Butler County Times Gazette
  • County sees about $12,000 in losses in shop theft

  • Some time from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2, the Butler County shop on N. Oil Hill Road was broken into
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  • Some time from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2, the Butler County shop on North Oil Hill Road in El Dorado was broken into.
    The break-in was discovered at about 1:30 p.m. Monday.
    “Yesterday morning was pretty foggy,” said Darryl Lutz, county public works director. “That’s when we started checking around.
    “We had right around $12,000 in losses. They broke in through a gate on the east rear side of the facility.”
    There was theft of several items and damage.
    Suspect(s) stole one of the two-ton rear-axel wench trucks.
    They also stole pickup sized tires and a generator, as well as brass fittings and some equipment.
    “We had about $2,000 worth of copper cable and two generators that were cut off and stolen,” Lutz said.
    In addition to the stolen items, there was about $5,000 worth of damage to the wench truck.
    “The truck is recovered, but we probably won’t recover the generator, water pump, tires or the copper cable,” he said.
    The case is still under investigation by the El Dorado Police Department.
    Anyone who has any information can call the El Dorado Police Department at 316-321-9120.
    Julie Clements can be reached at jclements@butlercountytimesgazette.com.
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