2 Antique Tractors Stolen from Illinois Roadside

By: The AP
By: The AP


The Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of two antique tractors.  On or about November 2, 2012, unknown person(s) stole two antique John Deere tractors from along the road side on North Scout Camp Road, just north of East Lake Road #3, rural Apple River, Jo Daviess County, Illinois.


The tractors are described as John Deere, circa 1949, Model A, green in color with yellow wheels, and rubber tires in rough condition.  Authorities believe that someone using a black pickup truck with a black framed flat bed trailer may have committed the theft.   A steel tub containing log chains and chain falls was also taken. 


Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is encouraged to contact Dubuque/Jo Daviess Crime Stoppers at 800-747-0117, or the Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office at (815) 777-2141.  Persons providing information that leads to an arrest or recovery of property may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00.  Potential callers are reminded that they may remain anonymous. 


APPLE RIVER, Ill. (AP) -- Police in rural northwestern Illinois are looking for suspects in the thefts of two antique John Deere tractors taken from a roadside north of Apple River.

The Jo Daviess County Sheriff's Office said Thursday that the tractors were taken last week. The Model A tractors dated to 1949 and were green with yellow wheels and rubber tires. Authorities say they think someone with a black pickup truck and a black-framed bed trailer may be responsible. A steel tub filled with chains also was taken.

The sheriff's office says anyone providing information that leads to an arrest could be eligible for a reward.

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