Excavator stolen in Clallam County found in Jefferson County

FORKS — A Clallam County Public Utility District excavator that was stolen from a West End work site has been recovered on a Jefferson County logging road, the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office said.

The Kubota mini excavator, which was valued at about $47,000, had been towed with a heavy-duty dump trailer that was stolen from the Hoh Tribe, Sheriff’s Sgt. Ed Anderson said in a news release.

The mini excavator and $10,000 dump trailer were released to the PUD and the tribe after deputies gathered evidence from the scene, Anderson said.

The excavator was reported as stolen Wednesday from a work site along Undi Road south of Forks near the Clallam-Jefferson County line.

Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a logging road about six miles south of Clallam County, where the excavator found, on Thursday morning.

“Clallam County deputies also responded to the site where the stolen excavator was recovered in order to assist with gathering evidence,” Anderson said Thursday.

“At this time, the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office is requesting any and all information regarding the theft in an effort to apprehend those responsible.” Anderson said in a news release.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office at 360-417-2459.


Reporter Rob Ollikainen can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 56450, or at [email protected] dailynews.com.

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