." Then call the cops. The Thruway Authority is being notified to be on the lookout for the vehicle.
UPDATE 10:47 a.m.: No direction of travel was given and no information about whether there are any graphics -- lettering -- on the truck. There were a lot of blue garbage trucks making their rounds in the city today. The disposal service in Orleans County uses blue trucks, too, and if this vehicle was stolen from that company, an officer says dispatch should expect to be getting a call from them.
UPDATE 10:59 a.m.: The truck with the heavy drill press in back has been located. It's a PSI garbage truck, which will be returning to 35 Jackson St. to put back the drill press. The driver told authorities "he thought the item was trash because it was sitting next to the Dumpster." (Well, it's still bulk item pickup time in the city -- at least until Oct. 1.) Police are going to meet the driver on Jackson Street.