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Police: Thief takes tractor and trailer from Michigan farmer's field

HARTFORD, Mich. -- The Van Buren County Sheriff's Department is looking to catch a thief.



Deputies responded to Meachum Farms on Friday after a farmer reported that some of his equipment had been stolen.



Police said the thief took a tractor and trailer right out of the farmer's field. It happened overnight sometime between 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday at 7 a.m. when employees discovered them to be missing.



The stolen property was a 1978 John Deere 2440 tractor, along with a 18-foot flat bottom trailer which were used for hauling tomato crates out of the field.



The farmer enclosed photos of replicas of the equipment.



If you have any information about the location of the stolen farm equipment, or who might have taken it, please contact the Van Buren County Sheriff's Office at (269) 657-3101, or call CrimeStoppers at (800) 342-7867.


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