PECATONICA (WIFR) -- Today I am joined by Pecatonic Chief of Police Ron Gwaltney as we seek your help to solve a burglary and ATV theft, which took place at the olsen pump company located at 403 West 11th Street in Pecatonica, Illinois. Chief, what can you tell me about the case?
Rich, Between 5 pm Monday November 28th and 8 am Tuesday November 29th, burglars kicked in a south side back door, entered the business, opened an overhead door and took two late model ATV's and a steel chip saw. Both ATV's had keys in the ignitions, but it appears they may have been loaded on a pickup truck or trailer and driven from the scene. Shortly after the initial police report was taken, one of the ATV's was recovered at the intersection of RIdott and Goeke Roads. It had sustained heavy damage and appeared to have been rolled over several times. The second, unrecovered ATV is a black 2007 Polaris valued at $5,000.
Anyone with information regarding this incident, or with information on other criminal activity or wanted suspects is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 963-7867 or toll free at 1-888-769-STOP.
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